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Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Cruise with Lunch (from Lahaina Harbor)

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Set sail across the beautiful waters of Maui and Lanai, and see spinner dolphins too! Explore the reef and marine life on this fun-filled morning snorkel!

Description

Get ready to snorkel and see dolphins when you hop aboard a comfortable double-decker catamaran and experience an aquatic adventure like no other! Your captain will make his way to the coast of Lanai where you will be able to enjoy some of the best snorkeling Hawaii has to offer. The crystal clear waters off of Lanai's pristine coastline create the perfect setting for both beginners and experienced snorkelers to dive in and explore. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Hawaii's underwater paradise and even dine on a delicious lunch which will be served on board for your enjoyment as well!

Includes

  • Guide

  • Water Slide

  • Boogie Boards

  • Instruction

  • Beverages

  • Soft drinks / Juice

  • Continental breakfast

  • Lunch buffet

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Cruise with Lunch (from Lahaina Harbor)
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Duration: 6 - 6:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Water Slide / Boogie Boards / Instruction / Beverages / Soft drinks / Juice / Continental breakfast / Lunch buffet / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

I was very excited to take this activity with my friends but the sea did not agree with me...I got really sea sick but I would not blame the activity...I should have known my body and taken a sea sick pill...what I really want to rave about this activity is the staff...I was so sea sick and they made me feel comfortable and kept checking in on me and my friends..I wish I felt better because they also served food and drinks that my friends really enjoyed. The staff was so educated with safety and making everyone feel that too. They were really nice and friendly and even told us jokes to that even as sick as I was I could laugh. I definitely will take do this activity the next time I visit Hawaii and I will make sure to take a motion sickness pill.

Brenda

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Schedule

  • 06:30

    Check-in at Lahaina Harbor

  • 07:00

    Maui to Lanai Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Cruise (5 to 6 hrs)

  • 12:30-13:00

    Check-out

  • (For Check-In) Lahaina Harbor Main Loading Dock (675 Wharf St Lahaina, HI 96761) Time: 06:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Lahaina Harbor Main Loading Dock (675 Wharf St Lahaina, HI 96761) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Lahaina Harbor Main Loading Dock (675 Wharf St Lahaina, HI 96761) Time: 06:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Lahaina Harbor Main Loading Dock (675 Wharf St Lahaina, HI 96761) Time: 12:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • A valid government issued photo I.D. is required to consume any alcoholic beverages.

  • Transportation is available from select West Maui hotels on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only.

  • Swimsuit

Additional Note(s)
  • Dolphin sightings are not guaranteed.

  • Underwater cameras, souvenirs, and logo wear are available for purchase. All proceeds go directly to Research Foundations.

  • The boat and lunch are both subject to change. Should the snorkel cruise be held on a boat other than the "Kaulana," lunch will be a deli-style "make your own" sandwich buffet.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Drinks are available for purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of boats will be used?

The "Kaulana" is a 70-ft double-deck catamaran that is incredibly stable and fast. It is Coast Guard licensed for 149 passengers, but only booked for a maximum of 95 passengers for customer comfort.

Should the "Kaulana" not be available, you will ride the "Lahaina Princess." The Lahaina Princess is a 65’ double deck adventure yacht with an interior cabin and open air upper deck! It is Coast Guard licensed for 99 passengers, but only booked for a maximum of 80 passengers for customer comfort. Its easy swim-up platform makes this a great vessel for snorkeling trips. The BBQ lunch is not offered on this vessel.

What is the breakfast and lunch menu?

Continental Breakfast: Assorted Muffins, Tropical Fruit, Coffee and Fruit Juices

BBQ Buffet Style Lunch (Kaulana): Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers, Hotdogs, Grilled Chicken Breast and all of the "Fixins", Potato or Macaroni Salad, Chips & Cookies. Should the "Kaulana" not be available, your lunch will be a deli-style "make your own" sandwich buffet.

Deli-Style Lunch (Lahaina Princess): "Make Your Own" Sandwich Buffet with Assorted Bread, Meat and Cheese, Assorted Toppings, Chef Made Potato Salad, Tropical Fruit, Chips and Cookies.

Beverages: Unlimited Soda and Juice.

A Cash Bar is available with Beer, Wine and Mixed Drinks only on the Kaulana.

Is the activity provider doing their part to help protect the ocean?

A portion of all proceeds goes toward the Hawaii Ocean Project's continuing efforts to supply direct funding to accredited researchers whose work revolves around understanding and protecting our oceans and their inhabitants.

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Reviews

I was very excited to take this activity with my friends but the sea did not agree with me...I got really sea sick but I would not... blame the activity...I should have known my body and taken a sea sick pill...what I really want to rave about this activity is the staff...I was so sea sick and they made me feel comfortable and kept checking in on me and my friends..I wish I felt better because they also served food and drinks that my friends really enjoyed. The staff was so educated with safety and making everyone feel that too. They were really nice and friendly and even told us jokes to that even as sick as I was I could laugh. I definitely will take do this activity the next time I visit Hawaii and I will make sure to take a motion sickness pill. more

Brenda

We had a great time on this activity. The staff was very nice and helpful...they made us feel comfortable....they even told us jok...es to make us even feel more confortable...very welcoming...Hawaii people are so nice...the food was great...the beverage were also good...the staff taught us how to snorkel....the staff was very educated on their job...my friends got sea sick and the staff really helped them thru the sail...they kept checking in on them to make sure they were still doing good...the seas got ruff and we felt scared but the staff put us at ease..i would recommend this tour if you want a sailing type activity. more

Liz

This was a wonderful trip for our honeymoon. Lunch was provided and tasted great. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable of the ...sea and all the species we encountered. Our guide stopped the boat at one point so we could watch as a large pod of dolphins that surrounded our boat. We were also able to swim with a Monk Seal! Absolutely recommend this adventure to visitors. more

Mrs. West

This was an awesome snorkel cruise. We have visited Maui many times and have been on many snorkel cruises. I think this is the bes...t one we have ever been on. At the first snorkel location on Lanai we saw the most beautiful coral formations. On the way back we were entertained by a large pod of spinner dolphins. Then at the second location we were privileged to see turtles, and many large and small tropical fish. The food on the boat was much better than we have experienced in the past. The crew was very helpful to both the experienced snorkler as well as to the brand new beginners. My wife and I had a great experience and would highly recommend this Maui to Lanai snorkel cruise to anyone, families, couples or individuals. more

