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Semi-Private 5HR Eco Maui Snorkel & Dolphins- Lahaina, Maui

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Half Day Snorkeling Trip to the Island of Lanai
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From $148.96

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Venture out from Lahaina and discover the underwater world around Lanai on Maui's semi-private snorkel excursion. Join a small group on an ocean raft and cruise along the coast, keeping an eye out for playful dolphins. Stop at a couple of snorkel spots and don your gear to get face-to-face with several aquatic species like fish and sea turtles. Certified lifeguard and marine naturalist onboard offer snorkel instruction and educational talks about Maui and marine life. -Take in the Maui and Lanai coast from your ocean raft -Enjoy breakfast, lunch wraps and delicious snacks on board - A small group means more attention from your guide - maximum 18 passengers - Snorkeling equipment and floatation devices are provided -Ensures a more personal experience Certified Lifeguard and Naturalists onboard

    What's Included

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks
    • Lunch
    • Soda/Pop
    • Bottled water
    • Use of Snorkeling equipment
    • Snorkel Floatation Devices
    • Snorkel Instruction by Certified Lifeguards
    • 3 Certified Lifeguards onboard
    • No one can be pregnant, have back or neck issues
    • No children under 4
    • Full face masked are not permitted due to safety hazards.
    • No Spray Sunscreen Permitted - Reef Safe Sunscreen Only

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 1223 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

      CHECK IN 30 minutes prior to tour at Dive Maui Shop at 1223 Front Street, Lahaina. Park near Lahaina Cannery Mall and walk toward the ocean to Front Street, go south and over the bridge, dive shop is on the right before the blue building. Some roads are closed in the area, give yourself extra time.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • No Infants
    • Must be able to climb swim ladder on boat
    • NO PREGNANT PERSONS
    • No children under 4
    • Full faced mask not permitted per Coast Guard safety hazard notification
    • NO PREGNANT PERSONS
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Matt_W
    Sean and Paul put on a great tour. We saw a giant gathering of over 100 spinner dolphins and plenty of sea turtles. Highly recommend for anyone that wants a great mix of a relaxing boat ride and great snorkeling.

