Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Encounter

  • Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Encounter
    Duration: 4.5-5 Hours

    Adults Ages 13+ $107.31
    Children Ages 4 - 12 $83.98

    Not suitable for pregnant women or individuals with back problems

A Snorkeling & Dolphin/ Turtle Watching Adventure


Put on your swimsuit and get ready to join us on an amazing snorkel adventure! Your tour departs Lahaina Harbor at 8:00 am and heads to Lanai for breathtaking views (weather permitting). You will visit 2-3 unique snorkel spots and enjoy plenty of dolphin watching. Swim with turtles and snorkel coral reefs teeming with tropical fish. Our zodiac raft comfortably seats 10-12 passengers which means you get to avoid the crowds and get personalized attention from the knowledgeable crew. Your snorkel tour includes a continental breakfast, snacks, water, juice, and soda.

On our half day snorkeling trip, we will depart at 8:00 am for the neighbor island of Lanai. Lanai offers some of the most pristine snorkeling around and is also home to spotted, spinner, and bottlenose dolphins.

On this 4.5 hour trip we will visit (at least) 2-3 different and unique snorkel spots as well as dolphin watching opportunities. This experience will be aboard our ocean raft with our knowledgeable captain and crew, they are happy to answer questions and make sure you are comfortable before you hop in the water. The trip includes a continental breakfast, snacks, water, juice, and soda. We also provide all the gear and instruction you will need, including snorkels, fins and flotation (boogie boards, waist belts, and noodles). There are waterproof cameras for purchase at our booth before departure.

Best of all you will have a full snorkeling and dolphin/ turtle watching adventure and be back in time for lunch on historic Front Street in Lahaina.

Due to the lack of people living on the island and pollution, Lanai offers some of the clearest waters and most pristine coral reefs in all Hawaii! When snorkeling, you will see breathtaking corals that are beyond imagination and abundance of tropical fish. Make sure you take advantage of this snorkel opportunity by going out with us. Our rafts are geared for the snorkel and adventure enthusiast!

How do you get over to Lanai? Well, there is a nine-mile trek across the Au’au Channel that needs to be completed to get from one island to the next. With Hawaii Ocean Rafting, the journey across this channel is half the fun! Our small fast rafts can zip you to locations much faster than large boats. During whale watching season, you can see Humpback Whales splash in the water and play. Humpback Whales love to play in the channel between Maui and Lanai because the islands shelter them from harsh wind and other weather conditions. Seeing these magnificent creatures is truly magical and a must do for your Hawaiian vacation! Humpback whale season typically runs from December to early May here in Hawaii.

Additionally, most of our tours get the opportunity to see Spinner Dolphins off the coast of Lanai as well! They love to frolic and play in the wake that is created by our rafts. As their names suggests, Spinner Dolphins are known for jumping out of the water and spinning many times in the air. It is truly astonishing to see! A plus of spinner dolphins is that they can be seen and live in our waters year-round. Being that our rafts are closer to the ocean compared to larger vessels, you can get that up close experience everyone wishes for!


Not suitable for pregnant women or individuals with back problems

Flexible cancellation policy

Just provide us with 24 hours notice of cancellation for a full refund


San Diego, CA
This is a must do when in Maui! We left from the Lahaina harbor and we saw soooo many cool things! Tons of dolphins, whales, turtles and fish! They employees were very friendly and gave us a nice lunch and juices to drink. Very affordable! I would pay even more for this once in a lifetime experience!

Diana M
Cleveland, OH
Dolphins and turtles and whales, oh my!!
Absolutely fabulous experience. The captain and crew were terrific. We encountered two pods of spinner dolphins and observed a number of whales including a mother and calf. It was a nice balance between the whale & dolphin watching and the snorkeling. We stopped at two reefs around Lanai and then went to a third location near Lahaina to snorkel on the way back. That stop was more crowded with other groups but offered an incredible experience of swimming with probably 20-30 sea turtles.

The captain was knowledgeable and experienced, with a wry wit and obvious passion for the sea animals.

I went with my adult son and daughter and this was the highlight of our time in Maui.