Craig

I came on this trip with 6 girls and this was the 1st activity of our daily plans. I so happy that my travel agent recommended thi...s tour. We did review the website for other similar activities close to our hotel, but this worked out perfect. The tour offered us a great BBQ Lunch with drinks. We even got a little continental breakfast. The crew made sure we knew about the safety on board and even tho the seas got ruff and passengers got sick they made sure to check on those passengers and made sure they were ok and at the same time make the other guest have a great time. I love that they teach you how to snorkel too. I would highly recommend this activity and company. more

Adriana

This is a great trip to do with your family! Plenty to eat for breakfast and lunch. The crew is helpful and knowledgable. Lots of ...whales to see. Snorkeling sites had lots to see. more

Kenedy

We did the snorkel excursion during a week long family trip to Maui, Hawaii. Capt Lily was amazing and the other staff/crew were a...s well. Everyone in my group had a blast and it was definitely a highlight of my trip. We got to see so much, and actually meet cool people as well! It is advertised as a snorkel excursion but count on it to be a whale/dolphin watching as well! We had a great time. Thank you!! more

Tayler Kiteley

I found the excursion very fun. The best part about the trip was the amount of information that we all learned from our crew membe...rs. The amount of whales we saw was incredible, and how Captain Lilly put the attention of the boat on the whales and spinner Dolphins that were close by. She told us what was happening and taught us some very cool things that she was clearly very passionate about. I found the other crew members very helpful as well, they were always offering us help with anything that we needed. I felt very safe on the boat and as well in the areas we snorkelled, which was thanks to the crew members putting our safety first. I thought our crew members did a very excellent job at making our trip a very enjoyable learning experience. more

Sheldon Wasylenko

Our family returned from Maui less than a week ago. We squeezed in a lot of outings and adventures in our time there, but the 7 o...f us all agreed the snorkel trip was by far the highlight of our vacation! We have been on a few other snorkel excursions over the years, but the Dolphin Watch & Snorkel BBQ Lunch Cruise far exceeded our expectations. We were very fortunate that there were only a couple dozen people on the boat so it was quite personable. We were greeted warmly with a light breakfast of fruit and pastries. Weather wise, we could not have picked a better day! We had anticipated to see some whales, but WOW is all I can say! Capt Lily was genuinely as excited to see the things we saw even though I'm sure she's seen them all dozens of times before. She was very knowledgeable and stopped often, positioning us for the best viewing as the whales were so active. We also saw spinner dolphins which was exciting. We boated out to Lanai and had the opportunity to snorkel in two different places. At our first stop the kids saw numerous fish and were lucky enough to see a sea turtle! Our second stop was at Sweetheart Rock where there were a ton of different fish. The boat had a slide that a few people took the opportunity to enjoy. The staff was extremely friendly and professional and went out of their way to ensure everyone was comfortable. They had noodles and boogie boards for those that weren’t strong swimmers. There were always a minimum of two staff in the water with us, often more. We were treated to a lunch BBQ’d right on board! We enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit, chips and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages. One of our kids is a vegetarian, and they were able to accommodate her with a veggie burger without prior warning. The total excursion was 6.5 hours and flew by! Everyone enjoyed every minute of it and we will all have great memories for years to come! Thank you to the wonderful staff for making our day truly memorable! more

Traci & Shawn W

The boat on this tour was quite old and needs attention to cleanliness and accomodations for serving of food left a little to be d...esired. The access to the water for snorkeling was not pleasant. The very steep ladder was unpleasant. The second stop for snorkeling I just jumped off the boat instead of trying to get down the steep stairs. The crew seemed to be short handed. They could have used one more crew member. Aside from the above, the staff really made our trip worthwhile. Snorkeling off the island of Lanai was very beautiful, the coral pristene, water calm and inviting. The second snorkel stop on the Maui side was not pleasant but it was not the fault of the crew. The weather front came in and made it almost impossible to snorkel with the strong current. more

Barbara Angeja

First thing, the boat Captain Lilly and her crew of Cody, Robby, and Robin made us really feel like we were part of there family. ... They were very attentive to everyone. On the trip besides my wife were our 3 children ages 13, 11, & 7. As we left the harbor and headed out on our very spacious boat, we had some breakfast treats and were fortunate enough to see some whales on the way to Lanai too. As we got halfway across the Bay, Mother nature provided a little wind but the Captain and crew took us to Sweetheart Rock which was very calm and beautiful. After we spent an hour or so there, we headed off to another location and were greeted by a pod of spinner dolphins. That was a great treat as the boat allowed for easy viewing, and as a matter of fact, you felt like you could reach in the water and touch them. As we cruised back to Lahaina we again came upon some more whales, this was truly a magical experience seeing these giant animals up so close. Our final snorkeling spot was just outside of the harbor and we we entered the water, the kids were able swim along with the turtles. The kids were blown away as this was there very first trip the islands and there very first snorkeling trip. As we anchored down, we had had a very nice lunch and plenty of sun and scenery to take in. As we enjoyed the experience, one of the boat engine had trouble so we had to wait for a mechanic to check it out. That was really a blessing, as we had extra time to snorkel and soak in the views. The entire family was actually happy to have the delay as we got some spend extra time on the boat and in the water....We could have stayed all day. The next time we are back Maui, we are going to do it all over again.... more

BGalindo

As we walked up to the harbor the staff was friendly and guided us in the right direction (since there's several different bo...ats departing near each other) Right from the start the captain was very friendly. She introduced herself as well as her staff. As you get on the boat the captain explains to you what stops we will be making and exactly where we will be snorkeling. Unfortunately for us the first stop (right in front of lanai) was too windy so we had to go straight to our second stop. On our way there we saw a baby humpback whale with her mama whale. We stayed at our snorkeling spot for about half an hour to 45 minutes. We saw plenty of fish but unfortunately there were no turtles. Either way the view was very beautiful. On our way back to maui (from lanai) we drove right next to a pod of dolphins and that was probably the highlight of the trip for me. It was amazing seeing all the Dolphins jump out of water and they were very close to us!!! . As we saw the Dolphins and the whales, the captain would give us some info about them and she was very informative. The crew was helpful with making sure everybody was comfortable. They cook hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch and it was pretty yummy. It's a little bit hard to walk on the boat so the crew helped us take our food to the table, they walk around to pick up the trash, they hand out snorkel gear for those who need it, and the captain instructs us on how to dive in and where to snorkel. They also passed out some cookies after everyone ate and those cookies were delicious. They also offered complimentary beer or cocktails for those of age. Overall it was an awesome experience with awesome people. I would definitely recommend it. Some of the people got a little sea sick so I definitely recommend taking something before getting on the boat for those who have sensitive tummies. more

