Captain Steve's Rafting

Captain Steve's Rafting

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Captain Steve’s Rafting – Deluxe Lanai Dolphin Snorkel

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Deluxe Snorkel Rafting Tours – Unveiling the Mysteries of Lanai

Welcome to an oceanic adventure like no other! Captain Steve’s Rafting brings you an enthralling deluxe Lanai dolphin snorkel experience, where the untouched beauty of Maui’s neighbor, Lanai, unfolds before your eyes. Often overlooked yet teeming with more vibrant marine life than Molokini, Lanai’s reefs offer a snorkeling experience beyond compare.

Get ready for a day of exploration as they guide you to the top snorkel sites on Lanai, from the remote north shore to the Marine Reserve at Manele Bay.

Sweetheart Rock: Meet the Playful Inhabitants of the Ocean

Their rafting tours in Maui are not just about sightseeing; they’re about making connections. As you snorkel through the colorful reefs, you’ll encounter playful spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, and hundreds of varieties of marine life. One of their favorite spots is Sweetheart Rock, where towering pinnacles create a reef plateau that seems almost otherworldly.

A Family Business Rooted in Passion

Captain Steve’s Rafting is more than just a Maui water activities provider; it’s a small family-owned business that has been sharing the wonders of Lanai with visitors since 1986. Their commitment to delivering exceptional experiences, filled with Aloha Spirit and insightful knowledge, has made them one of the most sought-after providers of boat tours and ocean activities in Maui.

Winter Whale Watching: A Seasonal Treat

During the winter months, Captain Steve offers guests a unique whale watch experience. Watching these majestic creatures up close from a raft is truly exhilarating.

The Cane Fire: Your Trusty Vessel for Adventure

The Cane Fire, Captain Steve’s charter boat, is a rigid-hulled inflatable originally designed for search & rescue by the US Coast Guard. Equipped with twin 200 hp computerized smokeless engines, it meets the new EPA standards. With 50% shade, comfortable seating, and easy access to the water, the Cane Fire ensures a comfortable and thrilling Maui rafting experience.

Preserving Lanai’s Old Hawaii Charm

Lanai remains an unspoiled gem, largely unchanged since the seventies. Its rural allure is part of its charm, and it’s why Captain Steve operates with special permits and respect for the local community. They are dedicated to preserving this piece of Old Hawaii while offering unforgettable Maui tours.

Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, currently owns the island. He has been actively improving the roads, harbor hotels, golf courses, and overall infrastructure. The local residents of Lanai are delighted with the progress and outcomes. Life has become more convenient and enjoyable on the island.

Plan Your Snorkel Trip on Maui – What You Need to Know

Captain Steve’s Rafting ensures a hassle-free snorkeling trip.

Tip of the Day on Your Snorkel Tour

  • Bring a towel and sunscreen
  • All snorkel gear provided
  • Snorkel 101
  • Underwater camera for rent
  • Wetsuits for rent
  • No restroom

Dining Onboard: Tasty Treats to Keep You Energized

Mid Morning Snack: Fresh Fruit, Snacks, Juice, and Water

Deli Style Lunch:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Roast Beef
  • Cheddar & Provolone Cheese
  • Pasta Salad
  • White & Wheat Bread
  • Taro Rolls
  • Juice and water

Captain Steve’s Boat Tour Restrictions

  • No children under 6 years old
  • Not recommended for expecting mothers
  • No bad backs
  • No handicap access
  • 72-hour cancellation policy with this event

Ready for Your Maui Ocean Tour Adventure?

Join Captain Steve’s Rafting for a memorable day of snorkeling, whale watching, and experiencing the best of what Maui has to offer. A thrilling adventure awaits! Book now and uncover the mysteries of Lanai.

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Departs Lahaina – Mala Wharf

Days Available:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

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

Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.

Total Duration: 5 hours

Maui Tickets For Less Cancelation Policy:
A 72 hours notice is required for a refund. Only exception is a note from a local doctor.
No-shows” will be charged full.