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    Great snorkeling adventure
    Jennifer_H, Jul 2023
    The trip was super fun we saw all kinds of sea life near the coral. The guides Val Scott and Jill were very knowledgeable and even went snorkeling with us to point out the fish. They will give you pointers if your a first time snorkeler. Depending on ocean conditions can get a bit rough but would highly recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Stoked to hear your snorkel tour was great with Captain Jill and crew Val and Scott! Mahalo for adventuring with us!
    Excellent
    Christopher_H, Jul 2023
    Darryl, Paul and Faith were fantastic guides. Saw an amazing pod of dolphins. Small boat was awesome. Got special attention. Equipment was great as well.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Yay! Stoked to hear your snorkel tour with Darryll, Paul and Faith was so much fun and you even encountered the dolphins! Mahalo for snorkeling with us during your Maui stay!
    Great time on the water
    Dayna_S, Jul 2023
    The boat ride was so much fun and the crew were very professional and fun to be with. The water was so warm and the scenery incredible. Very worthwhile and great because it is a smaller boat. Loved the snacks too!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Glad to hear the raft ride was alot of fun, the food yummy and the crew were awesome host! Thank you for snorkeling with us, we're a small business and love hearing about your experience!
    Lanai Morning Trip
    Keith_R, May 2023
    Jill, Scott and Val were great guides and lots of fun. We went to two fantastic snorkeling spots and saw a huge pod of spinner dolphins up close. Highly recommended!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Snorkeling Lanai and seeing dolphins is our favorite snorkel experience to share, we are stoked you had a great time with Jill, Scott and Val! Mahalo for snorkeling Maui's neighbor island with us and adventuring with the dolphins!
    Exceptionl
    Chris_H, Jan 2023
    This was an incredible snorkel and whale watching trip. Jill took us to one of the best snorkel sites we'd ever been too. Plenty to see and do. On the return trip we encountered a whale decide to put on a 30-40 minute acrobatic show for us just 100 feet away. This whale must have breached 15-20 times, did 20 or more tail slaps and fin slaps. Beyond awesome! All in all an incredible experience. Thank you Jill and crew.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Love hearing the whale watch and snorkel combo tour had the best of both experiences! Your whale watch sounds like a once in a lifetime encounter! Mahalo for adventuring with us!
    Best excursion ever!!
    Renee_C, Sep 2022
    Captain Callen and First Mate Paul were PHENOMENAL! They took us to a great spot and had several anecdotal stories to share along the way! Captain Callen even spotted a Manta Ray and stopped the boat for us to see. Totally recommend this excursion! Thank you!!
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Hawaiian story and an ocean adventure, awesome! Love hearing that Callen and Paul were great host and you saw some incredible sea life! Mahalo for snorkeling with us!
    Great Tour
    David_T, Aug 2022
    Will and Lexie were so great! Friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. Loved being with such a small group. Would highly recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    So stoked to hear you had a great snorkel with Will and Lexi! Mahalo for exploring Maui with us!
    EXCELLENT!
    Martin_S, Jul 2022
    Snorkeling was better than anything I could have imagined. We went to 2 different spots. The crew was very knowledgeable with the eco life. They took good care of us by providing food, skin care lotions, and drinks. The skipper jumped in with us to help point out different marine life. We had 2 members of our party get sea sick so the crew helped take care of them to prevent further sickness. The snorkeling experience was memorable because we saw so much marine life and even got to see dolphins. The skipper knew how the dolphins reacted to the waves in the water, so he got the dolphins to “play”. This snorkel company was well worth it and knows how to take care of their clients.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    So awesome that you had such a great Maui snorkel experience with us! Glad to hear the crew took care of everyone and the marine life encounters were so memorable! Mahalo for sharing your experience with us!
    Must book
    ciana_r, Jul 2022
    10/10 experience! Jill and Lexi were the best crew ever! We were able to see dolphins and turtles! They were very knowledgeable and took good care of us!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Yay! Love that you got to encounter both turtles and dolphins on your snorkel tour with us! So glad you had a great time with Jill and Lexi, mahalo for snorkeling with us!
    Amazing experience that we would do again and again.
    Scott_S, Jun 2022
    Captain Jill and Val were great so full of knowledge and experience. We snorkeled in areas that normally are murky but the winds were in our favor. On our way back we saw 7 manta Ray's and were able to go into the water and watch them. I normally get a little sea sick on boats but it was the opposite on this boat. One tip would be apply sunblock on the top of your legs and top of the feet before heading back. So worth the light sunburn though.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    So awesome to snorkel with Manta Rays, what a special experience! So stoked you had a great snorkel trip with Jill and Val! Great tips about sunscreen! Mahalo!
    Best part of Maui!
    Cynthia_O, Jun 2022
