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From Lahaina Harbor: Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter Aboard Quicksilver

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Sail to one of Hawaii's less-frequented islands on this snorkeling tour form Lahaina to Lanai, or the Pineapple Island. Snorkel beneath 300-foot tall cliffs near Shark Fin and Manele Bay, and look out for sightings of Lanai's resident pod of Spinner dolphins. This tour also includes breakfast and lunch to fuel a full day of fun.
  • Catamaran cruise from Lahaina to Lanai
  • Snorkel in quiet bays using included high-quality equipment
  • Opportunities to catch sight of Lanai's pod of over 100 Spinner dolphins
  • Comfortable catamaran includes covered seating area
  • Music and narration onboard provide entertainment and context for sights
  • Kid-friendly activity makes for an ideal family outing, with special pricing for children
  • Breakfast, snacks, drinks, and lunch included
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What's Included

  • Water slide
  • Professional captain and crew
  • Use of top-quality snorkel gear and flotation devices
  • Ice-cold soda, juice, coffee or tea
  • Two restrooms
  • Two freshwater showers
  • Informative and historical narration
  • "Jump for Joy" Jumping Platform
  • Dolphin Search
  • Whale Watching (In Season)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages are available to purchase for $3.00 each. Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wetsuits are available to rent for $10.00 each
  • Dramamine is available for purchase 2 tablets for $5.00
  • Parking fees
  • T-shirts available for purchase for $20.00
  • Towels
  • Underwater cameras are available to rent for $75.00 each

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 675 Wharf St
    675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    MEET AT: Lahaina Harbor, Main Loading Dock 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina HI 96763. MANDATORY CHECK-IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CHECK-IN SERVICE Look for the our crew member by the yellow "Quicksilver" sign near the main loading dock

Start time

06:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For vegetarian, gluten-free meals, or any other special dietary need please call at time of booking
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Valid photo ID - required for passengers 21+ who will be drinking alcoholic beverages
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew
  • Snorkel locations are determined daily by our captains based on weather, swell, and many years of experience in Maui waters
  • The ride to the snorkel location is approximately 1.5 hours. If prone to sea sickness, please prepare accordingly
  • With your safety as a top priority alcohol is served once the snorkel portion of the tour is complete
  • Wildlife sightings, while likely, are not guaranteed
  • Basic swimming ability recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 111 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do we depart from on the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:You’ll board Quicksilver at the world-renowned Lahaina Harbor at 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761.

Apr 2022

Q:Is there parking near the dock for the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:There are several parking lots within walking distance of the harbor. There is free parking available at 750-760 Luakini St (appx. 5 min walk) and paid parking available at 641 Luakini St (appx. 4 min walk)

May 2021

Q:How early do I need to check in for the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. The boat sails on schedule, so please arrive early for check-in.

Apr 2022

Q:What type of boat is used during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:The Quicksilver is a state-of-the-art motorized catamaran. There is an exciting water slide, a freshwater shower to rinse off the salt.

Oct 2022

Q:Are there shaded areas to relax on the catamaran during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:Absolutely! The main cabin area is fully shaded with plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the day!

Apr 2022

Q:What food is provided during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:Breakfast includes muffins, pastries, and assorted fruits. For lunch, we have deli sandwiches (Roast Beef, Ham, Chicken) or pulled pork sandwiches with BBQ sauce, coleslaw, chips, and a cookie. Ice-cold sodas, water, and juice are available anytime.

Apr 2022

Q:Are there vegetarian options available during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:Vegetarian & Gluten-Free meals can be made available only upon request when booking your reservation. Please be sure to add any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr 2022

Q:Is there a bar on board the boat for the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:Yes! Non-alcoholic drinks are included, however, adult beverages are available for purchase on board.

May 2021

Q:Is there a restroom on the boat during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?

A:Yes - there are two restrooms available onboard.

Apr 2022

Q:Can I participate in the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter if I am not a strong swimmer?

