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Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

1. Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

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. 

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

2. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Departing from historic Lahaina Harbor, your adventure begins aboard Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters as we cruise up the beautiful Ka'anapali coastline to the breathtaking beauty of Honolua Bay.  Honolua Bay is protected as a marine conservation area and is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, you'll be able to enjoy the marine environment. Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers, is provided, as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program, and you'll get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home. Snorkel at two secluded spots popular with sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral and enjoy free guided reef tours by certified Marine Naturalists. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. You just never know what you'll see and every day is a unique experience. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Relax as we head out into the channel for a thrilling sail back to the harbor.

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What people are saying about Lahaina

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 105 reviews

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.

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!

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

This was a great trip and supports a worthy cause. The crew was very friendly, food was good, and snorkeling excellent. I highly recommend PacWhale Foundation trips.

Plenty of time in the water at Lanai. Saw both whales and dolphins and the captain navigated the vessel for maximum viewing to perfection. Staff was excellent