Telma Chicas

Everything about the trip was great. Breakfast consisted of muffins, granola bars, fresh fruit platter juices and coffee. Plenty t...o eat. The ship consisted of two decks. Top deck was a great place to whale watch on the way over to Lanai. The first snorkel sight was just off a cove near Lanai. Saw lots of colorful fish. Rode back through channel was only negative. It was windy and the waves were rough. Crew was very amazing. Felt safe with the captain and crew. Went to another cove off maui. Saw turtles and other fish. Lunch was great! Burgers, hot dogs, chicken and veggie burgers chips, cookies and pasta salad. Plenty to drink. Saw lots of whales along the way! I would do this trip again. :) more

Loving maui

This was a great trip that is highly recommended. The shuttle pick up from the hotel was very convenient and saved us the hassle o...f having to find parking. The captain (Lily) and crew were super chill and the breakfast and lunch served were ono! The BBQ lunch consisted of burgers, hot dogs and chicken. We saw a ton of whales on the trip up close but we missed out on the dolphins. The two snorkel spots were great - the coral was so healthy and multi colored. Lots of good fish diversity as well. Snorkel gear and wetsuits provided were a great addition. No complaints whatsoever - definitely book this trip! more

Shaka Erin

The Maui to Lanai Snorkel Trip was awesome and definitely value for money! The staff were all super friendly and helpful from the ...moment we got on board. The boat was lovely with table and chairs on top and a lovely deck around the outside. We really appreciated that the captain took us to another location when the seas were too rough to snorkel in the original place, and we still got in 2 locations to snorkel. The staff were very informative about snorkelling and there was options to take floatation devices out on the water with you, good for first time snorkelers. The lunch was a great BBQ with different meats and options. There was also a slide off the side of the boat which was awesome! Would definitely recommend! more

Isabel B

We woke up early and lined up at the harbor to check in for the cruise. The Captain and crew introduced themselves and explained t...he rules (three points of contact, breakfast and lunch will be served, dive with a buddy, and snorkeling gear will be provided). Once we boarded, the captain kept us apprised of where we were going, what we were seeing and how long it would take. At one point, we saw a group of whales. The Captain stopped the boat and explained that we were watching a mother whale and her new baby. We were also told that the two males following the mother were fighting for the attention of the mother. We then went on to snorkel in two spots. All gear was provided, including masks, snorkels and floating devices. A couple of crew members stayed in the water to watch the group and to point out interesting fish and turtle populations. Overall, it was a great morning and afternoon. And the food was good, too. more

JoZippinMaui

This is a awesome trip with awesome friendly staff. The reef was great and We were able to see those playful dolphin. What an awe...some day. more

kasing shum

It was a beautiful day in May 2015. From the start the crew were very helpful, their #1 concern was always their passengers safety.... We saw spinner dolphins and bottlenose dolphins on 3 occasions 2 time on the way to Lanai and once going back. They took us to sweetheart cove (I think that was the name) and it was beautiful. The 2nd snorkeling spot was by a broken down pier and we saw a diver holding a octopus - amazing. We also saw plenty of colorful fish and sea turtles. The crew never stopped - the started making lunch as soon as we got on board from the first snorkel and were helping everyone on and off the boat. Very friendly. We would definitely go back. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Maui! more

Kathy Donahue

What an awesome experience!!! Was the best because my fear of water had lessened. When me and my friends were talking about this c...ruise I was speculating because of my fear. But for the sake of friendship we did it. No turning back. Booking was easy. We booked Thursday and luckily there were available slots the next day which was our last day of fun moments in Maui. At the Lahaina harbor, we were met by a nice and jolly gentleman who helped us at the entrance. Before we got into the ferry, Lily the captain welcomed us and gave us some information and instructions. As soon as we entered the ferry, breakfast was ready. No worries of getting hungry. Then Lily gave us more instructions and reassured everyone that they will help and guide us all the way. The words of assurance from Lily, Robin and Cody made me even more comfortable. Finally we reached our first stop at Lanai. Everyone was already jumping into the water while me and my friends were just standing at the stairs because this was our first time. And the water was kind of rough and my fear was kicking me. Then came Robin who helped and guided us with the board. Robin did a good job teaching and guiding people in the water. The same thing with Cody. The first time I dipped my head into the water, all I was saying was WOW!!! Underwater is really amazing. I was so full of joy because finally I got to see live corals and fish swimming in their own world. I was so proud of myself. At that time, I told myself I need to get over this fear and need to learn how to swim so I will be able to explore and enjoy the habitat of fish. This is an experience that will remain in me forever. I surely will do it again and hopefully I will be a good swimmer by then. It's worth doing it. Thank you Lily, Robin, and Cody for doing a good job. You are all wonderful people. M A H A L O!!! more

Gloria of SFO,CA

We went at the end of the season and had a great time! This was our second snorkelling trip with these guys sop can recommend very... much. The first snorkelling spot was right out at Lanai and saw many many interesting fishes :) On way back to Lahaina the eagle-eyed captain spotted a couple dolphins and slowed down for them to swim next to us. First time seeing a dolphin and it was great! Second spot was back up the shore from Lahaina at an old collapsed pier overgrown with coral. There was even a couple turtles swimming about, and again my first time seeing those! All in all we had a great morning snorkelling and the BBQ was simple but delicious! Would go again should be ever make a third trip to Lahaina! more

Rob

I would like to share with you my wonderful experienced with Maui to Lanai Snorkel adventure. First of all the Captain Lily is ver...y knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. Lily explained about our tour and made sure that our safety comes first. There were 2 other staffs, Robin and Cody, who helped served us Continental breakfast such as muffins, juices, healthy food bars and fresh fruits. Breakfast were enough and refreshing. Our first stopped was at the coast of Lanai. It was our first snorkeling experienced. The water was a little rough and I was scared. Captain Lily made sure that Robin were there to helped us. We were able to see underwater corals and some fish. Robin and Cody were there to helped us and made sure everybody were having fun and feels safe. Our next stopped was near The coast of Lahaina. The ocean was calmer and some passengers had fun snorkeling. We saw a few Turtles, that was really exciting. We did not see any Dolphin at this time, better luck next time. It was a very pleasant and relaxing day. Captain Lily cooked some barbecue such as chicken fillets, hamburgers and hotdogs. Lunch were delicious, we made our sandwiches. There were macaroni and potato salads and condiments. They also served some alcoholic punch. We were very satisfied with the food and there were plenty of cold bottled water and sodas. Captain Lily, Robin and Cody were very good in making our trips enjoyable and memorable. My friends and I had an Amazing experienced. We took a lot of pictures and selfies. I would recommend this tour to all my friends. Thank you very much to Captain Lily, Robin and Cody for a job well done. Hope to see you again, whenever I come to visit Maui. Aloha and Mahalo! Sincerely, Louisa Kiem from San Francisco, California . more