A:Yes - Several different types of flotation devices including foam noodles and boogie boards are available for free. Wetsuits, which not only keep you warm, are also great flotation devices are available for rent.

Oct 2022

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Traveler Tips


Best Idea to check NOAA weather forecast and look for a day with winds below 15 knots.
If you get sea sick this may not be for you.
Reviews
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Kayleen_C, Jan 2023
Wonderful snorkeling experience! Bonus sightings of whales and bottle nose and spinner dolphins! The crew was very helpful and friendly.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you had an incredible experience with us aboard Quicksilver! Our crew is dedicated to providing our guests with a fun and safe boating experience with the best customer service possible. Mahalo!
Beautiful and amazing
Jaime_C, Jan 2023
Paul and crew were amazing. Paul did a little class if you weren’t comfortable or new at snorkeling. Food was great. We say a turtle, spinner dolphins and humpback whales. Worth every penny.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Mahalo for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time on your whale-watching tour aboard Quicksilver. We look forward to serving you again!
Good for novice snorkeling
Glori_S, Jan 2023
Crew is great, boat is great. The location at Lanai was a bit disappointing. This is geared toward the newbie snorkelers. The site is easy to use but not particularly a good spot in Lanai
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you still had a great experience with us aboard Quicksilver. Mahalo!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great snorkel adventure!
Andrea_G, Jan 2023
My family of 10 had a great experience on this tour. We missed the dolphins, but the snorkeling was great and the crew did a super job of teaching us all how to snorkel. The breakfast and lunch was also very good. If any in your group get car sick, be sure to let the crew know or take something before you go!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you all had a blast on your snorkeling adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver. Mahalo for joining us!
The captain and her crew...
Michelle_M, Dec 2022
The captain and her crew were amazing ! We seen dolphins whales cool fish and the food was great ! Highly recommend this trip for all ages
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review! Our captain and crew aboard Quicksilver are absolutely fantastic! We are so pleased to hear that yo had a wonderful experience on your snorkeling adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver.
Wonderful!!!
Barbara_C, Dec 2022
Our family loved this excursion on Quicksilver! The captain was fantastic and we appreciated all the information he gave us regarding the area. And, the crew was phenomenal…so helpful. Would definitely recommend this tour!!!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Our crew aboard Quicksilver is absolutely fantastic! We appreciate your review and are so happy to hear that you had a safe and enjoyable time aboard! Mahalo
Saw dolphins!
Jeff_H, Dec 2022
This was a great experience. Saw dolphins and whales. The snorkeling was great with lots of fish and coral. The captain and crew were great.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
AMAZING! Thank you so much for your review. The snorkeling adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver is one of the best places to view Maui's amazing marine animals.
Thoroughly enjoyed the...
Denise_K, Dec 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip.. Saw Spinner dolphins, Whales and of course pretty fish. Would recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2022
WOW! Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time on your snorkeling adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver!
Greeter at check in...
Rick_F, Dec 2022
Greeter at check in scared my daughter in-law and grandson with statements about choppy seas and bad weather. They refused to get on the boat. We canceled and will advise our CC company not to pay.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear about this! In order to ensure passenger safety, it is our job to be completely transparent when it comes to current weather conditions so that our guests can make an informed decisions. Please contact us on your next trip to Maui, We would love the chance to win you over.
Best crew on the island. Fun and friendly
Robin_I, Dec 2022
The staff made this trip the best. Captain was so knowledgeable and shared a lot of facts about the island, the marine life etc., and we have been to Hawaii numerous times and still learned something new. It was a family friendly boat and while we did not have our kids with us, there were many who had kids that tried snorkeling on the rafts etc. Food was excellent. Wish we could’ve had two snorkel stops versus just one
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your awesome feedback! We are so happy to hear that you loved our amazing captain and crew and that you had a fantastic time on your snorkeling adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver. We look forward to serving you again!
