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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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+1 808-661-7238
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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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Sean is amazing!!!!

I took my 3 teens on this experience and it was amazing. Sean was an awesome narrator and story teller. He shared his life experience stories, his expertise in this industry and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Angela0401
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Solano County

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Solano County
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my 3 teens on this experience and it was amazing. Sean was an awesome narrator and story teller. He shared his life experience stories, his expertise in this industry and his passion for ocean life. I will take this whale watching company every time I return to Maui. We had a great time and saw lots of whales.... More 

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Thank Angela0401
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Serina and Sam were the best crew on the raft. We had done 2 other whale watching trips and did not see much whale action. The minute Sam turned the engine off the action was non stop. She had taken us to a part of the water the other didn't and whales were all over. My husband was able to... More 

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Coulee City, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the 7:30 whale watching tour this morning with Jeff as our captain. The winds were calm, and we saw many fin slaps, breaches, and tails. There was a naturalist on board sharing great information, and the boat was quite uncrowded, so we had plenty of room to move around and see all the whale action. It was a... More 

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1 Thank bluelakelady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the best excursions we've done. The crew were so friendly and happy to answer questions and seemed as excited about the whales as we were. The boat was great, as it was a smaller group than other tours we saw that day where there were lots of people crammed onto large boats. Everyone on the raft... More 

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Verona, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Within 15 mins of taking off from the dock on a 7:30am whale watching excursion, a whale put on a show. Also saw males fighting over a female and it was great to be so close to nature. Jeff and Rihanna were great! They really care about the whales, gave us great history and insight in to their migration patterns... More 

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

Thank you for the glowing recomendation and also for taking the time to leave us a review. We are a small business and word of mouth is so valuable to us. Sounds like you saw a variety of whale behaviors, those competition pods can be pretty exciting! I will pass along the compliment to Jeff and Rihanna, they are a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled in a group of four at 8:00 am to Lanai. We got very luucky to only have 6 people on the boat (including us). We saw a baby and mother whale swim right by us and them swim under the boat. After that we got closer to Lanai and saw around 200 spinner dolphins. They chased the boat... More 

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

Pinnacle is such a breathtaking snorkeling spot, so happy you got to experience it! This is a special time of year, many snorkeling tours end up encountering whales. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot! Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my 15th trip to Maui, I always enjoy multiple whale watch trips every time I come. My trip yesterday was horrible: 1) captain soaked my kids and I more than once...also soaking my digital slr around my neck 2) crew never interacted w/ my kids & I 3) captain made jokes about sharks eating my kids (4 &... More 

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1 Thank Lindsey D
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this review

First of all i genuinely hope that the rest of your vacation here on Maui was pleasant and you were able to go home with some good memories to share with you kids. I encourage you to give us a call to talk personally about your experience as this a shockingly negative review. (808-661-RAFT)I must say that our Captains and... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That is all I heard as whales swam right at the boat. We were stationary with whales so close we could touch them. One stayed under the boat and Sean put a mic down so we could hear them talk. Sean held me in by my feet with a mask so I could video the whale under our boat. Incredible.... More 

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

Stephanie and Sean are great at what they do, what a team. Sounds like some great whale experiences. Thanks for pointing out the benifit of an underwater camera, if you don't have one we generally have a few for sale at the dock. Cant wait to see your pictures! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did two tours with this company. Whale watching and snorkeling. Snorkeling was great. The guides are great with first time snorkelers. Got to view many different types of aquatic fish.

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

Sounds like a great trip, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of taking you out again in the future. Aloha, Mark Robinson More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Jeff was amazing. He was able to show us over a dozen whales in two hours. We saw tail slaps and a whale breach nine times!!! He was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Jeff knew where to go and didn't let us down. They also allowed us to go out with our group of three people even though the... More 

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

Jeff is amazing, a true professional whale guide! Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to leave a review. Aloha and Mahalo, Mark Robinson More 

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