Captain Steve's Rafting

Captain Steve's Rafting

Deluxe Lanai Dolphin Snorkel

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Captain Steve’s Rafting – Deluxe Lanai Dolphin Snorkel

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Lanai is as mysterious as it is visible from Maui. Few ever get the chance to explore the magnificent reefs that are vibrant, remote and teeming with more marine life than Molokini could ever boost. During the course of the day, your adventure will take you to a couple of the best snorkel sites on Lanai. From the shipwrecks and sea caves along the isolated north shore to the Marine Reserve at Manele Bay, Captain Steve’s Rafting will help you discover the best of Lanai. You will encounter the playful spinner dolphin, green sea turtles and hundreds of varieties of marine life on colorful reefs.

Besides the remote north shore and Manele Bay, one of our favorite snorkel spots on Lanai is Sweetheart Rock. Pinnacles towering up from the depths to suddenly stop just below the surface creating a reef plateau that is out of this world. Captain Steve’s Rafting is a small family owned and operated business. Since 1986 Captain Steve has been sharing the wonders of Lanai with visitors. Over the year’s thousands of visitors have experienced the incredible Aloha and knowledge shares with each guest. We are absolutely certain that your day of rafting Lanai with Capt. Steve will meet, and exceed all your expectations for trips of a lifetime.

Capt. Steve during the winter months will provide his guests with a whale watch. It’s thrilling to watch the whales from a raft as it’s a close-up and personal experience.

Unlike Maui, not much has changed on Lanai since the seventies. It’s still rural, and Maui tour operators need a special permit to bring guests on the island. The difficulty in flying to Lanai has also added to its lack of growth. Currently the owner is Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle. Mr. Ellison has been active in bringing the roads, harbor hotels, golf courses and general infrastructure up to par. The locals who call Lanai home have been pleased with the efforts and results. Life is a little easier nowadays.  Lanai shall remain Old Hawaii.

The Cane Fire:
Captain Steve’s Rafting uses The Cane Fire for the charter, it is a rigid-hulled inflatable, originally designed for search & rescue by the US Coast Guard. The vessels are powered by twin 200hpr computerized smokeless engines that meet the new EPA standards. Like most rafts on Maui, the Cane Fire is 50% shaded with bench seating with backrests and pontoon seating on each side of the vessel. The raft is equipped with dual ladders with wide steps providing easy access to the water.

Tip of the day:
Bring a towel and sunscreen
All snorkel gear provided
Snorkel 101
Underwater camera for rent
Wetsuits for rent
No restroom

Menu:
Mid Morning Snack
Fresh Fruit
Snacks
Juice and water

Lunch:
Deli Style:
Turkey
Ham
Roast Beef
Cheddar & Provolone Cheese
Pasta Salad
White & Wheat Bread
Taro Rolls
Juice and water

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

 

 

 

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per Adult $169.99

Ages 13 and Up 5.36 Fuel Surcharge applied in check out

Ages 5-12 5.36 Fuel Surcharge applied in check out

Total $0.00

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
4.5
Based on 130 reviews
Mike F
Mike F
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.
Jeff S.
Jeff S.
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!
Rhonda C.
Rhonda C.
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.
Marshall G.
Marshall G.
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...
jan M.
jan M.
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.
Jennifer M.
Jennifer 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...
Linda W.
Linda W.
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....
Tawny C.
Tawny C.
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...
Annabella H.
Annabella H.
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! 😌🌊🐋
Nick T.
Nick T.
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...
Denise Y.
Denise Y.
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...
R M.
R M.
Awesome service!!! Amazing experience!!! Third time we go for whale watch on board of Capt. Steve's boat. Worth every penny!
Tracie G.
Tracie G.
Great atmosphere and variety of tasty drinks and happy hour appetizers were very good.
kjell M.
kjell M.
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...
Steve W.
Steve W.
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...
Brett L.
Brett L.
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...
Tony U.
Tony U.
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...
Andrew R.
Andrew R.
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...
Cherie H.
Cherie H.
Great whale watching experience. They are knowledgeable and provide a great experience.
Les I.
Les I.
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,...
Matthew H.
Matthew H.
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...
Steve M.
Steve M.
Experience was amazing! Friendly staff. Will never forget.
Kim R.
Kim R.
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...
Neil S.
Neil S.
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.
Barbara S.
Barbara 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!
Patrice V.
Patrice V.
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...
A P.
A P.
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.
Angie K.
Angie K.
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
Taryn S.
Taryn S.
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...
ablinil .
ablinil .
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
Christina L.
Christina L.
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.
David E.
David E.
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...
Janice H.
Janice H.
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...
Cole1357
Cole1357
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.
Shaunas A.
Shaunas A.
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.
Darlene R.
Darlene R.
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...
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