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Address: 1036 Limahana Pl Ste 3E, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1592
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+1 808-667-9266

Hawaii Ocean Project hosts whale watches and other exciting excursions...

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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My boyfriend and I went on a snorkeling trip on the Lahaina Cruise Co and it was one of the best trips that we had done in Maui. The crew was super nice and the food hit the spot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went on a snorkeling trip on the Lahaina Cruise Co and it was one of the best trips that we had done in Maui. The crew was super nice and the food hit the spot. It was nice to have a BBQ on a boat! I must say, the BBQ was surprisingly dope! The drinks were... More 

1 Thank 8Bradford
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went on whale watching on this boat and wasn't disappointed very informative from the naturist on board and the captain nice guy great trip seen a lot of humpback whales and there calfs

Thank Natnu
hawaiioceanproject, Guest Relations Manager at Lahaina Cruise Company, responded to this review

Woo, Natnu! Glad you had a good time. Thank you so much for coming out with us! More 

Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The whale watching tour was great. The tour was 2 hours...just the perfect amount. Tour guides very informative. Saw several humpback with their calves and managed to get a couple shots....enjoy!!

Thank JOHN V
Maui, Hawaii
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our group from Lahaina Yacht Club chartered the entire boat for a fundraising whale watching cruise....and what a great time we had! Our boat captain was awesome...and we learned that SHE trains most, if not all, of the big boat captains in Lahaina. The "Naturalist" on board was excellent and we learned a ton from her about whales and their... More 

Thank John K
Washington, DC
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Although whale watching can be hit or miss and is out of the tour operators control, we happened to have a great experience while watching 3 male whales trying to win the affection of a female whale. They were literally pushing each other away from her and jumping out of the water trying to scare each other away while the... More 

1 Thank romadaro
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This tour is one of the most memorable experiences my husband and I did in Maui. The island we went (Lanai) has the most beautiful marine life - all kinds of colorful tropical fishes, sea turtles, and many other interesting creatures to see! It's way better than the scuba diving tour we did the day before. Things we enjoyed -... More 

Thank Jocelyn S
new york
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This tour is a lovely and relaxing experience in general. The boat may not be the sexiest but there are so much more to enjoy. Here are some highlights of the tour that we enjoyed so much - 1. The crews are super attentive, they are always there to help. Best part is that they cook BBQ style lunch for... More 

Thank b0nzai213
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Maui to Lanai - Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Lunch Cruise (from Lahaina Harbor). We did not see any dolphins. Very disappointed. Saw turtles and some fish. Coral was poor. We were told wet suit vest highly recommended. That we would be cold in 20 minutes. THAT WAS A LIE! Twenty dollars down the drain. Oh well there went the tip.... More 

Thank Mike H
Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Crew on board were friendly and there were some interesting fish whilst snorkelling, breakfast was adequate and lunch was poor (as it wasn't a bbq lunch like the brochure said) the boat was old and had no fans or anything to keep passengers cool and it was 2 hours to get to the snorkel locations which was just far too... More 

Thank hollistreatfields
Kauai, Hawaii
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

These boats have black smoke coming out the back of them the whole time. They are old and dirty. I understand boats do pollute the ocean anyways but come on that's disgusting for the ocean and the air. Buy a new boat already.

Thank nessyknight

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