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Lana’i Snorkel & Dolphin Sighting

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Lanai’i Snorkel & Dolphin Watch

Available Daily @7am

Duration: 5 Hours

Check-in: 45 minutes prior to departure at Ma’alaea Harbor

An awe-inspiring array of sea creatures await in the aquamarine waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Lanai. Watch the surface of the ocean closely for dolphins splashing in the water and go snorkeling to see the brilliant coral reefs up close.

Your cruise begins with a tropical continental breakfast as you cross the ocean to Lanai. The majestic West Maui mountains provide a picturesque backdrop as you cruise the waters looking for pods of spinner, spotted, and bottlenose dolphins. During the winter season, you may catch a glimpse of humpback whales coming down from the icy waters of Alaska.

The crew onboard gets you outfitted with all your gear and you can participate in a snorkeling and fish identification class before jumping into the tropical waters of Lanai. Float along, view the marine life around you, and watch the colorful coral reefs pass by.

A barbecue lunch is served when you have finished your snorkeling adventure. Take relief from the sun in the shaded cabin area equipped with tables and chairs or sit out on the deck in the open air. The cool breeze and stunning views of the coast of Lanai complete your day as you cruise back to Lahaina harbor.


  • Sightings of spinner, spotted, or bottlenose dolphins
  • Exploring colorful coral reefs & mingling with marine life
  • Views of the picturesque Lanai coast
  • Crossing the Maui-Lanai channel on a ultra-stable catamaran
  • An opportunity to spot humpback whales in season


  • Snorkeling cruise
  • Optical mask, snorkel, fins and flotation devices
  • Junior Naturalist program
  • Tropical-style continental breakfast
  • Barbeque lunch with chicken, hot dogs, veggie burgers, pasta salad, cookies, and pretzels
  • Soda, tropical juices, and filtered water
  • 1 alcoholic beverage after snorkeling
  • Marine wildlife picture card
  • Commentary in English


  • Wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, and binoculars (all available for rent)
  • Additional alcoholic beverages
  • Reef safe sunscreen 4oz bottles available for purchase on board
  • Dolphin sightings not guaranteed

Know Before You Book


  • Sunscreens containing: oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, avobenzine, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate are prohibited.
  • Alcoholic beverages are only available after snorkeling.
  • You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Any food allergies must be called in directly to Pacific Whale Foundation 48 hrs prior to tour.
  • Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Reef safe sunscreen 4oz bottles available for purchase on board
  • Dolphin sightings not guaranteed