Louisa Kiem

This snorkel cruise was such good fun and definitely worth it! The captain took us to the spots where he thought were the best and... he took us to another spot when he was informed that the original place was no good, which is impressive to still give us the chance to snorkel. We were fortunate enough to see whales, dolphins and turtles along with the coral and fish. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. They provided floatation devices for anyone who wanted one, and also a snorkel lesson for the first timers. There was a fun slide off the top deck into the water which was very cool! We would definitely recommend this activity to anyone (but make sure you have something for seasickness). more

Alex

My daughter and I had a great time on this excursion. The individuals working the boat were very helpful. My daughter participat...ed in the snorkeling and came face to face with two sea turtles! We actually made two stops for snorkeling. The breakfast consisted of fruit and muffins and lunch was hamburgers, and hotdogs. My daughter the diva had me take several pictures to post to her friends. The scenery was beautiful but best of all were the whales. We unexpectedly came upon three male whales following a female and her calf. The captains commentary was exceptional and the whales came up out of the water right next to our boat and then dove under it!! It was truly a sight to see. We had a wonderful time, the crew was exceptional and I would recommend this excursion to everyone. more

Jana Killion

Overall my husband and I had a great experience! My husband is a avid diver, but this was my first time snorkeling in the ocean. ... The crew was welcoming, informative, and entertaining! Everything was explained very well. Safety was a high priority. There were devises available for all ages and swim levels to ensure everyone had a great time. Some of us forgot to premeditate to prevent motion sickness :( the crew was exceptionally helpful with helping those of us feel better! On our way to our first snorkel destination we came across a large group of Dolphins! They were all around the boat. Super beautiful! Both of the snorkeling destinations were gorgeous! The water was super clear, with 150ft or more visibility! There were multiple types of fish in the area, even sea turtles. I would recommend this activity to anyone wanting to have a great snorkeling experience! more

Janelle

This trip is totally worth it! First of all they pick you up exactly at your assigned time and after the trip they are right there... to pick you up! So everything is done in a timely manner. The driver was extremely friendly and helpful. After they picked us up from our hotel, they drove us to where the boat is. Where the staff was just wonderful. On the way to Lahaina they offered us some good breakfast and played some music. Unfortunately, on our way to the first snorkel spot the weather got really bad. Therefore we had to go to a completely different spot where the waters were calmer and the weather was nice and sunny. Other than that the whole experience was amazing. The first snorkel spot that they took us to was beautiful. Filled with reef and all kinds of fish. Then, while on the way to the next snorkel spot they cooked us some dinner. On the second snorkel spot we got to see turtles and sharks! It was a lot of fun. On the way back they give you a complementary beer or cocktail and dessert. They also provided us with snacks and all kinds of drinks. I would recommended this excursion to anybody. Had a blast!! more

Brodri44

My family and I booked a snorkeling adventure to Lanai and we had an amazing time. The boat ride to Lanai was relaxing and the sta...ff did a phenomenal job accommodating everyone on the boat. Snorkeling gear was provided as well as breakfast and a delicious BBQ lunch that they grilled right on the boat. The staff made sure that everyone was comfortable and my sister, who is not a strong swimmer, was given many flotation devices and she didn't miss out one bit. We saw so many colorful fishes and the reefs were very vibrant and healthy. Anyone who visits Maui MUST book a snorkeling trip to Lanai which these guys. Will definitely come back and do it again!!!!! more

iKhan

This trip was a great trip that gave us a couple different spots to check out snorkeling in Maui. Boarding the boat was quick and ...easy and we were out of the harbor in no time. I suggest if you did tent gear or have your own snorkel gear to bring it with you. They are just basic J snorkels with one size fits most masks. The trip to lanai was quick and calm. The reef off of Lanai was pristine and had soo many colors. The wind picked up so we got off the spot looked for dolphin to the south and went to a second spot near Lahaina. This spot was great also near a broken down pier with tons of sea turtles. The bbq lunch of burgers hotdogs and chicken was great as well as the crew who went around to make sure everyone was having a great time. The crew was great for younger children and older patrons alike. There was even a complimentary adult beverage included after lunch. They sell some gear to raise money for local whale research which was a great concept. I would recommend this trip to any family looking to get out snorkeling for the first time. Great way to see the island and the coral reefs. more

Dustin

This was my husband and I's first trip to Maui. We knew we wanted to do something adventurous but also relaxing for an excurs...ion. The snorkel trip to Lanai was just what we were looking for. We ended up snorkeling at two different areas that day; first, at sweetheart point on Lanai, and then another spot around Lahaina on Maui. We would have stayed longer at sweetheart since it is more secluded, but there were just a couple of passengers who had spotted jellyfish in the water, so the captain made the decision to move elsewhere. As we were traveling back to Maui, we were lucky enough to see not just one, but two pods of Hawaiian spinner Dolphins. This was definitely the best part of the trip that day. They were very active dolphins and would swim along side the boat for minutes at a time. After we made it to the second snorkeling spot on Maui, a few passengers spotted a sea turtle swimming near an old abanded pier. The crew was also very kind and helpful and made sure that our safety was their priority. Food was great as well. We hope to do this excursion again someday and would recommend it to all! more

Rylee

A must do when visiting Maui. Try to avoid taking kids the will get seasick. You will become great at snorkeling after the cruise.... The crew was awesome, the captain told stories and gave us a bit of history is the islands. The breakfast given was just right, it was light for the long ride to find a good spot to snorkel (about one hour and fifteen minutes), I didn't get to try much of the lunch because I got a little seasick but what I tried was good. We were taken to rough waters to snorkel first then we were taken to a very calm beach with an old dock were we spotted a big turtle that when below most of us snorkeling. To be able to enjoy to the fullest you must drink you any type of anti-seasick drugs. more

Marco G

My sister and I joined this activity because we thought that snorkeling is the must do thing in Hawaii. On the boat, you didn’t fe...el crowded and every group had their own table. However, the day was bad weather. The captain took us to three different places for snorkeling. There were only few fish and no any dolphins. Moreover, some people were stung by jellyfish. Fortunately, the captain had prepared vinegar on the boat. The crews were very nice. Because my sister is not good at swimming, one of the crew accompanied her during snorkeling. We really appreciated it when he offered to help. And the food provided on the boat is simple but good. I loved fruits. Besides breakfast and lunch, they also provided drinks and snacks. In spite of the bad weather, seeing and enjoying Lanai on the boat were wonderful. There was also a Hawaiian woman telling Hawaiian story during the tour. This tour is worth it and is suitable for everyone. more

