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Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

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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.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • 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
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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. 

  • 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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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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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
  • Affordable rentals of wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, binoculars are available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 33 reviews

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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

The Captain was very experienced and caring of his tour group. The Crew shared their knowledge about the whales and their environment during the excursion, as well as giving us history and geography lessons of the islands. The snorkeling was awesome! We saw dolphins and whales also. We would highly recommend this tour.

February 27, 2020

The staff on board was amazing! Everyone was kind, helpful, and really helped to make the trip even more fun! They answered everyone’s questions and even taught us about the fish we’d be seeing on the ride over to the bay. Saw tons of fish and really enjoyed our time!

October 12, 2019

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