Maui snorkel trips are our specialty. Our rafting trips are a great way to avoid crowds, usual trips are made up of just 3 or 4 families. If you are a group of eight, you are more than half the crowd. You will find that by the time you return to Lahaina harbor it feels like one big family on the raft. Our full day Maui snorkel trips spend 7-8 hours circumnavigating the island of Lanai. The trip is an adventure to say the least. Our high speed rafts are a blast and can zip across the channel to Lanai in 45 minutes. It usually takes a bit longer because we usually spot pods of dolphins on the way over.
Check out this review from Trip Advisor to get a feel for what you might expect on one of our Maui snorkel trips.
Reviewed October 17, 2013
We just arrived back from the half day snorkelling trip to Lanai with Hawaii Ocean Rafting and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Tom and Povi were our crew for the morning and they were excellent! They were very knowledgeable of the surroundings and wildlife and took the time to interact with each guest on the trip. This is a small tour (the morning we went there were 12 people) so there is plenty of room to move around the boat as you please. It was also one of the more reasonably priced trips that I found online.
The snorkelling around Lanai was amazing! We were lucky to have a very calm day so the visibility in the water was excellent. The coral reef was beautiful and there were a TON of colourful fish. We were even fortunate enough to see an eagle ray (thank you Povi)! The next stop was to swim with the sea turtles. We came face to face with at least half a dozen turtles and were given plenty of time to watch these beautiful creatures swim around us. We also saw a couple of bottlenose dolphins which swam right beside the raft and at the last moment before the tour ended we came across a pod of spinner dolphins! They are absolutely amazing to watch and I will never forget the experience. The spinners put on quite a show! I have never seen dolphins close up in the wild so this is one of the things I was most looking forward to on our trip and it did not disappoint. Thank you so much Tom for being so persistent to find us the spinners!
All in all we had an amazing day and recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Maui and looking for an excellent adventure! Thank you guys so much for the memorable experience, we will be back again!