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Hawaii Ocean Project

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Loading Dock Main Booth, Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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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
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+1 808-667-9266
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US$118 per adult
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"whale watch"
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"the early bird"
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"fish"
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"lower deck"
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"smaller vessel"
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"whale season"
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"whale soup"
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"molokini crater"
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"humpback whales"
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"snorkeling trip"
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"hour tour"
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"mother and calf"
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"breakfast and lunch"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 18 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
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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
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Reviewed 13 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

Thank travelkevr
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is the best whale tour I have been on,I have never had the opportunity to see as many whales as I did on this tour.The information that was shared with us was amazing and was not dry and boring.We took 7:30 a.m. tour the...More

Thank auntiebe2754
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hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you, Auntie Be, for your kind words!!! We appreciate you joining us, and are so happy you had a wonderful time!!!!

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We took an early morning trip at 7:30 am which is the least expensive trip of the day. We had good commentary from the naturalist. The ship gets close to the action. Sit on the top or in the back for the best angles and...More

Thank jim_mcdonald
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hawaiioceanproject, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

MAHALO for you kind review, Jim! Hope you got some great photos!!! A hui hou (until we meet again).

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

My wife and I went for the snorkeling trip on March 5, 2018 and although it wasn't necessarily a bad time it could have been much better: Cons: The boat left late. The crew members didn't seem to get along. 2/3 of the crew didn't...More

Thank mmenary2018
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hawaiioceanproject, Owner at Hawaii Ocean Project, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Aloha Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We love taking guests out to enjoy Maui's beautiful waters, especially for a fun and safe snorkeling tour. I just wanted to follow-up, and let you know that we have spoken to all...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My husband and I took our first whale watch of our Maui stay this year on Valentine’s Day last week!! My husband and I had a blast! I wanted to just to look for whales so I passed camera duty to my husband! Not the...More

Thank mahonedawgmom
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Over the years, we have taken numerous whale watching trips. Without a doubt, we saw more whales, closer to us than every before. However, find a seat as soon as possible. I would not suggest the rear of the boat because you do get the...More

Thank patsyannie
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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.
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Carla R
11 June 2018|
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Response from mahonedawgmom | Reviewed this property |
That particular trip is currently not available.
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cgubow
7 May 2018|
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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
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