No good
Tory_M, Nov 2022
Very dull. No dolphins which you can’t predict that however for the money to take a long boring boat ride to a spot with very little fish you’re better off saving your money and snorkelling off the shore in Maui see way more
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We appreciate your review and are sorry to hear that some aspects of your trip were anything less than wonderful. Although seeing marine animals is never guaranteed, we try our best to provide guests with a safe and fun boating adventure with excellent customer service. Please contact us on your next trip to Maui. We would love the chance to win you over.
Highly recommend!
Kimberlee_R, Nov 2022
Captain Paul and his crew did an excellent job attending to everyone and making sure everyone had an excellent experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Our captain and crew aboard Quicksilver are fantastic! We appreciate your feedback and are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time on the snorkel tour to Lanai. Mahalo!
This was the most fun we've had while on vacation ever!
Marlena_M, Nov 2022
We loved the ride out to Lanai. The boat is confidante and the staff are so friendly! Our captain was very personable. The snorkel spot was sweet ! Best time ever!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic and safe snorkeling/boating adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver. We look forward to serving you again on your next trip to Maui. Mahalo!
The best experience!
Paul_T, Nov 2022
The boat was amazing and the crew, even better! The ride and the snorkeling spot was incredible. 10/10.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Our crew aboard Quicksilver are absolutely fantastic! Thank you for joining us for a spectacular snorkeling adventure to Lanai.
Dolphins and great...
Garth_J, Nov 2022
Dolphins and great captain great food best snorkel trip of 5 I’ve done in past….best location I’ve been to
Response from Host, Nov 2022
WOW! Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a fantastic experience and that you got to see some amazing marine animals aboard Quicksilver! Mahalo for joining us!
Highly Recommended!
Kris_W, Oct 2022
Wonderful staff, helpful, friendly, and awesome captain with stories and information. Although our trip was cut very short due to safety and weather not conducive to snorkeling, we enjoyed the staff so much, and the trip was refunded. Staff were especially helpful assisting my 81 yp mother who had a walker. I highly recommend this crew and boat for tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Safety is our top priority aboard Quicksilver! We appreciate your flexibility and understanding and are so pleased to hear that you all had an incredible time on the snorkel tour to Lanai aboard Quicksilver. Mahalo!
Best memories made on this trip
Melly_M, Oct 2022
This was the trip of a lifetime!! If I could give this excursion more star ratings, I would! The Skipper offered some terrific knowledge, served with a little side of humor that made the narration more palatable. The Spinner Dolphin pod sighting was the highlight!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
COOL! We appreciate your review and are so happy to hear that you had a fantastic time on the snorkel tour to Lanai aboard Quicksilver. Our captain and crew are dedicated to providing guests with a safe and fun boating adventure!
Great Lanai Snorkeling
Linda_M, Oct 2022
Lanai is a beautiful snorkel spot! The staff were so nice and helpful. The captain was the best! His knowledge of the area, the islands and history and sea life was great. And he has a great sense of humour. We stopped to watch a pod of spinner dolphins for a time. Food was good too but we didn’t take the tour for food! Great trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We appreciate your review and are so happy to hear that you had an amazing time on the snorkeling adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver. We are pleased to hear that our amazing captain and crew were a highlight of your trip and that you got to see some amazing marine animals! Mahalo.
Great experience
Olga_V, Oct 2022
It was awesome, friendly, exciting! We love to go snorkelling. Thanks! We’ll recommend it to our friends.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
AMAZING! We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased to hear that you all had a fantastic snorkeling adventure aboard Quicksilver. We look forward to serving you again on your next trip to Maui. Mahalo!
Watching my family enjoy...
Jill_H, Oct 2022
Watching my family enjoy themselves. I'm not a snorkeler but my husband and son had a great time. Loved seeing the dolphins!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
COOL! We love taking guests out to view Maui's amazing marine animals. We are happy to hear that you all had a wonderful afternoon on the snorkeling adventure to Lanai aboard Quicksilver. Mahalo!
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