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Captain Woody's
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Owner description: Aloha!! Come see the beauty of Maui from the water with Captain Woody's, the Original Private Charter boat in Maui!! Captain Woody has been in business in Maui for over 20+ years and would love for you to join him on what will be the highlight of your vacation!!! Captain Woody offers private charters for up to 6 passengers, so beat the crowds and make it a special day for your group!! On your private charter Captain Woody caters to your every need and lets you decide what you would like to do for the day, whether it be snorkeling with hundreds of tropical fish, ancient green sea turtles, eels, and other sea creatures, fishing, looking for dolphins, whale watching, or just enjoying the natural beauty of Maui from the water.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We went and seen the largest reef in USA. This was incredible to see. Our in water guide Paris was very knowledgeable and made you feel very safe in the water. While crusing to our 2nd snorkel area we seen whales, and we got to listen to them as well when Captain Woody put the microphone in the water. We went to a site where we swam with a bunch of turtles that was awesome. While covering more area we came across a pod of spinner dolphins an got to follow them for a while as they put on a show for us to take pictures. We then stopped for lunch on board and we were fed a great lunch and that concluded our day. We would recommend this trip over a larger tour boat with all the people as this one was more personal and you got to learn a lot more with all your questions being answered easily. We can hardly wait to come back to Maui and when we do we will be booking with Captain Woody again.

Miles and Tannis

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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We have been going on snorkeling/fishing trips with Woody now for a while. I think this was our 7th or 8th time going out with Woody, and it was another great trip. We wouldn't keep going back year after year if he wasn't the best and most accommodating charter boat on Maui. We have been on at least 10 other boats in the past 25 years. We have and will continue to only go back to Woody for our snorkeling and fishing trips. Thanks for another awesome trip Woody,

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Reviewed 28 October 2011

Everything about the snorkel trip with Captain Woody was excellent. The crew, the boat, the food, and the snorkeling were first rate. We swam with turtles and a reef shark (the dolphins weren't around). Limiting the number of people to 6 really makes for an enjoyable experience. We will definitely book with Captain Woody again next time on Maui.

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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We booked our trip trough internet, it was simple and captain woody answered quickly and gave us clear instructions, even for us who don't speak english very good.

We got on a shared boat trip with 2 other people..I mean wow! we were only 4 guests on the boat wich made us feel like we had rented our private boat. The boat ride was great but not very long since the snorkel spots were not quite far. I sometimes get sea sick but with this kind of boat, the ride was much more easier and it felt good to enjoy the boat ride as much as the snorkeling. Fist snokeling spot was great !!! Cleaaaaaar water. Excellent corals and lots of fish. We saw turtles too and got all the time we needed at this site. Chris, a member of the crew, guided us during our snorkel tour and took awesome pictures for us. We then had lunch and headed for the second snorkel spot. The second one was near the boat ramp, with a different environnement we enjoyed, even though it was not as beautiful as the first spot. We definitely recommend booking a tour with Captain Woody, who was more than welcoming on his boat. You'll get personalized attention, great snorkeling plus sharing the day with an awesome crew. Thank you Captain Woody and Chris!

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Reviewed 25 July 2011

I am so glad I booked our snorkel tour with Captain Woody. He's a little hard to find compared to the other more heavily advertised snorkeling tours, but I am so glad I discovered him via the other reviews here. Since he limits his tours to six people, the personalized attention is first-rate. The morning my family of four went, we had Captain Woody all to ourselves. Also, we did the tour the morning after our arrival in Maui, which got our vacation off on a very good note. This is a must for first-timers to Maui, as my kids were. Woody and Keri made sure we were comfortable, well-fed and learned a tremendous amount about Maui and its marine life. They were in the water with us the entire time after we got to the snorkeling spot. Woody took extra good care of my wife who was not as comfortable in the water and stayed with her much of the time. Woody and Keri identified sea life and snapped pictures of us while we were snorkeling and just generally made the who adventure more fun. Also, we harvested Woody's knowledge of Maui restaurants to get many good recommendations for places we otherwise might never have found, and he was right on the money.

Next time we go back to Maui, Captain Woody's snorkel tour will be at the top of the list of things to do again.

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