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From Lahaina Harbor: Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter Aboard Quicksilver

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Sail to one of Hawaii's less-frequented islands on this snorkeling tour form Lahaina to Lanai, or the Pineapple Island. Snorkel beneath 300-foot tall cliffs near Shark Fin and Manele Bay, and look out for sightings of Lanai's resident pod of Spinner dolphins. This tour also includes breakfast and lunch to fuel a full day of fun.
  • Catamaran cruise from Lahaina to Lanai
  • Snorkel in quiet bays using included high-quality equipment
  • Opportunities to catch sight of Lanai's pod of over 100 Spinner dolphins
  • Comfortable catamaran includes covered seating area
  • Music and narration onboard provide entertainment and context for sights
  • Kid-friendly activity makes for an ideal family outing, with special pricing for children
  • Breakfast, snacks, drinks, and lunch included
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Water slide
Professional captain and crew
Use of top-quality snorkel gear and flotation devices
Ice-cold soda, juice, coffee or tea
Two restrooms
Two freshwater showers
Informative and historical narration
"Jump for Joy" Jumping Platform
Dolphin Search
Whale Watching (In Season)
Breakfast
Lunch
Snacks
Gratuities
Adult beverages (for purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off not included nor available
Wetsuit and underwater digital camera rentals (for purchase)
Dramamine (for purchase)
Paid parking available in Lahaina
T-shirts available (for purchase)
675 Wharf St , 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

HARBOR ADDRESS: 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina HI 96763. WHERE @ HARBOR: Main Loading Dock CHECK-IN: 6:00 AM DEPARTURE: 6:30 AM PARKING: Paid Parking @ 641 Luakini St, Lahaina, HI 96761 & Free Parking @ 750 Luakini St, Lahaina HI 96761.

6:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian & Gluten-Free option is available; please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A 48-hour notice is required for cancellation or reschedule.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age: 21 years old.
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew!
  • All Snorkel Spots Are Determined Daily Weather Permitting. Please Respect Captain’s Decision on Snorkel Locations – In Your Best Interest.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 111 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Quicksilver
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where do we depart from on the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:You’ll board Quicksilver at the world-renowned Lahaina Harbor at 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761.
Apr 2022
Q:
Is there parking near the dock for the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:There are several parking lots within walking distance of the harbor. There is free parking available at 750-760 Luakini St (appx. 5 min walk) and paid parking available at 641 Luakini St (appx. 4 min walk)
May 2021
Q:
How early do I need to check in for the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. The boat sails on schedule, so please arrive early for check-in.
Apr 2022
Q:
What type of boat is used during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:The Quicksilver is a state-of-the-art motorized catamaran. There is an exciting water slide, a freshwater shower to rinse off the salt, and even a glass-bottom viewing area so you can see underwater while staying dry!
May 2021
Q:
Are there shaded areas to relax on the catamaran during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:Absolutely! The main cabin area is fully shaded with plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the day!
Apr 2022
Q:
What food is provided during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:Breakfast includes muffins, pastries, and assorted fruits. For lunch, we have deli sandwiches (Roast Beef, Ham, Chicken) or pulled pork sandwiches with BBQ sauce, coleslaw, chips, and a cookie. Ice-cold sodas, water, and juice are available anytime.
Apr 2022
Q:
Are there vegetarian options available during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:Vegetarian & Gluten-Free meals can be made available only upon request when booking your reservation. Please be sure to add any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2022
Q:
Is there a bar on board the boat for the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:Yes! Non-alcoholic drinks are included, however, adult beverages are available for purchase on board.
May 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom on the boat during the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter?
A:Yes - there are two restrooms available onboard.
Apr 2022
Q:
Can I participate in the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter if I have no snorkeling experience?
A:Yes! Snorkel gear is provided and the crew will give instruction on how to properly fit and use your equipment. For those who need a little more instruction, a class is taught by the captain onboard. This is great for first-time snorkelers.
May 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Lana'i Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter if I am not a strong swimmer?
A:Yes - Several different types of flotation devices including foam noodles, life vests, and boogie boards are available for free. Wetsuits, which not only keep you warm, are also great flotation devices are available for rent.
Apr 2022
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during From Lahaina Harbor: Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter Aboard Quicksilver ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by From Lahaina Harbor: Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter Aboard Quicksilver .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during From Lahaina Harbor: Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter Aboard Quicksilver ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by From Lahaina Harbor: Lanai Snorkeling & Dolphin Encounter Aboard Quicksilver .

