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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel: Tours & Tickets

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Maui's BEST small group ocean rafting tours since 1982, Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel invites you to share encounters with whales, dolphins and turtles and snorkel the island of Lanai! Our rafting vessels host less than 26 guests per trip, creating...more
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675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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If you want a great day on the water snorkeling, learning about Maui, Lanai and the local marine life this trip is for you! The boat is comfortable and safe. Captain Amy and Hannah are the best; kind, attentive, helpful and best of all fun...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PJS415
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was fantastic! In addition to snorkeling in Lanai we saw a whale shark (completely harmless, beautiful and BIG!) on our way back to Maui. Our wonderful skipper stopped the boat and we were able to get in the water and swim with this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded today

WHALE SHARK YAY! This is a once in a lifetime experience that many of of here on Maui never even get to have! So glad we got to share that with you and hope to have you out with us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great experience with captain Amy and Hannah on this trip. We are beginner snorkelers and were comfortable throughout. We saw multiple turtles up close while snorkeling and drove next to a beautiful school of dolphins to end the trip....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sameer A
_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded today

Amy and Hannah are awesome, we are so glad you had a great time snorkeling with us, and saw so many dolphins! Yay!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I got to Maui I started asking around about snorkeling tours. We'd heard that Molokini Crater was awesome, but after talking to locals, we found out that Lanai Island is even better; less crowded and more to see. The Snorkel Store and Boss Frogs...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank vickster410
_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded today

Yes Lanai is so awesome, its kind of a secret spot for us locals, were stoked we got to share it with you! Mahalo for snorkeling with Amy and Hannah!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew members on this cruise are extremely kind and professional. The cruise is wonderful ... the coast of Lanai is a great coral garden, and there are lots of dolphins swimming next to the boat! Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike G
_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad our crew were fun host and you had a great time exploring Lanai's coast with us! Mahalo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on this snorkel trip. The beautiful views on the way to our snorkeling stops were gorgeous. The food was good we were served. The guys were very knowledgeable and made us feel safe.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lrdavis1023
_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yay for a fun snorkel tour and even better you were stoked on our guides, felt safe and enjoyed the food! Mahalo for snorkeling with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful day out, saw dolphins and swan with sea turtles... was absolutely wonderful. Thanks to both captain and crew 😊

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Emma B
_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Shoots, so stoked you saw turtles and dolphins and had fun with the crew! Mahalo for snorkeling with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Express tour was a very good snorkeling experience. The crew was knowledgeable, fun and very skilled. They knew where to go with the weather, current and visibility conditions to find the best places to take us. The boat was well maintained...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yay! So glad you had a great time on our express lanai snorkel tour! Stoked you had fun with our crew and small group! Mahalo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin and I went on 2 seperate trips last week, the first being with Captain Amy and Vini and the next one 2 days later with Captain Amy and Hannah. Both trips were amazing and the crew were so helpful and personable. Amazing weather,...More

Thank Amber S
_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So awesome you love snorkeling so much you came out twice! Glad both times you had a blast and hope to have you out again with us in the future! Mahalo!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour! Friendly and knowledge crew, family owned, small group. Hannah swam with us and spotted things in the reef (octopus, eel). They monitored weather and water conditions and picked the best spots. Came across a large pod of spinner dolphins in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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_Team_Ultimate_, General Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Shoots! Stoked on the A++++ :) So glad you had fun and share our passion for the ocean!

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cherylbP6603CA
17 April 2019|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Aloha! Although snorkeling can be safe while pregnant, our vessels do not accommodate pregnant wahine due to the fact that our rafts can be bumpy, they move quickly and it can pose a risk to your little one. Check out some... More
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mkearby
25 March 2019|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
0 Votes Aloha! Our Snorkel/Whale Watch combo typically includes 1 snorkel stop and then a couple hours whale watching and dolphin watching, breakfast and snacks! Its a 4 hour tours and since its such a small group, the crew... More
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Kim W
21 February 2019|
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_ | Property representative |
Aloha, Only Wahine Kai our large raft does! It is located as you step down under the hull, its tiny but clean! When you book you can call and ask for the boat on C schedule! mahalo!
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