Half Day Snorkel in Lanai Island and Spinner Dolphin Search

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Kaanapali Ocean Adventures Sanity Snorkel Vessel Half day 4 hours from Kaanapali to Lanai

From $148.96

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

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the cave-studded shores and vibrant marine life of Lanai on a snorkeling tour from Maui’s Kaanapali Beach. Make two stops to splash into clear, warm waters where green sea turtles and spinner dolphins are often seen, with an experienced captain providing narration along the way. Enjoy breakfast onboard a spacious vessel equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable half-day cruising among the hidden sea caverns and beaches of this enchanting Hawaiian island.
  • Half-day snorkeling tour of Lanai from Maui's Kaanapali Beach
  • Discover tucked-away beaches and sea caves along Lanai's coast
  • Look for spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine life
  • Led by an experienced captain and guide with extensive knowledge of Lanai
  • Includes breakfast of pastries and fresh fruit
  • All snorkeling equipment provided
  • Great way to explore one of Hawaii's lesser-known islands

What's Included

  • Snorkeling tour
  • Continental breakfast (pastries and fresh fruit)
  • Drinks (water, juices, and sodas)
  • Captain/guide
  • Flotation devices
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • COVID-19 Safety Measure apply
  • Restroom aboard and fresh water shower available
  • Reef/Skin Safe Organic Sunscreen
  • Go-Pro rental ($50, clients receive SD card)
  • Sea Scooter Rental $50/ with GoPro $99
  • Wet Suit rental $10
  • Tips are appreciated but not included
  • Bring a Towel and Gopro

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy
    2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    Whaler's Village, 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761. Park in Whaler's parking lot walk toward beach be on the sand between Leilani's on the Beach restaurant and Westin Hotel. Crew will check you in at Check in time 30 minutes before departure time.

Start time

07:15 AM

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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years old (younger possible contact to discuss)
  • Not recommended for those with major injuries, neck or back injuries, or pregnant women(close to term)
  • Bring hats, towels, sunglasses, sunscreen, waterproof camera, GoPros, waterproof watch; wear bathing suit
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infants and children must be accompanied by caregivers
  • All passengers must be able to climb into the zodiac vessel from the beach
  • Check-in is 30 minutes before departure time
  • Minimum numbers apply (10). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers

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
The snorkeling spots were very quiet and enjoyable. The waters were very clear so you could see everything clearly. Also got to watch a ton of whales. Dan, Jacob, and Willow were very helpful and knowledgable about the trip. Overall very good experience.


