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Address: Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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+1 808-667-9266
08:00 - 20:00
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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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A good day on Molokai

The trip to Molokai was interesting enabling us to see most of the island. Our guide, Frankie, was full of information and passion for his island. The ferry ride across take just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My sister and I did the snorkelling tour . We did molokini crater and a great turtle location. The waters going between the islands were a bit rough but the snorkel locations were perfect . The boat crew were amazing , they were accommodating and very knowledgable . We had breakfast and lunch on the boat . Muffins , fruit... More 

Thank Nicole B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The trip to Molokai was interesting enabling us to see most of the island. Our guide, Frankie, was full of information and passion for his island. The ferry ride across take just under 2 hours each way and can be rough but it is worth it. It is a long day starting at 6:30am and finishing around 7pm.

Thank SydneyStuart
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great snorkel to lanai. Staff was amazing. Fresh fruit and muffins for breakfast and lunch with hamburger hot dogs and grilled chicken. Food was good free water and pop through out trip. Snorkel gear is older and leaks. Slide on boat was fun but long hard drop if you aren't a teenager. Boat is very old and very Bouncy across... More 

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Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this trip, although I felt a little sea sick at times. It takes about an hour and a half from setting off to sea to arriving at the first stopping off point and then about half an hour to the second. I enjoyed the first place first because the water was calmer and I saw more fish.... More 

Thank Cathy H
Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

beautiful snorkeling but dont get fooled by the turtle town promise. we did not see any turtles. the fish are colorful and water is very clear but the coral is not very colorful The boat is very old and rocky, anyone with motion sickness should not do this. food was ok and service was very good. the ride to molikini... More 

Thank gpNorway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We've done snorkeling trips from Maalaea before to the Molokini crater. It was fun and cool to be swimming in an old volcanic crater as it shields you from the ocean currents, making the water calm and easy to snorkel in. On this trip to Maui, we chose to take a different snorkeling trip. We took the Kaulana (name of... More 

Thank gcvsd-cy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were not sure if our girls would go snorkeling in the big ocean while in Maui recently, so did not book ahead. By the time we decided to just go for it, many of the more highly rated companies were booked. My husband - for some reason - had his heart set on a snorkel outing to Lanai. He... More 

Thank Beach Bum Woman
Napa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

August 2016 - Molikini as a snorkel site seems to be highly overrated. The coral is not particularly colorful and there were no unique aquatic species that you couldn't see off any beach on Maui. Additionally, there were 10-15 boats and many hundreds of folks in the water--not particularly serene. We also stopped at Turtle Town on the way back... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic value for this trip on the Lahaina Princess where you get snorkel equipment, unlimited soft drinks and water, a delicious breakfast and lunch (suitable for vegetarians even though advertised as a bbq) and the best thing is the crew and the ship captain who were so conscientious, funny and caring. It does get quite rough near Molokini so be... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Left at 7:15 am, breakfast was muffins and fruits, boat was a bit old, staff were helpful, frindely and nice. Lunch was a BBQ sandwiches. However, my daughter enjoyed a lot jumping and the snorkelling trip. We didn't see any dolphins or turtle.. Just make your own search there are other companies that cheaper than this one.

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