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)
Wonderful experience from start to finish yesterday. Captain Sean and Nick were great, engaging, knowledgeable and helpful with any needs anyone on the boat had. They were very environmentally conscious and cared about preserving the reef. It was great to be on a faster boat, able to outrun bigger boats and not feel like you were spending your whole trip getting to your destination. We had 2 snorkel stops, both had turtles and plenty of fish and coral. We also had about 15-20 minutes of riding directly alongside dolphins. This was great because our feet were in the water and the people on a bigger boat tour that was next to us were standing on the deck at least 4-5 feet up. I thought it was very competitively priced. Would highly recommend.
We had a great experience with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. We were a little skeptical about the smaller boat but it turned to be the perfect choice for this type of tour. It is faster and more maneuverable up near the coast. We were able to see things you just can get to with the bigger boats. The staff was great too! This was the first snorkeling experience for our daughters and they made them feel safe and comfortable, going out of their way to ensure it was a great day for all of us.
I cannot say enough about Captain Sean and Miss Noni! They gave my family and I a once in a lifetime day, complete with fish, sharks, turtles, dolphins and amazing reefs. The personalized service was better than any other snorkeling trip we have been on. Noni took our boys under her "water" wing and showed them how amazing the ocean can be. The added bonus of seeing a submarine emerge from the depths was fantastic. Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing day and for taking such great care of the boys! We will remember it forever!
Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!
My girlfriend and I had a phenomenal time with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Captain Shawn and Linda did a fantastic job of ensuring we had the adventure we were hoping for, even against the uncontrollable force of mother nature. We saw an entire pod of dolphins within arms reach of the boat, a number of sea turtles at multiple locations, and the beautiful island of Lanai. I would highly recommend Hawaii Ocean Rafting for anyone looking to make the most of their vacation.
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.