Hawaii Ocean Rafting 808-661-RAFT (808-661-7238)
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Hawaii Whale Watching Tours from Maui, Snorkeling Maui & Lanai, Private Tours!

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Whale Watching from Maui
Whale Watching from Maui
Whale Watching
2 hrs
Private Snorkeling – Maui, Lanai
Private Snorkeling – Maui, Lanai
Dolphin Watch, Snorkeling
4 hrs
Private Charters – Maui, Lanai
Private Charters – Maui, Lanai
Private Charters, Whale Watching
4 hrs

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Snorkeling from Maui and Lanai

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. More…

Adult Snorkeling
Retail Price – $91.09
Online Price – $77.43!
Child Snorkeling
Retail Price – $80.37
Online Price – $68.31!

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Whale Watching From Maui

Hawaii Ocean Rafting offers Private Whale Watching trips ~ exclusive Maui rafting tours for you, your family and friends. Don’t have a group to go with? Per person rates are also available.
Departure Times Morning: 7:30am, 10:00am Afternoon: 1:30pm 4:00pm.

Adult Whale Watching
Retail Price – $39.38
Online Price – $33.47
Child Whale Watching
Retail Price – $29.29
Online Price – $24.90


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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. More…

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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. More…



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 next Whale Watch Season this fall, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your business.

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 Pan-tropical 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! Special Discounts through Whale Watch Season! Book now and save!

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  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. You can be assured you will be treated like family by our experienced Captains and crew.

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  • "Awesome Adventure" Reviewed August 12, 2014 We went on the Hawaii Ocean Rafting day tour on July 24 during our recent visit to Maui. I have to say that this was one of the best things we did during our two-week stay in the Hawaiian islands. Justine and Sammi were a terrific crew. The surf was slightly rough that day, but Justine did an excellent job...
  • "Awesome" Reviewed August 11, 2014 Great time and great adventure. Saw sharks, eel, barracuda, turtles and many many dolphins. They captain and everyone was wonderful. Recommend this tour to anyone.
  • "Snorkel Heaven, Dolphins Galore!" Reviewed August 4, 2014 Our family of 7, ages 16-54, booked this zodiak raft trip instead of the bigger boat I wanted, and we were BLOWN AWAY at the fun we had! The take you to Lanai, snorkel over a beautiful 7 mile reef with turtles and tons of fish, then go to another protected bay and snorkel some more, whipe you over to...
  • "Great Family Snorkel!" Reviewed August 3, 2014 Our family of 5 went out on a 4 hr snorkel trip yesterday am. What a great trip! Justine the capt was very professional & extremely knowledgable. We almost immediately were treated to a dolphin " show!" There was a huge school of spinners swimming & twisting in the air within a few inches of our boat! The 2 snorkel...
  • "Hawaii Ocean Rafting - Don't miss this trip!" Reviewed August 2, 2014 Today we traveled around Lanai on Hawaii Ocean Rafting with Justine and Sammy. We saw three different pods of Spinner Dolphins. One pod only had about ten dolphins but three of the female dolphins had babies the size of footballs. Justine made sure we all saw the dolphins but made sure the babies did not get stressed. We saw the...
  • "Dolphintastic!" Reviewed I had so much fun on the Dolphin Lanai Snorkel trip that I took on December 10th. We left the Lahaina Harbor at 8 am and were back in the early afternoon. Truly a fantastic trip. Exceeded expectations and we were amidst Humpback whales, Spinner Dolphins and a ton of turtles. I highly recommend using them if you want to...
  • "AMAZING & EDUCATIONAL" Reviewed July 30, 2014 We booked a trip with Sean and Justine to go snorkeling and had an awesome time. There were seven in our group and two other site seers. All of us had such a great time. Sean taught us so much about the history and local wildlife. I recommend this to everybody!! Thank you both for making our trip that much...
  • "What a trip" Reviewed July 1, 2014 We just got back from the half day Lanai snorkel trip and had a fab time with our captains Sean and Rebecca ! Beautiful coral and lots of fish and even a huge pod of dolphins! I would recommend this tour and company to anyone coming to Maui.
  • "GREAT EXPERIENCE" Reviewed June 6, 2014 My wife and I went out with out on The Great White with Sean and Leanna, 2 of the coolest people we met while on our vacation. They were very personable and knowledgeable. we loved the small group experience we saw hundreds of spinner dolphins and learned a great deal about the environment we were exploring. When we go back...
    Dylan R
  • "Ocean rafting" Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile My wife and I had a good experience with this company the skipper listened to what everyone wanted out of the day and delivered. Being in the middle of a pod of spinner dolphins was a great experience as well as swimming with the turtles.
    David H
  • "Personal attention - it matters!" Reviewed May 12, 2014 The personal attention we received made this a spectacular trip! We did the half day Lanai snorkeling trip, and it was unparalleled with any of the other excursions we've ever done on Maui. The dolphins, fish and whales barely upstaged the expertise of our captain, Justine and crew, Sammi. They were helpful, professional, fun, incredibly knowledgeable, and were what made...
  • "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...

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