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  • "Best Idea to check NOAA weather forecast and look for a day with winds below 15 knots." See review
  • "If you get sea sick this may not be for you." See review

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star-5
Great all around trip. Crew, boat, snorkeling and food
Carissa_G
, Jun 2022
A wonderful trip to Snorkel in beautiful clear waters with lots of fish. We were there during peak season but there was plenty of room on the boat and in the water for everyone - it did not feel crowded. Snorkel gear and instruction was great— first time I’ve had without a leak or fogging. A bit of a choppy day so the captain kept going past the normal spots to a cover better protected. Unfortunately no spinner dolphins on our trip but the captain was in contact with the other boats to share info and try to track down a pod. Captain also key is well entertained with Hawaii facts and trivia. Crew was super nice. Daughter loved the jumping platform.
star-5
Great trip!
Laura_D
, Jun 2022
The crew was friendly, efficient and professional. We had a wonderful time with two newbies to snorkeling.
star-5
The team on the boat are amazing helpful and so friendly people
Samer_I
, Jun 2022
Me and my kids got amazed by the glassy blue water color It’s really enjoyable Good memories swimming with the fish
star-5
Real life Discovery channel
Trung_D
, Jun 2022
The opportunity to show my kids what’s it like to be with nature that you can’t explain versus seeing it on Discovery channel.
star-3
It was nice
Cheryl_M
, Jun 2022
Snorkeling was nice but they advertise Lanai ! You don’t get to go of the waves are high so fortunately we had to stay along the coast but we wanted to see the island and colorful fish at lanai and did mmm get to. Food was good , service was good but not worth the money if they take you somewhere else other than what you expected .
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that your experience was anything less than expected. On rare occasions we do need to rerout the tour due to weather conditions to ensure passenger safety.
star-5
Best snorkeling ever
Bill_C
, Jun 2022
What fun and the crew was extremely nice and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it. The food was great as well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Our crew aboard Quicksilver are the best! Thank you for joining us.
star-5
Great experience!
Maria_C
, Jun 2022
Great experience. We saw several turtles, many fish and dolphins. Jumping off the deck of the boat and the slide was fun for my daughters as well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
That is awesome! Thank you for joining us aboard Quicksilver, we love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing marine life.
star-5
Great First Time Snorkeling Experience
Michelle_M
, Jun 2022
This was not only our first time snorkeling, but first time in Maui and I can’t say enough how well the captain and crew of the Quicksilver made our experience. We checked in promptly at 6 am and boarded on time at 6:30. We were greeted with smiles and a continental breakfast. Shortly after we were fitted with our gear, given a Snorkeling 101 run down and prepared to headings into the waters of Lanai. Our Captain, Heather was very knowledgeable and patient with us first timers and myself a non-swimmer. The crew was very attentive to all passengers. Our first mate was also very patient and attentive. There were several inexperienced passengers and despite some not listening… they were very patient. Patience of Saints I would say. Lunch was served after our time in the water, first veggie and ranch then pulled pork sandwiches and deli sandwiches. Everything was fresh. On our way back we hit some rough water but the captain warned us ahead of time which was actually quite fun to have a more exciting ride in the way back. The crew was funny and fun. It was a great experience. We had small kids ranging from 7-13 and now they love to snorkel. We would all definitely go back.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an awesome review! The snorkel tour aboard Quicksilver is a great family-friendly activity to do while you are in Maui. We appreciate you!
star-4
Beautiful coral. No dolphins
Jodie_K
, Jun 2022
The captain was wonderful- sharing fantastic, interesting information about the islands. Snorkel site has gorgeous coral. Only disappointment was not seeing any dolphins on this “Dolphin Encounter” cruise. Their advertisement that a pod of dolphins lives off Lanai was the reason we chose this trip so very disappointing not to see them.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We try our best to provide a fun and safe boating experience for all of our Quicksilver customers. While seeing dolphins and other marine life are not guaranteed we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the cruise.
star-5
***Best snorkeling experience ever!!!***
Todd_R
, Jun 2022
