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“Our second trip with Blue Water and we'll be back next time!”
Review of Blue Water Rafting

Blue Water Rafting
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Owner description: Explore the sea caves and lava arches of Maui's remote and rugged Kanaio Coast on the most invigorating snorkeling adventure that Maui has to offer.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had another great experience with Blue Water Rafting. Our boat operators, Darren and Kyle, were wonderful and lots of fun. We saw two schools of dolphins and swam with a number of sea turtles. My boys, ages 12 and 14 LOVED the experience. Lots of fun. One of our trip highlights. We will go back again next year.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had an absolute blast with Captain Seth and Kyle on the Kanaio Coast tour. There was an amazing playlist of music blasting as we hydroplaned over the beautiful, clear blue water, and they gave an informative and entertaining tour of the coastline. Snorkeling was terrific, and there were lots of sea turtles to swim with at the second snorkeling site. Snack and lunches couldn't be beat. Money and time well spent!!

1  Thank Teacherdpc
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Captain Joe and Kyle were absolutely fantastic! The trip was very informative with breathtaking views of the lava fields, caves, blow holes and not to mention the snorkeling in the beautiful blue waters of Molokini! Joe was able to bring us in very close to all the locations so we were able to really get a feel for the surroundings around us. We felt very safe on board, and both were extremely helpful and knowledgeable not only on the boat but to everything around us, I would not hesitate to recommend Blue Water Rafting to anyone, and will be booking with them again on future trips to Kihei!

1  Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Captn Scott and TJ were great and a lot of fun. They made the quick ride to and from Molokini a lot of fun for the kids and adults alike. The boat is small which works great as they get in close to the island and drift with you so you get to snorkel all along the crater and never be far from the boat if you need to de-fog, get a floatie or fix gear. All in all a great trip and well worth the money. Would do again in a heartbeat.

1  Thank lalyuv
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

My wife and I were joined by our youngest daughter on this trip as she just completed her masters in marine biology. My brother had always recommended this excursion but we never found the time until this trip.

There are two options for the Blue Water Rafting. The 5 hour trip will take you out to Molokini to snorkel. We took the 4 hour trip. It is a rough ride in places. If you do have back or neck problems, I would not recommend this. But if you don't, I think Captain Joe and Jeremy will take you on a fun, beautiful and educational visit of the lava areas on the south side of Maui. Besides the coastline, we enjoyed sea turtles and a large pod of spinner dolphins with many of them breaching and spinning in the air. We also snorkeled in two spots; one with the turtles.

The lava formations were amazing and the history that goes with them. And, yes, I would have to agree with some of the comments made earlier in TripAdvisor that the photos advertising this trip are a little misleading as Capt. Joe told us that the Coast Guard prohibits them from backing into the caves like they showed in the photo. Still, we got pretty damn close and he was an excellent boat handler.

I thought the sandwiches hit the spot at the end of the trip. Some other reviewers were complaining about the food, but what were you expecting? We were 100% satisfied with the trip. If you want to just do snorkeling trips, then they have those available as well. But if you want a wild ride in the blue waters off the coast of Maui, then I don't think you'll be disappointed.

1  Thank leigto
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