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 Maui & Lanai Snorkeling
Half Day and Full Day Trips, Mid Day Private Tours and seasonal Whale Watching Tours



We offer a full range of eco rafting activities with something for everyone.

We are a small family company and we know that times are still   tough out there. We also know that there a lot of choices for you when you are   planning your snorkeling and whale watching adventures. As we head into the   new year we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your   business. We will continue to offer our 2013 prices through till Aug 1st 2014.

On each trip you will enjoy the personal touch afforded by our smaller boats, no overcrowding here. Each trip offers superb snorkeling as well as marine wildlife encounters.

Several species of dolphin call the island of Lanai their home, we usually encounter the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and the Pantropical Spotted Dolphins, as well as the occasional pod of Bottle nose Dolphin.

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are also very common, and larger than you may expect when you see them up close.


Lanai Snorkeling,  Maui Snorkeling, Dolphin Watch & Sea Turtles, Seasonal Whale Watching


No crowds!

Our smaller boats offer a personal touch you can’t get sharing a Whale Watching trip with 60 other people.. Go on a half-day or full-day Maui snorkeling or Whale Watching adventure. Outings to the island of Lanai invite superb snorkeling and breathtaking landscapes far from the beaten path. The dolphins are a sure favorite among our visitors, it is an unforgettable experience to be up close and personal. Visit pristine coral reefs. The reefs of Maui and Lanai not only team with abundant and colorful fishes, but also the Hawaiian green sea turtles.  Our craft allow for non-invasive Whale Watching during whale season( Dec-May) and range in duration from 4 to 8 hours offering a perfect fit for your vacation.
  If you choose a half day trip you can get a full 5hours in and be back in Lahaina in time for lunch on Front Street. The full day trip spends 8 hours exploring the pristine snorkeling and breathtaking scenery around the neighbor island of Lanai, including a giant shipwreck. Whichever trip you choose, you can be assured you will be treated like family by our experienced Captains and crew.

 Prices are changing Aug 1st!
Book your dates online now and save!

Adult Full Day Snorkel $98.13  

Child Full Day Snorkel $71.35  

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Snorkel in Maui and Lanai!

Maui whale watching

Maui whale watching and snorkeling in maui


Adult Half Day Snorkel Trip $62.42!Child Half Day Snorkel Trip $44.58! Mid Day Private Snorkel! Whale Watching!


  • "Great last day on Maui" Reviewed January 8, 2014 We waited until our last day on Maui to do an organized snorkeling trip and decided to skip the overcrowded trip to Molokini crater and take a trip to Lanai. Not wanting to be on one of the over crowded catamarans we decided to go on a smaller "zodiac type" boat...
    Mark M
  • "By Far my Most Favourite Snorkel Trip" Reviewed December 30, 2013 Dec. 30th - Thought I would give this trip a chance when I just happened to walk by Boss Frogs and saw the brochure. When we arrived they checked us in promptly and Tom was very friendly and kept my girls smiling...
  • “Best day of our trip by far!” Reviewed November 21, 2013 We were extremely lucky and got a private tour with Sean and Tommy on the last day of our trip. It was absolutely incredible! They were both so friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel really comfortable. We snorkeled with sea turtles and saw so many beautiful fish. We were able to see Bottlenose dolphins which was definitely a highlight....
    Katey N
  • “Wonderful day in beautiful Hawai'i” Reviewed November 16, 2013 Thank you to LeAnna and Sean for a very special day with your company. Though early in the "whale season" we saw several humpback whales enjoying the beautiful warm waters of Au'au Channel. Dolphins, galore! Love the way they "rode the bow" of the boat with us half way to Lana'i. Both snorkeling spots were fun and did see many...
  • "A wonderful experience!" Reviewed June 19, 2013 We went on a whale watching trip with Hawaii Ocean Rafting in February, 2013. We had a wonderful experience! Leana and Justine were knowledgeable and taught us so much! While providing a fun and safe experience. I would definitely recommend this company, and would use them again in a heartbeat :)
  • "Snorkeling trip turned whale, dolphin, turtle watching" - Reviewed June 2, 2013 This experience is a necessity if you are visiting Maui!! We signed up for the snorkeling trip with Tiffany and Emily in March 2013. Not only did they take us to some beautiful reefs with abundant sea life, but they were incredibly knowledgeable! We were lucky enough to spot a bunch of whales throughout the trip. It would have been...
    Alexandra E
  • "Nice coral, lots of turtles!" Reviewed May 24, 2013 Everything about our trip with Ocean Rafting went well. Our crew was great, knowledgable, helpful and fun to be with. We hit two snorkeling spots, which were very different from one another. One had really nice coral and the other lots of turtles. We did the 1/2 day trip. The snacks were good, healthy and timely. I had my own...
  • "Best Snorkeling Trip Ever!"   Reviewed March 21, 2013   We booked a 1/2 day snorkeling trip which ended up also being a whale watching adventure!! We saw so many whales we lost count... Jeff and Sean made the trip both fun and educational. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone going to Maui- you will not be disappointed.
    Amy O
  • “Fantastic Whale Watch!” Reviewed March 22, 2013 We had a fantastic whale watch with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Tom and Povi were informative and fun. With their smaller inflatable vessel that holds a maximum of 18 guests, everyone has a "front row" seat. We were able to see a mom and escort both breach about 50 feet from our boat. The whales then did a few more smaller...
  • “Whale watching Tour”
    Reviewed February 15, 2013
    If you are looking for awesome whale watching in Maui, go to slip 8 in Lahaina Harbor. Wow! Thanks to Sean, Tom, Povi & Leanna(?) I must have been on the same boat as Neil S. I think there must have been a naked whale painted on the bottom of our boat, because this humpback wouldn't leave us alone! Exceeded our expectations by a mile. I would have paid several hundred dollars for this experience that only cost $40ish. We went out with this company 3 of the 6 days we were in Maui.
  • “The best of the best!!!”
    Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile
    If you are gonna go on a whale watch, go with hawaii ocean rafting. Prices are much lower than other rafts, and the personal touch and expert captains and naturalists are the best in the business! This is our second year to use them, and we have has our most memorable whale watches with them. Povi and Tom were awesome!!!!
  • Reviewed February 22, 2013 
    My family usually goes to Big Island but came to Maui this winter so we can see the whales. Hawaii Ocean Rafting was the third outfit we tried this week, and by far the best. If you're okay with a bit of a bumpy ride and none of the traditional amenities on a larger boat (toilet, sheltered cabin, food and...  