67 reviews
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Best crew in Maui!
kenneth_s, Jul 2023
Captain Dan and his crew was knowledgeable, friendly and took us to the best spots to see the dolphins and fish.
Mom and daughter 🤩
Rachael_W, Apr 2023
Willow and Dan! Thanks 😊 for all of your support with my daughter. 🥰 loved the snacks and fruit l.
Horrible charter
Regina_R, Nov 2022
Horrible company would not recommend to anyone visiting Maui. They sent us the confirmation the day before and when we showed up for it no one was there. When we called they said they canceled they day before and never let us know. Terrible company do not use them. Use Sea Maui instead. They’re a reputable company
Amanda_H, Sep 2022
My first time snorkeling and I’m sure to do it again! Captain Dan was amazing and made me feel comfortable! The views were priceless! Rent the GoPro, it’s worth it!
Good snorkeling to see fish and coral
Xun_Z, Aug 2022
Friendly staff. informational. watched out for safety. eager to get us to good snorkeling and swimming sites. This is a good trip to sign up for if want to see plenty of fish, colorful coral, a few turtles and small group. This is not a good trip if you want to see lots of turtles (go to turtle town) or have amazing cooked food on the boat (supposedly one company does that at premium price). I was disappointed to not see any dolphins but that would have only been a bonus, not expectation
An experience to remember
Carla_F, Jul 2022
I was a little bit selfish when I booked this trip for my family, because I am the one that loves dolphins. But, we got to see hundreds of them! Captain Diver Dan, was an amazing captain and when he spotted the pod dolphins, he took time to share the experience with us. We got to witness the grace and beauty of these extraordinary animals as they porpoised and jumped and twisted into a playful splash. Willow and Martin were very gracious and made sure that our every need was met even when a little bit sea-sickness hit. We had fun snorkeling and had a lot of time to spend viewing the coral reefs and beautiful fish just off the coast of Lanai. And although rare, we even got to see the dolphins again on the way back to shore playing in the wake of the boat. It was a dream come true and my family enjoyed it just as much as I did. Thank you so much Captain Diver Dan and crew for the experience of a lifetime.
Best time
Tracey_R, Jul 2022
Captain Dan and his crew were so helpful and attentive to all the guests. Various flotation devices were available and offered. What we loved most about this boat and crew were the size of the group and the spots Captain Dan took us to for snorkeling. It was just the group of 20 people so we didn’t have to worry about the kids wandering off to other groups out in the ocean. We had the most relaxing and amazing time snorkeling with Kaanapali Ocean Adventures. Will definitely use them again next time we are in Maui!
Salvador_H, Jul 2022
Very fun and friendly crew, Zeek,Willow and I don’t remember the other crew members name, but I added a picture of him.
No communication
Justin_M, May 2022
They reschedule the trip by phone but never changed booking, now cannot reach anyone by email or phone to get confirmation while here
Response from Host, May 2022
Aloha Justin, Due to weather condition this morning we had to again cancel due to high surf and no visibility, Again please request a refund. Normal cancellation is 72 hours you call yesterday less than 24 hours before checkin time which is 6:45am and 7:15am departure today. Please request refund again since we again either rebooked all of our guests this morning or gave full refunds. Warmest Mahalo
Awesome Beautiful Experience
CarolAnn_H, May 2022
The experience was wonderful from start to finish. Safe and well cared for throughout. We saw lots of fish, as well as whales and dolphins. I would definitely go again. Mahalo 🙏🙏🤔🤔🐠🐠🐬🐬🐬
Prasad_P, Mar 2022
The snorkeling spots were very quiet and enjoyable. The waters were very clear so you could see everything clearly. Also got to watch a ton of whales. Dan, Jacob, and Willow were very helpful and knowledgable about the trip. Overall very good experience.
Dolphins off Maui!
Rod_J, Aug 2021
Boat captain found a pod of spinner dolphins. That was a highlight. Crew were friendly and fun people. Check-in, boarding, instruction—all were handled very well. We recommend this outfit.
We had a great time! The...
Jen_S, Aug 2021
We had a great time! The reefs, fish, and turtles were fantastic. The crew was professional, organized, and engaging. I would snorkel with them again in the future!
Great family outing!
Stanley_T, Aug 2021
Great experience. Professional from beginning to end. Very efficient and very knowledgeable. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys snorkeling.
Sergio_R, Aug 2021
Everything was beautiful the whole crew was great we saw turtles in much more kids 💘 they make sure you are safe everything on board
Dolphins, snacks & snorkelling
Nina_F, Jun 2021
Nice boat, great snacks & drinks, enthusiastic & knowledgeable crew. We drove out from Maui to Lanai and saw spinner dolphins, then went snorkelling at two different spots before driving back.
Awesome snorkel tour!
Marianna_B, Jun 2021
Exceptional experience. Great crew, safe and fun trip with incredible views! Such abundant marine life in Prestine coral reefs by Linai. Very special. I would only recommend adding a small educational session on the boat about ocean life that we see before snorkeling and importance of preserving the reefs to elevate experience. Thank you! 🙏
Highly recommended
Julie_S, May 2021
Awesome! Capt. Dan is great! Very fun and safe and knowledgeable. Saw baby sharks and turtles and tons of fish!
We had a blast!
Ashley_T, May 2021
The staff was so positive and fun. They provided a wonderful breakfast on the way to Lanai. We saw spinner dolphins and then snorkeled at two locations. We saw a lot of fish!! We loved this excursion and plan on bringing teenagers next time!
Worth the time and money
Cameron_F, Mar 2021
Willow and Dan are AWESOME! Willow is very knowledgeable and helpful. One of the best snorkeling experience I have ever had. Not only did we get to go snorkeling, but there was also whale watching to go along with it. We also got to see a White Tipped Shark. Cool locations, all different and unique. I highly recommend this tour!

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