The island of Maui has an incredible amount of island activities that allow you to get to know the Valley Isle. A popular and affordable adventure on Maui is the Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin Watch with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Venture from your Rentals Maui vacation rental to join dozens of other outdoor enthusiasts on a spacious sea vessel for a day, and be inspired by the awe and beauty of observing a group of dolphins in their natural habitat.

During the five hour tour, you will start by heading off the beautiful coast of West Maui towards the neighboring island of Lanai while on the lookout for acrobatic spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and curious spotted dolphins. While the chance to look for dolphins may have lured you on the boat, you’ll be surprised to learn there’s plenty to see along the way to your destination.

During the excursion out to sea, the friendly staff onboard will inform you of the history of the nearby islands off in the distance (Molokai and Lanai). Meanwhile, you may even have a chance to spot some marine wildlife, including flying fish, seabirds and possibly whales!

Once you reach Lanai, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the resident dolphins that live just off the island’s coast. They certainly are curious beings and they’ll likely circle the boat to check you out. The best part of seeing the dolphins is watching them jump in the air and perform acrobatic flips. And then there are the baby dolphins. If you’ve never seen a baby dolphin, watch out! They will steal your heart with their cuteness.

Aside from the excitement of seeing dolphins in the wild, you’ll also have a chance to snorkel a beautiful coral reef home to plenty of other sea life. This is a trip worth taking. If you’re interested in trying the tour, visit their website today. Give yourself at least an hour before the tour to check in. The check-in location will be at the Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store at 612 Front Street in Lahaina. The boat departs out of the nearby harbor.

Your trip will include the following:

  • Snorkel gear and flotation devices
  • Snorkel instruction and a fish identification class along with an onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for the keiki (children)
  • Continental breakfast includes; banana bread, assorted pastries, fresh island fruit, juice, Maui coffee
  • Lunch grilled onboard includes; chicken breasts, garden burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, veggie salad, chocolate chip cookies
  • Refreshments include: unlimited filtered water, juice, and soda along with one complimentary alcoholic beverage for adults 21+ with valid ID

So whether you are exploring the ocean blue or just kicking back in one of our oceanfront condos for rent, we hope that you experience all of the reasons why Maui is the best! And if you are just started planning your dream Hawaii vacation, we invite you to search our Maui vacation rentals and discover the perfect home away from home that you have been looking for. Hope to see you soon, mahalo!