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Hawaii Ocean Project

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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-9266
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great time. Fun staff. They have a boat with an upper and lower deck. Morning trips are the best. Saw 6 whales. Amazing

Thank John K
hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks, John, for coming out with us!! We're glad you were able to see so many whales!

Reviewed 6 April 2017

The fact that the boat was over 2 hours late departing the harbor due to the crew's inability to unhook from their mooring should have been a "Red Flag" that it was a mistake to choose this company! The next disappointments came with the snorkeling...More

1  Thank H20adventure
hawaiioceanproject, General Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Aloha, I believe you already spoke to our office manager, and she addressed your concerns directly. However, I would like to take this opportunity to address them, as well. First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to review our Lanai snorkel. We love...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Have been coming to Maui since 1989 and finally took a Whale watch cruise. Due to age of friends and desire to board boat off stable dock (vs. walking up boarding ladder of a beached boat with surf crashing in on you), we scheduled with...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We went on the early bird tour when the sea was nice and calm. Shortly after leaving the harbor we encountered a mother humpback whale and her calf. She did the only breach we saw on this tour and it was amazing to see! We...More

Thank Cindystar858
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was my second whale watching experience and it was just as exciting as the first time four years ago. We even got in whale jail, that is when the whales are all around the boat and the skipper has to stop until there is...More

Thank Buffie1314
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had gotten this free with tickets to the Elvis Burn N Love Show but turned out to be amazing! went with kids ages 7 and 10 and had low expectations honestly. But luckily our tour at 215pm didn't have too many people on the boat,...More

Thank shopaddict
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Take the early bird trip. We were on this one in the height of whale season. We saw lots of whales and had plenty of room to move around.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went on the Sunset Dinner Cruise a week or so ago with my boyfriend and two friends and had a lot of fun! There was live music which was great and we got an amazing sunset and view of West Maui. Food and drinks were...More

Thank Elisabeth W
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

4 whale trips during the past two weeks, all pretty good. Saw breaching whales, fin flapping whales, and on one trip a large group of dolphins. Great way to spend a bit of time on the water.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Go whale watching with these good folks....plenty whales and bucket loads of fun. Thank you, Oliver!

Thank Mary M
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1 April 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha Stonica!, Excellent question -- Our boats are large, stable catamarans, so they don't rock/bounce like the smaller rafts. That is why we do not have any limitations on pregnant passengers joining us, as long as you... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha, We do have limited transportation available for our Sunset Dinner Cruise. I do apologize, but TripAdvisor will not let me link directly to our website, however, if you look under "About Us", then "Bout Tours" our... More
Nicole B
21 November 2016|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Yes! On our Lanai snorkel, one complimentary cocktail is included, and may be enjoyed after you have finished snorkeling. Additionally, on our Sunset Dinner Cruise, a welcome Mai Tai is served, after the boat has departed... More