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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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

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

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Snorkeling from Maui and Lanai

Full Day Snorkel Trip

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.

Adult Full Day Snorkel Trip
Retail Price – $139.31
Online Price – $118.41
Child Full Day Snorkel Trip
Retail Price – $101.80
Online Price – $86.16

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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 Tours from Lahaina

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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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  • “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
  • “very nice folks on boat” steph and jenny made for a great half day trip. knowledgeable but not overbearing. great local knowledge. Reviewed July 3, 2015
    Paul D
  • “Great whale watching and snorkeling” We booked a whale watching/snorkeling tour which was about 6 hrs. We went over to Lanai and snorkeled in a bay area of the island which resulted in seeing corral and tropical fish. Captain Jeff took us back to a area north of Lahaina to snorkel some more. along the way we saw whales nearby and both the captain and crew Sam shared information on whales and the area. I would rate this up there with the better tours. They have several tours offered.- Reviewed March 11, 2015
    Dave A
  • “A Great Experience!” Our family really enjoyed whale watching with Captain Stephanie and Sean. It's amazing to be out in the water and close to it in a smaller craft. Stephanie did a great job of finding whales and moving on when the time was right-we saw lots of action. Sean gave just the right amount of info. We heard some interesting facts and stories and could as lots of questions. But he didn't talk non-stop, which I appreciated because it gives you time to just absorb the awe and beauty of the whales and scenery. It felt like an intimate experience. 2 hours was as long as we needed, and as long as I think our two kids could manage (ages 7, 10). I'm so glad we went whale watching! - Reviewed March 9, 2015
    Kandyce S
  • “Always Amazing Whale Watch!!!” We've been on many whale watches in the past but once we found HOR 10 years ago we never went back! The crew is laid back - but really know their stuff. What this means is they tailor it to the crowd. This time we had a bunch of people who had been on multiple trips (its that good!) so we didn't need a lot of basics. Jake and Sammie gave us new and interesting information, a little thrill ride, and lots of fun! We hung with a competition pod of about 11 for an amazing show then we found some bottlenose dolphins which are pretty rare around here. They know their stuff and have lots of aloha. Don't miss this attraction! p.s. - we even live here and keep coming back!- Reviewed March 6, 2015
  • “Great rafting whale watching tour” My group of 5 went out on a Whale watch on Feb 23, 2015. We had a great time on the 2 hour cruise. The caption was able to get us right out to the whales and we saw a bunch of them on our tour. We were able to get pretty close to the whales which was great. We of course were hoping for the whales to come up to our boat but no luck. That's not the captions fault though. The Capt and 1st mate we pretty good over all. There wasn't a lot of great information but to me it was all about seeing the whales. The price was much better than other rafting trips so we booked with them again on Feb 27 to go out again. It was another good trip.. - Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW
    Matthew H

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