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This is the best whale tour I have been on, I have never had the opportunity to see as many whales as I did on this tour. The information that was shared with us was amazing and was not dry and boring. We took 7:30 a.m. tour the water was smooth… The memories that we will have forever will be cherished.

WHALES GALORE

There is a lower deck that is sheltered from wind and sun with chairs, and you can still go to the edge to look at whales. I was really happy about this with my 1-year old in a front pack!!

GREAT FOR FAMILIES AND EVEN BABIES

It didn’t disappoint. Breeches, close encounters and an upside down female so close to the boat that I had to look up at the pectoral fins. Had a cow calf mugging that got the crew excited enough to come running with cells out. … Above and beyond service and expert commentary are what we have come to expect and we sure got it… So much fun we went again next trip out. Had to run to move the car. Worth it!!!!

OUR FAVORITE BOAT KAULANA

Had a fabulous trip to Lanai for snorkeling and dolphins. (Two couples plus 10 year old son). … pristine waters for snorkeling!! The coral, multitude and variety of fish was awesome – and several in the group even saw a green sea turtle! … We saw (it seemed like at least a hundred) whales breaching, slapping their fins, their tails – got pics and videos. Incredible. The food was also excellent for being in a boat. The crew really cared about us and went out of their way to make us comfortable and enjoy the experience. Our favorite experience in Maui so far!

FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE! BEST CREW! LOVED IT!!

This was our family’s first trip to Hawaii/Maui and booked our family including our three girls ages 13,11,7 on the tour … we couldn’t have been happier with the crew and trip! … At Lanai the water was calm and snorkeling was awesome! … We saw at least ten sea turtles with four of them together at one point. … we were able to see a humpback whale do several breaches! … we had a day to remember forever!! Thank you Sarah, Shannon, Jill, and Donny!!

AWESOME CREW AND AWESOME DAY!!

We took an early morning trip at 7:30 am which is the least expensive trip of the day. We had good commentary from the naturalist. The ship gets close to the action. Sit on the top or in the back for the best angles and photo taking opportunities.

BEST WHALE WATCHING IN MAUI

Have been coming to Maui since 1989 and finally took a Whale watch cruise. Due to age of friends and desire to board boat off stable dock (vs. walking up boarding ladder of a beached boat with surf crashing in on you), we scheduled with Hawaii Ocean Project.

Boat was well equipped and feeling of safety was very positive with experienced captain and crew. Safety emphasized with pre-tour talk and careful navigation of waters off Maui & Lanai.

Open air and interior seating available on two decks of boat. Very limited obstructions to view of waters. Ability to move around boat while moving slowly, a plus. Captain and mate provided interesting facts and information about whales, the marine environment as well as the visible islands in the vicinity very helpful.

And then there were the whales. Because these people know the habitat, the animals and their activities, we quickly found several groups of whales. Detailed explanations allowed for a greater experience, rather than just scanning the horizon looking for these critters.

The tour was for two (2) hours and it never got boring nor did we wish for it to end sooner than it was scheduled. Plenty of different whale groupings spotted, and there was no feeling that they were just rushing you out to the channel and taking your good vs. bad luck to see whales. They just found them and kept the right distance to allow safe passage past our boat. And then they moved the boat and found another experience for us.
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WHALES AND MORE WHALES

We sailed twice on a Dinner Cruise/ Day Cruise special package and both times provided amazing whale encounters. The captain and crew were exceptionally knowledgable and provided outstanding information and opportunity to see whales. On the dinner cruise I’d highly recommend the prime rib as they carve it on board to your specific liking.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WHALE SIGHTINGS

We took the Lanai Dolphin Watch trip and it was amazing. First we snorkeled in Lanai, where the water was clear and the fish were huge. We saw three turtles as well! Then on the way back, the dolphin pod raced in front and alongside our boat so close you could almost reach down and touch them! It was such an amazing experience. Then, to top the day off, we saw two humpback whales! It was a perfect day, with blue sky and incredible ocean wildlife. We could not have asked for more. And the food and drinks were awesome too! Our captain was J.B. on Kaulana, with Brandon, our naturalist and Tracy. We will be requesting them again when we go back in January! Thank you for the most wonderful day!

AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

The trip was amazing. The guides shared their knowledge and navigated to a group of whales that entertained us for almost the entire trip. We were fortunate to have a whale spyhop with us multiple times. Two males were fighting within 100 yards of our boat. Well worth the money.

THE GREATEST DAY EVER!!!

This was an amazing trip and in my mind a must do for all those visiting the island. This trip provides the best views of maui and the sunset and was my favorite meal while on the island. Not to mention the staff was very friendly and helpful. The singer (a one man band) was excellent. Our waiter (Ben) was extremely helpful and went over the top giving us advice for places to see and things to do. His expert tips made our vacation so much better. Did I mention the views from the boat? …a Maui must do!!!

MAUI PRINCESS DINNER CRUISE

The Lanai Dolphin Snorkel was an awesome experience, not just because of the trip itself but the crew was exceptional! They were extremely helpful in making sure everyone enjoyed themselves. A big thank you to all the crew. Great job!

Lanai Dolphin Snorkel

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We went snorkeling with Hawaii Ocean Project and it was amazing! We were taken to two snorkeling spots, one near Lanai and one in Maui. The one in Lanai was full of coral and colourful fish. The one in Maui was at the collapsed pier and had turtles and even a white tip reef shark! Amazing activity, I totally recommend it.
GREAT SNORKELING SPOTS!

Out of all of the excursions we did while in Maui, this was by far our FAVORITE. We swam so close to sea turtles! A lot of them! … The crew really knew where to find all the best marine life and were knowledgeable about the islands as well. They provided breakfast and then lunch was grilled and soooo good! The crew was fun too! We had a blast. Highly recommend!!
The Best Excursion On Our Trip

Wonderful crew made this snorkeling trip a wonderful experience! My children loved it! Food was good, too!

SNORKELING AT LANAI

We went on the Lanai Snorkel Trip – Dolphin and Turtle Watch. The size of he boat was fantastic. The staff was great. The food was wonderful. We saw a lot of dolphins and many types of fish. I would definitely do this trip again.

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