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Captain Steve's Rafting
4.9
Based on 123 reviews
Captain Steve's Rafting
4.8
Based on 155 reviews
Our family went on the Rafting Adventure Trip, Deluxe Dolphin Lanai Snorkel Adventure with Captain Jack and Wil. It was a fabulous trip! We saw 3 types of...
Denise S.
Denise S.
Kristina and Lindsey deserve more than 5 stats for the fantastic whale watching trip we had! My group has just landed the day before during the rain and...
Cat H.
Cat H.
WOW!! What an experience!! We took a whale watching tour with Nick and Will and it was so informative, fun AND we were lucky enough to experience a whale...
Amy H.
Amy H.
I've been out a few times on different trips they offer, this time it was a whale watch. Every time my family visit they have to go out with Captain Steves....
Stephanie B.
Stephanie B.
The absolute best whale watching tour. Our guide, Captain Jack, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and made our trip awedome.
Kevin K.
Kevin K.
These guys are perfect if you want to see the whales up close. The crew was very friendly and made the ride more enjoyable.
Chance H.
Chance H.
My wife and I had a great tour with Captain Steve's whale watching crew. love the size of the raft and the fact they don't fill it to the brim. saw lots of...
Shelly H.
Shelly H.
I grew up on Maui and have been on many a whale watching trip. While the whales were a bit shy today, the crew was able to keep us entertained for the...
Mel K.
Mel K.
Captain Steve's staff is friggin awesome. They got us organized and on their boat quickly. Next came the obligatory safety talk and we were off. Within...
Richard S.
Richard S.
Third time with Captain Steve's whale tour and another stellar trip. Barely mid December and yet Captain/Whale Behaviorist Kristan and crew mate...
Cindy K.
Cindy K.
Great experience yesterday whale watching with Jack and Debbie. We saw a mom and baby right in the harbor, two VERY active yearlings and a few others. Jack...
Natalie R.
Natalie R.
Outstanding day with Captain Jack and fearless first mate Will. From coasting along with pods of spinning dolphins to terrific snorkeling and cave dashing-...
Lauren S.
Lauren S.
BEST TRIP hands down!!!! We live on island and have been on many boat trips- from the check in process to onboard- jack and will we're amazing !!!! We had...
M B.
M B.
We have done both the whale watch (in season) and the Lanai snorkel tours more than once. The captain Jack and mates Will and Debbie were excellent,...
M C.
M C.
Capital Jack was incredible. His experience and knowledge of the Hawaiians history was very entertaining, his knowledge of Lanai Hawaii with all the...
Mike P.
Mike P.
Captain Jack along with Will & Jen were incredible! Very friendly and knowledgeable, we snorkeled and saw turtles, coral reefs, and lots of fish! The lunch was a nice surprise too! I can’t recommend this enough.
Mike F
Mike F
Andrew & Molly were awesome! Super funny and knowledgeable. We had amazing conditions and got to see everything! So much better than going on a big boat...
Cassandra H.
Cassandra H.
Crew was as amazing as the experience was. They were super friendly and knowledgeable about the area and animals you'll see. Book the 6 hour snorkel/whale watch trip. You will NOT be disappointed!
Jeff S.
Jeff S.
We had the most amazing whale watching trip with Captain Andrew here. We had whales swimming under our raft! We watched a momma whale untangled from ocean debris and her baby literally jumping for joy! You really feel the emotions the whales have for each other and their curiosity for humans. You will have an entertaining and enlightening trip with this company.
Rhonda C.
Rhonda C.
We went today on the advice of YELP friend Darlene. Mahalo. It was a noon trip with about 29 on a flat sea. Captain and crew of one. So we saw minimal...
Marshall G.
Marshall G.
Captain Jack and Jen were AMAZING! They made the trip a lot of fun and very informative. I could not believe all of the whales we saw - and they were SO CLOSE! This was a WONDERFUL outing for myself and my family.
jan M.
jan M.
We went on the 2-hour whale watching cruise at 9:45 this morning and I have to say it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had! Aside from...
Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.
The best captain and crew on our whale watching trip. Since there is no control on how the whales show up it's always a mystery as to what will happen....
Linda W.
Linda W.
We came to Maui in January in hopes of seeing whales. We have seen some from afar but it was well worth the time and money to go out on the Captain Steve's...
Tawny C.
Tawny C.
Captain Jack and Will made the whale watching experience totally next level! They packed a lot of information and funny asides into the two hours - which flew by because it was such a great time. Will knows a ton about the ocean and creatures we may see in the area (even local slugs!) but both his and Jack’s whale facts really shined. Everyone loved participating in their trivia and prompts. Got to see several whales and some fairly close by. It felt like we were very safe in their hands and they made all efforts to get us lots of great sights of the whales and surrounding islands. Wish I could go on the snorkeling trip, too! Maybe next time we’re here. I also appreciated the advice on local places to eat and see. We recommend taking the earliest trip out (7:30 I believe?) like we did. Thanks Jack and Will for a wonderful time! 😌🌊🐋
Annabella H.
Annabella H.
A really great two-hour whaling tour near Lahaina -- really insightful comments from Jen, and Jack was a master at navigating a competition pod and a batch...
Nick T.
Nick T.