    Captain Jill and Val were great hosts! We got to see a Pod of about 50 Spinner dolphins. Snorkeled above sea turtles and swam about 15 feet from them. My favorite was all the beautiful fish we saw at the reef! Jill and Val explained everything well and told us a lot of great history of the area as well. Highly recommend this tour !
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Love hearing about your marine life encounters and the educational elements of the snorkel tour with Jill and Val! Mahalo for snorkeling with us!
    Our sea raft day to Lanai
    Steven_W, May 2022
    Always wanted to see Lanai - this was a great way to do that. Great snorkeling and turtle swim. Will and Lexi were the best!! Had an amazing time and would do it again!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Lanai has unique snorkeling and the sea cliffs are amazing, so glad Will and Lexi were great host, mahalo for snorkeling with us!
    Do this trip! You will enjoy it!!
    Abigail_L, May 2022
    My partner and I had a lovely time on this adventure! The snorkeling spots were breathtaking, the hosts Reese and Jo were friendly, delightful, funny and knowledgeable and the snacks were super tasty! Plan to give yourself extra time to find parking and some leeway in case the tour runs late. (Ours did due to finding a new snorkeling spot and Im certainly not going to complain about an extra 45 min in the beautiful ocean <3)
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Mahalo for being adventuring with us and lingering on the ocean a little longer for more snorkeling! We're so glad you had a great snorkel experience with Reece and Jill! Mahalo!
    Tour guide was very...
    Sam_H, Dec 2021
    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and took us to the hottest spots depending on the water and weather!
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    The snorkel whale watching tour is tons of fun, so stoked you had a great time with the crew!
    Tons of fun!
    Elisha_V, Nov 2021
    Great experience! Equipment provided worked great, food was yummy and whole family had a fabulous time!
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Shoots, so stoked to hear it was a fun snorkeling trip for you! Mahalo for adventuring with us!
    We were running late by a...
    Kelly_C, Nov 2021
    We were running late by a couple of minutes, and they were well within their rights just to leave us. But, they hanged around for 5 more minutes and we made it!! Of course if we were any later they’ll just leave but I was really touched by the fact they’re willing to communicate and help when you have trouble coming to the harbor. I had a blast, but the reason I gave this 4 stars is because my boyfriend got motion sickness. If you easily get motion sickness, choose a bigger boat. They were also really helpful by providing tips and how to deal with motion sickness, but he remained nauseous even after the tour. They keep you safe while having fun. They tell you where not to go and where you can go. They also look out for marine life for you! If they saw a whale or dolphin they’ll follow it so you can see it! We saw a humpback whale!!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    So glad you guys had a great time and saw some awesome marine life!! We we're happy to wait for you guys and stoked you got to snorkel with us! Sorry he got sea sick! Unfortunately that can happen on all size boats (larger boats can be even worse because they travel slower). I personally get sea sick and understand the struggle! Hopefully your dr. can suggest some helpful preventative measure next time so he can fully enjoy the tour! Mahalo for going out with us!
    Seeing the pod of...
    Cheryl_K, Oct 2021
    Seeing the pod of dolphins. Captain Steph and her First Mate Ken were super. Peter at the desk was also very nice. Highly recommend this tour. Steph took us up to a blowhorn. Neat
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Stoked you saw dolphins and had fun with Steph and Ken! the blowhole is so cool, glad you got to experience that! Mahalo for snorkeling with us!
    Amazing snorkel spots and wonderful guides
    Amie_F, Oct 2021
    The snorkeling spots were amazing and beautiful. We’ve been on multiple tours around the Hawaiian islands and this was one of our all time favorites.
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    We're stoked this was one of your favorite tours in Hawaii! Mahalo for snorkeling and adventuring with us!
    Dolphins!
    Elizabeth_L, Oct 2021
    Unfortunately most areas weren’t clear enough for snorkeling but our captain took us to look for dolphins and we saw a whole pod and they swam all around us! I would definitely encourage you to bring a dry bag (there’s no where to keep stuff dry on the boat) and remember to reapply sunscreen!
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Great recommendations and mahalo for being understanding as last's week surf swell made finding good visibility snorkeling a little extra tricky! So awesome the dolphins hung out with you guys, and mahalo for going snorkeling with us!
    Excellent experience for beginners!
    Isaac_R, Oct 2021
    A wonderful experience we had! Shout out to the crew, they made us feel so comfortable for it being our first time. Me not knowing how to swim, Paul was kind enough to go out in the water and pull me with a floaty to allow me to experience this! Best crew ever!!!
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Isaac we are so glad that you chose Hawaii Ocean Rafting for your snorkel experience! Thank you for reviewing us online, and thank you for your kind words. Paul asked me to express his appreciation as well. We really delight in being able to show even inexperienced swimmers and snorkelers the amazing world of the Maui ocean creatures and environment, and we look forward to taking you there when you return to Maui. Aloha from all of your friends at Hawaii Ocean Rafting!
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