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Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin Watch from Lahaina provided by PacWhale Eco-Adventures

Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin Watch from Lahaina

Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin Watch from Lahaina
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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
*You will snorkel off Manele Bay or another near location for approximately 75 minutes, as well as look for wild dolphins on the journey towards Manele Bay. *Lanai offers healthy reefs with a variety of marine life including eels, octopus and a multitude of reef fish.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15807P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Certified Marine Naturalists on board • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers • Flotation devices, snorkel instruction, fish i.d. class • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids • Full-color marine wildlife post card • Continental breakfast: banana bread, assorted pastries, fresh island fruit, juice, Maui coffee • Lunch: chicken breasts, garden burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, veggie salad, chocolate chip cookies • Unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water • 1 complimentary alcoholic beverage (adults 21+ with valid picture ID)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Reef Safe Sunscreen – 6 oz. bottles available for $13 onboard (40% discount). • Affordable rentals of wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, binoculars
Duration
5h
Departure details
612 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA Across the street from Banyan Tree Park Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure time
Inclusions
Certified Marine Naturalists on board • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers • Flotation devices, snorkel instruction, fish i.d. class • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids • Full-color marine wildlife post card • Continental breakfast: banana bread, assorted pastries, fresh island fruit, juice, Maui coffee • Lunch: chicken breasts, garden burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, veggie salad, chocolate chip cookies • Unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water • 1 complimentary alcoholic beverage (adults 21+ with valid picture ID)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Reef Safe Sunscreen – 6 oz. bottles available for $13 onboard (40% discount). • Affordable rentals of wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, binoculars
Departure details
612 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA Across the street from Banyan Tree Park Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure time
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Children 6 and under are free (one per paying adult). Children ages 7-12 pay child rate/all children must be on reservation
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Please check in 45 minutes prior to your departure time at our Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store located at 612 Front Street, Lahaina
To protect the reef environment and in support of the statewide ban on sunscreens, we will no longer allow the use of any non-reef safe sunscreen on board any snorkel eco tours. 4oz Reef safe sunscreen will be available on board for $13
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travellers
Popular mentions

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Kristiana Z
4 contributions
Fantastic experience, don’t miss it!
May 2021 • Couples
Loved our trip! Crew was organized and did a great job keeping us informed, entertained and safe. Be prepared for a bit of a choppy boat ride but 10/10 worth it!
Written 27 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diana R
2 contributions
STELLER for a Pendemic
May 2021 • Family
Wasn’t sure we would even be able to take a snorkeling cruise because of the Pendemic so delighted it was available. The boat was at 50% capacity and the crew became naturalists/sailors/waiters/bar tenders/snorkel gear providers etc.
Saw large school of spinner dolphins and followed even before we got to Lanai. Very cool.
Not allowed on the island so snorkeled just outside the harbor break wall - also very cool. Lots of fish/coral and the clarity was excellent.
Barbecue was cooked on the boat and delivered to us as we made our way back to Lahaina.
The crew couldn’t have been nicer and Captain Paul was great.
Safety precautions were followed the entire time. The whole experience was appropriately more restrictive than I am use to but STELLER for a Pendemic!
Written 16 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
John G
Thank you so much for choosing to come out with us on our Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch experience and providing your wonderful feedback about an enjoyable experience. We truly appreciate your support.
Written 17 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen P
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Spinners and Snorkel
May 2021
The naturalists operating the boat and conducting the tour work hard and wear many hats during those 5 hours!
Although we looked at pictures of reef fish and were told their names, more could have been said about the fragile health of the reef, the use of sunscreen and which ones the state of Hawaii have banned (and why). I think many more people would pay attention to what they are taking into the water if they had a chance to be educated. There were 5 boats full of snorkelers in the tiny bay at the same time. Honestly, the reef did not appear to be in good health. Although a great privilege to be there, it was sad to see. Perhaps if it is a first time experience to snorkel there, you wouldn't know the difference. There are fish and the longer you float, the more you see. The snorkel gear was in good shape and worked well.
We did pass through a pod of spinner dolphins along the way, and the playfulness of those creatures was on full display. Very enjoyable!
They created a party atmosphere on the boat, and people had a good time. It was all very pleasant.
Written 14 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
John G
We so appreciate that your chose to come out with us on our Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the overall experience, but were disappointed in the health of the reefs. We've been promoting against non-reef safe sunscreen for years and offer refef-safe sunscreen on our vessel for purchase as an alternative. We appreciate that your feedback and review all such feedback internally as we continue to always improve the guest experience.
Written 17 May 2021
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Leslie J
2 contributions
Saw much sea life
Apr 2021 • Couples
This group is always amazing. This was our second trip with them and they always take care of you. They have so much knowledge about the island and the animals. We saw bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins and humpback whales on this trip.
Written 30 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
John G
Thank you so much for your continued support of our organization and mission. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience on our Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch adventure and saw dolphins and whales. You stay safe and healthy. We'll look forward to your next visit.
Written 4 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joy P
Plano, TX12 contributions
Excellent Snorkel Trip to Lanai!!
Apr 2021 • Couples
My husband and I booked this trip last minute, and we are so glad that we went!!! The crew was EXCELLENT! They went out of their way to make the trip enjoyable. Captain John is terrific! We saw a ton of spinner dolphins, whales with their babies and snorkeled in a beautiful bay off the coast of Lanai. We enjoyed a light breakfast, lunch and some delicious Mai Tais—we had an awesome time. Thank you Captain John and crew for a wonderful experience❤️
Written 22 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
John G
It's so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your Lanai snorkeling experience with us and had an excellent day. We truly appreciate that you chose to coome out with us and hope to see you again on your next visit to Maui.
Written 22 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bill N
Omaha, NE232 contributions
Awesome Excursion
Apr 2021
My wife and I made this trip and absolutely had a blast. The snorkeling was great and the trip to La'nai and back was first-class. Plus, the coastline of La'nai is gorgeous.

