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Our most recommended Lanai Activities

Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watch Cruise

1. Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watch Cruise

Travel via high-speed catamaran from Lahaina Harbor to the Maui Channel to see the humpback whales, who return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. Depending on the whales’ behavior during your 2-hour whale watching trip, you may see any number of whale things happen. Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with their pectoral fins (their very long side fins), flukes (the tail), or peduncle (the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body). Keep your fingers crossed for a breach. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

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Maui, Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel & Whale Watch

2. Maui, Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel & Whale Watch

Take in all the beautiful scenery on an afternoon snorkeling charter to either the beautiful coasts of Lana’i island or the magnificent area of Lahaina Turtle Town! Lana’i boasts large coral reefs fringe the wild, remote, and sparsely populated island. The waters off Lanai are home to a pod of spinner dolphins made up of more than 100 individuals! Oftentimes, you will see spinners leap from the water while your double-deck catamaran makes her way to the snorkeling site at Manele Bay or Shark Fin Rock (named for its shape, not its underwater residents). If the weather is too rough or uncomfortable for our guests to cross the channel between Maui and Lana’i, we will take our guests to Lahaina Turtle Town where turtles are always seen in the wild amongst a variety of beautiful Hawaiian fish! Enjoy snorkeling in the translucent waters of Maui, sure to leave you in awe with abundant sea life and unreal clear visibility. Lana'i is the destination of choice, however is weather dependent, and if the weather does not cooperate, we will enjoy the Lahaina Turtle Town filled with various coral species and plentiful fish life. Afternoon snorkels on Maui are a treat! There are very few options that do afternoon snorkel charters, which allows us to bring you to an exclusive area that will be little to no other tourism in the area - giving a unique experience you're sure to love. When traveling to the island of Lana'i it is common to encounter the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, which jump and spin in the air! Lana'i has a resident pod of over 200 Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. or Lahaina Turtle Town is a very unique and highly desired snorkel location featuring turtle cleaning stations and an abundance of reef fish. This afternoon trip brings the possibility of experiencing an awesome boat snorkel charter without having to wake up at the break of dawn to get to the morning trips! Sleep in, enjoy the morning, and come for an awesome snorkel charter in the afternoon. Whale watch season officially starts December 1, 2021, so along with an awesome afternoon snorkel tour, you will have the opportunity to go Whale watching too. Humpback whales visit the Hawaiian Islands seasonally, so this is a combination of snorkeling at a beautiful reef as well as whale watching on the same tour. All snorkel spots are determined daily weather permitting. Please understand and respect the captain's decisions on the safest snorkel locations for the day. Where ever your captain takes you, the crew will provide you with snorkeling tips and gear. The catamaran has 2 restrooms and freshwater showers available for passengers. 

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From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

3. From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

Start the tour by boarding a brand new luxury catamaran at the dock in Lahaina. Set off on your incredible adventure along the spectacular coastline of Lana'i. Onboard the vessel, enjoy a continental breakfast of tropical fruit, freshly baked banana bread, and locally roasted coffee. Head towards the pristine reefs along Lana’i’s south shores where you'll discover stunning sea cliffs, uncrowded snorkeling sites, and expansive island views. Get geared up with the snorkeling equipment provided and plunge into the warm waters to discover an array of local marine life.  This relaxed tour does not have a set destination, so the experienced crew can select the best locations based on sea conditions, and visit multiple snorkel sites when time and weather allow. After swimming and snorkeling, sit back with a drink and enjoy a full lunch buffet while trying to catch a sighting of Lana’i’s famous spinner dolphins. Finally, return to the dock where your memorable day at sea concludes.

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Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

4. Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

See an entirely new island in Hawaii on a catamaran cruise to Lanai. Start the day with Hawaiian music and local breakfast. Hear your captain chat about this paradise and look out for spinner dolphins jumping in the air. Arrive on the Lanai coast and explore the underwater world accompanied by a crew member throughout. Take advantage of the waterslide for extra fun. Marvel at the marine life as you snorkel beneath towering cliffs reaching up to 300 feet. Be among the few to snorkel at remote locations with great visibility, such as Shark Fin Rock and Manele Bay. See a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains while enjoying a beverage and Quicksilver Crew Trivia on the trip back to Lahaina.

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Lana'i: Half-Day Snorkel Sail From Ka'anapali Beach

5. Lana'i: Half-Day Snorkel Sail From Ka'anapali Beach

Join this exclusive half-day snorkel trip from Ka'anapali Beach to Manele Bay. Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters of Manele Bay along with breakfast, lunch, and a full premium open bar. Meet your captain and crew for the day and set sail, enjoying the beautiful scenes between Maui and Lana'i. Sit back and relax as your crew takes care of everything during your trip, including breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snorkeling gear. When you get in the water to snorkel at Manele Bay, you’ll get to see an array of wildlife, fish, turtles, and beautifully colored coral. During certain times of the year, you can also whale watch. This incredible snorkeling adventure is one you and your family won't soon forget.

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Maui: Two Tank Lanai Boat Dive Adventure to Lanai Cathedrals

6. Maui: Two Tank Lanai Boat Dive Adventure to Lanai Cathedrals

Discover the greatest diversity and marine life density of all diving locations in Hawaii with 2 dives near the island of Lanai. After making your way to the meeting point, climb aboard an eco-friendly dive boat and prepare for an awe-inspiring two-tank dive with experienced dive instructors who are trained biologists and ecologists. While on your way to nearby Lanai, keep your eyes peeled as you might catch a glimpse of dolphins or whales emerging from the waves. Before you know it, you'll be exploring the clear waters near Lanai, known for its Cathedral Dives, swim-throughs, archways, and lava structures. Have the chance to experience both the First and Second Cathedral and traverse a wide array of lava tubes, and see the coral reefs and tropical marine life that make this area an underwater paradise. Your experienced dive instructor will select two premier dive spots to ensure an unforgettable experience, where you spend 30% longer underwater than with other local diving companies. Share your instructor with just one or two other people for a more personalized experience. Whether it be the First or Second Cathedral, be amazed by the beauty of these two formations of lava tubes. After your first dive, you will have some time during your surface interval to enjoy the included continental breakfast and relax before venturing to your next dive site.

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What people are saying about Lanai

What an incredible experience! Captain Paul was so amazing and informative and his crew was fun and helpful yet made sure safety was a priority. To top everything off we got to watch a baby whale play in the ocean while momma was nearby and see unclose a pod of dolphins.

The two hour whale watching tour on the quicksilver was fantastic. The all-female crew was very knowledgeable and entertaining. They got us close to a number of different whale groups. Great value.

Fantastic experience. The tour guide/captain and cemetery were very knowledgeable and engaging. We saw several whales and learned a bunch. This tour greatly exceeded our expectations.

Excellent service. Great fun! Saw whales and snorkeling with sea turtles. Best experience.

Great crew, beautiful boat, super fun experience all-around!