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Lanai Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter from Lahaina

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    What to Expect
    One of the most unique places you can snorkel on Maui is actually off Maui, on Lanai! Just 8.8 miles across the channel is the Pineapple Isle – Maui’s closest neighbor island. Now home to two opulent resorts with their own golf courses, Lanai used to be agricultural land for the world’s largest pineapple plantation. Long before that, it was one of the banishment sites for Maui’s lawbreakers. (The other island used for that purpose was Kaho’olawe.) Today, the Quicksilver catamaran’s Lanai snorkeling tour gives you the chance to visit this incredible place.

    The nearshore waters of this island are home to sheer cliffs, craggy rocks, and coral reefs full of colorful marine life. A large pod of spinner dolphins lives offshore and spends a considerable amount of time in the channel. It is very common for our guests to witness these incredible marine mammals diving, leaping, and swimming powerfully alongside the boat! Because the island is not as developed as Maui, Oahu, or Kauai, and the human population is small, the corals and other reef life have more space and time to thrive. You will love exploring the snorkel sites here. Whether you get the chance to see the wide-ranging coral reef of Manele Bay, or the unique reef life surrounding Shark Fin Rock, this Lanai snorkeling tour will leave you with lasting marine life memories.

    You’ll board Quicksilver at the world-renowned Lahaina Harbor in the morning, when the seas and breeze are usually calm. While sitting on either of our two decks in comfort on the west shore of Maui, if you squint and look across the Maui Nui Basin, you can almost see Manele Bay on the south shore of Lanai. Shark Fin Rock, on the other hand, is not at all visible until your double-decked vessel rounds the west coast of the island, and brings you past even more amazing landforms. Some, like Sweetheart Rock, come to us steeped in Hawaiian legend. Quicksilver’s engaging captain and crew – always full of aloha – will bring these ancient tales to life as they narrate your time at sea.

    This family-friendly Lanai snorkeling tour is sure to satisfy everyone, from first-timers to those more experienced with the thrilling sport. All snorkel gear, flotation devices, and snorkel instruction is included on Quicksilver. You can rent wetsuits and underwater cameras! There is also an exciting water slide, a freshwater shower to rinse off the salt, and even a glass-bottom viewing area so you
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 90-min one site snorkel
    • Free Infant (6 & Under) - One Per Paying Adult
    • Dolphin excursion
    • Water slide
    • Comfortable, intimate and covered passenger seating spread throughout two separate decks, with tables for almost every seat
    • Stable, fast and comfortable catamaran with plenty of room
    • Glass-bottom viewing area
    • Professional captain and crew
    • Use of top-quality snorkel gear and flotation devices
    • Delicious tropical breakfast: ham/eggs, pastries, fruit, Kona coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and juices.
    • Lunch: Teriyaki glaze chicken sandwich or pulled pork BBQ sandwich, and macaroni salad. A vegetarian entrée available (when booking)
    • Ice-cold sodas and juice
    • Two restrooms
    • Two freshwater showers
    • On-board music (lots of Jimmy Buffet)
    • Informative and historical narration
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • SNUBA available onboard, but not included in ticket price.
    • Gratuities
    • Adult beverages (for purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off not included nor available
    • Wetsuit and underwater digital camera rentals (for purchase)
    • Dramamine (for purchase)
    • Paid parking available in Lahaina
    • T-shirts available (for purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • FREE INFANT (6 and Under) - One Per Paying Adult
    • SNUBA available (pay on board)
    • For each paying adult one child receives free admission.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
    • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    A group of us went on this trip and it was so worth it. The crew are so friendly and knowledgable and always on hand to help. The quicksilver does a great job of minimising seasickness, if you do get seasick easily make sure you...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank naztronaut
    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    Wasn't sure what to expect as there was a large crowd waiting to get on this boat. This crew really seemed to love what they were doing. Every single one was helpful and friendly to everyone on the boat. Great experience.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank DB605
    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    140 people on this boat. Food not good. Swells were too big getting out to Lanai, but they went anyway. 10 minutes out of the harbor, and people started puking. 2 hours to find a spot to snorkel. 40 minutes in the water and then...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Nick P
    Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

    We went snorkeling last year while visiting Maui and had a great experience; however, our experience this year with the Quicksilver Crew was AWESOME!!! The crew members were fun, personable, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw some sea turtles and colorful fish in addition to the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    The crew is what sets this snorkel experience apart from others. Every crew member was kind and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. They were great with every passenger - old and young - and created a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The boat was not...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Response from Freakyfigs | Reviewed this property |
    Gear is provided but I'm betting they'd let you bring your own if you wanted to.
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    At least 80. There was a party of 50 that didn’t show up the day we went!
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