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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

#4 of 114 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Lahaina Features Animals
675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-667-5678
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Ultimate Visit to Lana'i

We kinda winged this one. We were looking to rent a boat for a few hours and discovered that was... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
A6271XQrobertb
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Chicago, United States
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Cooperative whales!

This is a great option from a cruise ship, if you're visiting Lahaina during the humpback... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
sageranger
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Glade Park, Colorado
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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 8 May 2017 via mobile

We kinda winged this one. We were looking to rent a boat for a few hours and discovered that was not an option for the size of our group (seven). A couple of discussions with our concierge and we found Ultimate Snorkel. Good thing. Our...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Mahalo for spending your snorkel adventure with us! So glad you had a great time and enjoyed Lanai views and saw dolphins! Hope to have you guys out with us for whale watching next season too!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a great option from a cruise ship, if you're visiting Lahaina during the humpback calving/mating season. Ultimate's Zodiacs are a great way to quickly get to the areas where whales are likely to be seen. The ride can feel exciting, but is quite...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Sounds like a great day, we are so happy you decided to come out with us to whale watch! Mahalo!

Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had an awesome day! Just the ride out to see the whales was great. We were on the last trip of the season and were lucky two see two whales breaching, and slapping their fins.Having the naturalist on board was awesome. She was able...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us, so glad you had a fun experience and whale encounters even late in the season! hope to see you out next season!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

My wife and I were on a Lanai tour with Captain Amy and Becca. They were very helpful, informative and had a laid back positive attitude. They serve you breakfast, snacks, drinks and lunch. We snorkeled and saw the reefs, lots of fish, and turtles....More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Stoked you had a great time! Glad it met your expectations! Hope to have you out with us again!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had a great VIP late afternoon trip out to see the beautiful Humpback Whales. We found a mother and calf along with a companion who did an amazing breach/jump out of the water right in front of us and found anoth group of about...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us! So glad you enjoyed the VIP trip and had an awesome encounter with mother and calf!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our group consisted of 30 people we were all exited about seeing whales. Our guides Hannah and Amy were on a mission to make that dream come true. Luckily we did see two sets of whales. It was amazing the activity that we witnessed. Our...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us! So glad this was fun, educational and included multiple whale encounters! See you next season!

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Let's just say it is worth every penny. When we looked into a snorkeling adventure, we were overwhelmed with the options. We debated between which islands and the size of the boat. We are so glad we chose Ultimate! The small size gives more one-on-one...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Mahalo for choosing us to snorkel with! We are so glad you enjoy the adventure and the food (we could eat the banana bread and lilikoi cream cheese every day too!) Hope to see you guys out with us in the future!

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Hubby and I booked two hour whale watching tour in advance of our trip to Maui. The boats are smaller which didn't bother us and provided for a great experience with a smaller number of people (the boats are safe so don't stress). We were...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Mahalo for coming out whale watching with us! So glad you support the locally owned and operated businesses like us! Hope to see you next season!

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour on the ground when we got there. It was a great tour and we were very lucky to see whales in a number of locations. Unfortunately we had to go back when we were tracking along with some whales and dolphins....More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Mahalo for coming out with us! Longer whale watching are always better and its always tough to head for shore when marine life is hanging out with us!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went whale watching on a large inflatable yellow raft. Crew were very nice and professional. We saw several whales and it was a beautiful day. There were two main problems: the seating and lack of a bathroom. We weren't told ahead of time that good...More

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Mahalo for your feedback- apologize for the restroom not being available! We do always recommend using the restroom before boarding with us for the 2 hour trip, it is located only a few steps away from our slip and boarding area. The seating on all...More

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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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