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
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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've been on the Hawaii Ocean Rafting whale watch about 10 times over the last 4 years and have had such an amazing time every time that we always come back for more. The crew are always helpful and entertaining, and we have multiple whale sightings every trip. The raft is always a smooth ride and keeps you feeling closer to the whales. I definitely recommend this whale watch to anyone who visits Maui.
Both the skipper and the guide where amazing. They shared a lot of knowledge and where eager to get us close to the whales. We were seeing whales almost all the time. Both diving under us and come just a few meters close while gaping and getting there head high out of the water and looking in our eyes. One of the guests on the boat had tested all the whalewatching companies several times and gave both the skippers of Hawaii Ocean Rafting the best evaluation.
It really makes a difference to go out in a smaller boat. My wife and I went on a snorkel excursion in a bigger boat and did some whale watching then as well but it was not quite the same. It was still cool on the bigger vessel,but it was a much more intimate experience. With the rafts you really get to see the whales up closer and learn about the behaviors they were displaying.
Went on a whale watch in Jan 2019 but did not see much. One was up close but all the others were far away. We had better views from the road. He was more interested in telling stories than looking for whales. So disappointed in the end. The boat ride was the best part of the trip.
Took a whale watching tour. Whales were plentiful but none came to the boat to say Hi which was sad. The crew was great and very detailed explainations.