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The Ultimate Snorkel trip to Lanai!

Ultimate Rafting Lanai Snorkel

(This tour is Seasonal: April to November)

The Ultimate Rafting Lanai Snorkel is BACK and RUNNING TOURS NOW Monday through Friday out of Mala Wharf just north of downtown Lahaina.


  • Lanai snorkel tours run seasonally from April through November
  • High adventure ocean rafting with uncrowded snorkeling
  • Snorkel multiple sites on the south and even west side of Lanai
  • Minimum age is 4


Lanai has some unbelievable scenery and wild rock formations on the back side … places that very few people who live in Hawaii have ever seen … Ultimate rafting will take you there for a memorable day of snorkeling without the crowds! They zoom in and out of the nooks and crannies of the Lanai coastline, sometimes at breathtaking speeds! For thrill seekers, this is the trip for you! It also offers you the ultimate get-away adventure. They are going to snorkel at places where most other snorkel boats just don't go.

As the Captain points out sites, sit back and enjoy the views as you cruise across the 'Au'Au Channel to the island of Lanai. This island boasts many of Hawaii's best coral reefs, miles of sea cliffs, remote coastlines with sea caves and arches, blowholes, ancient Hawaiian burial sites, and King Kamehameha The Great's favorite fishing grounds. Your 2-3 snorkel sites will be Captain's Choice, which means the captain will choose the best destinations based on the day's conditions, which makes each trip unique! Keep an eye out for dolphins and humpback whales above the water, and down below swim with schools of fish, Hawaiian green sea turtles, and colorful coral.

Two different lengths of Lanai snorkel trips are offered. On Monday, Wedneday, and Friday a 4 hour snorkel trip is offered at 9:00am. And on Tuesday and Thursday a 6 hour Lanai snorkel is offered at 8:00am. The longer trip is the "ULTIMATE" Ultimate Rafting experience, which has an extra snorkel stop and typically goes further to the back side of the island of Lanai.


Ultimate Rafting 4 Hour Lanai Snorkel Rate (ULT9)

$175.00 per Adult, $107.00 per Child (4-12)   (Hawaii sales tax included)

Ultimate Rafting 6 Hour Lanai Snorkel Rate (ULT10)

$200.00 per Adult, $175.00 per Child (4-12)   (Hawaii sales tax included)


GPS Address: 71 Ala Moana St Lahaina, HI 96761Click to view map


Schedule: April – November Monday through Friday.

Check In: 7:30am for the 6 hour snorkel and 8:30am for the 4 hours snorkel at Mala Wharf in Lahaina

Vessels: Rigid hull inflatable rafts with 60% shade cover. Capacity varies by specific vessel, but ranges from 18 to 24 guests.

Tour Includes: Snorkel gear, reef-safe sunscreen, flotation devices,

What to Bring / Wear: Swim suit, towel, hat, sunglasses, camera, and a light jacket or sweater.

Restrictions: Minimum age is 4. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women and anyone with back or neck injuries or other physical problems.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for this reservation until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event. All tours go out rain or shine. Inclement weather conditions are usually temporary and rain gear is provided. Cancellations due to weather are extremely uncommon and all parties are instructed to appear at the boat ramp no matter what the weather seems to them.

Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

Ultimate Rafting is certainly the most adventurous choice for snorkeling at Lanai ... which in my book also makes it the BEST choice. This tour isn't available all year ... during the winter months of December through March they do whale watching instead. But during MOST of the year, from April through November, this boat runs to Lanai Monday through Friday.

Lanai has some of the best coral reefs in Hawaii ... this is a good snorkel trip for people who have been to Molokini and some of the other popular snorkel sites on Maui and are looking to get away to someplace different ... and less crowded. I highly HIGHLY recommend the 6 hour trip if it is available. This longer excursion typically goes further around the back side of Lanai, and will often snorkel at a spot called "Shark Fin." No, you aren't likely to find sharks there ... they don't like to hang out places where snorkel boats go. It is called Shark Fin due to a uniquely shaped lava pinnacle island that rises out of the water and when you see it, you will instantly say "That looks like a giant shark fin!" It is one of my favorite snorkel spots in all of Hawaii because it is one of the few places you will see Pyramid Butterfly Fish, one of the more rare and exotic species we have here in Hawaii.