Hawaii Ocean Rafting 808-661-RAFT (808-661-7238)

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 Maui & Lanai Snorkeling
Half Day and Full Day Trips, Mid Day Private Tours as well as 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 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.

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Adult Snorkel Trip $62.42!

 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.

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Adult Whale Watch Tour $31.23 Children Whale Watch Tour $23.24 View All Hawaii Ocean Rafting Tours

Private Charters available at Island Star Excursions Website

Whale Watching Season is here!

Maui 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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