The Captain & Crew of the Quicksilver were AWESOME!! We have been on many snorkeling excursions in the Caribbean and this is by far the first one my wife enjoyed. Between the in depth instructions & flotation devices she really had a great time!! Seeing a few hump back whales (out of season) was an added bonus. Highly recommend!🤙🏻
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
COOL! Thank you so much for joining us for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure aboard Quicksilver.
star-3
Didn’t get to see Lanai.
JasonKornelis_D
, Jun 2022
Great location for cruise departure. Free parking couple blocks away. Disappointed weren’t able go to Lanai instead Turtle Bay where we had driven and already snorkelled previous day.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are sorry to hear that your tour was anything less than expected. Snorkeling locations are always based on current weather conditions,with the final decision made by our experienced captain. ​​We appreciate your feedback!
star-5
Great family excursion
Michele_M
, Jun 2022
Captain and crew were awesome. Such a fun experience for the whole family. We saw spotted dolphins and went to a great snorkeling spot.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
AMAZING! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you saw amazing marine life aboard Quicksilver.
star-5
Amazing
Erin_F
, Jun 2022
Such an amazing experience for us to share with our family. The kids had so much fun. The turtles were so fun to watch
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
The snorkel tour to Lanai aboard Quicksilver is unbeatable! Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you all had a great time.
star-5
Great for families with kids!
Amanda_V
, May 2022
I was a little hesitant bringing 4 kids on a dolphin and snorkeling boat tour for 5 + hours, however we had the best time! There was plenty of food and we saw a pod of dolphins which made the whole trip! They had snorkel gear for the kids and made them feel comfortable and safe. The slide and jumping from the top of the boat was the main hit! The staff was so friendly and the captain knowledgeable which made it educational for our kids.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review! The Quicksilver snorkeling tour to Lanai is an amazing family-friendly activity to do on Maui. We are glad that you all had an amazing time!
star-5
Watching the dolphins and...
Gerald_V
, May 2022
Watching the dolphins and looking at the reef. The captain was entertaining and very knowledgeable of both the boat and the area
icon Response from Host , May 2022
COOL! Sounds like an amazing time aboard Quicksilver. We love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing ocean environment.
star-3
Weather was disappointing, snorkeling mediocre
William_A
, May 2022
Mediocre rating due to weather and failure to get to Lana’i; spot chosen was just OK. Understand decision. The Captain(Paul) and crew were efficient and personable. The bast part of trip for me was cruising around the Kapalua area great perspective that part of Island from water
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review. The safety of our passengers is our top priority, and the final docking decision is made by our experienced captain.The views of Kapalua are beautiful! We are glad that you still had a great time aboard Quicksilver.
star-4
We have been year after...
Corey_M
, May 2022
We have been year after year to see some of the old faces was great. We liked the years past going to 2 spots to snorkel not just hitting one spot
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your repeat business! we are glad to hear that you enjoyed snorkeling at Lanai aboard the Quicksilver
star-5
Fantastic snorkeling
Nancy_B
, May 2022
The snorkeling was just wonderful! Beautiful reef! Saw bottlenose dolphins off the front of the boat!! Staff was incredible! They made sure your equipment was top notch and that you felt very comfortable! Have been on quite a few snorkeling tours— this was the best!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for your review on your snorkeling adventure aboard the Quicksilver to Lanai. We love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing ocean environment!
star-5
Snorkeling
Christina_A
, May 2022
The crew was excellent. The food was great. The only recommendation is longer to snorkel! We saw so much sea life it was great.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for joining us aboard the Quicksilver tour to Lanai. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time!
star-5
On the way to snorkeling...
Aram_M
, May 2022
On the way to snorkeling we saw lots of dolphins jumping in front of the boat, also Monk seals few rare sharks and many other ocean fauna, Definitely recommend two adults and kids! Most friendly cruel you can find! Thank you guys for a life time memory!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
AWESOME! We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience snorkeling and dolphin watching aboard the Quicksilver. It definitely is a great family activity on Maui.

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