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“Great snorkeling and whale watching in a small group!”
Review of Captain Woody's

Captain Woody's
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Owner description: Aloha!! Come see the beauty of Maui from the water with Captain Woody's, the Original Private Charter boat in Maui!! Captain Woody has been in business in Maui for over 20+ years and would love for you to join him on what will be the highlight of your vacation!!! Captain Woody offers private charters for up to 6 passengers, so beat the crowds and make it a special day for your group!! On your private charter Captain Woody caters to your every need and lets you decide what you would like to do for the day, whether it be snorkeling with hundreds of tropical fish, ancient green sea turtles, eels, and other sea creatures, fishing, looking for dolphins, whale watching, or just enjoying the natural beauty of Maui from the water.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Texas
2 reviews
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“Great snorkeling and whale watching in a small group!”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

My wife had never snorkled and felt more comfortable in a small group so we searched and found Captain Woody's in Lahaina. Great choice. 3 couples max plus Woody and 1 other crew. Just bring yourselves, towels, and cameras. Everything else is provided, great food, drinks (BYOB, no glass), fishing and snorkeling gear. The snorkeling was amazing, turtles, puffer fish, thousands of colorful fish. The whales were in and we just drifted and watched the show, with a mother and calf feeding just off the bow. Woody and Paris made the whole experience educational as well as fun with great knowledge and instersting stories about the local marine life. You will not regret booking a charter with Woody. Note: If you wear glasses check into some goggles with prescriptions lenses before you go.

Visited February 2012
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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
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“Highly recommended experience”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Captain Woody and his crew made us feel like we were six of his close friends who were being treated to a great day on the water. The flexibility of a small chartered boat allowed us to adapt to a "high winds" day and go to places appropriate for the weather. While we went on the tour for the snorkeling (and saw turtles, coral, and fish), what we got was a great whale watch tour with the big guys swimming very close to the boat. Captain Woody and his crew Paris were so knowledgeable and really cared that we had a great time. A real highlight of our trip!

Visited February 2012
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Bethesda, MD
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6 reviews
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“Wonderful day for the whole family”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We spent a fantastic day with Captain Woody during our vacation in Maui. We have 4 kids ranging from 8 to 20 years old and two of the kids are prone to motion sickness. My wife had never really been snorkeling because of her asthma and the 24 years since our last boating adventure in the USVI on our honeymoon. So we decided that if we were to take a snorkeling trip as a family then this would be the way to go. We were not disappointed as the kids loved the flexibility of following a pod of spinner dolphins just for the heck of it on our way to a secluded cove for snorkeling.
The trip was a hit with the whole family and was worth every penny! Thanks to Captain Woody for a memorable day and a highlight of our vacation.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Terrific!”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We went and seen the largest reef in USA. This was incredible to see. Our in water guide Paris was very knowledgeable and made you feel very safe in the water. While crusing to our 2nd snorkel area we seen whales, and we got to listen to them as well when Captain Woody put the microphone in the water. We went to a site where we swam with a bunch of turtles that was awesome. While covering more area we came across a pod of spinner dolphins an got to follow them for a while as they put on a show for us to take pictures. We then stopped for lunch on board and we were fed a great lunch and that concluded our day. We would recommend this trip over a larger tour boat with all the people as this one was more personal and you got to learn a lot more with all your questions being answered easily. We can hardly wait to come back to Maui and when we do we will be booking with Captain Woody again.

Mahalo,
Miles and Tannis

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Denver, Colorado
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“Another great trip Woody.”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

We have been going on snorkeling/fishing trips with Woody now for a while. I think this was our 7th or 8th time going out with Woody, and it was another great trip. We wouldn't keep going back year after year if he wasn't the best and most accommodating charter boat on Maui. We have been on at least 10 other boats in the past 25 years. We have and will continue to only go back to Woody for our snorkeling and fishing trips. Thanks for another awesome trip Woody,
Ben

Visited December 2011
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