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Lanai Dolphin Snorkel

Maui Adventure Cruises – Lanai Dolphin Snorkel

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Maui Adventure Cruises dolphin encounter is an outstanding Lanai rafting snorkeling charter. With an extremely fast raft, the Maui Adventure Cruises will get you there quickly allowing for more time snorkeling in Lanai. Dolphin watching can be enjoyed on the journey along the coast of Lanai both to and on the way back to Lahaina Harbor. Unspoiled reefs with no crowds are the hallmark of this adventure. Your first snorkeling site on Lanai may be places like Armchair or Summer House. Lanai snorkeling spots are at the Captain’s discretion based on visibility. All the snorkel spots on Lanai have colorful reefs teeming with a variety of marine life.

The first one is usually at Shark Fin. Shark Fin is a well-protected cove before Manele Bay. In places the water is deep. The coral reefs rise up on the sides of the cove and from pinnacles that extend up from the bottom. Where ever there is a coral reef, there are fish. And at Shark Fin, they are everywhere. 

The Maui Nui Explorer is the only super raft on Maui. It’s incredibly fast and smooth. It’s called a super raft because of its size and it’s the only raft with a restroom aboard.

During the course of the day, you will visit two snorkel sites on Lanai.

The second snorkel site on Lanai is Manele Bay. Manele Bay is a marine reserve. Out of every snorkel tour on Maui that I have experienced, snorkeling at Manele Bay is by far the best. The Maui Nui Explorer moors closer to the left cliffs, just before the reef. You don’t have to swim much to reach the reef. There are some little sea caves under the water that are bristling with fish and coral formations. The coral reefs rise from the bottom like termite mounds colored with every shade of a rainbow. The amount of marine life present is staggering. Some swim in schools with up to a hundred-fish banding together to form the school. Others are as big as football, and some are small like aquarium fish. The san pockets between the formations of coral have fish hanging out eating the algae. You can actually dive down to the bottom and touch the sand pockets. It’s not very deep. The closer you get to the edge, the more Manele Bay comes alive. I have always thought of Manele Bay as a National Geographic snorkel spot. It’s that amazing.

Then there are the dolphins. They are everywhere. Once the Maui Nui Explorer cross the channel, you can see them leaping out of the water and racing each other. There are over 700 spinner dolphins in this vicinity of Lanai. You should see them on the way over and on the return to Lahaina Harbor. Yes!

During the whale watching season from December 15th to April 15th Maui Adventure Cruises provides a mild whale watch for you. Seeing whales from a raft is personal. You really get an idea of their size, grace, beauty, and power. The whale watching experience on this trip will be short as there is a day of Lanai snorkeling ahead.

We do offer a whale watching tour with Maui Nui Explorer that is so good, most people do it again every year upon their return, seek out the Maui Nui Explorer for their whale watching tour on Maui too.

The Raft:
The Maui Nui Explorer is a very large raft 48′ in length. It is the only raft that has an onboard restroom (marine head).

Tip of the Day:
Bring a towel and sunscreen


Food:
Continental Breakfast:
Fresh island fruit
Kona Coffee
Local style juice

Lunch:
Turkey or veggie wraps
Chips
Buttermilk dressing
Cookies
Juice, soda, and water

Restrictions:
No children under 4
No expecting mothers
No people with bad backs
No handicap access

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Lanai Snorkel

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per Adult $119.95

(6.43 Fuel Charge Applied in Checkout)

Ages 4-12 (6.43 Fuel Charge Applied in Checkout)

Age 4 (1 Per Paying Adult)

Total $0.00

Whale Watch

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per Adult $59.95

13 and Up

5-12 Yrs Old

Age 4 (1 Per Paying Adult)

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Departs from Lahaina – Lahaina Harbor Slip 11
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Days Available:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

48 Hour Cancellation Policy

Times:
Check-in 7:00am, Departs at 7:30am
Return 12:30pm.