Molly

Went to maui for honeymoon and this was defiantly our highlight and we had a great time. This was my first time doing snorkeling a...nd i don't even know how to swim so i was not comfortable initially but this staff helped me with everything, explained me how to snorkel safely and i had no issues. Staff was really nice and helpful. Food was also great as well. They served breakfast when we started in morning and then we had bbq lunch. After snorkeling for couple of hours, they started BBQ and we had fresh hot dogs, cheese burgers, chicken burger and much more. Savor a delicious and freshly prepared BBQ lunch featuring big juicy hamburgers, chicken breasts and plump hotdogs with all fixins was amazing. After lunch, drinks bar was open and we all had complementary drinks. I was not expecting this much fun but now i am glad that i did this activity. This is must do activity in Maui and every dollar is worth spending on this activity. The price was very affordable since everything is expensive in Hawaii this was relief. I would highly recommend to get this deal. The Lahaina curse company and her crew are family oriented and provided safe, fun adventure. more

Arminder

My husband and I joined this tour because we wanted to enjoy the sea of Maui. We stayed at Kapalua and so we had to get up very ea...rly and take a taxi to the nearest pick-up hotel. But it well deserved. They offered continental breakfast as soon as we were on board. It was good. Thanks to such a good weather, we enjoy boating on that day. In fact, it rained so heavily a couple of days ago that it was pretty difficult to find a good spot for snorkeling but the crew successfully did. The water was very clear, which was important for snorkeling. After we snorkeled, we returned to the boat to have a big BBQ lunch. It was also great. Enough good food and many kinds of drinks. On the way back to Maui, we saw a green turtle swimming. In addition, unexpectedly, we met a lot of dolphins! I have never seen so many dolphins before. They swam jumping and some of them came close to the boat. We were so excited. Then the crew brought us to another snorkeling spot near Lahaina Harbor before we got off the boat. The crew were all friendly and helpful. I would like to join this tour again with my children and grandchildren next time. more

fummys

I booked this tour for my family [ages 3 & 6]... none of us had any snorkeling experience. We all had a great time learning ab...out the islands, sea animals, and snorkeling. The locations were beautiful!! The crew was friendly and helpful--especially when I was trying to get the kids in and out of the boat [and when my son asked for more cookies!]. Once on the water, at least two crew members were floating around on surfboards teaching, offering advice, and helping us swim back to the boat if we were too tired. It was a little scary to be afloat in the big ocean, but I felt more confident knowing that there were at least 3 people keeping eyes on the water at all times... we even saw 2 pods of dolphins! more

kshabanov

We already booked the snorkeling trip from our home in Austria and had no expectations at all what we will get as we were snorke...ling-novices. On our first day on Maui we made a short trip from our hotel in Kihei to Lahaina to check where our trip will start the next morning. A very friendly lady at the port in Lahaina told us where our snorkeling trip will start and which boat will take us out. The next morning an extremely friendly captain and his crew welcomed us on board and took us out to two awesome snorkeling spots. On our way we were served breakfast. At the snorkeling spots the crew was enormously helpful with the snorkeling equipment and to get into the water. During the snorkeling the crew members were out on surfboards two overlook the snorkelers. We felt extremely safe and fine. On our way back we were served lunch with fresh fruits and beverages and nice things to eat. We can highly recommend this company for booking a snorkeling trip. Unfortunately we did not see any dolphins or green turtles this day, but that is absolutely not the fault of the company. Manuela and Christian from Austria. more

Manuela & Christian

We had a great time on this snorkel cruise. We were lucky enough to see lots of cool fish, 2 kinds of dolphins, a whale and sea tu...rtles. The crew was great and wanted to make sure we could see everything that was out there that day. Had a great time! more

Stacy B.

Great time. Fantastic staff Equipment was great and the staff was very courteous

David

We already booked the snorkeling trip from our home in Austria and had no expectations at all what we will get as we were snorkeli...ng-novices. On our first day on Maui we made a short trip from our hotel in Kihei to Lahaina to check where our trip will start the next morning. A very friendly lady at the port in Lahaina told us where our snorkeling trip will start and which boat will take us out. The next morning an extremely friendly captain and his crew welcomed us on board and took us out to two awesome snorkeling spots. On our way we were served breakfast. At the snorkeling spots the crew was enormously helpful with the snorkeling equipment and to get into the water. During the snorkeling the crew members were out on surfboards two overlook the snorkelers. We felt extremely safe and fine. On our way back we were served lunch with fresh fruits and beverages and nice things to eat. We can highly recommend this company for booking a snorkeling trip. Unfortunately we did not see any dolphins or green turtles this day, but that is absolutely not the fault of the company. Manuela and Christian from Austria more

Christian

enjoyed every second will go back for sure again

khatereh

This was our first time going to Maui with the family and we wanted to choose the activities that would leave a great impact on al...l of us. And boy did we do the right choice. Doing this activity was the best experience ever! The staff was very friendly and informed us regarding safety issues, then we had our continental breakfast. On our way to the first snorkeling spot we had the chance to see some whales and that was a plus. Once we arrived to the right spot we snorkeled for about 45-55 minutes where we all had a chance to see a baby turtle swimming among us (super cute by the way). After that we continued to our second snorkeling place and it was there where we encountered more turtles and fishes. Being able to see the ocean life from a different perspective is amazing. Once we concluded our snorkeling we went back to the boat and had some delicious burgers and hotdogs BBQed for us by the staff. It was just amazing! I encourage you to do the Maui to Lanai - Dolphin Watch & Snorkel BBQ Lunch Cruise. more

Brian

It was my first time snorkeling and I Totally Loved It!!! Before I booked the activity I was concern because I don't know how... to swim but the staff was so friendly and they guided me through the process, which made it super easy and fun for me. They have all the equipment on board and I was able to use a belt that allowed me to float. It was an amazing experience where I was able to watch some whales, turtles and many more marine life. If you are planning a trip to Hawaii snorkeling is a MUST, believe me, you won't be disappointed. But please be aware that if you get sea sick, do yourself a favor and eat one of the bars they sell at the booth before boarding the boat. That way you will ensure to enjoy the whole experience. ALOHA & MAHALO to the crew that was amazing! I WOULD DEFINITELY DO THIS ACTIVITY WITH THEM AGAIN!!! more

ADRIANA

Hi All, Thank you so much again My 15yr daughter & I had a great time. The Staff was GREAT!! Snorkeling & BBQ was awe...some more

Bustamante

It was an great experience. As a first timer got good instruction about snorkeling. Food also really good.

