Rafting & Snorkeling
Daily at 6:30 AM
Join Maui Ocean Riders, Maui’s most unique rafting adventure, and considered by many one of the best snorkeling tours anywhere in Hawaii. A few lucky participants will enjoy the thrill of circumnavigating the island of Lanai, make multiple secluded snorkeling stops avoiding the crowds. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to view towering cliffs, a shipwreck, lava rocks, encounter spotted dolphins, monk seals, snorkel in the midst of multiple kinds of marine life endemic to the Hawaiian waters, and even swim and explore a. We can pretty much guarantee this will be an adventure of a lifetime you will never forget! This is a small group activity that takes very few participants and sells out well in advance. Book it early and guarantee your adventure!
Get ready for a journey into the wild heart of Hawaii! Maui Ocean Riders is family-owned and operated since 1988. This adventure is their flagship tour, a full-day Lanai adventure, the only one that circumnavigates Lanai's beautiful island and is one of Maui's most sought after rafting tours! This adventure will take you on an unforgettable journey to areas very few have the opportunity to enjoy. You will smoothly cross the AuAu Channel on their fast, and comfortable 28-feet twin 250hp powered Mercury Outboards engines. With a maximum of 18 passengers (during the COVID-19, they will be taking a maximum of 12 passengers). It is a ridge-hull inflatable H.B.I. designed to be used by the military for search and rescue teams, and it's the only one of its kind on Maui.
Their crew will see to it that you experience their "Aloha" and want to come back for more. Soon after taking off, you will enjoy a light breakfast snack. While on your way to Lanai, your crew will get you fitted for your snorkeling gear and offer a snorkeling lesson for first-time snorkelers or anyone who would like a refresher class. By the time you arrive at the first snorkeling site, you will be ready to explore! Keep your eyes open for spinner dolphins, flying fish, monk seals, and Humpback Whales (in season).
You will be in awe everywhere you look, mostly once you start cruising around Lanai, as you glide over blue waters by towering sea cliffs, lava rocks, a WWII shipwreck, sea caves, and even swim to a secret white sand beach that can only be reached from the boat!
Weather permitting, this tour will also offer multiple snorkeling sites, where no other boats will be, making it a very secluded and crowd-free experience! A delicious deli-style lunch will be served at one of the stops. Beverages are also available throughout your day.
Your return to Maui is usually around 2:30 PM. However, this time is not set on stone, as your captain will not want to rush the tour. One of the things you will undoubtedly notice about this tour is that your captain and crew love what they do!
*All features mentioned above are not guaranteed, like weather, ocean currents, and other factors that may require your captain to have to make changes to the itinerary.
Due to this tour's nature, children under 5 years old, those suffering from chronic back pain, have gone through a recent surgery, or are pregnant, may not participate.
This tour follows all guidelines set by the County of Maui. A maximum of 12 passengers may participate. All passengers and crew must wear masks when practical and maintain social distance from others outside their family or party. The crew will provide hand sanitizers and will sanitize touch-points hourly.
Important: All participants must have submitted a negative test before arrival and must present their State clearance upon check-in unless having proof of being on Maui for at least 10 days.
Those who wish to bring their own gear and/or food/drinks must keep their personal items in individual containers and keep them separated from others.