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Address: 1036 Limahana Pl Ste 3E, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1592
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+1 808-667-9266

Hawaii Ocean Project hosts whale watches and other exciting excursions...

Hawaii Ocean Project hosts whale watches and other exciting excursions aboard the Maui Princess, the Molokai Princess, the Lahaina Princess, the Prince Kuhio, and the Kaulana. Our vessels are large, stable, and comfortable, and they offer the best viewing available. Trained naturalists on board share their knowledge of the West Maui marine environment.

Whether you prefer a guided day trip around the exotic island of Molokai, A snorkel tour of Molokini, following a pod of Dolphins around Lanai, or a sunset dinner cruise of the coast of West Maui, Hawaii Ocean Project can accommodate you with your Maui Ocean Activity.

Our Mission is to provide you with the finest Maui Ocean Activities available. Not only do we offer the finest Dinner cruises on Maui and ocean tours off the coast of West Maui, as well as excursions to Maui's neighboring islands, we are proud our services promote and support marine research and promote the education of Hawaii's marine eco system.

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Old boat Great Crew and Ok Food

We went to the Molokini snorkeling trip. 4 stars, only because of the crew. The crew was very helpful while taking care of us during the trip. They gave us tips for snorkeling and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2016
Edmonton, Alberta
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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I've seen the not-so-great reviews of this tour but went anyway since I really wanted to see Molokai. The ferry ride over was terrific - we saw a huge pod of dolphins and quite a few whales on the way. You get muffins and fresh fruit for breakfast and they have coffee on board as well. I sat upstairs in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We took a 7:30 whale watching tour. Boat was old and seemed fairly rundown. Crew was friendly and nice. Boat holds close to 150 people but our 7:30 tour had less than 50. I can't imagine being on this boat at capacity.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We went to the Molokini snorkeling trip. 4 stars, only because of the crew. The crew was very helpful while taking care of us during the trip. They gave us tips for snorkeling and took us to both the spots. The boat is kind of old and the lunch is a cold cut sandwich.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Within my experience skip the boat ride over to Molokai and take a plane to Molokai. within the tour experience I do recommend the tour on Molokai especially taking the small and intimate van ride with two guides and the four passenger option. Within my own tour the two guides were animated and new the history and were able to... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

I urge you to read LarryandBettyM's review--they nailed a perfect description of our Alii Molokai cruise from Maui to Molokai. To make matters worse, we fell for this 'beautiful experience' at a timeshare talk--we were losers twice over! The ocean was a bit choppy off the coast of Lahaina, but nothing compared to the wild seas in the channel between... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We live on Maui and have never been to Molokai, except on a layover to Oahu. Check in is at 530 AM to take the ferry to Molokai. The ferry is not a cruise ship or an excursion boat it is a people moving ferry. We got to Molokai around 8 it is about a 2 hours trip. We were... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Long day. Ferry leaves at 6am and returned at 7pm. Very rough ride and many seasick, myself included. Poor facilities, bad food and long tour. Wanted to see Molokai but not the way to do it. Expensive and poor choice. Sorry I didn't read reviews before taking it.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

The ferry ride from Lahaina to Molokai was fine but the tour of Molokai was not good. The problem was primarily the guide/driver, Thadd. He talked a lot but said very little and he consistently quoted numbers that did not make sense. For example, a 99 year lease in 1921 has 9 years left. This is just one example of... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

We agree with the above review. Worst day ever! All but maybe one, person (17) in our tour group were disappointed. We had "Thadd" as our guide? Narcissist! Talked the whole time about he and his family. We too, drove by all of his friends and family! The first 5 min., we knew right away that this was a "mistake"... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This "ferry" to Molokai was rough, slow, and expensive. There were no amenities offered, not even a cup of water. The crew members were inattentive and hesitant to help. Surely there is a better way to get to Molokai, which we loved.

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