Hawaii Ocean Rafting – Lanai Dolphin Snorkel Tours
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Hawaii Ocean Rafting leaves early on these fabulous Lanai snorkeling tours to take advantage of the calm waters crossing the channel in the morning. Hawaii Ocean Rafting on Lanai takes you around the north end of the island. Molokai is also so close, you can almost touch it. Here you will discover shipwrecks, blow holes, sea caves and hidden coves. Snorkeling with turtles, vast amounts of marine life on some of the most colorful reefs in Hawaii. You will encounter dolphins in the wild, pods of them. They hug the coast of Lanai, racing up and down the coast laughing and smiling all the time. A majestic species that in on the international endangered species list, the spinner dolphins have found a safe haven at Lanai. The raft will enter some of the largest sea caves and you can marvel at the blow holes that dot the remote coastline. You will see remote beaches which haven’t been visited for decades because there are no roads to them. Rugged, wild and beautiful is the north and west coasts of Lanai. Few will ever see these hidden treasures during their vacation. Take a day and discover Lanai.
The north shore of Lanai is isolated. There are no real roads that lead to the north or west shores. In fact, the only paved roads on Lanai are from the harbor to Lanai City and the two resorts on the island. That is one of the reasons why, everything to do with Lanai for snorkeling is so pristine. You can only reach the best snorkel sites on Lanai by boat. And most boats come from Lahaina, Maui, not from Lanai. Interesting huh?
The half-day rafting trip to Lanai with Hawaii Ocean Rafting snorkels the east and north coast of Lanai. Some of the snorkel sites visited are Sweetheart Rock, Shark Fin and of course Shipwreck Beach. Along the journey, you will encounter three different species of dolphins, Spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins. They are mostly found in pods, which are groups of dolphins ranging anywhere from a dozen to hundreds. Seeing dolphins in the wild is crazy. They swim and play in the wake of the boat. They always seem to be laughing with their eyes and smiling. Seeing dolphins will make your day.
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Bring a towel and sunscreen
All gear provided
Easy access to the water
Boogie boards and noodle are available
Under water cameras for purchase when checking in at the booth
Full Deli Style:
Juice & water
No expecting mothers
No people with bad backs or necks
No children under 6 years old
No handicap access
Select your choice
- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free Cancellation
- No Booking or Credit Card Fees
Meet Location: Lahaina Harbor Slip 8
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Advance Reservations Required
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Days Available(Half Day):
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day
Check-in 7:30am. Departs at 8:00am
Return at 1:00pm
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: 8 hours (Full Day) 5 Hours (Half Day)
We saw white tip reef sharks, turtles, hundreds of dolphins, and whales. It was awesome!!!!!! Shawn was a great captain and even extended our trip to watch whales that were spotted on our way in. They also offered yummy healthy snacks which was a bonus. It was a small group which made it really personal & one of the guides swam with our group the entire time and pointed out harder to see things like sharks under coral. We would highly recommend this company!!!!!!!
Great trip. Captain worked hard to get us to the whale sightings. Such a fast boat.
Beautiful scenic views of Lahaina town and Lahaina harbor. Highly recommend this adventure activity.
Slip 8 Lahaina harbor
Capt Sean & crew promised 2 or 3 dives on the island of Lani. We got 1 dive on Lani and a lot of boat driving and finally back to Maui for no more dives. Wasted time and $ because we wanted snorkeling, not the life history of a salty dog. We’ve had better dives from the shore than with these guys.
Safe and fun boat. Safe and fun captains and crew. Get to go to more than one spot at Lanai and have snacks and drinks and a meal with personalized attention and help and gear for a very reasonable rate. Did the half day Lanai Snorkel and saw tons of fish and coral and a turtle and dolphins. Had an 8 year old and three teens with us and they were never bored or struggling to keep up/be involved in everything the rest of the group was doing. Their rafts hold small groups which seems so much more desirable than the apartment building sized boats leaving at the same time for snorkel trips.
if you're looking to do something special, away from the crowds, with a bit of adventure and almost guaranteed to see dolphins, this is the trip for you! you get individual attention from a very friendly crew, and it's as close to a private charter as it gets with very small groups on board. highly recommended!