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Hawaii Ocean Rafting

Phone: 808-661-7238
Toll Free: 808-661-7238
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Year Established: 1991
Maui’s original ocean rafting experience! Voted TripAdvisors Traveler's Choice, Hawaii Ocean Rafting has been offering ocean adventures for more than 30 years! No crowds on our small group whale watch or Lanai snorkel tours (16 guests or less) departing from Lahaina Harbor, Slip 8. Our small group tours make for a fun, family style experience! Encounter dolphins and whales at eye-level on our low-to-water adventure rafts. Native Hawaiian owned and operated. Join us for a Hawaii Ocean Rafting adventure you won’t forget!

ACTIVITIES:

Whale Watching

Come join us aboard our 30ft. hard-bottom inflatable raft. Enjoy comfortable seating for up to 16 passengers and spectacular views of Maui's gentle giants from the best seats in town.

The Humpback Whale returns to the warm Hawaiian waters every year during the winter months of December through April for their mating and calving season. The majority of them find their home in the calm waters around the island of Maui. The Humpback whale can reach a length of 50 feet and weigh in at around 50 tons.

Our hard-bottom inflatable rafts are the ideal way to get that up close and eye level photo you wish for. This trip includes a full narration of interesting whale and Maui facts by our captain and crew, hydrophone, cold drinks and lots of KODAK MOMENTS. What makes it even more enjoyable is sharing your trip with your family and friends!

Full Day Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Tour (8:00 am Departure)

Duration: 6 Hour Tour.
Departures: Check in 7:30am, depart 8am, return approx 2pm
Tour Details
Award Winning Lanai Snorkel Tour
Small group family style tour (16 guests or less)
Beginner friendly snorkeling and snorkel instruction included
Adventure style rafting vessel
Snorkel 2-3 unique snorkel stops and see tropical fish, turtles, reefs, and most all trips see dolphins!
Marine Naturalist onboard
Snorkel Gear Included:
Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins) and flotation devices (pool noodles and float belts), complimentary reef safe sunscreen.
Wetsuit tops are available to rent for $10 each once guests arrive at the harbor. Cash or venmo.
Food and Drinks included:
Breakfast: Banana Bread with passion fruit cream cheese and a fresh fruit platter of pineapple and strawberries.
Lunch: includes assorted wraps (chicken caesar, turkey bacon ranch or vegan hummus, gluten free buns available by request, sauces are on the side).
Snacks: are Maui Style Potato Chips and homemade cookies.
Beverages: include soda, green tea and water.

Description: Board our small group raft for a snorkel adventure to the island of Lanai! Our award winning snorkel tour departs from Lahaina Harbor Slip 8, and crosses the channel to Lanai to experience the island’s sea cliffs, remote snorkel spots and dolphin watching (we see dolphins on 9/10 trips!)!
We visit 2-3 unique snorkel spots on Lanai where you will see tropical fish and may even swim with turtles! Take a snorkel break and enjoy fresh banana bread, fruit, lunch wraps (vegan and gluten free options available) and other snacks and beverages.
We select snorkel locations for all levels of snorkelers, they are beginner friendly and include one-on-one snorkel instructions on all our tours. Our marine naturalists share fun facts about marine animals and the islands. Our small group tour means avoiding the crowds and a fun, family style experience!

Half Day Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Tour (8:00 am Departure)

Half Day 4 Hour Lanai Snorkel Tour Dolphin Watch (Seasonal May-November)
Times: 4 Hour Tour. Check in 730am, depart 8am, return approx 12pm
Description: Board our small group raft for a snorkel adventure to the island of Lanai! Our award winning snorkel tour departs from Lahaina Harbor Slip 8, and crosses the channel to Lanai to experience the island’s sea cliffs, remote snorkel spots and dolphin watching (we see dolphins on 9/10 trips!)! We visit 1-2 unique snorkel spots on Lanai where you will see tropical fish and may even swim with turtles! During whale migration (Dec-April) this tour will whale watch in lieu of a snorkel stop! Take a snorkel break and enjoy fresh banana bread, fruit, maui style potato chips and beverages. Our small group tour means avoiding the crowds, one-on-one snorkel instruction and feeling like family with our crew!
What's Included: Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins) and flotation devices (pool noodles and float belts). 2mm Wetsuit tops are available to rent for $10 each cash or Venmo at the Harbor!
Menu: Banana Bread with passion fruit cream cheese and a fresh fruit platter of pineapple and strawberries. Snacks are Maui Style Potato Chips and homemade cookies. Beverages include soda, juice and water. (Food & Beverage included in shared tour, private tour food upgrades available for purchase)

Half Day Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Tour (8:30 am Departure)

