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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui

Leave the busy streets of Lahaina splashing behind in your wake, as you cross the channel to snorkel the crystal clear waters off of Lanai.  During this Maui snorkeling tour, spend 45 minutes motoring towards the isolated coast of Lanai, where sea turtles, fish, and occasionally dolphins swim circles above the reef. Once tied to a mooring off eastern Lanai, splash down the waterslide that leads from the boat to the turquoise waters below, and enjoy a hot, BBQ lunch on the leisurely cruise back to Maui.


  • Hawaiian snorkeling adventure at East Lanai Landing from Maui
  • Enjoy continental breakfast on the 45-minute cruise to Lanai Island
  • Keep your eyes open for dolphins!
  • Spend the afternoon snorkeling, swimming and water-sliding
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch on your cruise back to Maui

What You Can Expect

Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui

Kaulana Double Deck Catamaran

From Lahaina Harbor, embark on a journey to the island of Lanai that sits on the western horizon. Home to only a few thousands residents and miles of untouched shoreline, Lanai is a sliver of the white sand, palm-fringed, Hawaiian Islands of old. Here on the isolated East Lanai coastline, sea turtles regularly surface for air over colorful coral reefs, and schools of bright, tropical fish swim casually through turquoise waters.

The tour begins with a 45-minute cruise from Lahaina Harbor, during which time you might spot dolphins or Humpback whales in winter. While crossing the channel, enjoy a leisurely continental breakfast that’s served with fresh island juice, and prepare to splash in the warm blue waters that line the East Lanai coast. Once the boat is tied up to a mooring, spend between 2 and 2.5 hours exploring the coral reefs, or maybe taking multiple runs on the waterslide off of the boat.

On the motor back towards Lahaina Harbor, this Lanai snorkeling tour breaks out the BBQ and cooks up a filling lunch, which is served with sweeping ocean views of the towering West Maui Mountains.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This trip was awesome! The crew were young and enthusiastic, and seemed determined to find the perfect spots for us to snorkel! We were taken out to Lanai for a great hour near the cliffs, and then back to a ruined pier outside of Lahaina for some more snorkeling. On our trip out to Lanai were were surrounded by a pod of dolphins, which was a truly magical experience. In the water, we saw many sea turtles and innumerable fish. I saw one crewmember helping two ladies who were having a really hard time with seasickness but were determined to get in the water. He allowed them to hang on to his surfboard and 'snorkel' while hanging on. Really kind and considerate staff, who obviously love their jobs in this beautiful place. The boat was a real workhorse, so don't expect any glamour on this trip! If you want to see some real beauty - even if you have never snorkeled before in your life!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The best day ever ! And the captin and the crew were awesome ! Recommend to everyone !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The captain of the boat was awesome with explanations and all, the sailors were very great with the instructions for those of us who hadn't snokeled before or in a long while. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! Awesome tine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing trip and wonderful crew!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was great! The crew was awesome made everyone comfortable and had a great time. Our 8 year old loved it and got to swim with a sea turtle. If you love snorkeling then this is definitely for you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Just an overall great trip! My 90 year old father enjoyed the boat trip although he didn't snorkel. The captain and staff were wonderful and we even saw dolphins cavorting. Only 1 suggestion for the tour company: Please upgrade your snorkels. They were short and water kept getting in. Otherwise, everything was just perfect!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing experience! The crew was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a great experience this was , I was so lucky that on my tour I got to see dolphins. The team were great always making sure everyone was always safe and happy. The hospitality was fantastic they always made sure everyone had food or drink. Would highly recommend this tour , great value for money

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Definitely recommend this if you are thinking of heading over to Lanai for snorkelling. We saw spinner dolphins and turtles! Loved it.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Very fun cruise. Snorkeling in Lanai and Maui. Great service from crew.

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