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Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

From US$ 149.95 per person

Cruise to the Lanaʻi island coastline & snorkel a dazzling coral reef, home to abundant sea life. Enjoy delicious food & refreshments as you take in the views.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel a dazzling reef off of the rugged coastline of the island of Lanai, home to an abundance of marine life
  • See wild dolphins that are often found in the waters off Lanai, including acrobatic spinner dolphins, friendly bottlenose and spotted dolphins
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast, freshly grilled BBQ lunch and refreshments throughout your experience
  • Participate in a free guided reef tour by one of our certified Marine Naturalists
Full description

Your eco-friendly wildlife adventure departs out of historic Lahaina Harbor aboard a 65 foot, double-deck powered catamaran. The journey over to Lanai takes approximately 60 minutes as the captain passes by known wild dolphin habitats before heading to your snorkel destination.

Discover an underwater oasis and world-class snorkeling with warm crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs teeming with marine wildlife. Lanai is also famous for its large populations of wild dolphins, plus toothed whales, sea turtles, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal.

On the trip over, be treated to a continental breakfast of fresh island fruit, bagels and cream cheese, and apple danishes along with hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juices. Take part in a guided reef tour with a certified marine naturalist and enjoy a leisurely snorkel.

Feast on a barbecue lunch which includes chicken breasts, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, veggie salad, and chocolate chip cookies. There's also all-you-can-drink water, sodas, juices and 1 complimentary alcoholic drink for those 21 and over. 

Includes
  • Certified Marine Naturalists onboard
  • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers, flotation devices, snorkel instruction, fish i.d. class
  • Onboard Junior Naturalist Program for kids
  • Marine wildlife glossy photo card
  • Continental breakfast: banana bread, assorted pastries, fresh island fruit, juice, Maui coffee
  • Lunch grilled onboard, chicken breasts, garden burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, veggie salad, chocolate chip cookies
  • Refreshments of unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water, plus one complimentary alcoholic beverage including Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID, additional adult beverages and refills available for purchase
  • Reef-safe sunscreen (4 oz in a fully sustainable tube available for $13 onboard)
  • Towels
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Check in at our Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store located at 612 Front Street in Lahaina. Please allot enough time for parking as it can be limited. Tour check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • To protect the reef environment and promote a healthy ocean, full-face snorkel masks and non-reef safe sunscreen is not allowed on board. 4 oz reef-safe sunscreen in a fully sustainable tube is available for purchase for $13 onboard
  • Affordable rentals of wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, binoculars are available
  • Towels and gratuities (optional) are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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So much fun!! We saw whales on our way and back, so amazing. Stopped to enjoy the special sight. And Spinner dolphins, LOTS on the way back. Again slowed down to enjoy them but also got to watch them enjoy playing in our waves. The snorkeling site was beautiful, healthy coral and so many fish. Really nice crew, very grateful for all!

November 26, 2021

Our captain even went out of his way to follow the humpback whales and let us hang out with the spinner dolphins on our way to the snorkeling location. Excellent trip, only negative was that we rented a Go Pro and when we tried to use the dim card at home it was empty

November 20, 2021

All our hosts were phenomenal. Friendly, informative, supportive. Captain took us to a shallow teeming reef spot where we saw lots of beautiful tropical fish. We saw a huge school of spinner dolphins. Crew was stocked with marine naturalists. Perfect for a marine nerd like me. Food was great. Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks. First alcoholic drink free. My daughter was glad to get cookies at the end. Reef safe sunscreen required. If it has oxy, benzo, hal, or avo in the ingredients, it’s not reef safe and they’ll let you know.

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October 7, 2021

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