Maui Adventure Cruises - Lanai Dolphin Adventure
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Sail the Au’au channel for just nine miles from the island of Maui and reach the gorgeous privately-owned island of Lanai. Maui Adventure Cruises has the largest and the fastest water rafts of any Hawaiian rafting company. The friendly and experienced captain and crew will sail you to Maui or Lanai quicker than any other raft or catamaran on the island providing more time for snorkeling, not just sailing. Lanai Adventure offers eco-tours to Lanai and also Private Charter Services. Upon arrival, you will quickly learn the island was once the largest producer of pineapples in the world; now, the island grows very little. Commonly, most visitors sail to the island of Lanai for a one day Maui Snorkeling exploration from the island of Maui. The land is extremely dry and lush beauty is not in abundance like it is in Maui’s rainforests, but Lanai’s beauty is in the extended stretch of coral reef. This large gorgeous reef is the most stunning of all in Hawaii. The shorelines on the beaches are beautiful, but practically abandoned. The Manele Bay Hotel is rather beautiful with somewhat desolate beaches, red sea cliffs, impressive snorkeling, stunning tide pools, and an abundance of sun. These features are nice, but the leading attraction of Lanai is the sizeable pod of Spinner Dolphins and Humpback whales often seen on Lanai’s south coast.
Your Lanai Dolphin Adventure with Maui Adventure Cruises offers the opportunity to observe these fascinating ocean creatures in their natural habitat. Dolphins are one of the most precious treasures of the island of Lanai and can be seen just about every day playing in front of island hotels. Spinner dolphins entertain tourists with their antics and aerial behaviors. Watch as dolphins jump out of the ocean water, front first, and turn their bodies while ascending in the air. After reaching the utmost height, the dolphins return to the ocean, landing on their sides. Count as the dolphins spin out of the water, for they can usually make two to five spins in one jump. Dolphins also have other tricks up their sleeves, or should I say fins, that will entertain you! Watch for the playful stunts of tail slapping, nose-outs, flips, salmon leaps, head slaps, and back and side slaps. Which one will be your favorite trick! Dolphins are playful, but very intelligent mammals.
Humpback Whales are another fascinating feature of the Lanai Dolphin Adventure and Maui Adventure Cruises. You will see the whales only during the winter season (December to April). Watch for Humpback whales off the shore of Lanai. Whales migrate from the frigid waters of Alaska to the warm tropical waters of Lanai and Maui to mate, give birth, and nurse their young. If you are in the right place, at the right time, you will see a new born calf swimming beside its mother. Calves are born without a sufficient amount of blubber; therefore, they need the warm tropical water to heat their bodies. These majestic mammals will sometimes entertain you as they breach out of the surface of the ocean and spray water from their blow hole. Other tropical sea creatures available to be viewed are green sea turtles, reef fish, and sometimes a manta ray. This fantastic Lanai Dolphin Adventure and Maui Adventure Cruises will absolutely astound you with the natural wonders of the ocean. Watching Humpback whales in their natural environment will be your vacation highlight!
Begin your Maui Adventure Cruises with Kona coffee, passion orange juice, and ice water while you are checking in at Slip #11 at the Lahaina Harbor. Two snorkel destinations are chosen by the captain to provide the calmest and clearest water conditions. The Captain will provide: snorkel gear, safety tips, and professional instructions. Lunch will also be provided: turkey or veggie wraps, Maui chips, buttermilk dressing, granola bars, cookies, pineapple, unlimited sodas, juices, and bottled water. Tour Highlights:
- Snorkel cruise to the island of Lanai
- Snorkel at two prime locations
- Chance to see a variety of marine life, including dolphins, turtles and tropical fish
- Plenty of great photo opportunities, above and below the water's surface
- All snorkel gear is provided
- Morning coffee or juice
- Deli lunch (turkey or veggie wraps, buttermilk dressing, fruit, chips and cookies)
- Unlimited sodas, juices and bottled water
- At 50 feet, they are the largest in the state.
- Fiberglass deep V-Hull is powered by over 630 horse power with twin Cummins Turbo-Charged Diesel inboard engines
- USCG certified to carry 42 passengers, but we limit our trips to 36 passengers for comfort.
- Padded Seats and Large Bimini Top
- 24-inch wide pontoons with hand lines and foot straps