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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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The crew Ryan & Sergio were fantastic. Very knowledgeable & very entertaining. Food was great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole M
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Fasten your seat belts!

We took this snorkeling tour yesterday with a large group of family and friends. We had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jodithgrace
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Wanaque, New Jersey
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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 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 days ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! Actual snorkeling was sort of meh (luck of the draw I guess) but the day was awesome! Love the intimacy and feel of the boat and we all loved the ride!

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

Mahalo for your feedback, we are glad you enjoy the trip despite the snorkeling not being the best for you! We are glad the overall experience was positive for you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were very excited to go on what we were told was 'one of the best snorkeling trips in Maui'. We paid, in advance, close to $300 for the two of us to go on a 6.5 hour snorkeling tour. In the...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha, We do wish you would have returned our call, if so, you would have been please to know we set up our guests on a competitor's tour the following day instead of ours so you would still be able to have your day on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled with our 8 year-old son and 12 year-old daugther. Captain Ryan and First Mate Sergio were extremeley knowledeable about the island, the wildlife and were awesome with our two kids. We saw a monk seal, a baby spinner dolphin, bottle nose dolphins and...More

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

Mahalo! We are so stoked to hear you enjoyed the marine life, hanging with our captain and crew and the food! Hope to have you out again with us soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing time with captain Ryan and Surgio... great food and fun sights to see... turtles, check, dolphins, check, tons of bright fish... check, check, check! A must do if you are on the island, skip the big boats and get close to the action.

Thank Twoseventy
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Yay! So stoked you had a great time with us! Mahalo for coming out on our small group snorkel adventure!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day seeing summer aquatic life (spinner dolphins, sea turtles, lots of tropical fish), great company and leadership, and it felt great to spend a day on the water. Captain Ryan and Sergio did a great job keeping it fun, laid back, and safe. Bonus,...More

Thank Erin H
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Appreciate the feedback and most of all so stoked you had a great time!! Hope to have you out with us again!

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Great experience. Capt Ryan was willing to add excitement to the excursion. Went to three different spots plus followed a pod of dolphins. Saw many turtles and lots of fish. Stayed dry on the boat, lunch was good

Thank susantic2017
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

So glad you had a good time with Captain Ryan! Mahalo for coming out with us!!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Captain Ryan really made the experience. The other guy Sergio was really cool too. Before we got to our first snorkel spot Ryan and Sergio noticed something in the water so we stopped to investigate. It was two giant pelagic manta rays. We circled around...More

Thank jaymo3141
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Mahalo for your feedback and we are so stoked you had a great time with Ryan and Sergio! Yay for Manta sightings! See you next year hopefully!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Hands down! Our sweet group of just family and friends where completely captured by the most amazing crew on our boat. "Captain Ryan and Sergio" gave us an awesome snorkel adventure, not only seeing the most beautiful fish and tons of dolphins, but the ride...More

Thank kelleyssports
_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Yay! Stoked you had fun going out with Ryan and Sergio! Mahalo for snorkeling with 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
12 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
23 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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