We've been waiting to come back to Maui during whale season and we finally made it! We were in Maui 5/2021 and an owner at Ka'anapali Beach club said to...
Denise Y.
Denise Y.
Awesome service!!! Amazing experience!!! Third time we go for whale watch on board of Capt. Steve's boat. Worth every penny!
R M.
R M.
Great atmosphere and variety of tasty drinks and happy hour appetizers were very good.
Tracie G.
Tracie G.
This is a great way to get out on the water around Maui! They take you to a couple of great snorkeling spots and you will more than likely come across...
kjell M.
kjell M.
Truly an amazing must-do experience for anyone traveling to Maui who wants a once-in-lifetime adventure snorkeling off the coast of Lanai. The day started...
Steve W.
Steve W.
This is a small operation that offers snorkel and whale watching tours. We did the snorkel tour today. The Captain, Levi, and his partner, Will, were...
Brett L.
Brett L.
We went late in the season and it was fantastic. We saw 14 whales but equally of interest was their knowledge and their stories. Been on several Whale...
Tony U.
Tony U.
After going on Steve's raft there is nobody else on Maui I would rather use for a whale watch. Such a fun knowledgeable group! Got to see a whale breach for...
Andrew R.
Andrew R.
Great whale watching experience. They are knowledgeable and provide a great experience.
Cherie H.
Cherie H.
Went on an awesome whale watch with Captain Steve at the helm. Whales were very active. Then a large whale surfaced 20 yards from the zodiac we were on,...
Les I.
Les I.
The whole trip was amazing. Loaded up in the morning. They gave us a little breakfast snack. A little instruction and we were on our way. We headed to an...
Matthew H.
Matthew H.
Experience was amazing! Friendly staff. Will never forget.
Steve M.
Steve M.
We were recommended by our hotel concierge and let me tell you, we were not disappointed. Whale watching is not an everyday occurrence from where we are...
Kim R.
Kim R.
We love Captain Steve! It's the only whale watch tour we use. We prefer the pontoon boats. Staff are excellent. Almost always a great show in January/February.
Neil S.
Neil S.
Wonderful experience and lots of whales! Alex & Lyn were pleasant, enthusiastic and located many whales. They were very knowledgeable and Lyn answered all of our questions. She would tell you when the whale was going to surface so you could take a photo. The red raft was fast and could get to a destination quickly. It was a great morning!
Barbara S.
Barbara S.
We come to Maui every February and this was our 4th year using Captain Steve's for whale watching. Love the smaller rafts as there is not a bad seat on the...
Patrice V.
Patrice V.
What an amazing experience. Our family of 7 went in early April and while it was on the tail end of the season, the whales and dolphins put on a show. The captain and crew made sure our boat was best positioned as possible and did a wonderful job explaining the whales, dolphins and various facts about the islands. Snorkeling was also great. Highly recommend.
A P.
A P.
Our family went on the late morning whale watch in 1-16-20. What an experience! We were surrounded by three whales who were giving us a show! They enjoyed swimming under the boat and coming up to the sides. We’ve gone on whale watches in the past, but nothing like this! The passengers believed that we got so lucky because captain Steve picked up a milk crate that was floating in the ocean. The whales were simply telling us thank you :) Steve & Debbie were wonderful and they enjoyed answering questions and sharing all of their whale knowledge with us. Kris, Angie, Kam, & Annabelle
Angie K.
Angie K.
After MUCH research on the different ocean adventure companies, we went with Captain Steve's - TWICE - on our 6-day trip, and have nothing but wonderful...
Taryn S.
Taryn S.
Had a great trip with Kevin and Jen on an otherwise rainy day. Whale sightings were plentiful including spectacular tail slaps! The boat was fast and comfortable. Highly recommend a whale watching trip with Capt Steve
ablinil .
ablinil .
We went on both the snorkeling and the whale watch. Out of all the tours we did (including a sunset dinner sail) Captain Steve Rafting was the highlight of our vacation. We were with Lynn twice and our captains were Kevin & Alex. It really did feel like we were hanging out with friends and family. The raft booked full but there's plenty of room and it felt like so many more people could have got on the boat comfortably. The ride was awesome and honestly even if we didn't see any dolphins or whales I would have been completely happy but we saw all of that on our tour.
Christina L.
Christina L.
One of the best whale watching tour on Maui.Very fun with knowledgeable staff that keep you well informed. Picked us up on the pier, very organized with a...
David E.
David E.
We were referred directly to Captain Steve's from friends that visit Maui every year. This was a fantastic trip, with a spectacular team. They went above...
Janice H.
Janice H.
Me and my family had a great time. The crew was very kind and fun to be around. Glad we chose to spend the day with Captain Steve's. I would recommend checking these folks out.
Cole1357
Cole1357
Amazing way to go Whale Watching. The raft is quick and fast to get to the Whales. The open air and the rafts bounce made this easier to deal with that a boat for motion sickness for me. We saw a female flap her tail multiple times to encourage the males to court her. We saw a mom and a babies fins and back multiple times.
Shaunas A.
Shaunas A.
Captain Steve's Whale Watching tour is a must. We took the early bird. I'm not just saying for the sake of saying. We have been on other boat tours. This...
Darlene R.
Darlene R.
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