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Captain Steve's Rafting

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Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Great outing

Lynn and Jack were fun and engaging. Great combo of a fun fast ride on the boat, snorkeling, seeing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
chadilac7
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San Francisco, California
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Absolutely fantastic! A must do while in Maui.

We traveled to Maui at the end of March, which is nearing the end of the whale season. However... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CTAYLOR621
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Snorkeling trips to Lanai and Whale watching in season Constantly in search of the "Perfect Day" of snorkeling or whale watching, Captain Steve and his crew will stop at nothing to ensure unparalleled service and quality. Waste no time in discovering the secrets of the reef and playing with dolphins, humpback whales, turtles and rays. There is no telling what we might encounter on any given day. No two trips are alike, and that's probably what keeps the captains and crew so friendly and accommodating. They are as excited about going to work as the guests are about going on a Maui rafting adventure! History Established in 1986. Captain Steve's Rafting is a true example of the words "owner operated." Since he started his business in 1986, Steve has been insisting on personal service and satisfaction for every guest. As he explains, "I want to make sure everyone who comes with us absolutely loves the experience." It's hard to find someone more sincerely dedicated to making visitors happy. That's why so many customers keep coming back to Captain Steve's year after year. A note with regard to the captains and crew: It is widely known that Captain Steve has been the only operator of the family business for the past three decades, but with the advent of his second boat, he obviously cannot be two places at once. He is therefore committed to selecting only people who truly care about the craft of tourism and wish to make a positive impact on the experience of the guests. Thus "going the extra mile" is always sought after when considering a representative of his company.
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Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lynn and Jack were fun and engaging. Great combo of a fun fast ride on the boat, snorkeling, seeing Lana’i sights from the water, and animal encounters.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Maui at the end of March, which is nearing the end of the whale season. However, that did not leave us disappointed. Captain Steve's was an amazing experience, so outstanding we actually booked a second whale tour while on the Island. Both...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cant say enough about how fun and informative this trip was. We got up close to many whales and the captain seemed to know exactly where to find them and when to leave a sighting to go find another one. Had the luxury of seeing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The couple we went with have gone on the tour numerous times....I can see why from start to finish the Captain and first mate made it a most memorable experience, the information and sights that they provided was second to none...they both had a passion...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on many whale watches and this is the way to go. I’ve been on the big boats with lunch and booze which are great but if your sole purpose is to see whales this is how you want to do it. You...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did both the two hour and the Lanai Snorkel trip with Capt. Steve's. On the whale watch, Jennifer and Jeff were as excited as their guests and they deftly maneuvered the boat, maintaining the required distances but, as they say, the whales don't abide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been going out with Captain Steve and crew for over 25 years and enjoyed another two great trips last week. The first was a 2 hour whale watch trip with Steve at the helm assisted by first mate Debbie. As usual a great trip....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic whale watch with Captain Jack and his co-captain Lynn. Very informative, small group, excellent experience. It’s a must while visiting Maui.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on March 31, 2018 with Captain Jeff and Captain Jennifer. Captain Jeff had an incredible sense of humor and Captain Jennifer was a wealth of knowledge. We learned so much on this trip. The whales were absolutely amazing. The Mommas were teaching...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. The snorkeling at shark fin rock was fantastic. Captain Jack and Caleb were very fun , informative and helpful!!!. Lunch was great!. Will do it again!!!

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RNAmy_B
February 28, 2018|
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Response from faytoy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would book the first cruise of the day for two reasons: The wind is almost none existent which makes for a smoother ride, and easier to see the whales (with less chop), and they offer a discount on the early morning... More
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Sandra L
September 15, 2015|
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Response from travelbugged4 | Reviewed this property |
There are different trips so they have different costs that are all listed on the website.
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Sandra L
September 15, 2015|
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What is the cost pp
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