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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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USD 99.95*
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Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui
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Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-9266
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an early start for the Molokini Crater snorkel trip but the staff were very welcoming. It's not a modern boat but there's plenty of seating. We chose to sit up on deck and the seating is a bit tight but perfectly adequate. It takes...More

Thank Jeannie2207
hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Jeannie, We're so happy you had a good time snorkeling at Molokini.Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. A hui hou (until we meet again)! Warmest Aloha

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take a chance and snorkel in the Lahaina area. So we purchased tickets from the Hawaii Ocean Project from Lahaina to Molokai The company flyer had a really nice looking boat and talk about delicious meals and high quality snorkeling gear. The food...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This was a good trip. But it's tough to compare the cruise to the smaller and more modern catamarans on Maui. The comfort level is higher on other vessels but the crew was great, knew what they were doing, and was super friendly. We saw...More

Thank GrandDanois
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Out of all of the excursions we did while in Maui, this was by far our FAVORITE. We swam so close to sea turtles! A lot of them! We were supposed to go to Molokini but the wind was pretty harsh and they gave us...More

Thank Kelly V
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Unfriendly, unhelpful crew. Crappy food. Drive around in boat more than anything. Had better time on lesser boat last time we did it. Not worth it.More

1  Thank jldolan
hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Aloha jldolan, We are very sorry that your trip was anything less than wonderful. However, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your feedback is invaluable to us, as it can only help us improve. I would like...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our trip was supposed to be to Molokini for morning snorkelling, but due to bad timing, a tropical storm was petering out over Maui and causing surf so bad that no boats were mooring at the crater. Seeing this, our great captain Becca diverted us...More

Thank kimncris
hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Aloha kimnchris, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It looks like you had an incredible time with Captain Becca at the helm! Dolphins and turtles!! That's epic. Thank you so much for coming out with us. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

It was my first time snorkeling. I went with 3 people. The trip lasts half a day: from 7am to 1:30pm-ish. Check-in at 6:30am. The youngest passenger was about 12 month-old. (+) - Captain and crew were nice and helpful. - We felt safe and...More

Thank CaliNini
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone on the staff was so kind, funny, and helpful. Becca was a great leader who told us the best places to find animals and told us all about the reef. The staff was interactive with kids, cooking up great food, and providing whatever we...More

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Went on a snorkel trip to Molokini crater and one other stop while in Maui last week. The snorkeling as was great, the crew for the most part were friendly and helpful both onboard and while in the ocean. The second snorkel stop was actually...More

1  Thank Deaninejay
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Snorkel Molokini trip was really pitiful. The snorkeling gear was cheapest imaginable - a piece of pvc pipe would have been as good. There was no check valve at the top and no purge valve at the bottom. This was just an open tube running...More

1  Thank beedub2
hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Aloha Beedub2, We love taking guests out to enjoy Maui's amazing ocean environment. Consequently, our captains are very experienced at identifying the best snorkeling locations, based off of weather, currents, and marine life behavior, so that we are able to take our guests to the...More

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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
11 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