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Captain Steve's Rafting

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Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-667-5565
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Great experience

Would definitely recommend a trip with Alex and Kaleb! Very professional yet good fun, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MD68
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Northallerton
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Best whale watch

We tried 2 different companies for whale watches and Captain Steve's was by far the best. The crew... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kbdy
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend a trip with Alex and Kaleb! Very professional yet good fun, we experienced several pods of dolphins, turtle and 3 snorkeling sites, all topped off with a nice sandwich and salad lunch at sea. Boar was nicely sized (unlike the big cats...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried 2 different companies for whale watches and Captain Steve's was by far the best. The crew was knowledgeable, interacted and answered questions and took extra time to follow a mama and her calf. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our adventure with Captain Steve’s. Our captain was Jeff and Lynn assisting. So much fun and we learned so much about the islands and history. Safe and fun ride with snorkeling in great locations. Bullnose dolphins, spinner dolphins and a couple of turtles...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

An Excellent balance between speed and beautiful sightseeing and snorkeling. I enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had so much fun on this snorkeling excursion. Captain Alex and Lynn were the best! I would highly recommend checking them out if you want to snorkel awesome places and have also have a laugh or two.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We had an AMAZING day on this trip! Captain Jack, crew lady Lynn and up and coming Captain Alex were very professional, super informative on the legends and the science of Lanai! Most of all they were fun and we always felt safe. We were...More

1  Thank nikkiadickes
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Loved everything about this trip. I believe that James was filling in for Steve and he had a very smart gal with him. Don't remember her name right now. Just very professional and fun. The raft is the only way to go.

1  Thank Clevs
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 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.

Thank chadilac7
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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

Thank CTAYLOR621
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

Thank abrushwithgreatness
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RNAmy_B
28 February 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
15 September 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
15 September 2015|
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What is the cost pp
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