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Hawaii Ocean Project

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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-9266
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Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui
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Maui Whale Watch Cruise
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Hawaii Ocean Project hosts whale watches and other exciting excursions aboard the Maui Princess, the Molokai Princess, the Lahaina Princess, the Prince Kuhio, and the Kaulana. Our vessels are large, stable, and comfortable, and they offer the best viewing available. Trained naturalists on board share their knowledge of the West Maui marine environment. Whether you prefer a guided day trip around the exotic island of Molokai, A snorkel tour of Molokini, following a pod of Dolphins around Lanai, or a sunset dinner cruise of the coast of West Maui, Hawaii Ocean Project can accommodate you with your Maui Ocean Activity. Our Mission is to provide you with the finest Maui Ocean Activities available. Not only do we offer the finest Dinner cruises on Maui and ocean tours off the coast of West Maui, as well as excursions to Maui's neighboring islands, we are proud our services promote and support marine research and promote the education of Hawaii's marine eco system.
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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-9266
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

It was an amazing experience. The crew were too notched and we saw a lot of whales. Timing is everything.

1  Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the Lanai snorkeling trip. We checked in at 6:30 AM at the kiosk. One person worked the kiosk. She efficiently checked all 109 of us in a timely and professional manner (w/a smile). The crew welcomed us onboard. All staff members acted professionally...More

Thank Monkeyed
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We did the Whale Watch trip for Lahaina. What an amazing trip. We left the harbour around 9.45am for a two hour trip. Spotted Whales literally as soon as we cleared the harbour several full breaches seen on the trip but the highlight was seeing...More

Thank HK_Phoey
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went snorkeling with Hawaii Ocean Project and it was amazing! We were taken to two snorkeling spots, one near Lanai and one in Maui. The one in Lanai was full of coral and colourful fish. The one in Maui was at the collapsed pier...More

Thank ericfinlayson
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

One of our best whale watch trips! We saw a baby and it’s mother. Also a couple of curious juvenile whales circled our boat for about 45 minutes and one of them peered up at us (spy hop). It was awesome to watch. The guides...More

Thank lyndallas
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Wow We saw loads of whales, amazing crew. We had hoped to see one whale and we saw literally dozens. Absolutely amazing and unforgettable

Thank AuntietoGabbyandAlex
Reviewed 19 December 2017

This was a great tour. We were able to see several whales when we went. The captain was able to communicate with others and find the whales. There was a person who was telling the visitors about the whales and what to expect.

Thank Gail V
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We traveled 12/9 on Kaulana. It was a great ship for our toddlers. We saw 2 whales under our boats. About 9 total. We made two stops. We'd definitely travel with this company again. We kept our kids in their SSCarriers for the majority of...More

Thank smartlabelprint
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We were not sure that we would see any whales this early in the season but the captain knew exactly where to head. We saw a whale breach directly in front of the boat and we stopped not far from that spot. The humpback whales...More

Thank Cherylm1956
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

There were 25 people who were on the tour to Molokini. The boat left Lahania harbor at 0700 hours and cruised to the Molokini crater. Along the way the captain (Jill) stopped the boat so that we could watch the whales. Breakfast was a continental...More

Thank Margie_444
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2 April 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha Stonica!, Excellent question -- Our boats are large, stable catamarans, so they don't rock/bounce like the smaller rafts. That is why we do not have any limitations on pregnant passengers joining us, as long as you... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha, We do have limited transportation available for our Sunset Dinner Cruise. I do apologize, but TripAdvisor will not let me link directly to our website, however, if you look under "About Us", then "Bout Tours" our... More
Nicole B
22 November 2016|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Yes! On our Lanai snorkel, one complimentary cocktail is included, and may be enjoyed after you have finished snorkeling. Additionally, on our Sunset Dinner Cruise, a welcome Mai Tai is served, after the boat has departed... More