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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, Lahaina

#3 of 61 in Wildlife in Lahaina
The BEST small group ocean rafting tours since 1982, Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel invites you to snorkel Lanai with us, as well as share photographic, non-threatening close-encounters with Dolphins, Whales and Turtles! Our rafting vessels host less than 26 guests per trip, creating a fun and uncrowded experience with Maui's marine life! Our Lanai snorkeling tours include snacks and meals, gear and multiple snorkel stops where you will be able to spot a variety of marine life along with our most beloved ocean friends, the dolphins! From December through May, Humpback Whale encounters are guaranteed as we host tours, photography session and research groups. Make a difference and experience one of the last remaining great migrations of the Animal Kingdom. Your ticket supports our participation as Maui's whale entanglement response team, active marine research and education!

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  • Captain Chris and are guide Sarah were very kind and appreciative of us joining them on the snorkel adventure we saw a well known seal, two turtles and tons and tons of fish. Our guide Sarah told us....  more »
  • We had a perfect experience with Amy and Hannah! They both sensed I was not a pro snorkeler and jumped right in to give me tips and make sure I felt good! We also had some very experienced divers on.....  more »
  • We typically go out with these folks in January to whale watch. This spring, since the whales are gone, we opted to end our trip with a Lanai snorkeling trip. Great boat captain, and guide, as...  more »
  • We had a great time and we were lucky enough to have a mother whale and her calf a mere 15 feet away from the boat at one point. Hanna and Brittany were very friendly and knowledgeable and made for great guide/captain respectively. Couldn't recommend this place enough. The smaller boat really let us zip around to what looked like good spots to catch the whales. Weather was on our side and it made for a spectacular morning overall.
  • We enjoyed our experience so much at Ultimate Whale Watch that we went three times on our trip! We had a very up close encounter that left us speechless. What an unforgettable experience! Everyone was incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable! Toni helped to coordinate a surprise engagement and I am grateful for all her help. Our advice after seeing other companies out on the water, get a small boat/raft such as this one because you can get to the whales much faster! We STRONGLY recommend this company to anyone who loves Humpback Whales!
  • This is a must-do in Maui!! Had a blast seeing some whales with this group! Vinnie and Amy were our incredible guides! Extremely informational and was so cool to see these creatures in their element. I swear, they were showing off for us at our sunrise trip! Thank you so much, and for sure going again if I am back during whale season!
  • We booked a whale watching excursion for our family of 6. We hesitated to make the leap to a private trip, but decided you only get to whale watch in Hawaii once in a lifetime. It was one of the best decisions we made! Emma and Captain Tiffany were professional, knowledgeable and fun! Our whale watch experience with them was extra-ordinary!!! Over 2 hours we experienced whales up close and from a distance- doing pretty much everything you imagine whales doing. It was an unforgettable experience that none of us will soon forget. Thank you Tiffany and Emma and Ultimate Whale Watch!!!!
  • Great experience! Vinny and Amy were awesome captains and guides. Would definitely recommend. They kept us out on the water the full 2 hours and made sure we experienced a variety of whale encounters. A great family run business!

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