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Deluxe Dolphin Lana’i Snorkel Adventure 808-667-5565

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We are eager to welcome you back!  We will start running our snorkel trips on November 17th.  We have lowered our Private Charter rates for anyone booking now until the COVID capacity restrictions are lifted or changed.  Booking now locks in the lower price for private charters!  We are currently limited to 50% capacity on our rafts so Canefire can take 12 passengers max and Canefire II can take 18 passengers max.  The current status of our capacity limits is subject to change at any time due to state and DLNR requirements. Please call 808-667-5565 or email captainstevesmaui@gmail.com to book your private charter!
              COVID Special Deluxe Dolphin Lana’i Snorkel Private Charter Rates: 
$1,750 plus taxes/fees (reg $2,900) Up to 12 passengers
 $2,625 plus taxes/fees (reg $4,350) Up to 18 passengers

8:00-2:00’ish, available year-round, two snorkel stops

(includes Whale Watching from December to April)

Protect yourselves while out in the sun with our whale and turtle sun protection shirts! Our Solar Performance Long Sleeves offer superior sun protection featuring UPF 50+ solar protection & PURE-tech™ moisture wicking technology. They’re lightweight, comfortable, & sure to keep the sun’s rays from penetrating through to your skin.

You can purchase these shirts as upgrades during your booking or at our online store. These shirts are in MENS SIZES (Deb is in an XS. Sleeves run long to cover hands for sun protection).  NEW for 2020 are our whale neck gaiters/sunshields also for sun protection!

 

 

 This snorkel trip has stood the test of time and has been taken by literally thousands of guests, many of whom continue to return year after year. Captain Steve has been conducting this adventure for over three decades. Waste no time in discovering the secrets of the reef and playing with dolphins, whales, turtles, and rays. There is no telling what we might encounter on any given day! We head across the channel to the island of Lana’i (weather permitting of course) where towering sea cliffs, sea caves, secluded coves, and lava rock pinnacles make up the setting. Imagine a pod of 200-300 spinner dolphins putting on a show just for you or swimming next to an endangered green sea turtle in the crystal waters of the Pacific above the most exquisite fringing reef in the entire State of Hawaii. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of the most curious creature on the reef, an octopus, or an endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal! Manta rays, spotted eagle rays, pseudorcas (false killer whales), spotted dolphins, and bottle nose dolphins are all possible on any snorkel trip!

Special Online Prices — Save $15 per person!

Adults $144.99 ($155.38 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $159.99

Child (5-12 yrs.): $104.99 ($112.51 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $119.99

2021 WINTER SPECIAL

Back by popular demand!  Book any whale watch first and then save $25 per person on our Deluxe Dolphin Snorkel Tour!

How it works:  This special requires the purchase of two trips  (a whale watch trip first, then the extra discount is given off of the Snorkel trip).  First, book your whale watch online and then call us at 808-667-5565 or email us back from your confirmation and ask for the Winter Special promo code for an extra discount off of the Deluxe Snorkel Trip! The Winter Special price saves $10 more than the regular internet discount on the snorkel trip. The 2021 Winter Special snorkel trip price is $134.99 per adult plus taxes/fees and $94.99 per child (5-12 on snorkel trips) plus taxes/fees. The Winter Special price on the Deluxe Snorkel Trip will be valid for snorkel trips through 9/30/2021.

What’s Included on the Deluxe Snorkel Trip

A continental breakfast consisting of fresh local fruit, fresh-baked muffins or donuts, granola bars, juice, green tea, and water are served during the morning check-in process at the Mala Boat Ramp. Our on-board lunch is a delicious selection of deli meats and cheeses, two types of bread, fresh lettuce, tomatoes, sweet Maui onions, and sprouts alongside white albacore tuna with capers, pasta salad, olives, pickles, pepperonchinis, fresh-sliced vegetables, papaya seed dressing, mayo, and mustard. Sodas, iced tea, water, and macadamia nut cookies are always close at hand. We have even had guests come along just for the ride and the lunch! High quality masks, fins, and snorkels are provided as is snorkeling instruction.  Flotation devices and life jackets are available upon request.

Please bring reef safe sunscreen and note that aerosol sprays are not allowed on our rafts to protect the reef and to improve the overall passenger experience.  The sunscreen that washes off your body when swimming may affect aquatic life and may cause coral bleaching so avoid sunscreens that contain oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate, and 4-methylbenzylidene capmphor.  We no longer will provide shared sunscreen to avoid a common touchpoint.

Captain’s Note

This is my favorite trip. The extra time not only allows more snorkeling, but also gives us the time to go find the dolphins!  During whale season, the entire day becomes a whale watch, as we see them in the channel and listen to them while we snorkel. We see Dolphins 98% of the time on this trip, including spotted dolphins, spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and psuedo orcas. Green sea turtles are also pretty much guaranteed. Cruising most of the island of Lana’i gives us many choices from which to choose a calm, secluded cove and to view the sea cliffs and caves. Lunch is very relaxing with a chance for everyone to feel part of our Ohana, and some think the ride home is the very best part of the day, as the trade winds have usually kicked up a bit and make for a thrilling ride. These excursions are NOT recommended for pregnant women, people with bad backs or neck problems, or children under the age of five years.

COVID POLICIES

We will adhere to the requirements that are in place at the time by DLNR, which governs all state commercial boating.  Our current policy requires mask wearing at check in, during boarding and disembarking.  During our snorkel trips and whale watches, mask wearing is strongly recommended when not eating, drinking or snorkeling.  Social distancing will occur to the extent practical as a small vessel company.  Currently we are restricted to 50% capacity, which is subject to change at any time.  We will have hand sanitizer available at all times, and we will clean and sanitize our rafts between all trips.  While we have always sanitized our snorkel gear after each trip, we recommend that you bring your own snorkel gear if you would like. On our snorkel trips, we will now be required to serve our food to you but you may also bring your own food if you would like (no glassware allowed and only small bendable coolers will fit inside our benches).  We will no longer provide shared sunscreen so please bring your own sunscreen and note that spray sunscreen is not allowed on our vessels.  Our crew will receive daily health screenings.  We kindly ask that any guest who is feeling sick or is exhibiting any symptoms to stay home. Maui County’s current travel policies can be found at this link: https://www.mauicounty.gov/2393/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Transportation-Rela