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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

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675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-667-5678
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It's been said before and I'll say it again: Captain Ryan and Sergio were the best. They were fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naptowners3
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Amazing day on the water!

Great time going and snorkeling around Lanai... Saw a ton of spinner dolphins. Great snorkeling at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John W
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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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The BEST small group ocean rafting tours since 1982, Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel invites you to snorkel Lanai with us, as well as share photographic, non-threatening close-encounters with Dolphins, Whales and Turtles! Our rafting vessels host less than 26 guests per trip, creating a fun and uncrowded experience with Maui's marine life! We offer two different Lanai snorkeling tours, 4.5 and 6.5 hours on the water! Our snorkeling tours include snacks and meals, gear and multiple snorkel stops where you will be able to spot a variety of marine life along with our most beloved ocean friends, the dolphins! From December through May, Humpback Whale encounters are guaranteed and the crystalline offshore waters frequently provide a passing subsurface eye-to-eye view as we host tours, photography session and research groups. Make a difference and experience one of the last remaining great migrations of the Animal Kingdom. Your ticket supports freeing of entangle whales, whale research and education on Maui! See you out on the water!
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675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been said before and I'll say it again: Captain Ryan and Sergio were the best. They were fun, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Their relaxed vibe helped this trio of anxious first-timers and the surprise of getting to enjoy spinner dolphins, a turtle, and a (surprise)...More

Thank Naptowners3
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Stoked you guys had a blast with us, hope to see you this whale season!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time going and snorkeling around Lanai... Saw a ton of spinner dolphins. Great snorkeling at a few different spots. Captain Ryan and Sergio did a really good job! Will always remember this trip!

1  Thank John W
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo for making us a part of your Maui trip! So glad you had fun with Ryan and Sergio!! Hope to have you out with us again, maybe for whale watching next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on many different whale watching boats in Maui over the years, and this is our favorite. Small (zodiac) boats so everyone has a great view, very nice staff every time, and the price is great. You can reserve early online to make...More

Thank jabarsema
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yay! So glad you had fun whale watching with us! Hope to see you again this season!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our captains Amy and Sergio were the best, very knowledgeable and personable. We saw a pod of a couple hundred spinner dolphins and they surrounded the boat. One of us was a first time snorkeler and they made her feel very comfortable... Lunch and snacks...More

1  Thank Connie C
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yay! we are so stoked you had a great time with Amy and Sergio! Mahalo for snorkeling with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a 5 hour snorkel adventure with the Ultimate Team. Very organized and efficient welcome and orientation. Delicious banana bread and fruit breakfast. Three good snorkeling spots. Our favorite was Shark Fin Rock. We felt like we were swimming in an aquarium. Lots of...More

Thank OrmosGadde
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo for being adventurous and coming out with us! So glad you had a great time and hope your Maui stay was awesome!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ryan and Sergio were our crew today. They were very knowledgeable and they made sure everyone enjoyed themselves! I highly recommend making this a part of your vacation! We did see dolphins and plenty of different fishes. Don't miss out !!

Thank Beth H
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo! So stoked you had a great time with us! Yay for dolphins!! Hope to have you out with us again sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome guys, we had Peter as our Captain and Daniel! Amazing experience, we got to snorkel lanai and saw amazing marine life. Not to mention the packs of dolphins that followed us there! Would highly recommend 💚

Thank angie_seawolf
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Shoots, thanks for the feedback, we appreciate you coming out with us! Mahalo!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't get a booking with PWF so we opted for Ultimate and I am soooo happy we did. The boat was better, it was a smaller more intimate group and I think we probably got to see/do more because it was a smaller boat....More

Thank YogaClimberGal
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you came out with us! Bummed you didnt see dolphins with us , but stoked you saw turtles and tropical fish! Thanks again for coming out with us!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The crew Ryan & Sergio were fantastic. Very knowledgeable & very entertaining. Food was great & plentiful. We got to see the dolphins. The ride back was fast but rough+. Tour is Not suitable for small kids or frail individuals.More

Thank Nicole M
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us! So glad the crew was great and the food and you saw dolphins! We did have a bit of swell so the water was a bit choppy! Yes we always recommend no kids under 5, no one with back...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We took this snorkeling tour yesterday with a large group of family and friends. We had a lovely day and Ryan and Sergio were affable hosts. We went to 2 different spots and had a few fun surprises along the way. Our whole group had...More

Thank jodithgrace
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us! So glad you had a great time! Yes if you have any back or neck issues we do not recommend the adventure style rafts, as they are quicker and more maneuverable. Mahalo for joining us!

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Nisha N
25 April 2017|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Aloha, We see dolphins 95% of the time on our Lanai Snorkel trips- Both Molokini and Lanai would be good to visit in May, Lanai does offer more snorkeling spots with more marine life and less crowds due to its location.
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Kathryn S
11 April 2017|
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Response from NevaW54 | Reviewed this property |
Whale season is December through April to my knowledge.
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meg1991
22 February 2017|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Aloha! We offer a 2hour whale watch for about $750 on our 18 passenger raft!
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