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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

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675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-667-5678
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Half day Lanai dolphin excursion

Unfortunately I have to say it was very disappointing. You promote it with 4.5 hours, and that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
19Nicole84_13
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Brisbane, Australia
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Great Experience--Great Crew

Capt Ryan is the best. Headed out for snorkeling over to Lanai. Winds really picked up and seas... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeff K
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San Antonio, Texas
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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!
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675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately I have to say it was very disappointing. You promote it with 4.5 hours, and that you get to see Dolphins, Turtles and tropical fish. I am really wondering why it's called Dolphin excursion.. I did not see one dolphin and the tour was...More

Thank 19Nicole84_13
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, I understand you have never seen a dolphin before and we would have loved nothing more than share that experience with you! We typically see dolphins 9/10 times (which is a disclaimer on our website) they are wild animals and we do our best...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Capt Ryan is the best. Headed out for snorkeling over to Lanai. Winds really picked up and seas got a little bumpy, but Capt Ryan smoothed out the ride for us and made a fun boat ride out of it. When the unusual winds blew...More

Thank Jeff K
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Sorry the weather didnt fare well on the trip and we appreciate you understanding as we strive to give our ohana the best snorkeling experiences! Hope to have you out with us again in the future! Mahalo!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have used this company maybe a dozen times for both Whale watching and snorkeling and have never been disappointed over the years. This trip was no exception when i went with my wife and 3 adult kids 21 to 23 on 11/12 as always...More

Thank Gary C
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Mahalo for putting a big smile on our faces with your feedback, we are so grateful for our Ultimate Ohana like you guys!

Reviewed 1 week ago

During a last minute planned weekend trip to Maui, my mom and I found ourselves on a full-day snorkel trip. We hope to return and complete this same wonderful trip with the whole family and even get the chance to go whale watching as well....More

Thank rustynstoner
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo for sharing your experience and we are so stoked you had such a great time! Hope to see you guys for that Lanai Snorkel/Whale Watch! Mahalo!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snorkel stop was average as far as fish; second stop to see turtles had a current so strong that only 8 of the 16 people were able to handle it. Boss Frog sold this trip as offering breakfast and lunch. Be sure to check the...More

Thank Barbara M
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry your experience did not meet your expectations! Sounds like there was some miscommunication between the activity agent and the tour that was booked with us. During that day there was a quickly developing south storm that could have turned into a dangerous situation if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we checked in for our full-day Lanai snorkel, Captain Ryan and Brittany were incredible!! We had high expectations because it looked like the conditions were ideal for an ocean excursion. They did not disappoint. Aside from obviously being a great Seaman, Captain...More

Thank Vicki H
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So stoked you had a blast with Ryan and Brittany! Glad you came out with us! Mahalo!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's been said before and I'll say it again: Captain Ryan and Sergio were the best. They were fun, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Their relaxed vibe helped this trio of anxious first-timers and the surprise of getting to enjoy spinner dolphins, a turtle, and a (surprise)...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Stoked you guys had a blast with us, hope to see you this whale season!!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great time going and snorkeling around Lanai... Saw a ton of spinner dolphins. Great snorkeling at a few different spots. Captain Ryan and Sergio did a really good job! Will always remember this trip!

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Mahalo for making us a part of your Maui trip! So glad you had fun with Ryan and Sergio!! Hope to have you out with us again, maybe for whale watching next time!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We have been on many different whale watching boats in Maui over the years, and this is our favorite. Small (zodiac) boats so everyone has a great view, very nice staff every time, and the price is great. You can reserve early online to make...More

Thank jabarsema
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Yay! So glad you had fun whale watching with us! Hope to see you again this season!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Our captains Amy and Sergio were the best, very knowledgeable and personable. We saw a pod of a couple hundred spinner dolphins and they surrounded the boat. One of us was a first time snorkeler and they made her feel very comfortable... Lunch and snacks...More

1  Thank Connie C
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Yay! we are so stoked you had a great time with Amy and Sergio! Mahalo for snorkeling with us!

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Mimi201
2 November 2017|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Our main vessel Wahine Kai has a restroom you can use, and please if you need to communicate it with the Captain/Crew, the other two smaller vessels do not have restrooms onboard. Mahalo!
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Nisha N
25 April 2017|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Aloha, We see dolphins 95% of the time on our Lanai Snorkel trips- Both Molokini and Lanai would be good to visit in May, Lanai does offer more snorkeling spots with more marine life and less crowds due to its location.
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Kathryn S
11 April 2017|
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Response from NevaW54 | Reviewed this property |
Whale season is December through April to my knowledge.
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