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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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+1 808-661-7238
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts...

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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The most incredible day!

What can I say except WOW! I have done over 15 whale watch tours and had some amazing whale sightings but this trip was by far the most incredible whale experience. First off, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been on several whale watching tours and this was definitely the best. Enjoyed interacting with the whales at eye level

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Thank rbscherm
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share about you experience and to leave a review. Many folks don't realize what a difference riding in a low profile vessel makes for a whale watching experience. There is nothing like looking these gentle giants right in the eye. Aloha and mahalo. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say except WOW! I have done over 15 whale watch tours and had some amazing whale sightings but this trip was by far the most incredible whale experience. First off, I want to give our captain Jeff a huge thank you for his enthusiasm and insight that help ensure we had the best possible experience. He told... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sounds like a treat time, it is always special when the whales choose to hang out and watch you for a while. Jeff certainly knows what he is doing and Rihanna always goes out of her way. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it means a lot. Aloha and Mahalo, hopefully we will have the... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The whales were super friendly. We spent 45 minutes with two whales that were so close to the raft we could have touched them! And it's true, whales have whiskers. We saw them, that's how close we were. Jeff, our pilot, and Rihanna, our biologist, really know all that could be known about Humpbacks. I learned a ton about whales.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

You know you are up close and personal when you can see the whiskers! Sounds like a great tour. Thank you for taking the time to share a review, it means a lot to us here. Aloha and Mahalo for choosing Hawaii Ocean rafting! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

WONSERFUL Whale Watching with Jeff and Rhianna today! The Whales literally came to our boat an swam under and interacted with us for over 30 minutes! W have tons of Very Close Pictures! Jeff and Rhianna were so knowledgeable about the Whales. They made it both educational and FUN! I would definitely say go with this crew! You won't be... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

You can't go wrong with Jeff and Rihanna, we love them too! Jeff is a year round whale captain and actually follows the whales between Alaska and Maui each year. Thank you for sharing about your experience and thank you for choosing Hawaii Ocean rafting in the forst place! Aloha and Mahalo. More 

Sandy, Utah
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stephani and Sean were the best!! Took us to some amazing snorkel sites out by the island of Lani! It was so beautiful and they knew right where to take us for clear water. We had a very large group of dolphins swarm around our raft. And we loved the fact we were in a small group and not overcrowded.... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

We look forward to taking you out again too! Thank you for reviewing our snorkeling tour. Lanai is a magical place and what a highlight to see some dolphins! Aloha and Mahalo! More 

Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Sean and Jeff, we had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the whole experience, happy days and mahalo! I recommend this adventure to everyone young at heart!

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you! Young and young at heart, whale watching is certainly an adventure for all. Thank you for choosing Hawaii Ocean Rafting! Aloha. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great morning with Sam and Serena! Booked a two hour whale watching tour and they took us right up close to a group of 5 active males. Got lots of great photos and really enjoyed our time! Thanks for being so awesome, and thanks for the memories. Love from the Montana crew.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Big Mahalo to the Montana Crew! Thank you for choosing Hawaii Ocean rafting and a big thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of taking you out again in the future. Aloha and Mahalo!!! More 

Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time whale watching and this was by far the most amazing experience I could have imagined!!! Capt Jeff and Rhianna were the BEST!!! Not even five minutes out and we had 4 right under our boat. Very rare to be 'mugged' which meant they kept coming towards the boat. So natural and beautiful. My kids comment was "It was... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

I am so happy for you and your kids, hopefully this watch will be the first of many! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and hopefully we will see you again next year! Aloha and Mahalo. More 

Redwood City, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stephanie and Amanda were a great team expertly navigating the pass, finding whales and good snorkling while keeping us entertained. Loved being out on the water and so close to the whales. Great day.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

We LOVE hearing good reviews about our Captains and crew, they are all pretty great. Thank you for taking the time to share about your trip. This really is a great time of year to go on a snorkeling tour, you usually end up with a little whale watching thrown in! Aloha and Mahalo! More 

Edison, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This happened on Jan 13 2017 , 10 am trip. Me and my wife checked in at 9 am, then boarded the boat with other customers at 10 am.The employee at the booth was kind enough to give us a 10% discount coupon for a local restaurant ( It's because of this act of kindness I'm not giving this place... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

It is good to know that you ended up having a good whale watch and that there was a bright side. Rihanna is a great crew and she contacted me as soon as she saw this review, she was devastated. She felt like there was a small confusion about the list and that it was cleared up pretty fast with... More 

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