First of all, you're with a professional crew who makes safety a priority and works hard to give a great experience. Furthermore, the boat is not some small craft. It is large and a very stable and safe vessel. The equipment is first rate.

Since PacWhale Eco-Adventures is a subsidiary of the Pacific Whale Foundation, you know the money is going to a great cause. Plus, the crew is passionate about their work. On our trip the Captain went out of his way to find Dolphins for us to see, plus spotted one of the last remaining whales in the area since the season was essentially over.

All-in-all, a five-star experience.
Written 15 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Billie B
Kenmore, United States5 contributions
Don't miss this company
Apr 2021 • Family
Recent trip with this company. Have to say what a wonderful group that has many Covid precautions. Assigned seating, wiping down surfaces frequently. Bringing food and drinks to tables. Oh and wet suit is only way to go! One group at a time getting into water. I will only use this company going forward. Lovely time getting to see five whales plus a jumper baby! Maholo!
Written 13 April 2021
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John G
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback about your recent experience on our Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch adventure. We're so glad that you enjoyed the experience and that you felt safe throughout the journey. You stay safe and healthy, and come back and see us again on your next visit. We truly appreciate your support.
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Odyssey828441
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Customer
Jan 2021 • Family
Good trip. Might have been outstanding, but the Captain was just too pushy on each and every detail. I think everyone understands Covid, no pushback here. But, didn’t enjoy the lecture and his attitude. Shame, he treated the crew same way.
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
John G
We thank you for choosing to come out with us on our Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch tour. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. While we take our Covid health and safety protocols very seriously, I'm sorry to hear that you felt the policies were communicated a little sternly by the captain. We do hope, however, that you enjoyed the overall snorkel experience.
Written 12 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeff W
Kennesaw, GA36 contributions
Best Tour Group Ever Encountered
Feb 2020
We booked the Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin Watch. Before boarding captain informed us that due to the weather conditions, the snorkel would most likely not happen. They offered everyone the chance to reschedule or a refund. We were leaving the next day so opted to go out anyway. We had a wonderful cruise with drinks, food, super service and got up close with over 30 dolphins. Upon returning to the harbor after our 3 hour cruise, they offered everyone a full refund since we were not able to snorkel. Unbelievable! More than fair. I was blown away. If you want to snorkel or be on a boat in Maui, you must use the best group - PacWhale!
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for choosing to come our with us on our Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin Watch. We’re so happy that you enjoyed your experience and hope we’ll see you out with us again in the future. Mahalo for your kind review!
Written 28 February 2020
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rebecca w
1 contribution
Person
Feb 2020 • Couples
Captain Jo and her crew rocked. Even with mechanical problems she got the job done and kept cool and calm under pressure. She made sure our day was everything we hoped for. This cruise fed us all day long. I wasn't expecting that much food and drink. The snorkeling was amazing. I'll go with captain jo again!!! Whales whales and more whales. Swam with tortugas and lots of beautiful fish. It's a bucket list trip 😊❤
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo!
Written 18 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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