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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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Man, this was great! Affordable prices, fun folks. We saw tons of spinner dolphins and lots of... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Chris S
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Austin, Texas
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Great change of pace!

We had an amazing time on our trip to Lanai. We have done the large catamarans in the past and... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Rick H
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Auburn, Washington
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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 9 October 2017 via mobile

Man, this was great! Affordable prices, fun folks. We saw tons of spinner dolphins and lots of turtles on the 1/2 day lanai trip. Nice fruit and snacks. No booze on our trip but that probably kept the prices down. The raft was faster, and...More

Thank Chris S
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for joining us, The Dolphins and Turtles are definitely a plus. We encounter them on 70-80% of the trips. even the boat is certified to carry 25 passengers we only put up to 15-17 on board for comfort. I will pass your comments...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had an amazing time on our trip to Lanai. We have done the large catamarans in the past and this smaller excursion is the way to go! Despite the "king" tides Sean found a nice protected cove on the West side of Lanai and...More

Thank Rick H
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

It is great to continually hear that Sean is still the best at making sure you have a great time. Even with challenging conditions. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Thanks for an amazing trip out of Lahaina to the island of lanai for snorkeling and sightseeing. We seen a vast array of wildlife; dolphins, turtles, hundreds of fish, and great scenery of the surrounding area. Captain Tom and Janaea were great, full of knowledge...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words and for joining us. Tom and Jynnea are very knowledgeable and take the extra effort to make sure you have a great time. Dolphins, Turtles and lots of fish are a plus and common on all of our trips.

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Sean and Jeff were spectacular. I loved the ride out and Thank God the weather was beautiful we got to go all the way around Lanai. The guys are great alot of fun! Made my solo trip very memorable every time I come to Maui...More

Thank TruthTellerKari
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for joining us. I am happy you had a great day. Jeff & Sean have been with us for many years. They really love what they do. The trip around the island of Lanai' is some of the best snorkeling and sightseeing in...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My new husband and I decided to snorkel on one of our last days of our honeymoon in Maui. I had been on the big catamarans before and and other larger sightseeing boats. This was a totally different experience. I felt like we could almost...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

I am happy you had a great day. We do have an ability to get to some spectacular spots where the larger vessels cannot. Into caves etc. We try to have the trip go just to insure you are accommodated on the days you request....More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Captain Sean and First Mate Wendy did a great job keeping our group entertained and engaged. Our group of eight was mostly beginners at snorkeling and Capt. Sean gauged our stops to what he felt was appropriate for us. We had a great time and...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for joining us and your kind words. Captain Sean has been with us for several years. He and Wendy really like to show our guests a great time. During Whale season the practice of holding your ankles to get a better view underwater...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our family did the half day Lanai snorkeling trip on July 31, 2017. It was beyond our expectations. My father and I did it last year and were EXTREMELY PLEASED. Captain Jeff and Shannon were AWESOME. The day was so enjoyable and it is a...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your good response and for joining us. We strive to make sure you have a great time so you will want to come back to Maui. We will pass your comments on to the crew.

Reviewed 28 July 2017

I recently went on the 1/2 day snorkel to Lanai with Captain Sean and crew member Celia. We had exceptional weather and multiple dolphin spottings which made the day extra special but we also snorkeled at 2 locations I had never been to! Captain Sean...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Sean & Celia work well together and it shows. Sean has been with us for several years and really loves what he does.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Went out with Captain Sammi and crew Amanda today. What a fabulous, fun and friendly team. We would highly recommend using Hawaii Ocean Rafting. My wife is prone to sea sickness and did not get sick on the military raft. Loved how Amanda goes out...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Sammi and Amanda are a great team. The weight of the raft contributes to a more stable ride, hence we have very little seasickness. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Just spent the day with Sam and Amanda! Best snorkeling trip that we've been on. We are a family of 10 and everyone had a blast. We stopped and many different spots to snorkel and learn about the island of Lanai. We saw many different...More

Thank Kim D
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for your kind posting. We like to hear that our crew is taking good care of our clients. The spinner dolphins are usually seen on our trips due to the locations we go on the island of Lanai'. Thank you for joining us.

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Kathleen B
23 January 2017|
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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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It depends on how many people have reservations that day, but I believe the maximum passenger capacity is 15.
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We went in the morning.
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