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Hawaii Ocean Project

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“whale watch”(40 reviews)
“dinner cruise”(16 reviews)
Hawaii Ocean Project hosts whale watches and other exciting excursions aboard the Maui Princess, the Molokai Princess, the Lahaina Princess, the Prince Kuhio, and the Kaulana. Our vessels are large, stable, and comfortable, and they offer the best...more
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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-9266
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service was very poor. We didnt get served until the cruise was more than halfway over. We were seated towards the front of the boat and the speakers were very loud. Also, we didnt read anywhere that you would be sat with another couple....More

Thank Colin K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great time!! Our waiter James was great he brought us everything we asked for quickly!! Craig was a great entertainer and played many requests!! Our food was great and the captain made sure it was a smooth ride!!

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Less than 2 hours later they sent a text canceling our trip. When I called them, they gave no explanation, no apology, nothing. They wanted to reschedule but since I didn’t get a reason, we booked with someone else.

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Definitely a memorable experience...we snorkeled in 2 different areas. We did not see dolphins, but did see beautiful sea turtles!

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Even though the Kaulana is an older boat the crew more than makes up for that shortcoming. The captain was very flexible in the snorkel spots that we stopped at and was willing to go the extra distance to ensure that everyone had a good...More

Thank Capitol_Backpacker
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great time watching Dolphins, then snorkeling in two different spots. The crew was very friendly and helpful throughout the trip. Trip included continental breakfast and BBQ chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs. Plenty of refreshments throughout the day and a complimentary cocktail or beer...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We booked here last minute and weren’t sure. Pleasantly surprised though. The boat was older but we weren’t looking for luxury. They did a nice narration but not too much. Answered lots of questions for first timers. Very patient in and out of the water....More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Just back from the Lanai Dolphin and Snorkel trip. Crystal clear water at Menpachi caves! A vibrant ocean with clouds of fish. A big shoutout to the crew - Captain Jill, Shannon and Donny. Friendly with just the right amount of information to make the...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

As a hobby photographer, the Kaulauna boat with Hawaii Ocean Project has been recommended to me for our whale watch tour. The boat was pretty stable, and there was almost zero splash at all on the lower level. Initially the lower level was great -...More

Thank AurorasEnvy
Reviewed 12 April 2018

The crew was exceptional - Shannon, Oliver and Captain Becca. It is the end of the season but ourCaptain and Naturalist found a mother and calf along with a number of juveniles for us to watch. A dolphin swiming along with the boat on the...More

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Carla R
11 June 2018|
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Response from mahonedawgmom | Reviewed this property |
The Molokini Snorkel trips were discontinued last Spring.
Carla R
11 June 2018|
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Response from mahonedawgmom | Reviewed this property |
That particular trip is currently not available.
6 May 2018|
Response from jerkbait | Reviewed this property |
i dont remember getting confirmation email but if you screen shot the page you got, that should be good enough. if you are worried call the kiosk when they are open