Half Day 4 Hour Lanai Snorkel Tour Dolphin Watch (Seasonal May-November)
Times: 4 Hour Tour. Check in 8am, depart 8:30am, return approx 12:30pm
Description: Board our small group raft for a snorkel adventure to the island of Lanai! Our award winning snorkel tour departs from Lahaina Harbor Slip 8, and crosses the channel to Lanai to experience the island’s sea cliffs, remote snorkel spots and dolphin watching (we see dolphins on 9/10 trips!)! We visit 1-2 unique snorkel spots on Lanai where you will see tropical fish and may even swim with turtles! During whale migration (Dec-April) this tour will whale watch in lieu of a snorkel stop! Take a snorkel break and enjoy fresh banana bread, fruit, maui style potato chips and beverages. Our small group tour means avoiding the crowds, one-on-one snorkel instruction and feeling like family with our crew!
What's Included: Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins) and flotation devices (pool noodles and float belts). 2mm Wetsuit tops are available to rent for $10 each cash or Venmo at the Harbor!
Menu: Banana Bread with passion fruit cream cheese and a fresh fruit platter of pineapple and strawberries. Snacks are Maui Style Potato Chips and homemade cookies. Beverages include soda, juice and water. (Food & Beverage included in shared tour, private tour food upgrades available for purchase)

2.5 Hour Maui Coast Afternoon Snorkel (1:30pm Departure)

Duration: 2.5 Hour Tour.
Departure: Check in 1pm, depart 1:30pm, return approx 4pm
Tour Details
2.5 Hour Maui Coastal Afternoon Snorkel Tour
Small group family style tour (16 guests or less)
Beginner friendly snorkeling and snorkel instruction included
Adventure style rafting vessel
See tropical fish, turtles, unique reefs
Marine Naturalist onboard
Snorkel Gear Included:
Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins) and flotation devices (pool noodles and float belts), complimentary reef safe sunscreen.
Wetsuit tops are available to rent for $10 each once guests arrive at the harbor. Cash or venmo.
Food and Drinks included:
Snacks: Banana Bread with passion fruit cream cheese and a fresh fruit platter of pineapple and strawberries.
Beverages: include soda, green tea and water.
Description: Snorkel and sightsee Maui’s coast onboard our small group adventure rafts. Our award winning snorkel tour departs from Lahaina Harbor Slip 8, and cruises Maui’s coast to find the best snorkel locations to see tropical fish and green sea turtles. We snorkel 1-2 spots, have fresh Maui style snacks and beverages and sightsee, learning about Maui. We select snorkel locations for all levels of snorkelers, they are beginner friendly and include one-on-one snorkel instructions on all our tours. Our small group tour means avoiding the crowds and a fun, family style experience!

Ali'i Whale Watch Pass 10+2 Season 21/22

Mahalo for purchasing the Ali'i Whale Watch Pass 10+2 Free!

HOW IT WORKS!
• Purchase your pass!
• Call or book your tours in person.
• Receive your pass card when you check in at Slip 8!
• Whale watch and enjoy the savings!

PASS PERKS!
• Book mutiple tours direct!
• No blackout dates!
• Save $ when you book!

Please considering bringing gratuity for your crew for every trip!


PASS TERMS
All Passes must have a pass holder’s name assigned to them at the time of purchase. Once Passes are purchased, they cannot be refunded or transferred to another person or season.
• Exception: Unused 21/22 Ali'i Pass Products may be deferred for pass holder credit toward a 22/23 Ali'i Pass Product Purchase (pass holder is responsible to pay difference if future season pass price increases). A pass is “unused” if it has not been used for any tours. Deferrals are final.
• Tour availability is first come first serve. Pass holder is responsible for booking tours. Any unused pass tour for season 21/22 do not roll over to the following season.
• Pass holder must provide 24 hour cancellation notice for tour bookings. If a 24 hour notice is not given, the scheduled tour will be charged against the pass card.
• Passes can be revoked for misconduct determined by staff and management of HIOR.
• Priority boarding requires the pass holder to check in at recommended time and only applies to unlimited season pass holders.
• Pass tours apply to tours December 1, 2021-April 15th, 2022

Ali'i Whale Watch Pass 5+1 Season 21/22

Mahalo for purchasing the Ali'i Whale Watch Pass 5+1 Free! Save $69 per pass!
HOW IT WORKS!
• Purchase your pass!
• Call or book your tours in person.
• Receive your pass card when you check in at Slip 8!
• Whale watch and enjoy the savings!

PASS PERKS!
• Book mutiple tours direct!
• No blackout dates!
• Save $ when you book!

Please considering bringing gratuity for your crew for every trip!

