Hawaii Ocean Rafting – Whale Watch by Raft
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Maui whale watching tours, such as the Hawaii Ocean Rafting Whale Watch, on a raft, are much different than on the larger boats. They are very up close and personal! Being eye level with the Humpback Whale is thrilling, especially when they breach close to the raft. Everyone gets wet! There have been many occasions where the whales come right up to the side of the raft and you can look them right in the eye. Whoa…. From Hawaii Ocean Rafting Whale Watch, you can really get an idea of how big the Humpback Whale really is. They are much bigger than the raft. You can feel their power, see the barnacles and soaked when they spout. A whale watching tour in Maui from a raft is unique as it is fun. Hawaiian Ocean Rafting Whale Watch is known for getting to the whales extremely quick. This provides more time to watch the magnificent Humpback Whales. The boat they use is a zodiac rigid hull raft. Zodiac rafts usually are certified to carry 22 guests. Hawaiian Ocean Rafting keeps the passenger count to 18 for comfort. There is shade aboard, but not much. Because of the number of passengers allowed on each tour, they sell out quickly. You should schedule your whale watching tour
Hawaiian Ocean Rafting Whale Watch keeps the passenger count to 18 for comfort. There is shade aboard, but not much. Because of the number of passengers allowed on each tour, they sell out quickly. You should schedule your Hawaii Ocean Rafting Whale Watch tour early, before you arrive on Maui, then you’ll have a front-row seat to the best show on Maui – featuring the Humpback Whales. Schedule your Hawaii Ocean Rafting Whale Watch on Maui today and discover the magic.
The Humpback Whale winter home is Hawaii. During the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere, the whales prefer the cooler waters off the coast of Alaska. Alaska is their feeding grounds. While our annual visitors are enjoying the warmth of the tropics in the winter they do not eat. Although whale watching tours can be had from any island in Hawaii, the best ones are from Maui. Maui is a whale sanctuary. They seem to know as more whales are sighted off Maui than any other island.
In the 1990’s whale watching was more or less out of control, with charter boats trying to get within a couple of feet of the Humpback Whale. Environmentalist got together and petition the State Legislature to pass laws limiting the distance a charter boat can come to the whales. This act alone resulted in less whales being struck by boats, resulting in less injury to the whales. The federal government also added the Humpback whale to the endangered species list about the same time. Once a population in decline, the Humpback Whale is now flourishing. Each year there is a whale count. Volunteers man their boats and count all the whales around Maui. The population has grown significantly since they were added to the endangered species list.
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Wear a hat
Dress to get wet
Make sure your camera is charged and has space for your photos
Bring bottled water
There is no food or beverage during the tour.
No pregnant women
No people with bad backs or necks
No children under 5 years old
No handicap access
Other Activity Options by Hawaii Ocean Rafting: Hawaii Ocean Rafting – Lanai Dolphin Snorkel Tours
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- Free Cancellation
- No Booking or Credit Card Fees
Meet Location: Lahaina Harbor Slip 8
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Saturday
Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
7:30am, 10:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: 2 hours
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!