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Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Sighting

By Pacific Whale Foundation
Price was undefined, price is now $118


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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Sightings of spinner, spotted, or bottlenose dolphins

  • Exploring colorful coral reefs & mingling with marine life

  • Views of the picturesque Lanai coast

  • Crossing the Maui-Lanai channel on a ultra-stable catamaran

  • An opportunity to spot humpback whales in season

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Snorkeling cruise

  • What's included

    Optical mask, snorkel, fins and flotation devices

  • What's included

    Junior Naturalist program

  • What's included

    Tropical-style continental breakfast

  • What's included

    Barbeque lunch with chicken, hot dogs, veggie burgers, pasta salad, cookies, and pretzels

  • What's included

    Soda, tropical juices, and filtered water

  • What's included

    1 alcoholic beverage after snorkeling

  • What's included

    Marine wildlife picture card

  • What's included

    Commentary in English

  • What's excluded

    Wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, and binoculars (all available for rent)

  • What's excluded

    Additional alcoholic beverages

  • What's excluded

    Reef safe sunscreen 4oz bottles available for purchase on board

  • What's excluded

    Dolphin sightings not guaranteed

Know Before You Book

  • Family option tickets are valid for 1 adult and 1 child (age 0-6 years). If there is more than 1 child in your party, you must book tickets for each additional child.

  • Alcoholic beverages are only available after snorkeling.

  • You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Any food allergies must be called in directly to Pacific Whale Foundation 48 hrs prior to tour.

  • Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Reef safe sunscreen 4oz bottles available for purchase on board

  • Dolphin sightings not guaranteed

What you can expect

An awe-inspiring array of sea creatures await in the aquamarine waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Lanai. Watch the surface of the ocean closely for dolphins splashing in the water and go snorkeling to see the brilliant coral reefs up close.

Your cruise begins with a tropical continental breakfast as you cross the ocean to Lanai. The majestic West Maui mountains provide a picturesque backdrop as you cruise the waters looking for pods of spinner, spotted, and bottlenose dolphins. During the winter season, you may catch a glimpse of humpback whales coming down from the icy waters of Alaska.

The crew onboard gets you outfitted with all your gear and you can participate in a snorkeling and fish identification class before jumping into the tropical waters of Lanai. Float along, view the marine life around you, and watch the colorful coral reefs pass by.

A barbecue lunch is served when you have finished your snorkeling adventure. Take relief from the sun in the shaded cabin area equipped with tables and chairs or sit out on the deck in the open air. The cool breeze and stunning views of the coast of Lanai complete your day as you cruise back to Lahaina harbor.

Pacific Whale Foundation advocates for the use of protective clothing and reef-safe sunscreen to help protect fragile coral reefs and to promote a healthy ocean environment. We support the statewide ban on sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate and, beginning November 2019, we are moving from encouragement to enforcement and instituting our own ban onboard PWF vessels of sunscreens containing: oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, avobenzine, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate in order to alleviate any additional stress on the coral reefs. When buying sunscreen, it is important to read the ingredient list, as the term “reef safe” is not regulated and can be used as a marketing device. Choose sunscreen that is non-nano zinc oxide based. Mahalo for helping us protect the ocean.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • Lanai Coast
  • Lanai HI

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Pacific Whale Foundation
    • 612 Front St
    • Lahaina HI

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