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Hawaii Ocean Project

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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-9266
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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 viewing available. Trained naturalists on board share their knowledge of the West Maui marine environment. Whether you prefer a guided day trip around the exotic island of Molokai, A snorkel tour of Molokini, following a pod of Dolphins around Lanai, or a sunset dinner cruise of the coast of West Maui, Hawaii Ocean Project can accommodate you with your Maui Ocean Activity. Our Mission is to provide you with the finest Maui Ocean Activities available. Not only do we offer the finest Dinner cruises on Maui and ocean tours off the coast of West Maui, as well as excursions to Maui's neighboring islands, we are proud our services promote and support marine research and promote the education of Hawaii's marine eco system.
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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-9266
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The captain was a super nice and smart woman, she took us to an excellent snorkeling site and told us all about the animals and nature. The boat was not crowded and it was a really really nice experience. The crew made us feel like...More

Thank Marty9380
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic day we had on this two hour round trip. We were promised whales and whales are what we got. We saw a mother and her calf and the highlight was seeing one launch out of the water right beside the boat. Take...More

Thank cougarandbear
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Done a couple different whale watching trips and this was by far the best. Of course it depends on the whales, if they are active you cannot miss them on any boat. I liked being on a slightly larger boat that is plenty stable in...More

Thank Softball_nut
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went out on the Maui Princess on 02/08/17, which is during the height of the whale season in Maui. This is an older vessel and not designed for whale watching, which made it uncomfortable. There is no narration or education provided by the crew,...More

Thank TexasJane09
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went on the Early Bird Whale Watching trip. We were on the KAULANA a fairly open two decked catamaran. We sailed on a clam morning and found the KAULANA to be a great platform for whale watching. We left the port at 0730 sharp....More

1  Thank CEWAIT
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I and the rest of the turist in the boat, we were blessed with the boat team, they were sure we see whales, and telling us all about whale season. Even we couldn't see, Jumping whales, or splashing tales, the experience to...More

Thank Magda C
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Got to see several whales and the staff explained things well and there comments were informative and entertaining. The boat however was not what appeared in the pictures, it was old, not very clean and the restroom was a joke. We enjoyed the whale watching...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience! The bigger boat was better for me who is prone to motion sickness. Was a rough day and was only a bit nauseous after. Wish you offered a 4 hour tour. We saw lots of whales but I wanted more! Staff...More

1  Thank jlt_25
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were with a large group and this trip was funded by the group organizer. I would have been very disappointed if I was paying. The food was just ok and the service was mostly waitstaff running food up and down without care to serve...More

Thank Joni R
hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Aloha Joni R, Thank you for taking the time to review our Sunset Dinner Cruise. Providing enjoyable boating adventures is our highest priority, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than exceptional. From our food, that is made-to-order, here...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Family of eight including two children took the Island Princess on a whale watching cruise. Less than ten minutes from dockside we came across our first whale then another and another - even the skipper and crew were impressed how quickly we came across this...More

Thank ontheroadsince73
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2 April 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha Stonica!, Excellent question -- Our boats are large, stable catamarans, so they don't rock/bounce like the smaller rafts. That is why we do not have any limitations on pregnant passengers joining us, as long as you... More
10 February 2017|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Aloha, We do have limited transportation available for our Sunset Dinner Cruise. I do apologize, but TripAdvisor will not let me link directly to our website, however, if you look under "About Us", then "Bout Tours" our... More
Nicole B
21 November 2016|
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Response from hawaiioceanproject | Property representative |
Yes! On our Lanai snorkel, one complimentary cocktail is included, and may be enjoyed after you have finished snorkeling. Additionally, on our Sunset Dinner Cruise, a welcome Mai Tai is served, after the boat has departed... More