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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

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675 Wharf St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
+1 808-661-7238
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Patience pays off on whale watching tour with Capt. Jeff and Emily

First, the raft is the way to go. So close to the action! We went on a 7:30 am tour on a windy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
C-LynJ
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Provo, Utah
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Amazing!

Took the early tour yesterday morning. Fantastic! Jeff and Emily are self-professed whale nerds... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tonicesena
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Greeley, Colorado
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First, the raft is the way to go. So close to the action! We went on a 7:30 am tour on a windy day. There wasn’t much action for the first hour. Capt. After several attempts to find something, Jeff and Emily spotted two spouts....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the early tour yesterday morning. Fantastic! Jeff and Emily are self-professed whale nerds and they live up to that title. Capt Jeff found a mom, baby & male escort and we hung out with them for quite a while. The curious baby kept coming...More

Thank tonicesena
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great experience. Got to see up close a group of 3 whales that just kept performing for us. Saw many other whales close by and were able to experience the thrill of having them come close enough to get a great view. Sam...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went on the 1:30pm tour 1/15/17, and we saw lots of whales! Leann and Celia were both very knowledgeable, and Leann took us right to the whales. We were able to see a pair of males showing off for us, one whale repeatedly doing tail...More

Thank Keri W
Mark R, Manager at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

All of our crew are very knowledgeable of the Whales, Dolphins, Turtles and the multitudes of reef fish. We purposely limit the numbers for passenger experience and comfort. Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best whale watching trip ever. Great, knowledable crew. I highly recommend this company. I plan to go again next January.

Thank devinduck69
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review on your trip. As the season progresses the sightings get better. February is the best month. Thanks for joining us. See you next year.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered Hawaii Ocean Rafting well over a decade ago and they have become our "go-to" tour group for experiences in our every-couple-year visits to Maui. They offer the best of what we come to Maui in January for...whales and snorkeling. We went out with...More

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review. All of the crew work very well together and it shows. There is a bit of a parking issue in Lahaina. Finding a free place to park can be tough. There is a paid lot that does take credit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice boat - have been out on the big boats with a million people once - will not do that again. It was easy to see and not feel like you are fighting for a spot. Staff was very nice and had interesting things to...More

Thank lem237
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please email us @ ( ocnraftn@maui.net ) with the date and time of this whale watch. I will address this with the crew. They should be spending all of their time insuring your comfort and experience. Thank you for the heads up. Please join us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 arrived early in Lahaina, HI on December 26th, 2017 for our 4 PM Whale-watch. As we checked in, the Captain, Leanna, explained that she had just returned from an earlier whale-watch during which folks were soaked through. She told us we...More

Thank MTZ4ME
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our policy is to advise the customers of the weather conditions previous to departing. This will allow you to reschedule or cancel. We do not make you go anyway as some of the larger boats do. It is evident the whales do like all of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right to the point, they put us next to 5 breaches and multiple whale sightings in the span of a truly beautiful 4PM-to-sunset tour off Lahaina. Captain Sean is really remarkable. He is a veteran of the Maui waters, is a master diver, and anticipates...More

Thank LD501
Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Captain Sean and Captain Jeff work very well together. They alternate being captain and guide/crew. Both have 15+years in the whale watching industry. They really enjoy what they do and it shows. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sam and Jenna were amazing. We went with another family in a private tour of 9 people and saw whales, amazing fish and turtles. We even got to swim with a white tipped reef shark

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Mark R, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sammi and Jenna work well together and really enjoy what they do. Thank you for joining us.

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Kathleen B
24 January 2017|
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Response from Mark R | Property representative |
You must mean tubing? No, no river tubing. Some of the same fun can be had frolicking in the waves though. Grab a floater and hop in!
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Jon B
31 May 2016|
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Response from Cherie D | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how many people have reservations that day, but I believe the maximum passenger capacity is 15.
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CindyL1111
18 February 2016|
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Response from TexasGal909 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning.
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