Subhadeep

We had a really good time, a lot of fun, friendly staff, well organized

Elena

The transportation was on time and entertaining. The Snorkel trip was amazing we saw A momma Whale and calf along with bottle nose... and spinner dolphines. The staff was what really shined bright they were very attentive and really made the trip enjoyable. more

Juli C

I can't swim and was going for my wife. Thank god I went through with it. Off the back the tour was very well organized. 4 cr...ew members including the captain and everyone knew their jobs well and communicated well with us. Very helpful. Very nice breakfast and catamaran sail to lanai island to start with. We saw whales while going to lanai! near lanai we saw a big pod of dolphins. Both times the captain was knowledgeable about steering the boat and showing us the best views. The Dolphins came very close to our boat too! (See attached picture)when we got to the snorkel site- the crew was very empathetic to my lack of swimming skills. They helped me very gently through the entire thing and encouraged me to go into the waters with floats etc. and I'm so glad they did. We snorkeled for an hour at lanai and I had so much fun. After that we sailed back to Lahaina beach while the crew made burgers and we snorkeled at the Lahaina harbor and then ate food. All in all 5 stars to the crew for being on top of everything and at the same time being jovial about it. Definitely recommend taking this day excursion for the views of Maui island and great snorkeling sites. I saw turtles at both sites- and I don't even know how to swim!! more

Mirza Mughal

Totally recommend. The crew were excellent, as was the catamaran. Views spectacular and highlight of the trip was being visited ...by the spinner dolphins - I have never seen so many. Well worth doing if you visit Maui. more

Linda

good food (though I dont advise eating a lot since I had quite some acid reflux snorkeling on a full stomach), good directions on ...how to use snorkel gears. saw dolphins, they are right below our deck. saw a bunch of turtles and a white tip shark and octopus (the latter two I have to acknowledge the other cruising company's guide, he does these deep dives to compel the shark to come out from hiding and he somehow found this octopus for everybody to see!) more

VerifiedBuyer88

Rough ride to Lanai island but over all is a great experience, we'll do it again.

Alex from Napa, CA

My twin 7 year olds and 12 year old daughters, along with my husband and I, absolutely enjoyed our time on the boat. Whereas no d...olphins were spotted, the snorkeling was awesome - snorkeled twice! The boat had a slide too that my girls loved going down into the ocean blue. Staff was fun and friendly and the food, both for breakfast and lunch, was perfect for our time onboard. Would highly recommend this cruise and will do it again the next time we are on the island of Maui. more

The Arizona Smalls

Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids) had a wonderful experience on Wednesday when we boarded the Kaulana in Lahaina. We were greete...d by a friendly and genuinely, "eager-to-please" crew. Many day trips aboard other cruises can be fun and interesting, (we've done a few others, on other visits to Maui,) but for us, it's especially memorable when the people you spend a few hours with are sociable and eager to share their love of these beautiful islands. The captain and his crew were also very conscious of our safety and we felt well-guarded against any possible issues. This was a great day, for a great price, and they delivered on dolphins! more

Gassfam

This was so fun. Everyone in my family had a blast. The captain and crew were so friendly and welcoming. The food was outstanding.... The snorkeling was great, we saw lots of fish and the reef was beautiful. We hung out with a huge pod of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins and got some great pictures. The kids (and their dad) thought the water slide was awesome. All around best snorkel trip!!! I'd highly recommend. Thank you! more

ChrisandEric

The day was spent in a most enjoyable way. We started on time and went to first snorkeling spot after about one hour cruise. S...ince we left at 700 am, (early in the morning) they gave us good breakfast. The water is blue and beautiful. We saw some flying fish while sailing which I got amazed. They have wings(?!), come out of water, fly for about three feet above the surface and go into water. It was amazing to see a fish with wings. They clearly flew and not just jump in and out of water. The captain gave a 5 min lesson on snorkeling 101. It was full of very helpful tips and this greatly helped to snorkel without fear. The gears were provided. By the end of the day I became an expert. This is an example, how useful the people are to help you whatever you need in the trip. The snorkeling part was very enjoyable and after about one hour, we were allowed to jump into the ocean from the second level of the cruise ship via a slide. That was so cool. Next we went to a second place and we got to see lots of turtles. Some turtles came to top of water, so you can see them from the boat. We snorkeled and also jumped into water from the second level of cruise via slide for about one hour. It was fun. Lots of foods, drinks were given. We returned by 200 pm. What a day to spend. more

Venky

We had a great time on this cruise. Everything about it went basically as planned. We went to two different snorkeling spots where... we had an hour or a little more to swim around checking out the coral reef and the marine life. In the beginning, they had a little breakfast that included muffins, fruits and different types of juice. After the first snorkeling spot, they made chicken breasts, hot dogs and burgers patties for lunch which were also very good. They didn't have KETCHUP!!! Which was a pretty big bummer, but the food was good and there was plenty of it. They also handed out bags of chips and pretty much everyone was able to get a second bag. The best part about the cruise was the dolphins that we saw. We spent about 20-30 minutes watching a pack of dolphins swim around and with out boat. They got up so close, it was amazing. My nephew and I sat at the front of the boat and actually got yelled at by the captain, but it was definitely worth it because my feet were about 10 feet away from touching the dolphins they were so close. Then at the last snorkeling spot, we got to swim with sea turtles (only noticed one when I was swimming but it did get pretty close), and a 6 foot long shark that was laying underneath the wreckage we were snorkeling above. It was pretty awesome and scary all at the same time. The shark was sleeping (or dead) because it didn't move and there was no danger, but I still didn't want to take my eyes off him! The boat provided the snorkel equipment including the liquid to keep your goggles clear. There is also a slide that goes off the side of the boat which was really fun to go off of! The crew ended the cruise with a free alcoholic beverage for each adult over 21 years old, and it was very tasty and had a lot of alcohol in it! I believe this was well worth the money. more

Stacie

We had a great time and would definitely do this again. Staff was fun and friendly knowledgeable. Great time!! Would recommend thi...s to anyone thinking about doing this while in Maui. more

Lisa

We had such a wonderful time snorkeling something I've never done before the staff was great and put you at ease about going ...out into the water. They were out there watching you making sure you'll ok. seeing the turtle was awesome. The lunch was good. Would definitely recommend this not to mention the beautiful scenery you will see. The staff is knowledgeable about the islands. Loved it!! Definitely do this!! more

Lisa

We had a fantastic time! The captain and crew were so nice. The kids had a blast. I would definitely recommend the snorkel trip to... Lanai!!! more

ChrisandEric

The captain and crew were exceptional. The snorkeling was awesome, we even got to swim with turtles. We found spinner Dolphins o...n the way to Lanai that were fun to watch. The BBQ was good, hot dogs and Hamburgers and the morning food was fruit and muffins/donuts. The water was warm and there was lots to see. The boat had a slide that was fun to slide down into the water (optional). more

Vik34

Must Go! One of the best snorkeling tour we've experienced.