PASS TERMS
All Passes must have a pass holder’s name assigned to them at the time of purchase. Once Passes are purchased, they cannot be refunded or transferred to another person or season.
• Exception: Unused 21/22 Ali'i Pass Products may be deferred for pass holder credit toward a 22/23 Ali'i Pass Product Purchase (pass holder is responsible to pay difference if future season pass price increases). A pass is “unused” if it has not been used for any tours. Deferrals are final.
• Tour availability is first come first serve. Pass holder is responsible for booking tours. Any unused pass tour for season 21/22 do not roll over to the following season.
• Pass holder must provide 24 hour cancellation notice for tour bookings. If a 24 hour notice is not given, the scheduled tour will be charged against the pass card.
• Passes can be revoked for misconduct determined by staff and management of HIOR.
• Priority boarding requires the pass holder to check in at recommended time and only applies to unlimited season pass holders.
• Pass tours apply to tours December 1, 2021-April 15th, 2022

Ali'i UNLIMITED Whale Watch Season Pass

Mahalo for purchasing the Ali'i Whale Watch Unlimited Season Pass!

HOW IT WORKS!
• Purchase your pass!
• Call or book your tours in person.
• Receive your pass card when you check in at Slip 8!
• Whale watch and enjoy the savings!

PASS PERKS!
• Book mutiple tours direct!
• No blackout dates!
• Save $ when you book!

Please considering bringing gratuity for your crew for every trip!

PASS TERMS
All Passes must have a pass holder’s name assigned to them at the time of purchase. Once Passes are purchased, they cannot be refunded or transferred to another person or season.
• Exception: Unused 21/22 Ali'i Pass Products may be deferred for pass holder credit toward a 22/23 Ali'i Pass Product Purchase (pass holder is responsible to pay difference if future season pass price increases). A pass is “unused” if it has not been used for any tours. Deferrals are final.
• Tour availability is first come first serve. Pass holder is responsible for booking tours. Any unused pass tour for season 21/22 do not roll over to the following season.
• Pass holder must provide 24 hour cancellation notice for tour bookings. If a 24 hour notice is not given, the purchase price of that seat will be charged to the pass holder.
• Passes can be revoked for misconduct determined by staff and management of HIOR.
• Priority boarding requires the pass holder to check in at recommended time and only applies to unlimited season pass holders.
• Pass tours apply to tours December 1, 2021-April 15th, 2022

Gift Certificate 4 Hour Snorkel

Give the gift of snorkeling with Hawaii Ocean Rafting! Call to book your tour, (808) 661-7238!

Half Day 4 Hour Lanai Snorkel Tour Dolphin Watch
Times: 4 Hour Tour. Check in half hour prior to tour start!
Description: Board our small group raft for a snorkel adventure to the island of Lanai! Our award winning snorkel tour departs from Lahaina Harbor Slip 8, and crosses the channel to Lanai to experience the island’s sea cliffs, remote snorkel spots and dolphin watching (we see dolphins on 9/10 trips!)! We visit 1-2 unique snorkel spots on Lanai where you will see tropical fish and may even swim with turtles! During whale migration (Dec-April) this tour will whale watch in lieu of a snorkel stop! Take a snorkel break and enjoy fresh banana bread, fruit, maui style potato chips and beverages. Our small group tour means avoiding the crowds, one-on-one snorkel instruction and feeling like family with our crew!
What's Included: Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins) and flotation devices (pool noodles and float belts).
Menu: Banana Bread with passion fruit cream cheese and a fresh fruit platter of pineapple and strawberries. Snacks are Maui Style Potato Chips and homemade cookies. Beverages include soda, juice and water. (Food & Beverage included in shared tour, private tour food upgrades available for purchase)

Gift Certificate Whale Watching

Give the gift of whale watching with Hawaii Ocean Rafting! Call to book your tour, (808) 661-7238!

2 Hour Adventure Whale Watch (Seasonal Dec-April)
Times: 2 Hour Adventure Tour. Join us aboard our 27ft hard-bottom ocean raft for eye-level Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor! Avoid the crowds and enjoy comfortable seating for up to 16 passengers with spectacular views of Hawaii’s humpback whales! The Humpback Whale returns to the warm Hawaiian waters every year during the winter months of December through April for their mating and calving season. Although whales are protected in Hawaii and we do not approach them closer than federal regulations, they often approach our small rafts for those up close and eye level whale encounters. Your tour includes a full narration of interesting whale and Maui facts by our marine naturalist, listening to whale songs on a hydrophone, water onboard and lots of photo ops! Share this adventure with your family and friends!
What's Included: Marine Naturalist whale narration and hydrophone onboard for listening to whale songs.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if cancellation prior to 24 hours of scheduled trip; with groups of 6 or more & private charters 72 hours notice is required for refund.
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