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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
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Owner description: The BEST small group ocean rafting tours since 1982, Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel invites you to snorkel Lanai with us, as well as share photographic, non-threatening close-encounters with Dolphins, Whales and Turtles! Our rafting vessels host less than 26 guests per trip, creating a fun and uncrowded experience with Maui's marine life! We offer two different Lanai snorkeling tours, 4.5 and 6.5 hours on the water! Our snorkeling tours include snacks and meals, gear and multiple snorkel stops where you will be able to spot a variety of marine life along with our most beloved ocean friends, the dolphins! From December through May, Humpback Whale encounters are guaranteed and the crystalline offshore waters frequently provide a passing subsurface eye-to-eye view as we host tours, photography session and research groups. Make a difference and experience one of the last remaining great migrations of the Animal Kingdom. Your ticket supports freeing of entangle whales, whale research and education on Maui! See you out on the water!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 28, 2012

I was a little nervous going on this trip, being as it was my first time snorkeling. But the captain and the crew were more than helpful and supportive when giving me instructions and tips. We stopped at three different spots for a good 30 minutes. Unlike other tours, there are only a maximum of 18/19 people, which made it very personal. Snacks and lunch was included, and the weather was fantastic. If you are deciding between two snorkel tour groups, this is the group to choose. Both the captain and crew (Noni) were very knowledgeable about there whole surroundings, you can tell they really care about there job and the environment.

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Ryan and Noni are awesome! They are so welcoming and create such a friendly environment for everyone! Makes you feel like you are on a friend's boat. Also great guidance in the water for snorkeling, Noni gets in with you and shows you around. Food and supplies available as well.

I highly recommend them! :)

1  Thank Lauren D
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Our family had not snorkeled before and Captain Ryan and Noni made us all feel comfortable in the water. They both have so much knowledge of the waters around Maui and the history of the islands, and made the trip so much fun. We had plenty to eat and drink, and had a special treat of eating lunch with a huge pod of spotted dolphins! The snorkeling was amazing, and the boat ride was great fun as well (fastest boat in the harbor!). This was the highlight of our vacation, we highly recommend it.

1  Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

I would highly recommend doing this if you are in Maui! Captain Ryan and Noni were awesome! They new the best snorkel spots and we learned about some history of Hawaii as well. We saw two different species of dolphins on this trip! As soon as Captain Ryan knew were they were, we went there. So much fun!

1  Thank Travis A
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

When looking looking for a snorkel tour on Maui, you have two options. One is to get crammed onto a boat with over a hundred other tourists and stop at only one reef, OR you can book a tour with these guys and be part of a small, personal group and stop at multiple reefs. Me and my family went out with them today and had a blast! The tour guides were fantastic, had loads of awesome information about the wildlife and history of the islands to share. The best part about them was that they love what they do and it shows. From the minute you get on board you're treated like a close friend, they even addressed everyone by name after only being told names once! The meals were nothing fancy but they did the trick and believe me, you don't want a lot of food in your stomach when you're jumping over those waves! But snorkeling isn't everything, it's also a dolphin tour. Now seeing one pod of one species of dolpin would be cool, right? Of course it would, but we saw two! The awesome toir guides even gave us some great advice to get them to jump and do tricks, and it worked! We even ate lunch right in the middle of a group of dolphins. All in all, this tour was amazing and we'd definitely do it again! In fact, we are in two days! Definitely worth checking out

1  Thank RedBull1993
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