Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui

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Eye-level whale encounters onboard our low-to-water small group adventure rafts! Native Hawaiian owned and voted TripAdvisors Traveler's Choice, Hawaii Ocean Rafting has been Maui’s original ocean rafting experience for more than 30 years. Our small group tours of 16 guests or less make for a fun, family style experience. Although whales are protected in Hawaii and we do not approach them closer than federal regulations, they often approach our small rafts for those up close and eye level whale encounters.

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Average 4.85 out of 5 stars based on 348 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Juan_M, Jul 2022 Verified
Amazing experience and super friendly staff. This is a smaller company but one that takes their business seriously. They were so informative and really made the overall experience amazing.
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Denise_M, Apr 2022 Verified
Jill and Lexi were wonderful!!! We booked the 2 hour whale watching ride and it did not disappoint. We had a blast and saw a ton a humpback whales, including a baby and their mama. Jill and Lexi provided so much education around the whales and answered any/all questions we had. Because it’s a smaller boat, it just felt more intimate. We will definitely be booking again next time we are on the islands!!! Thank you for an amazing time! Mahalo!
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Alexandra_J, Apr 2022 Verified
We all had an amazing time watching mama, baby and escort whales. The captain was very knowledgeable and took us to the right area to see the whales. I would definitively recommend this tour.
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Alison G, Apr 2022 Verified
Wonderful time! Beautiful views, small group. My teenage daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. We saw several whales, many dolphins and two different kinds, and flying fish. Knowledgeable, accommodating, and courteous staff.
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Lenore_B, Apr 2022 Verified
Fabulous!!!! Early April, we went on the late afternoon watch. The expert, polite crew handled the boat with excellence. We saw many whale pods, including calves. It was a highlight to our vacation, and I HIGHLY recommend them. Worth every penny!!
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Scott_M, Apr 2022 Verified
Saw 5 whales on 4/8 so pretty late in the season. The RIB was very comfortable for my wife and two kids and I…CJ and Jill were very friendly and informative and did a great job!
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
vronnit, Apr 2022 Verified
What a fantastic experience! I highly recommend booking if you are considering this venture. We were able to easily maneuver around to view the whales vs the larger vessels out on the water out there to watch the whales. Our tour guides were fun and knowledgeable and made the whole experience that much more fun. The small boat was an an adventure in and of itself. It was fast and bumpy and not for the faint of heart. We saw a mama and baby whale and their "host" I believe our guide called the male whale. At the end of the tour the baby whale jumped out of the water which was amazing! Please make sure to bring cash as it's always nice to tip your guides.
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Mark S, Apr 2022 Verified
Four trips out with HOR this year and all were stupendous!! New ownership, but mostly the same crews made for a very welcome return. Jeff, Jaime, Daryl, Paul and all the crew were great! Many breaches, competition pods, moms with babies and something new and spellbinding; we could hear the whale songs just sitting in the boat without the underwater microphone. Take your Go Pros for sure for some underwater shots and video!! These are the best people to go on a whale watch with by far! Thanks to Toni (one of the owners) for checking us in and keeping this company going! See you next year!
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Kim_T, Apr 2022 Verified
Booked this end of the season tour for our first trip to Maui. CJ and Jane were fantastic! They were knowledgeable, helpful and welcoming. Much aloha for the guests and the whales. We were able to see a mother and calf, plus another whale. They dropped the hydrophone so we could hear the male singing. It was truly an awesome experience, made so much better being close to the water in a rigid hull inflatable boat. I wish we could do this every day of our trip! Mahalo, CJ and Jane!
Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
Cresencia_B, Apr 2022 Verified
Seeing the whales. Good timing for our group . Guides / captain provided a good experience , helpful .

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