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Hawaii Ocean Project

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Opens in 22 min: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“whale watch”(40 reviews)
“dinner cruise”(17 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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 February 2012

We booked the sunset cocktail cruise and hoped to see whales also. We saw more whales then the 12 noon whale watch cruise we took the next day. I don't recommend the middle of the day for whale watching. The sunset cruise was nicely done,...More

4  Thank BandDMarquezTX
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We ( two families, seven people ) got sold lanai snorkeling trip with Hawaii Ocean Project as an exciting half day event, including trip to Lanai, two snorkeling sites, and lots of guided sightseeing. Reviews from 2013 with mythical captain David suggest lots of attention...More

4  Thank Konstantin G
hawaiioceanproject, Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

We sincerely apologize that your trip was less than satisfactory. We value our customers, and would like to follow up with you regarding this activity. Please email us at info@hawaiioceanproject.com.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our family’s first trip to Hawaii/Maui and booked our family including our three girls ages 13,11,7 on the tour. I do not have anything to compare the trip to, but we couldn’t have been happier with the crew and trip! We were told...More

Thank fredjr415
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were supposed to go to the island of Lanai for our snorkeling experience the weather did not cooperate. The waters near Lanai were too rough and therefore we could not snorkel there. Our boat captain, Troy, was bound and determined for us to...More

Thank anthlynne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to do your research. The boat is old, the bathrooms are terrible, the smell of deisel fuel is sure to make you sick... I was miserable for most of the trip. Don't waste your money or time... the only good part was being...More

1  Thank Guide402116
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, the crew from captain Jill and mates Sara and Donnie and the service provided was great. We found out in the a.m. briefing that visibility for snorkeling would be poor because of a recent ocean swell. It was probably the worst snorkeling we've ever...More

Thank mikedrtuth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From check-in to departure the entire experience was enjoyable. The crew kept it fun and easy, showing us to our designated roof top table and providing beverages very shortly after. Our server James was delightful with food and local knowledge, and later with some astronomy...More

Thank Joey W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, the description says sunset dinner cruise and it describes live music (which there was), a dance floor and black tie waisters. These terms were STRETCHED. It was not fancy at all. It was not kid friendly at all but they don’t tell you that...More

1  Thank Brittany R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have read the other experiences that people have encountered and I must say this was not the case for us. We were seated promptly and the food that we had (Mahi) was excellent. Our waiter went above and beyond in his service.

Thank wandererDe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the trip with Hawaii Ocean Project. Didn't realize it when booking but enjoyed finding out this outfit supports a good group doing good work. An enjoyable day, great locations visited, and the captain and crew took great care of everyone. Very friendly!

Thank John n Becky C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The check in process for the dinner cruise was just plain silly. Working off of a printed list and handing out vouchers to board took too long for something that should be so simple. We pre bought our tickets and still had to wait at...More

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to be moved to this cruise due to the original cruise we booked was unavailable. I was not able to look at reviews like I usually do prior to booking something. The other cruise had an option for lobster, this one did not....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.
7 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