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 Featured Maui – Lanai Snorkeling and Whale Watch Trips

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Half Day Snorkeling in Maui

On our half day snorkeling trip, we will depart at 8:00 am for the neighbor island of Lanai. Lanai offers some of the most pristine snorkeling around and is also home to spotted, spinner, and bottlenose dolphins. On this 4.5 hour trip we will visit (at least) 2-3 different and unique snorkel spots as well as dolphin watching opportunities. This experience will be aboard our ocean raft with our knowledgeable captain and crew, they are happy to answer questions and make sure you are comfortable before you hop in the water. The trip includes a continental breakfast, snacks, water, juice, and soda. We also provide all the gear and instruction you will need, including snorkels, fins and flotation (boogie boards, waist belts, and noodles). There are waterproof cameras for purchase at our booth before departure. Best of all you will have a full snorkeling and dolphin/ turtle watching adventure and be back in time for lunch on historic Front Street in Lahaina.

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Full Day Snorkeling in Maui

The full day snorkel trip is the adventure of a lifetime and is available for private charter from December through May. This trip departs at 7:00am in order to take advantage of the early calm weather and travels around the entire island of Lanai. This trip is off the beaten path for sure. Lanai is and island of breathtaking views, towering cliffs, and rugged landscapes all set against the blue waters of Maui. Lanai is home to pods of Hawaiian Spinner, spotted, and bottlenose dolphins. The reefs are teaming with colorful fish and corals, as well as the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. This trip includes a continental breakfast and a full deli lunch, as well as water, juice, and soda. We provide all the gear and instruction you will need, as well as flotation (boogie boards, waist belts, and noodles). There are waterproof cameras for purchase at our booth before departure. With a full 7- 8 hours aboard our ocean raft you can see and do it all, swim, snorkel, sightsee, and just enjoy the sunshine.

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Mid Day Private Snorkeling in Maui

On our mid-day trip we will depart Lahaina Harbor at 10:00 am for a 4 hour Maui Snorkeling trip. This trip will visit the superb snorkel spots Maui has to offer, including the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. If weather permits we will also venture over to the island of Lanai for some snorkeling and dolphin sighting. This trip is aboard our ocean raft with our friendly and knowledgeable Captain and crew. You can feel free to ask any question or for further instruction to make sure you are comfortable both on board and in the water. This trip includes a full deli lunch, as well as water, juice, and soda. We also provide all the gear and instruction you will need, as well as flotation (boogie boards, waist belts, and noodles). There are waterproof cameras for purchase at the booth before departure. You may have noticed that most snorkel trips leave at or before 8:00 am, this is a rare opportunity to sleep in a bit and still spend your day snorkeling and sightseeing.

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Private Charters – Maui, Lanai

You can enjoy your very own unique adventure aboard one of our rafts with a private charter. With this option you can choose the focus of your trip. With this option you can pick and choose what you would like to do more of, whether it be snorkeling, sightseeing, dolphin sighting, turtles, whale watching etc. We will cater the trip to you and your guests. The ocean raft is comfortable for up to 16 guests and is $375.00 plus 7.166% per hour with a 3 hour minimum. This trip also includes all the gear and instruction you will need as well as flotation (boogie boards, waist belts, and noodles). This trip will include juice, water, and soda as well as a continental breakfast and deli lunch depending on the time frame you choose for your adventure. This is a great option for large groups or for anyone who wants to tailor their own adventure.

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