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“Nice coral, lots of turtles!”

Hawaii Ocean Rafting
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Owner description: Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts and spend the day snorkeling the crystal clear waters surrounding the island of Lana’i. We encounter the Spinner Dolphins quite often on our excursions. We’ll spend time interacting with them as they frolic in the water. Continental breakfast, snack and cold drinks will be served throughout the day. Snorkel gear provided. This trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Departs daily from slip 8 Lahaina Harbor. Whale Watching tours from December through April from Maui Hawaii.
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Everything about our trip with Ocean Rafting went well. Our crew was great, knowledgable, helpful and fun to be with. We hit two snorkling spots, which were very different from one another. One had really nice coral and the other lots of turtles. We did the 1/2 day trip. The snacks were good, healthy and timely. I had my own mask, snorkle, but since it had leaked a little the day before I used their equipment and it was better than mine! We highly recommend this for anyone that want to get on and under the water while in Maui.

Thank CharlieOrlando
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Unlike the boat tours in Thailand where they pack the boat like sardines, they keep the group small and they take the time to conduct safety briefing and tell you abt the boat. More importantly, they are passionate abt the ocean.

Water was swelling and weather was not in our favor so no dolphins for us but we had a great time thanks to the crew -Justine and a macho man (sorry I'm bad w names).

We had a great time and will do this again when we're back!

1  Thank liz_t83
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is a fun way to visit the island of lanai. The raft is comfortable, fun, and great for exploring the edges of Lanai. Take sunscreen, the day is long and warm. The whales are the absolute highlight and during whale season, this is the way to see them. Up close at water level.

Thank jeff K
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Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Tiffany and Justine, our captains were awesome. We were told that we wouldn't make it to lanaii due to wind conditions. It was a wet and wild ride but as two previous reviewers said ( must have been on same trip we were) we saw lots of whales even though we were late in the season. They took us to 2 snorkeling spots where we saw many turtles. Nice small group of 15. After this trip we took anither trip with different company with hundreds of people and did not see or have half the experience we did with Hawaii ocean rafter This trip was such a better experience and a great value!! Thanks Tif and Justine!

Thank Chaoscorner123
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

What a great day. The weather tried to interfere, but our captain outwitted it, and in so doing brought us in the middle of a pod of 8 humpback whales!! We explored two different snorkeling sites and saw an abundance of fish, turtles, and eels. I was a party of one and asked that they keep an eye out for me since I was alone. Both ladies, the captain and deck hand acted like this was no big deal, while it made me feel safe. The snacks were fresh, and everyone on Great White this morning was congenial. I'm planning on going back out again on Friday.

Thank onagasmith
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