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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-661-7238
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Amazing Whale Watch!

We went out on a private charter with Captain Jeff and his first mate, Rianna and we had a GREAT... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Great time with HOR

Went snorkeling with Hawaii Ocean Rafting while on a company sponsored trip. Had a great time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went out on a private charter with Captain Jeff and his first mate, Rianna and we had a GREAT time! We were out for a few hours and saw dolphins, and SO many whales! Jeff and Ri bot had such great fun attitudes, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went snorkeling with Hawaii Ocean Rafting while on a company sponsored trip. Had a great time. The conditions were bad in that it was very windy, so we had to stay closer to shore than normal. HOR did everything they could to get us to...More

Thank SleptAround
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, In the recent weeks the weather has not been the best. We do our best to insure you experience the best of snorkeling in the Hawaiian waters within the timeline of your vacation. If the weather is bad on your scheduled day we do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time because we drove with a pod of spotted dolphins! We stopped in 2 snorkeling spots and while both were good, one in particular was spectacular! What we appreciated the most was that our captain (Sean) took time to find calm...More

Thank saraswenson
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our snorkeling trips are often extended to accommodate the possibility of enjoying dolphins and whales. It is our wish to show you a great time rather than have a return deadline. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to take a ride with Sean and Stephanie on a chance of a lifetime snorkeling trip! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They took us to a coral reef that was the most BEAUTIFUL thing we have ever seen! Sooooo many fish and the reef was...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the "Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Stephanie and Sean are our most experienced team. They are part of what makes us a company known for taking great care of our guests.We try our best to supply good food for the trip. We get you back in time...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Funny man Sean and Celia did a great job entertaining us today. By being in a raft we were able to go fast and close and personal to the cliffs and a blowhole. Sean took us to his favorite snorkling spots in Lanai. Finally lots...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The size of our raft allows us to get to some of the spectacular snorkeling/ sightseeing areas the larger boats can't. The Humpback whales have started arriving. We are seeing them almost every day. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Captain Sean and first mate Amanda both were very cool and easy going. They knew the best snorkeling spots to go to based on surf and weather conditions. Very competent captain, very awake and informed. Knows a lot about Maui history too!More

Thank mark m
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sean has been with us for close to 20 years. He really knows the best spots for snorkeling as well as more history than most. Amanda is one of the best we have for making the guests happy. They enjoy what they do. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The water was too choppy at the first spot we went to so we moved to another location. There weren't too many fish there but the second stop with the turtles was incredible. Then we followed a pod of dolphins back to the harbor. Really...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Occasionally the water get's choppy. It is the nature of our local weather. We do the best we can to find the calm snorkeling areas. We usually see the Turtles every trip and the dolphins about 70%. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

After trying a big boat "booze cruise" snorkeling tour on our previous trip to Maui, we decided we wanted something more intimate, family-friendly, and adventurous for our next visit. Hawaii Ocean Rafting exceeded our expectations on every level. We took the Half Day Snorkel to...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are definitely not a large "Booze Cruise" boat. We strive to make the trip as intimate as possible. I is common that we will stop in the mid channel to give you the opportunity to see the bottom in 150-200 feet of clear water...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Did this trip with my wife and 2 kids. We thought about doing it in one of the larger boats but trust me the raft is the way to go and worth the extra money. The crew, Captain Steph and Shawn, were super friendly. They...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us. The larger boats do have dozens of passengers which makes it easier to charge a bit less. We accommodate only up to 15-17 guests which makes it more personal. The dolphins are always a plus.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were amazed at the beauty we saw and fun we had on this trip. We saw more Spinner Dolphins than any other tour we have taken. The snorkeling was fantastic with lots of fish and sea turtles. Very friendly captain and mate. Highly recommend...More

Thank Mike S
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

I am happy you had a great time. The Spinner Dolphins are usually in a pod of about 300 in number. They love to play with the boats. It is an extra benefit if we are snorkeling and they come right through the snorkel area....More

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Kathleen B
23 January 2017|
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Response from Mark R | Property representative |
You must mean tubing? No, no river tubing. Some of the same fun can be had frolicking in the waves though. Grab a floater and hop in!
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Jon B
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Response from Cherie D | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many people have reservations that day, but I believe the maximum passenger capacity is 15.
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Response from TexasGal909 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning.
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