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

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Snorkeling from Maui and Lanai

Full Day Snorkeling Trip

Th 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. More…

Adult ~ Full Day Snorkel Trip
Online Retail Price – $139.31
Online Advance Booking Price – $118.41
Child ~ Full Day Snorkel Trip
Online Retail Price – $101.37
Online Advance Booking Price – $86.16

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Snorkeling from Maui and Lanai

Half Day Snorkel Trip

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 ~ Half Day Snorkel Trip
Online Retail Price – $91.09
Online Advance Booking Price – $77.43!
Child ~ Half Day Snorkel Trip
Online Retail Price – $80.37
Online Advance Booking Price – $68.31!

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Private Snorkeling in Maui

On our Private Snorkeling Trip we will depart from Lahaina Harbor. We can create your own personal trip to meet your needs such as arranging for Scuba diving. This trip will visit the superb snorkel spots Maui has to offer, including the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. More…

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Seasonal Whale Watching

Whale Season is December 15th – April 15th, Book for next season at this years prices. 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. 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 Tours from Lahaina

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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Maui whale watching

  • "Amazing whale watching!" Hawaii Ocean Rafting provided a terrific first-time whale watching tour for us. Captain Stephanie and crew person Sean told us exactly what we would be doing, what to expect, what to look for, and information about whales and their behavior. We saw a mother and calf and several males, a breach, fin displays and flapping, and numerous tails. The swells...Reviewed on Jan 23 2016
    Steve H
  • "This is the one" If you want to whale watch out of Lahaina Harbor, this is the company to go with. I rarely post to TA but my experiences the last 3 years, and especially today, make this essential. This raft is the best at finding whales, and that is exactly what you want. You will get a whale education with any provider, but...Reviewed on Jan 21 2016
  • "Whale watch" This is an awesome experience we have gone with this family owned company several times and they do a great job The whales are amazing and they seemed to be able to find them and get them to come close to the boat... Reviewed on Jan 21 2016
  • "Great snorkeling and whale watching!" Love this small boat! Flexible crew because they can adjust to marine life and conditions. I love snorkeling around Lanai, whales were great to see up close! Reasonable price, love this company! Reviewed on Jan 20 2016
    Laurie S
  • "Perfection!" Pretty tough to get me to give a perfect score, but these guys nailed it!!!! Kim and Tom were exceptional, outstanding and went above and beyond to make our trip great. We did snorkel trip to Lanai. They were funny and great with the young kids. They made sure we were all safe and taken care of. We've done numerous... Reviewed on Jan 17 2016
  • "Our First Whale Watch of 2016-Best Captain!!" Hawaii Ocean Rafting - if you want the best, book a whale watch trip with Captain Jeff and Karen. We have been on at least 8 trips with Hawaii Ocean Rafting over the last few years and Captain Jeff is the best! Funny, knowledgable, aware of his surroundings and passengers at all times. Always feel safe with him as the... Reviewed on Jan 17 2016
    K R
  • "Great experience with whale watching" I went out on a whale watching trip with Captain Stephanie with my teenage daughter. It was a great experience. We were very lucky because we saw many whales. Stephanie was very good at spotting them. The sea was a little rough but everyone was so excited to see all these animals. A couple of times the boat stopped and... Reviewed Jan 10 2016
  • "Half day snorkel to Lanai" We had a great trip. Favorite excursion in our past 3 visits to Maui. Capt. Stephanie and Sean were awesome. Lots of dolphins! Saw whales. Snorkel sites had great visibility and a lot of sea life! Book now! Reviewed Jan 10 2016
    Kim D
  • "Great crew and awesome snorkeling!" We spent several days of our trip to Maui snorkeling from different beaches and decided to do one snorkeling excursion. I found Hawaii Ocean Rafting before we left for vacation, but didn't book our excursion until several days after we arrived in Hawaii. Stephanie and Sean were awesome! They took us to Lanai to snorkel in a preserve that had...Reviewed Jan 4 2016