Check-in 15 minutes prior to activity start time

Total Duration 5 hours

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Maui Adventure Cruises
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Ryan S.
Ryan S.
We had a fantastic snorkel trip to Lanai with captain Zac and Alison. We arrived at slip 11 and were given a lunch bag which contained a wrap sandwich,...
Russel R.
Russel R.
Words can't explain this trip! Did not expect to get/see as much as I we did! Recommend this trip if your in Maui, would come back. Amazing tour guide!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
This trip was awesome! We did the 4.5 hour snorkeling tour that included 3 stops: 2 coves and 1 harbor area that was packed with sea turtles. We came...
David T.
David T.
Awesome captain and co-leader (Jay and Meredith). We had a large group with kids and they made everyone comfortable, were extremely patient and very...
Chris S.
Chris S.
The perfect "brochure" trip! I have done 6 different boat snorkeling trips in my various trips to Hawaii over the last 11 years. What was my former best...
Mat H.
Mat H.
We had a great time! The best snorkeling trip we have taken in Maui by far. Captain Kerry(sp) and First Mate Jack were great guides and we saw dolphins,...
William P.
William P.
We had an amazing time with Captain Kiwi (I think that was this name) and Justin. They were both professional and courteous. These two know what they're...
Zoe A.
Zoe A.
Amazing!!! We went out on a boat and saw all the whales! Staff was fun and informative and answered all questions! We saw so many whales today and had such...
Lloyd C.
Lloyd C.
I enjoyed this boat trip. It's about a couple hours long and yes you will see whales guaranteed by the boat company.The thing is you have to be ready to...
Lori G.
Lori G.
SPECTACULAR! We went on a morning whale watching tour. The captain and his first mate were so knowledgeable. We learned so much which we so appreciated for...
Kylie M.
Kylie M.
CHOOSE THIS ONE! How do you know which boat tour to get on? They all look the same! But every time I go on Maui Adventure Cruises (because they're the...
Christian P.
Christian P.
An absolute MUST DO. Sure others might be less expensive but there is no comparing the quality of this day! Capt. Kerry is a sea life whisperer....we...
Girish G.
Girish G.
We were able to watch a baby and mother whale for a good amount of time, with lot of interesting behaviors.We also saw a pod of spotted dolphins and lot...
Luvlee L.
Luvlee L.
What a great experience! Captain Casey and Shannon were phenomenal tour guides and extremely knowledgeable. We've done lots of excursions and this is #1.
Breeana C.
Breeana C.
This was an amazing experience. My boyfriend and I went the first Saturday we were on the island. Captain Jay and the staff were so helpful and funny. It...
Stevie S.
Stevie S.
Best part of our amazing trip!! The crew was very engaging and hilarious! We saw more then we could have possibly imagined with multiple snorkel locations.....
Myrna S.
Myrna S.
The 4.5 hr dolphin snorkeling adventure was amazing. The staff Jeremiah & John were fantastic. We had a blast. Got to snorkle in 2 beautiful spots. Saw...
Shannon C.
Shannon C.
Awesome time. Captain Jeremiah and first mate Allison were fantastic! Friendly, fun, safe and knowledgeable. We had the best time! We saw tons of turtles,...
Aleister C.
Aleister C.
Amazing experience! Definitely a must if this is your first time here. Lots of dolphins, turtles, all kinds of fish, and coral as far as you can swim. The...
Matt L.
Matt L.
My wife and I had a great time on the Lanai Dolphin Adventure. The dolphins weren't out that day, unfortunately, but the cruise was still very fun. Our...
Melissa S.
Melissa S.
Absolutely great experience! We got on at the super last minute and are so grateful we did! Fantastic knowledgeable and fun crew, comfortable boat WITH...
Denyce S.
Denyce S.
We had an epic whale watch today!! Whales and spinner dolphins ... could not have been much better. A whale came right up to the boat and another went under...
Carrie F.
Carrie F.
We had an amazing whale watch with Maui Adventure Cruises! The boat is so fun and family friendly. We saw so many whales. Captain Kiwi and the naturalist,...
Jackie W.
Jackie W.
There is no better way to go whale-watching than on a rib where you're down close and cozy with the whales. Captain Jay running the boat and Shannon are so...
Natalie R.
Natalie R.
The snorkel trip to Lanai was incredible! We had a blast on the boat, snorkeling was the best we’ve done in Hawaii, saw dolphins and whales and enjoyed the food as well! My family highly recommends this trip! Thank you!
Kristiana K.
Kristiana K.
Went on a whale watching tour and sooo happy with how everything went! The tour guides were very knowledgeable. I highly recommend going on this type of boat as you are able to move faster than a catamaran so you cover more ground in the two hours. Plenty of room to move around and get the pictures you want.
Ellie E.
Ellie E.
Went on the whale watch and had SUCH a great time with our captain Bryson and our guide Allison! Saw some amazing whales and they made sure we were taken care of. They answered any questions we had, and told us facts about whales that were so interesting! I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking to see some whales in a way that gets you closer to the action than if you were with a catamaran. Just remember these boats are small so they won't have bathrooms if you think you'll need that in a two hour span.
Jonathan K
Jonathan K
I saw so many whales that I lost count. Shannon was an AMAZING tour guide - very informative, great personality. My camera wasn't quick enough to catch any of the whale breaches, but I at least got some stunning photos of the Islands!!
Josh P.
Josh P.
This was a fantastic activity and highly recommended! Rode in the super raft with Captain Kiwi from New Zealand and first mate Dylon. These guys did an...
Kristen D.
Kristen D.
Can’t believe that I forgot to write a review! We did a Lanai Landing cruise back in April 2016. We saw a baby whale shark, huge pod of spotted dolphins hunting, spinner dolphins, humpback whale. Snorkeled in Lanai (2% not owned by Larry Ellison). It was an unbelievable day and I have to thank the crews at Maui Adventures.
Christina C.
Christina C.
We had a wonderful experience whale watching in December- the beginning of the season! About 7-8 whales out this time- a lot of dolphins! Got up close and personal with one whale in particular! Highly recommend
Matthew F.
Matthew F.
Would highly recommend Maui Adventure Cruises after participating in there 2 hour Whale Watch out of Lahaina Harbor today. Steve, our naturalist guide was...
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