Maui’s Most Comfortable, Stable and Spacious Boats
Snorkel to Lanai and/or take a dinner cruise with us and view Maui’s gorgeous sunsets aboard the 120 ft. Maui Princess. It’s the biggest on Maui!

Hosting Maui’s most popular adventures for over 35 years!

Let us introduce you to our ocean treasures on Maui’s largest and most stable boats.

  • Two world-class snorkel sites.
  • Cruise on the Kaulana, a 70-foot double-decker catamaran.
  • All snorkel gear provided.
  • Breakfast & BBQ lunch included.
  • Guided snorkel tour and courteous staff.
  • Departs from Lahaina in flat, protected waters.
  • Prices start at $96.40
  • By far Maui’s largest and most stable 120-foot vessel, the Maui Princess.
  • Upper deck seating available for all passengers with no premium fees.
  • Freshly prepared dinner served at your table by a professional wait staff. No eating from your lap!
  • Live entertainment and dancing.
  • Prices start at $96.40

Whale Watch Tour

Whale tours will start this winter. Check back with us!

  • Two-hour whale watching experience.
  • Maui’s most comfortable, stable and spacious whale watching boats.
  • Guaranteed whale sightings.
  • Open-air observation deck.
  • Departs from Lahaina in flat, protected waters.
  • Children go free with paying adult.
  • Prices start at $26.74

Save With Our Exciting Combo Packages

Why Lahaina Harbor is the Best for Boats

The West Maui Mountains and Mount Haleakala create a wind tunnel right up the middle of Maui and around the east side of the island. Lahaina, though, sits in the lee of the normal north/east trade wind pattern. No wind equals smooth seas!

Why Lahaina Harbor is the Best for Boats

The West Maui Mountains and Mount Haleakala create a wind tunnel right up the middle of Maui and around the east side of the island. Lahaina, though, sits in the lee of the normal north/east trade wind pattern. No wind equals smooth seas!

Why Choose Us?

All of our vessels are large and stable making for a smooth sailing experience for the whole family. Not to mention, the beautiful 360° panoramic views of Maui.

Whether you are snorkeling, whale watching, or going on a dinner cruise, our mission is to provide you with the best service and experience possible. All you have to do is make the memories that will last a lifetime, we’ll do the rest.

Departing from Lahaina Harbor, we are conveniently located for guests staying on the west side of Maui, or, for those who do not want to depart out of windy Maalaea Harbor

We value ohana (family), and want you to feel like you are a part of ours. That is why we offer 10% off all online bookings.

Our Maui community, above and below the ocean’s surface, is very important to us. That is why we have created our Research Direct program, donate to local charities (schools, churches, sports teams, and other community-based organizations), and continue to emphasize the importance of reef-friendly products.

Having been in business for over 40 years, we know Maui’s ocean waters. Winds and currents can change quickly, which is why your safety is of our utmost concern. Our experienced captains and crew are trained to keep you safe, both, in and out of the water. Our captains are United States Coast Guard Certified and all of our captains and crew are CPR and first aid certified.

Why Choose Us?

All of our vessels are large and stable making for a smooth sailing experience for the whole family. Not to mention, the beautiful 360° panoramic views of Maui.

Whether you are snorkeling, whale watching, or going on a dinner cruise, our mission is to provide you with the best service and experience possible. All you have to do is make the memories that will last a lifetime, we’ll do the rest.

Departing from Lahaina Harbor, we are conveniently located for guests staying on the west side of Maui, or, for those who do not want to depart out of windy Maalaea Harbor

We value ohana (family), and want you to feel like you are a part of ours. That is why we offer 10% off all online bookings.

Our Maui community, above and below the ocean’s surface, is very important to us. That is why we have created our Research Direct program, donate to local charities (schools, churches, sports teams, and other community-based organizations), and continue to emphasize the importance of reef-friendly products.

Having been in business for over 40 years, we know Maui’s ocean waters. Winds and currents can change quickly, which is why your safety is of our utmost concern. Our experienced captains and crew are trained to keep you safe, both, in and out of the water. Our captains are United States Coast Guard Certified and all of our captains and crew are CPR and first aid certified.

History Of Hawaii Ocean Project

Hawaii Ocean Project is a locally owned and operated excursion company that has been serving Maui’s residents and visitors for over 35 years. We operate Maui’s largest and most comfortable boats from the historic Lahaina harbor, and we sail along Maui’s calm and protected western shore. There is something special about each one of our boats that separates Hawaii Ocean Project from any other boating organization.

Well-respected Captain Dave Jung is the President and Senior Captain of Hawaii Ocean Project’s family fleet of ships. Captain Jung has been with Hawaii Ocean Project since 1970. His extensive shipboard knowledge and familiarity with our Hawaiian waters has allowed Hawaii Ocean Project to grow and remain successful throughout the years.

Not only is Hawaii Ocean Project recognized for local community support, but we are also known for our eco-friendly cruises, and partnerships with scientific marine research groups. We offer a voluntary program whereby passengers can donate to scientific research.

Come see us at the far north end of Lahaina’s historic harbor. Our crew and support staff will be delighted to give you a warm aloha, and bon voyage, as you step onto one of our boats and join us for the ride of a lifetime!

What Our Customers Say About Us

I went on the catamaran snorkel trip to Lanai with my son. The staff was excellent, helpful and very knowledgeable. I had gone on two other snorkel trips with a different company, Hawaii Ocean Project staff were by far superior in every way. Thanks for everything, we made such great memories that day!!!

— Stella Jay

It was a beautiful experience! I had waited a long time to go on a whale watching tour, and this did not disappoint. The crew was incredibly informative and courteous, that made it all the more enjoyable. I will definitely be doing this again in the future, thank you so much for the beautiful day I will never forget! Cheers!

— Sara Hahn

We went out with Hawaii Ocean Project for the first time Friday morning and had the best whale watch in years of visiting Maui during whale season.  During our trip, we had more close encounters! The crew was very professional, friendly and informative. Price was so affordable compared to the other tours offered on the island.

— Carol Massey Kawa

We had a wonderful time. We’ve gone out on their boat many times over the years, never a disappointment. great crew, safe vessel. Yesterday 3/13/17 amazing outing, saw a very large competition pod, the crew said it looks like at least 9 whales! amazing, saw one breach too! perfect whale watching day, thank you!

— Lori Wyatt

We had a wonderful time. We’ve gone out on their boat many times over the years, never a disappointment. great crew, safe vessel. Yesterday 3/13/17 amazing outing, saw a very large competition pod, the crew said it looks like at least 9 whales! amazing, saw one breach too! perfect whale watching day, thank you!

— Lori Wyatt

The whale watching trip is definitely a must do with the Hawaii Ocean Project. Breath taking views of the island and guaranteed whale sightings. The crew was very knowledgeable about the whales and passionate about what they do as researchers. We saw multiple whales and they were incredible to watch.

— Bilquis Hyder

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Try one of our combos!
Dinner Cruise and Snorkel to Lanai or Dinner Cruise and a Luau!

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