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Lanai Wild Dolphin Snorkel Cruise in Maui, HI

Pacific Whale Foundation612 Front St.Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Offered daily and all year round, the Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Cruise on the Ocean Quest features an exciting five-hour experience. Cruises include premium snorkel gear, a snorkel training class, a guided reef tour, a continental breakfast, a barbecue lunch, a waterslide, freshwater showers, and more, plus views of sea turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales (from December to April).

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from Ashley, one of our Lahaina, Maui Travel Experts
  • Snorkel gear, sunscreen, and flotation devices included.
  • Continental breakfast and barbecue lunch served.
  • Tour duration: approx. 5.5 hours.
  • Check-in at the Pacific Whale Foundation Store.


from Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Cruise
Discover the world of wild dolphins on the Lanai Wild Dolphin and Snorkel Eco-Adventure offered by Pacific Whale Foundation! As pioneers in wild dolphin research and experts in the field, we take you to areas in the ocean that are known habitats of many different species of wild dolphins and toothed whales. Our team of certified marine naturalists give live narrations throughout the day to provide you insight about wild dolphins and the marine life in Hawaii.

This eco-adventure cruise also combines snorkeling off the coast of Lanai where you will connect with the vibrant marine life at a bustling coral reef. We supply all of the snorkel gear (including optical masks, available at no extra charge), flotation devices, and reef-safe sunscreen, plus a "learn to snorkel" class for beginners, a guided reef tour led by our naturalists, and a Jr. Naturalist Program for kids.

Departing from Lahaina Harbor each day our stable 65' eco-friendly catamaran lets you relax in comfort. This catamaran features a water slide, hot freshwater showers, two bathrooms, and easy-access swim platforms for snorkeling.

The original and best Lana‘i wild dolphin tour, based on Pacific Whale Foundation’s pioneering dolphin research. Cruise scenic shorelines frequented by wild dolphins. Includes snorkeling at one of Lanai’s famed reefs and a naturalist-guided reef tour!

Check in Location: Check in at Pacific Whale Foundation Store at 612 Front Street in Lahaina (across from the Banyan Tree).

Includes: Reef safe sunscreen, snorkel gear (with optical masks for eyeglass wearers) and flotation devices, free "learn to snorkel" class for beginners, free guided reef tour led by naturalists, free Jr. Naturalist program for kids, plus free color marine life poster.

What to Bring: Towel, cover up, hat, sunglasses, extra cash for souvenirs, recreational life jacket for kids 30 lbs and less.

Menu: Continental breakfast: bagels with cream cheese, fresh tropical fruit, a variety of homemade muffins, fruit juices (pineapple, passion orange guava, cranberry), and freshly brewed premium Maui or Kona Coffee. Barbecue Lunch: onboard grilled chicken breasts, veggie burgers, or hot dogs with all the fixings, homemade rolls, fresh pasta salad, ice cold soda, juice, and filtered water. After your snorkel site, we offer beer, wine, and tropical drinks with proper photo ID.

Duration of Tour: 5.5 hours.

NOTE: Guests will be required to sign a liability waiver upon check-in prior to your tour.

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Kathy P
Scranton, Pennsylvania
"Exceeded our expectations!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2016
This was our first time staying at a house rather than a hotel and this place exceeded our expectations. The owners were knowledgeable, available and always very nice if we had any questions. The house had all the amenities you could ask for. It was roomy and just so adorable. And it was spotless! But the best was the wrap around deck allowing for the most spectacular views of the bay. The house is located directly across a small street from the beach and bay. We saw dolphins almost every day and amazing sunsets. This house was a dream come true for our family of four and one very happy beagle.
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San Bernardino, California
"Saw some dolphins"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2016
The experience up there was great. Coming back, several people threw up on the boat. It was so bumpy and waves crashing into the boat. Other than that. We saw like 5 dolphins, snorkeling in the big blue was a great experience. Wish we would have seen a few turtles. I wouldnt take such a small boat next time the ride was horrible. Though the crew was knowledgeable and helpful.
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"Great trip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 04, 2015
Went on this tour with my Granddaughter and had a great time! Boat was clean and staff very friendly! Served pizza and hotdogs and could buy other snacks at a reasonable price! Well worth the price we payed! It was a very windy day so we only saw a few Dolphins but they stamped our tickets for a free trip in the future! Would definitely recommend this trip!
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
"restorative get away"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2014
My dog , his friend,and my friends and I had a wonderful week. We came back refreshed.. The Cape May are was beautiful and friendly. We watched the Dolphins swim by in the morning and evening. The dogs thought they died and went to heaven. We hope to be back.
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Shauna B
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
"Cozy Cape May Getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2013
My husband, dog and I have rented this adorable beach house for a week in early October for the past 3 years. This house is located so close to the bay with an amazing view of the sunset each night. Natalie (the owner) is so helpful & responsive. The house is always clean when we arrive the first day. We look forward to our Cape May getaway each year. Friendly neighborhood, fairly quick access to downtown Cape May, dog friendly beach during off-season, etc. We would recommend this rental to anyone!

Frequently Asked Questions about Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Cruise

How early should we check-in?
Please check-in 45 minutes prior to departure at Pacific Whale Foundation's Store at the 612 Front Street in Lahaina (across from the Banyan Tree).

What should I bring on the Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch Cruise?
Bring a towel, cover up, sunglasses, picture I.D. if you plan on enjoying a complimentary alcoholic beverage. Reef safe sunscreen is provided at the check-in location, but I recommend bringing your own as well.  You are in the sun a lot on this trip, and sunburn is a quick way to put a damper on a vacation.  Extra cash is handy to have as well as the Pacific Whale Foundation crew takes great care of all guests and tips are appreciated.

Do you offer wetsuits?
Yes, we offer wet suit shirts for an additional fee. You can also rent underwater cameras and binoculars.

How long is the snorkel tour?
It is about 5.5 hours.

Is the snorkel gear provided?
Yes, professionally fitted, premium snorkel gear including masks, fins and optical masks for eyeglass wearers. We also offer flotation devices.