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“Our best sunset whale watch on a spanking-clean boat"” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hula Girl Excursions

Hula Girl Excursions
Ranked #29 of 130 Tours in Lahaina
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Paso Robles, California
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our best sunset whale watch on a spanking-clean boat"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2011

This is the newest, nicest boat that departs from Kaanapali Beach. The crew was friendly and professional and the boat looks brand new.

We can't comment on the food because we never wanted to leave the deck and go below! The whale watching was the best we've ever experienced.

After we got back ashore, we cancelled the whale trip we had planned the next day (with another company). We knew no other trip would compare with what we had just experienced!

Another plus is they do not include food or drink in the fare. This is GOOD, because other boat companies charge more and include food and drinks. You're pretty much stuck with what they have to offer, whether you like it or not.

This is our 6th trip to Maui and we would highly recommend Hula Girl to our friends and family. You can't do any better. Just "Wow"!

Visited January 2011
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Antelope, California
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“Absolutely loved this excursion.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2011

You won't be sorry if you book your scuba excursion with Hula Girl.The crew is so friendly and professional. The boat is roomy, comfortable and clean with a very nice "indoor" area when you need to escape from the sun or if you get chilly. I'm always a little leery of bathrooms on boats but this one's roomy and spotless. The drinks and food are extra but delicious and worth it and still a good value....$5 mai tais! We enjoyed some whale watching, a nice scuba dive and then a warm outdoor shower to take off the chill. We also liked that the boat picks you up right from the beach at Kaanapali, very convenient.

Visited January 2011
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butler, nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Forget the other snorkel trips, this one blows every other away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2011

I am so glad we went on Hula Girl compared to all the other snorkel trips in Maui! The crew, ship and food were more than we bargined for! Unfortunately we had very choppy seas and most of the people on board got sick (we were one of the lucky few that are able to tolerate a rocking boat)! The crew were amazing as they went around with ginger ale, pita chips and a scented lavender oil to help everyone keep their motion sickness at bay. Funny part was once the captain spotted whales right by our ship, everybody forgot about their sea sickness! LOL

I am so glad we went and next time we visit Maui, we plan to take this tour again!

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new york city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2010

We joined the 5 hour sail/snorkel cruise that departed from Kaanapali Beach at 9:30a in September 2010. The catamaran was huge and there were only 20 or so other guests on board, so we each had our own seating and room to lounge. It wasn't packed in like other sail boats we saw. It was super clean and seemed brand new.

En route to Honolua Bay we saw dolphins and turtles. We were the first catamaran to dock at the bay (followed by Gemini Charters) and the friendly crew fit us for snorkeling gear. We were given a brief tutorial and even floating devices so we didn't have to exert too much energy while snorkeling! The reef was beautiful and the waters unbelievably clear! When we took a break from snorkeling, our made-to-order lunches were ready for us on board. I had an amazing pesto chicken sandwich and the hubby had the daily catch. On our way back the crew lifted the sails and we had a gorgeous sail back to Kaanapali.

Don't waste time comparing all the outfitters out there - Hula Girl is the way to go!

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New Jersey, USA
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“A+++ Great time not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2010

We decided on going on this trip based on the recommendation of a co-worker of my husband.
Best decision we made. The crew, from the cook to the owner were fantastic. They made everyone feel comfortable and worked well together. The catamaran is kept in tip top condition and clean beyond belief.
My husband and I were very impressed by the food. I posted a pic of my dish which was Szechuan Shrimp. I was not only impressed by how good the dish was but the presentation is something you would get at high class restaurant. Kudos to the chef!
I can't say enought good things about this trip. Relaxing, gorgeous scenery, extremely accomodating, offered to take pictures of the guests, very comfortable surroundings.
If you are in Maui, you should make this a must do.

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