Sonia

Great captain, great boat, and great crew. This was a great family experience for us.

Gvg

Food was good. Snorkeling was fun. One of the few companies that go to this location.

Donald & Amanda

Had a good time, few people on the boat. 2 Good snorkeling spot with lots of fish and turtles

Guest

We had a great time on this trip - the crew were friendly and informative, the snorkel locations (2) were varied with clear calm w...ater and the scenery along the way spectacular. Unfortunately on this trip, no dolphins. However, the added bonus was at least 6 humpback whales, with one curious juvenile circling the boat and the crew provided in-depth information about whale migration and habits which enhanced the viewing experience. Amazing! Only detraction for me was that I felt more information could have been provided around the snorkel portion (e.g. type of fish, function of coral reefs) and the islands themselves would have really enhanced the experience. more

stroey

We had a very nice time on the our snorkeling excursion from Maui to the island of Lanai. The crew was very helpful, especially t...o our inexperienced snorkelers in our family. The food they prepared was good and there were plenty of drinks offered to keep us hydrated. I thought the crew was very helpful and were open to answering questions we had and also provided some nice insights on all of the islands. The coral reefs they took us to were very vibrant and the visibility was very clear. I was a little disappointed in the lack of variety in the fish we saw and we did not see any dolphin that day. All in all it was a very nice day and a nice change of pace. more

Brandon A

We loved our trip from Maui to Lanai on this snorkeling cruise. The boat was a great size for the trip between the two islands. ...It was very clean and nice. The crew were all very helpful and friendly. We felt very confident in their abilities. They were all very knowledgeable about the trip and animal life that we encountered. The food was great, we loved having breakfast provided since we had to get up and be at the harbor so early. We were kind of disappointed to not see any dolphins. We felt like we had been told we would circle back to a specific point where dolphins are usually seen and that didn't happen. We were just taken back to Maui as soon as the second snorkeling stop had been made. Maybe we misunderstood what would happen there. Overall it was a great trip and a super fun way to spend the day. more

Callie Ayers

My family and I had a great time snorkeling. We spent plenty of time in the water at 2 different locations and seen a verity of fi...sh. In the morning we were served a continental breakfast which consisted of a verity of muffins and fruit and in the afternoon we were served lunch which included hamburger and chicken sandwiches and hotdogs for the kids. The crew was very attentive to all, helping us with our equipment and responding enthusiastically to any and all questions. I would sail with this fine group anytime. My only suggestion would be to serve the morning continental breakfast and afternoon lunch while the boat is not moving. The water was a little choppy which made it very difficult to balance while getting ones meal. more

KennyB

We didn't know what to expect. My wife was unsure of the water and didn't plain on going in. But we both did and both lo...ved it! So glad the crew was there to help with gear and easing our fears. We went with our Son and his family. They made sure the kids not only knew what they were doing. But also had fun doing it. Ended up not feeling so well on the way back in. But the heat was the hottest it had been since 1979. So with that and the waves combined it didn't help. So nice to have someone to take you out feed you and bring you back. Thank you for the wonderful memories! We will check you out again when we come back. more

Neufeldts

We had an awesome time out! The crew was a very happy, helpful, hard working, knowledgeable, crew! They ran a tight ship and did t...he job well. The first site was the best lots of colorful things to see and clear water. Second spot not as clear ,still great got to see a shark swim under me, all the way down thankfully! Food was good and did the trick. My daughter fell in love with I believe his name was Tommy. He was very good with her she is 6. The worst part the ride to the dolphins when we didn't find any. Otherwise it was great! more

Neufeldts

My husband and daughter and I had a lot of fun on our snorkel adventure. We boarded and as the boat left the harbor we were told ...that breakfast was ready. Breakfast consisted of assorted fresh fruit, several types of muffins, and 3 types of juice, and coffee. Our captain for the day was concerned that the winds were already as strong as they were. She tried to get close to the shore of Lanai but the water was too choppy. She said that we would not be able to enjoy ourselves in water that rough and was very concerned for our safety. She had to turn around and go back to the coast of Maui to look for calmer water. I was glad that she was so safety conscious. I was having a good time just riding on the boat over the open water. Going back across the water was a bit bumpy, but that made it more exciting. We ended up going to a spot just off the coast of Maui were there was some pretty coral. The captain had a crew of 4 others who were all life guards. When the boat was anchored, the crew got busy helping everyone with their face masks & flippers and getting into the water. They had life belts for anyone who wanted to put them on (most people did). They also had swim noodles or boogie boards for us to use. There was one passenger who didn't know how to swim. The crew helped her get in the water and gave her one of the boogie boards to hold onto. They stayed right beside her until she felt comfortable. We spent about an hour at this location, then we got back on the boat and went to a second location where people actually saw some sea turtles in the water! This trip was definitely fun. The only complaint was the weather could have been better the day we went, but we still got to go to two different locations and had about an hour in the water at each location. I would definitely recommend that others try this excursion. You will have fun even if you have never been snorkeling before! more

Donna

On October 7th we joined the Dolphin watch Snorkel cruise to Lanai. It was quite breezy that day and upon boarding we were informe...d that because of the weather the cruise to Lanai had to be canceled and alternate snorkel locations would have to be used instead of the live coral reefs originally promised off the coast of Lanai, and further, the activities and relaxing time on Lanai would be out of the question. Although very disappointed we understood the situation and sympathized with the cruise captain. She was very nice and we felt sorry for her. We proceeded to her first chosen snorkel location off the coast of Maui, dropped anchor and began preparation for our first snorkel dip. The underwater scenery was somewhat less than spectacular but the experience was interesting. Not having snorkeled for several years it was an exhilarating experience to paddle in the ocean and explore the ocean floor. Subsequently, we pulled anchor and headed for another snorkel area off the shore of Maui and had our lunch, which was quite good and filling. When we arrived at the second site it was too windy to dive there and we were forced to find another alternative site. Again, interesting but even less spectacular than the first and really too windy to enjoy. Exhausted and chilled we finally headed back to Lahaina harbor for our cruise departure. Final assessment, the crew was very good and experienced, the captain was very good and well informed and handled the situation, much as it was, graciously and all in all we did enjoy ourselves on the cruise, but we didn’t even come close to what we were expecting for our investment. more

