Explore and snorkel Lanai with Ocean Riders Maui.
Dare to explore an area that less than 1% of visitors to Hawaii get to see. Take the ambitious journey around the entire ‘pineapple island’ of Lanai with Ocean Riders Maui. This 30’ rigid, hard bottom inflatable raft known for is speed and excellent maneuverability through the waters of the Auau Channel. A faster, more agile vessel translates to more water time and unspoiled snorkel destinations that are inaccessible to the larger boats in the area.
After your safety and agenda review for the day, your captain shoots off across the channel in the smooth morning conditions. Each trip is tailored to the weather, surf and visibility for Lana’i and your seasoned crew of Ocean Riders Maui has seen it all. Sit back and let the day unwind before you speed to your first of three snorkel destinations. Your boat heads around the north shore of the island, past a WWII shipwreck and miles of sandy coastline. Quickly get fitted with snorkel gear, and the pool is open. Dive right in to the warm waters of the Pacific and marvel at the world below your mask. Back on board you’ll enjoy breakfast with your new friends and prepare for more sightseeing. The sheer sea cliffs tower above you as you follow the craggy coastline exploring caves, blowholes and lava pinnacles.
Another snorkel destination and you feel like you are just another fish in the aquarium. The visibility is excellent in these remote destinations and the marine life is plentiful. Snorkelers might even catch a glimpse of sea turtles along with the healthy reef and fish. Avid and advanced snorkelers love exploring the underwater lava pinnacles and the reef that has developed on top of them over time. They have a crew of experts that often find sea creatures like sea stars, urchins, and octopus along the reef to bring up to your boat.
Lunch cannot come soon enough as you have certainly worked up your appetite by now. Buffet deli style lunch lets you customize your own sandwich and sides. After a bite it’s time to hang on to your hats, as your boat again zooms off in search of the wild dolphin pods and seasonal humpback whales.
Return to the boat ramp and back to civilization with a satisfied feeling that you are truly a seafaring traveler that has been off exploring uncharted territory. All of your friends and family back home will be green with envy when they see your wild expedition with Ocean Riders Maui.
Check-in 6:30am, Departs at 7:00am
5-6 hour tour
Location: Mala Wharf, just off Front Street behind the Lahaina Cannery Mall
1221 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI 96761
For help call Maui Discount Activities at 808-856-4274