The Best Lanai Snorkel, Dolphin, & Whale Watching Tour from Maui

This snorkel tour has it all. With a small group, see whales, dolphins, and epic snorkeling around Lanai.

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Lanai snorkel tour Ultimate Whale Watch Maui

Snorkel Tour Summary

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This snorkel tour truly checks all the boxes. Snorkel vibrant reefs, explore the coast of Lanai, see Hawaiian spinner dolphins (90 percent success rate), and see whales as you cross the channel! The team from Ultimate will get you up close and personal with the amazing humpback whales that visit Maui every winter. Plus! Save 10% on your tickets with promo code “HVG” at checkout. Snorkel plus whale tours are available from December through April only.

Snorkel Tour Highlights

Reasons to Go to Lanai With Ultimate

Want to ditch the crowds? Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel offers small group tours aboard their raft. Head out to Lanai to view some amazing ocean life, snorkel in the beautiful reef, and speed along in a high-speed raft.

A trip to Lanai is worth the journey. Explore the coast and learn the history of the island with a snorkel tour by Ultimate Whale Watch and Snorkel.

Best Whale Watch + Snorkel

This isn’t snorkeling with maybe seeing whales. This is snorkeling with a pro whale watching team.

Guaranteed Sightings

If you don’t see whales during your trip, they will rebook you for free.


Onboard Naturalist

Marine naturalist onboard and a hydrophone so you can listen to whale songs



4 Hour Duration

A 4-hour tour to get all this snorkeling and whale watching action. For ages 4 and older.

Departs from West Maui

Departure location is Lahaina Harbor (click for directions), just south of Ka’anapali in West Maui

Breakfast and Snacks Provided

The tour includes a light breakfast and snacks, much needed after snorkeling!

Frequently Asked Questions

Lanai Snorkeling Details

Please note the Lanai snorkeling tour has a 24-hour cancellation policy and is for kids 4 and older.

This trip does not permit participation for guests with back injuries, neck injuries, or pregnant ladies.

What does the marine naturalist do onboard?

Ultimate Whale Watch has a wonderful team of marine naturalists. Their marine naturalist guides will be onboard sharing marine educational info. Plus, they provide the history of Lanai with colorful stories.

Can I bring a good camera?

Absolutely! Bring a GoPro or another suitable water camera with a selfie stick to get underwater shots. You can also bring your fancy camera but there may be light spray so make sure you can keep it dry.

Does Ultimate provide transport from my hotel or condo?

While staying on the island, you will probably find it cheaper and more convenient to rent a car. Otherwise, there are a number of taxi companies that can assist you. If you are coming from Ka’anapali Resorts then there is a free shuttle or hop in a taxi or Uber. Parking can be challenging in Lahaina so Uber or Lyft may be your best option!

What do I bring on the snorkeling trip?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, bathing suit, towel, and a camera! There is dry storage onboard for backpacks and purses. Ultimate Whale Watching provides purified water with paper cups and complimentary reef-safe sunscreen on all tours.

Will I get seasick?

These small, fast-moving boats have a tendency to cause less seasickness than other types of boats. However, as a precaution, motion sickness medicine should be taken the night before the tour to solve all worries.

Are the boats covered?

Yes, there is a shade canopy on all the rafts. You can choose to sit in the shade on benches or on the raft edges at the front!


A Local Company

We have never been disappointed with a whale watching or snorkel tour from the Ultimate Whale Watch and Snorkel Team. Henry loves going out on their rafts during whale season. They have seasoned captains, volunteer their time and money to rescue whales in Maui’s waters, and have the best naturalists on board.

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