Lynda DeWard

The VELTRA tour I took was the Maui to Lanai Dolphin and Snorkel cruise on October 7th, 2015. The tour was a great opportunity to... see the island of Maui from the water and snorkel in beautiful unspoiled coral reefs. The staff on the tour were attentive and hospitable. The food was great and there was plenty of it. We did not get to our destination of Lanai due to poor weather conditions. In my opinion the boat captain made a wise choice in avoiding a possible dangerous trip across the waterway between Maui and Lanai. The captain did offer the option of rescheduling our trip in order to see the island of Lanai, but our group was leaving the next day so this was not something we could do. I would suggest that anyone taking this tour should schedule it at the beginning of their vacation so if there is inclement weather they can change the date and have the full experience. One other concern was that lunch was served between our snorkeling opportunities and on my second snorkel trip I had a full stomach. I don't suggest doing this. If lunch had been served after the second snorkel it would have been easier on me. Overall though, a great time had by my family! more

Brian Soushek

We recently went on the Maui to Lanai Dolphin watch and snorkel trip. Unfortunately not under the control of the crew but the weat...her was not great and winds were strong enough that we could not make the trip to Lanai. I would have rescheduled as they gave us that as an option but we left the next day so it was not possible. So instead the captain tried to make the best of it by taking us down the west coast of Maui. We stopped at the first snorkel spot and it was good- really far from the reefs so kind of difficult to see much. They gave us about an hour here and then we were supposed to move further south to the next location. When we arrived the weather had picked up so she turned around to head back. They finally settled on a location to let us snorkel again and the seas were rough- better snorkeling though once we got in. However they didn't leave us much time in the water and by the time we got out they said we were to close to the harbor to even have our free drink allowance so 3 people in our party missed out on that :( Bummer since they wouldn't serve it to us prior to snorkeling. Didn't get to see dolphins either (which is why my son wanted to take this trip) but I also know that is not guaranteed. Overall the crew made the best of a bad weather situation. Maybe next time..... more

Julie

We made our reservation by phone and had no problems finding a date and time. Customer service over the phone was great. When we ...checked in at the dock, the lady check us in was very nice. They have you check in an hour prior to departure, which is a long time to hang out on the dock. There was no where to hang out or sit while waiting. The crew on the boat was very nice and the food was decent. Due to the weather we were not able to go to the original destination, but the crew found a couple of spots for us to snorkel. We didn't see any Dolphins or turtles, just a few fish. We saw a whale from a distance, but we didn't hang out long enough in the same spot to see if the whales would resurface. In all, the boat ride was much longer than expected. Most of the time was spent on the boat going to a snorkeling spot right next to the shoreline. more

Shannon

I joined this tour mainly to snorkel, as I haven't done so for quite a well. Too bad, though, that the winds were extremel...y gusty and waves very, very rough. I wish our captain, based on his experience, could have made the decision to bypass Lanai at the outset and gone straight to some friendlier waters such as Molokini, so that we didn't have to suffer through two+ hours of shuffling back and forth between Maui and Lanai. On the positive side, I did enjoy the two snorkeling stops on the back side (Maui side) of the trip, especially watching my favorite Hawaiian green sea turtles. BTW: happy hour pretty cool too. more

N2W3

We picked a day with high winds, unfortunately, so most of the trip was very rocky and choppy, causing me and several other guest ...to throw up. But the crew was super nice and professional in helping us cope with such otherwise very uncomfortable experience. Due the high winds, we weren't able to snorkel around Lanai because the waters were very murky. Fortunately, it got better when we got back to Maui side. Everyone ended up having a good time snorkeling after all. My main goal was actually to see dolphins. Too bad we couldn't find any. They saw some whales, but not me, because that's when I was throwing up. Food was not bad. Like the captain too. more

Maui Honu

This was a fun boat trip for the family. The captain was knowledgeable and we saw many dolphins. That was probably the highlight... of the trip. Due to rougher waters, we snorkeled in some different areas than normal. One was one a reef off of Lanai and the other was over a ship that had been sunk in deeper waters. The reef was Okay, but we saw more fish and more variety of sea life snorkeling off the beaches. The ship was too deep to dive to so pretty much we were just floating above it. The breakfast and lunch was good and there was plenty of food. more

Tim V.

My husband and I were looking forward to seeing lots of fish/dolphins and enjoying a barbecue lunch and cocktails. Our boarding pa...sses didn't match the boat that we boarded, but we didn't think much of it. The boat started heading toward Lana'i, and the continental breakfast started (Costco muffins cut in half, fresh fruit, granola bars, and coffee or warm pineapple juice). Breakfast was good, but it quickly became EXTREMELY choppy. There was quite a south swell, so my husband and I didn't complain. When we arrived at Lana'i, we had to skip a snorkeling site due to rough water but were able to snorkel in a marine preserve bay. We saw a lot of fish and thought visibility was okay, but more experienced passengers thought that the visibility was awful. We headed off to a Maui snorkeling site after an hour. On the way, we were treated to our "barbecue" lunch: cold-cut sandwiches, chips, and soda or water. We had all been looking forward to barbecue and almost every adult had been talking about the cocktails they were going to order. Compared to what we paid for, lunch was a real disappointment. But it was about to get worse; the water became even rougher, and passengers started vomiting everywhere - out the cabin windows and all over the floor right where everyone was eating. We did end up seeing dolphins, though. The second snorkel site had pretty bad visibility, but we did see a few turtles! After an hour, we got back on the boat and headed back to the harbor. We talked to a couple of locals (one an activity concierge) on the boat, and they said this trip is usually one of the best ones out there. But frankly, if you pay for barbecue and cocktails, you should be getting that (or something comparable with an explanation/apology). This did not happen on our trip. The locals said that the original boat would not have been as rough, as it was much bigger, too. We don't usually complain, but we wish we had gotten a bit of a refund. At least the crew was nice. more

honeymooners

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE WATER. HALF THE PASSENGERS WERE THROWING UP. THE LUNCH WAS NOT A BBQ , BUT COLD CUT...S. THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD SOMETHING TO HELP THE PASSENGERS WITH MOTION SICKNESS more

Robert

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