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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts...

Snorkeling and Whale Watching tours. Climb aboard our HI Tech Ocean Rafts and spend the day snorkeling the crystal clear waters surrounding the island of Lana’i. We encounter the Spinner Dolphins quite often on our excursions. We’ll spend time interacting with them as they frolic in the water. Continental breakfast, snack and cold drinks will be served throughout the day. Snorkel gear provided. This trip will be the highlight of your vacation. Departs daily from slip 8 Lahaina Harbor. Whale Watching tours from December through April from Maui Hawaii.

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Captain Sean and Celia today took us to a really fantastic 5h snorkeling trip . We saw it all Dolphins, Turtles and a lot of reef fish as we visited several spots. As it is only a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Sean and Celia today took us to a really fantastic 5h snorkeling trip . We saw it all Dolphins, Turtles and a lot of reef fish as we visited several spots. As it is only a small boat, but almost unsinkable according to Sean :-), there are not too many people on board and you get a more personal... More 

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Thank allerlei2016
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Captain Sean has been with us for over 10 years. He loves what he does and it is reflected in how he treats his customers. Thank you for taking the time to give us a kind review and for joining us. More 

Chilliwack, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stephanie and Sean took 10 of us out Saturday morning. What a trip!! Felt safe and had a blast. I would wait and ask for these two. Knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and your thoughts about Stephanie & Sean. Glad you had a good time. When you return, call us directly about the days they are scheduled. More 

Dayton, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my husband's first time snorkeling in the Ocean and he LOVED it! I have been snorkeling for years and the two spots this crew took us to were about average. We did see a variety of fish species and sea turtles (and a shark, AFTER we got back to the dock. Phew!). The first stop was in a... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. Your kind comments mean a lot to us. Please forward who your crew was so I can say thank you. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Three of us went with Captain Stephanie and Crew Sean to Lanai for a snorkel trip. We went to a total of three sites - two near Lanai and one near Lahaina. The trip was amazing. They provided some light breakfast and lunch, as well as loads of drinks. We get to see Lanai, one of the most secluded inhabited... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and your kind words. I noticed there were only 3 passengers in your group. We wanted to make sure you had a great time rather than cancel due a low number of passengers. More 

Corrales, New Mexico
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322 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Hawaii Ocean rafting still gets you to the whales as well or better than all the rest. We once again had a whale right under our raft! Jeff, Sean, Troy and Steph are fun crew and you will have a great time. As good as it gets, Thanks!

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

We strive to have to have well experienced crew that love their jobs. Our crew stays with us for years. Thanks for joining us. More 

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52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My husband and I along with another couple decided to go on a snorkeling trip of a raft. The appeal was to go faster and farther than the bigger boats. Also only a small number of people can board a raft and its full, not like the full catamarans you see overflowing with people. The pros - you can go... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest response. Sometimes it is very difficult finding great places to snorkel. Especially after a substantial amount of rain and higher winds. Although we would like to see it, not all days are perfect. Occasionally we do the best we can rather than cancel the trip. More 

Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We love whale watching and picked this boat based on a recommendation that it is smaller and can find whales easier. The good and bad of the boat is that it is 2 long benches on a raft ... you are seated side by side with not much room between with limited time to move. The people sit back to... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sorry for your unfortunate experience. The Captain has a great reputation for finding whales so he can provide a nice private experience without the larger vessels being around. There are a few times later in the season when he has to go where a limited amount of whales are and surrounded by other boats in a small area. this may... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

What a great experience! We went back and forth of who to choose for our snorkeling adventure. I'm glad we went with our gut and chose a small family owned business! The personalized service was great. The smaller craft was excellent to see the marine life including the whales! This was our daughters (age 11) first ocean experience and Captain... More 

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. Sean and Stephanie are some of the best in the industry. Our reputation has a lot to do with our crew. More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had a great morning whale watching - we had numerous sightings with a few of the whales swimming right underneath our boat. The guides we extremely knowledgeable and were great with the kids on board. Would definitely suggest riding along with these guys.

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for joining us. Glad you had a great experience. The whales have been known to be attracted to the smaller boats. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Sam and Ben made sure we saw turtles, dolphin, flying fish and incredibly beautiful scenery as well as numerous whales. Head a great time! Be sure to take your sun screen!

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

Sounds like an action packed trip, thanks for the sunscreen tip. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Aloha and mahalo! Mark Robinson More 

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