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Ocean Spirit Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail in Lahaina, HI

Pacific Whale FoundationLahaina HarborLahaina, HI 96761
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Presented by the Pacific Whale Foundation, Ocean Spirit Honolua Bay Snorkel & Sail offers a scenic view of Maui and Honolua Bay. Guests will board the luxury catamaran Ocean Spirit and cruise to one of the island’s top snorkel spots, then experience a guided reef tour, led by certified marine naturalists. The tour often offers up-close views of wild spinner, spotted, and bottlenose dolphins.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lahaina Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 5 hours.
  • Arrive for check-in 45 minutes prior to departure.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments served onboard.
  • Flotation devices, snorkel instruction, snorkel gear, and other equipment provided.


from Ocean Spirit Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail
Come aboard Ocean Spirit, Maui's luxury sailing catamaran, as we cruise along the beautiful Ka’anapali Coastline to the breathtaking waters of Honolua Bay, one of Maui’s most popular snorkel spots. Enjoy a leisurely snorkel and take in the beauty of the island’s vibrant coral and plentiful marine life including green sea turtles and colorful tropical fish.

From here, Ocean Spirit will head to another stunning reef where you can participate in a free guided reef tour with our certified marine naturalists. Then climb onboard and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch and ice cold drinks. We’ll then head out to sea where you can sit back, relax, and take in the scenery as we ride Maui’s trade winds for an exciting sail back to Lahaina Harbor. Keep your eyes peeled on this cruise, as we are often treated with visits by Maui's wild spinner, spotted and bottlenose dolphins.

- Continental Breakfast: Bagels and cream cheese, assorted pastries and fresh island fruit.
- BBQ Lunch: grilled chicken breasts, Kiawe smoked pork with guava BBQ sauce, hot dogs, garden burgers and all of the fixings, potato salad, Maui-style potato chips and dessert.
- Two complimentary alcoholic beverages per adult (Ice-cold tropical cocktails, champagne, wine, assorted Maui Brewery brand beer, well drinks), plus unlimited sodas, juices, and filtered water.
- Free full-color marine life poster

Departs: 7:00 am from Lahaina Harbor
Duration: Approximately 5 hours
Check-in time: 6:15 am
Check-in location: Pacific Whale Foundation booth at Slip #1, Lahaina Harbor

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

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Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
"Pacific Whale Foundation - Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
A great time with the Pacific Whale Foundation and their Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure. An early 7:30 a.m. start we set off from Ma'alaea in the Ocean Explorer with three very professional staff for our snorkeling adventure, stopping or slowing on route to watch the Humpback Whales. A fabulous day with lunch severed on route back to port around 1:30 p.m.
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David C
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Snorkel trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
This is a great organization. We always have a great time when we visit Maui. The boats are well kept and the crew is first class. I can't wait till go again. I highly recommend them.
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Janette B
"Whales everywhere"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
The ship was very smooth, there were so many whales that we didn't have to go very far. The crew was great, only negative was that the ship was full so had to look over or around others, but with so many whales it wasn't really an issue.
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"Whale watching and souvenir!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
We checked in at 11:45 as advised for our 12:30 tour at the Pacific Whale Foundation store and it was a pretty quick check in. The passengers were told after checking in to meet in front of the store at 12:10 to be led down the walkway to the boat ramp. This give you some time to shop around. They take photos of your party before getting on the boat which causes a slow down when boarding. You can opt to purchase the souvenir for $20 after the boat returns to the harbor. The waters was choppy on the day we went but we did see 3 groups of whale (total 8 whales) during the 2 hour tour. It was great as we saw whales breaching, tail slaps and a couple "flying pickles" (what they referred to when a calf breaches). It's difficult to walk around on the outside deck when the boat is moving but it does stop when near the whales so then you can walk carefully over to other viewing sides. The only thing that was a bit annoying is that the Captain politely asked for tips for his crew as we were returning to the harbor. I mean it's ok to let us know they are volunteers. We saw the tip jar and we did leave a tip for the great job but I think it would be better if you didn't repeat this request twice.
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Flanders, New Jersey
"A little disappointed! 😔"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
Overall the trip was OK. We did not see as many whales as we'd like. Most were too far away...very few were close and that was only by surprise by the whales. The main thing my kids were looking forward to was the opportunity to hear the whales under water, as we were told would happen, however this did not happen. They were very disappointed!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Spirit Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail

How long is the sail?
From departure to return, the sail is approximately 5 hours long.

When is check-in?
Check-in is at 6:15 am and sail departure is at 7:00 am.

Where do I check-in?
Check-in is located at Pacific Whale Foundation booth at Slip #1, Lahaina Harbor.

What is included in the experience?
In addition to snorkeling, passengers enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and a free full-color marine life poster.