Maui

Ultimate 3.5 Hour Snorkel

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Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Watch HALF DAY
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From $175.00

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

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

Overview

Skip the overcrowded boat tours and enjoy a more intimate experience of Hawaii. Travel to the island of Lanai in the company of no more than 22 passengers. Make snorkeling stops off the island to see tropical fish, turtles, octopus, manta rays, and dolphins. This tour includes breakfast and snacks and your ticket supports active marine research and the work of Maui’s whale entanglement response team.
  • Boat tour for a maximum of 22 people: More intimate than most
  • Includes breakfast, snacks, and soft drinks: No need to bring your own
  • Your ticket supports marine research and wildlife conservation efforts
  • Explore secret coves that the bigger boats cannot reach

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Flotation Devices
  • Complimentary Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Wetsuit tops for rent
  • No guests under age of 4, pregnant or with back or neck injuries

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1229 Front St
    1229 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    CHECK IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR TIME at MALA BOAT RAMP. LOOK FOR BLACK AND YELLOW "ULTIMATE WHALE WATCH" SIGNS Please INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL IN YOUR BOOKING so we can CONTACT YOU IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR TOUR!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Head out to some secret beaches that the large tour can’t access on this group snorkel tour in Lahaina. Your crew and captain take care of all the navigation and logistics, taking you to two of the best reefs for spotting turtles, octopus, dolphins, and much more.

Easily meet your boat and group at the departure point in Lahaina, and then get settled in on your boat. You don’t need to bring your own snorkel gear, since the boat provides it. Breakfast and snacks are also included, and you can BYOB if you like. If you want to rent a wetsuit top, they are available.

Another top feature of this tour is that your ticket fee also goes to help with the whale entanglement response team on Maui, and supports local and global marine research.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 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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Megan_H
Loved seeing dolphins and going to multiple snorkel sites. Crew was knowledgeable and ver friendly. Great snacks aboard boat. Ride was bumpy, but expected given the small boat. Much more enjoyable and intimate experience than the giant snorkeling boats. This would be a great trip for experienced snorkelers and novices alike.

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Fantastic adventure!
Karen_J, Feb 2024
The time for whale watching and all the information about whales was wonderful! The snorting location was perfect. A fantastic time and a great memory of my Maui trip.
Very memorable experience!
Namrata_A, Dec 2023
Our experience was really amazing! Our tour guide and captain were very enthusiastic and informative. Although one person in our group didn't know how to swim, they were very patient and helped her snorkel. We were lucky to see 4 Humpback whales and pods of Spotted and Spinner dolphins! I also saw a turtle in the snorkel spot. The snorkeling location was very beautiful.
Emma and Shannon made it...
Mikaela_D, Aug 2023
Emma and Shannon made it a very personal and enjoyable experience. They were both very knowledgeable of the area and oceanic wild life. We saw a dolphin pod and numerous turtles as well as a great number of fish in the reef whilst we were snorkelling. Overall it was a great day and fun experience and I can’t wait to return and do it again!
Definitely Book this Boat!
PaulJames_P, Aug 2023
Great small intimate trip. So much better than the big boats. All girl crew! They were very informative and helpful! Overall a great time! Will recommend to everyone visiting the island!
Awesome tour!
Alana_R, Aug 2023
We had a great time! The captain was very informative and knowledgeable. The tour was excellent overall. 10/10 highly recommend!
The whole experience was...
Cody_S, Aug 2023
The whole experience was amazing, we seen beautiful views learned a lot about turtles, fish, and the island of Hawaii, We also got to witness dolphins, which were amazing! Emma and Lexi did an amazing job and we would definitely go back! -The Smitherman’s
Great snorkel experience
DeeDee_L, Jul 2023
The crew was amazing and so much fun. They were right there laughing with us. They answered all of our questions. My teenagers loved it.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you!
Great snorkeling day
Valerie_A, Jul 2023
Captain Lily and first mate Lexi were fantastic. We had a perfect day, great music along the way and Captain Lily shared details about the island we would be snorkeling near. An intimate group which made the experience that much more memorable.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo!
Great tour
Suzanne_A, Jul 2023
Cap Chad and Lexi were awesome tour guides. Showed us more turtles in one place than we’ve ever seen, also two sharks. The pontoon was very cozy and shady. Would do this tour again! Aloha till our next trip to beautiful Maui!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks so much!
This is a must do snorkeling tour!
Laurie_L, Jul 2023
Jill and Charlie were amazing hosts! Took us to a magical snorkeling area and educated us tons! Absolutely recommend!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks so much!
Turtles and Dolphins- yes please!
LeAnn_P, Jul 2023
We booked this trip because it offered an opportunity to snorkel with turtles as well as beautiful fish, with a good chance of seeing dolphins. This did not disappoint! Not only did we snorkel with turtles - there were scores and scores of them of all shapes and sizes! What an amazing treat! Then when we headed to Lana’i there was a “pod” of spinner dolphins- but the pod must have had at least 50 in it’s group! Such a magical trip!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo!
Amazing
Lisa_V, Jul 2023
The under water man made reef where the turtles congregate to get their shells cleaned by fish was amazing. I saw at least a dozen turtles big and small. It was fascinating to see how the ruins of the pier became absorbed by nature.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo!
Fun activity with lots of fresh air.
Michael_C, Jul 2023
Relaxing day. Guides took care of us and were very attentive. Snorkeling was great and lots of sea life. Be prepared to pay for parking.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you!
Had a blast! Best day of our Maui trip
James_K, Jul 2023
Amazing, insider insights on best snorkel sights from expert Cruise captain. Just the right amount of time to explore two reefs, and enough space to rest on the boat. They were really knowledgeable about the waters and we all had a great time!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks so much!
Amazing experience
LoganV, Jul 2023
We went out and saw much more than we bargained for. We saw lots of turtles and reef sharks that were at a distance so it was not scary(which I am terrified of sharks). Haha. I would highly recommend
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo!
This trip was our favorite snorkel adventure ever!
Lori_W, Jul 2023
We have gone on many snorkel boat outings and this was our favorite! Casey and Emma were the BEST guides! They took great care of everyone, called everyone by their first name the entire trip, rocked awesome tunes and were good stewards of the ocean (picked up nets and other trash a couple of times). We saw awesome marine life including spinner dolphins, fish, and tons of turtles. Would recommend this trip to everyone!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you!
An amazing experience
Dovid_B, Jul 2023
We had an amazing time! Emma and Casey were so helpful and nice and we saw so much wildlife! We saw dozens of dolphins, swam with turtles, and had fun on the boat with the rest of the tour. They even brought homemade cookies as a treat for everyone, besides the regular food. Highly highly recommend
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo!
A once in a lifetime trip!
Travis_D, Jul 2023
Spectacular and marvelous! The guides did a great job and I highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants an unique Maui snorkeling experience. We also saw a pod of hundreds of spinner dolphins. The snacks were great too!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you!
Beautiful trip
LauriAnne_F, Jul 2023
The captain and her assistant were really nice and included me since I was a solo traveller. They brought us to two great snorkeling spots where we could enjoy the reef and marine life. We encountered dolphins at the end of the trip and it was spectacular ! It was on a zodiac boat.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks so much!
Our best day in Maui
Wayne_D, Jul 2023
Lilly and Casey were great! On the ride to Lania we saw a huge pod of spinner dolphins. At Lanai we saw amazing fish, and even spotted a lobster and a cowrie shell. When we got back to Maui in our second snorkeling spot we saw seven sea turtles. The snacks were wonderfully fresh and really hit the spot. This was our BEST day in Maui. We HIGHLY recommend it.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
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