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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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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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Whale watching

WOW...WOW...WOW!!! This was the best whale watching tour I have ever taken here in Maui! I have done a few. The small raft made it easier and more up front personal whale... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WOW...WOW...WOW!!! This was the best whale watching tour I have ever taken here in Maui! I have done a few. The small raft made it easier and more up front personal whale watching! Sam and Ben were friendly and knowledgable! We seen so many whales and had two mommas with babies in tow come right up to the boat...we could... More 

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Medway, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Maui several times during whale season. Each time we made several whale watch trips. We always use raft companies as the big boats are terrible for whale watching. We have always used a different company, a larger and better known raft company in the past but they are more expensive and put more people on each... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Trip, awesome, very knowledgeable crew. loved everything about the adventure. Got up close to whales, highly recommend this experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

February 2017 we adventured with Capt Kim and Crew Rhianna for a great whale watching excursion. Both provided great commentary and were able to put us in the best position to see active whales. Later in the week we went on another great excursion with Capt Leanna and Crew Celia to Lanai for snorkeling. We saw lots of coral, fish,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hawaii Ocean Rafting have a smaller boat (compared to the other operators) but don't let that put you off. In fact it is much better as you get a better view and also able to quickly go to where the whales are compared to other companies. Stephanie and Sean were great and very passionate. We were lucky enough to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Worth getting up early for this adventure. Plenty of whales, the boat felt safe and we were entertained with Captain Kim and Rhianna who very obviously love whales. I thought it will be much colder early in the morning in February and it is good to dress well , but bring layers as the weather may warm up quite a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For our first experience it was wonderful! Stephanie & Sean were so knowledgeable and really engaged everyone on our tour. We booked a 2 hour tour, but I could have stayed out on the water all day just to experience this tour over & over. We saw several whales, were lucky enough to see 2 half breaches (late January) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a group of 5 from Australia. It was a fantastic trip, we saw 3 whales breach not far from our boat & loads of other Whales as well, the captain had great knowledge on where to find the Whales. We even saw a family, which had a baby whale born in 2017, which was great & apparently... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw so many whales, up close and personal. The baby whale came right up to our boat and kept jumping and jumping. What a show! Lots of mama whales giving birth in January & February. We also got to listen to the male whales singing We had a great experience on the early morning ride so we booked a... More 

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

Sounds like a great way to spend the day, I love that you took the a.m. and the sunset on the same day! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We look forward to taking tou out again in the future. Aloha and Mahalo. Mark Robinson More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two separate trips this week with Jeff and Rihanna, and Tim and Rihanna, both trips were excellent!! Saw many Whales and this morning a hammerhead shark!! Could not have had better guides/crews!! Best whale watch in Maui, and I have tried many other companies, from now on I will be very loyal as it is always a great trip!! Thank... More 

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

Your loyalty makes it all possible, thank you! How cool to see a hammerhead shark, that is a rare sighting. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for the shout-out to our Captains and crew. Our people are instramental in making our tours passenger centric, you could probably tell that they love their jobs too. Aloha... More 

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