    Cheree T
  • "The BEST Maui Memories - Thanks to Sean and Hawaii Ocean Rafting" We took the half-day Lanai snorkel trip with HOR on Christmas Morning. We were a small group of only 7 people, plus Sean and the captain. It was an incredible way to spend a few hours. My daughter said "I can't believe we did SO many things in just one short trip." ...Reviewed Jan 3 2016
  • “Always a fun and exciting trip!” We have been out with Hawaii Ocean Rafting several times and we always have a blast. I especially like when Sean is on the boat! We really enjoy his stories, knowledge about the islands, sea life, and snorkeling in the area. The boats are well maintained, clean, affordable and fun! Highly Recommended! Reviewed August 18, 2015
  • “Visited Four Snorkeling Spots” Stephanie and Sean did a great job of making this a fun and memorable adventure. They both made this a combined tour and snorkeling adventure telling us tidbits about Bill Gates' wedding, who owned the island, and how to safely dive. We had originally signed up for a half day tour but Mark (owner) called the day before and asked... Reviewed August 14, 2015
  • “Amazing Trip Around Lanai Snorkeling and Spotting Spinner Dolphins” Sean and Stephanie were amazing on our snorkeling trip to Lanai. Saw tons of dolphins and went to 4 or 5 awesome snorkeling spots around Lanai. One of my favorite things we did on or trip to Maui.Reviewed August 14, 2015
  • “Snorkeling with Stephanie and Sean” My 10 year old daughter and I enjoyed tremendously our 1/2 snorkeling with Stephanie and Sean. They were more than accommodating. We stopped to look at the dolphins and they were very safe and informative. I would highly recommend this activity. Reviewed August 11, 2015
    Carissa M
  • "Fun, low key, non-cheesy snorkel trip" My husband and I did the half day snorkel trip to Linai'i. With these guys you get a much smaller group (17 people on our trip) on a pontoon boat, compared to some of the other companies that take out gobs of people on big boats. Other good thing about going on a pontoon is that they can try way... Reviewed August 9, 2015
  • “Outstanding snorkel trip!” This is the perfect company for a small intimate group. We only had 5 of us on our trip and we were able to see some great snorkeling sites around the island of Lanai without all the crowds that the trip to Molikini always has. Breakfast & lunch were included...we had 4 stops and some great stops in-between at a... Reviewed July 17, 2015
    Grace G
  • “crossing Auau channel” Want to feel safe? Want adventure? Want aloha? Captain Stephanie and Sean provide! Big mahalo! the Hana girls Rhonda and Colette P.s. We'd do it again! Reviewed July 17, 2015
  • “Riding the ocean surf” Captain Stephanie and first mate Sean made this exciting trip fun and entertaining. 3 good snorkel spots and a dolphin siting. The raft is fun and allows you to get up closer to the action than the larger boats do. Allows for only 15 passengers. Get ready to get really wet on the ride if the surf is up. Our... Reviewed July 14, 2015
  • “Awesome trip” Our family had a wonderful snorkeling adventure with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. It was the first time my boys had been snorkeling and they were great with my boys! Our crew, Stephanie and Sean, were very nice, knowledgable, and did a great job of making our trip great! Reviewed July 12, 2015
  • “Best snorkeling in Hawaii” Hawaii Ocean Rafting gives you access to the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Stephanie and Jenny were amazing and made the trip very enjoyable. The zodiac was an amazing ride across the channel to Lanai, which offers great secluded snorkeling with turtles and tons of fish. I highly recommend the trip to Lanai and there's no better company to do it... Reviewed July 8, 2015
    Kyle M
  • “Fab time snorkelling” Stephanie and Jenny were great and We felt very comfortable throughout the whole trip. We started out the trip by going to a huge coral reef which was so clear you could see all the way to the bottom. The coral was absolutely beautiful and we saw 3 green sea turtles swimming right below us in the coral. Next we went to another snorkelling location where we swam in much deeper water which once again was so clear you could see straight down and we swam in a large school of tropical fish.... Reviewed July 6, 2015
    Jennifer C

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