Dolphin Watching (Cruises, Sailing & Boat Tours), Maui tours & activities, fun things to do in Maui | HawaiiActivities.com

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Discover the places Maui dolphins love to play! Maui dolphin watching cruises take you along the coast and the Auau channel where pods of dolphins are plentiful and sightings are almost always a sure bet. The waters to the southwest of Maui are filled with Hawaiian spinner dolphins, making the islands of Lanai and Molokini excellent destinations for dolphin watching and snorkeling! Check out these dolphin watching tours to experience the playful and vibrant marine life of Maui.
Type Description Rarity Fun Fact
Spinner Dolphin
5-6 ft long, dark stripe on back, small dorsal fin Very Common Known for spinning as they jump out of the water
Spotted Dolphin Has freckle-like spots all over Common Can jump at least 15 ft high
Bottlenose Dolphin 8-12 ft long, dark grey, larger dorsal fin Uncommon Can swim at up to 20 mph

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    Set sail across the beautiful waters of Maui and Lanai to go snorkeling and see spinner dolphins! Explore the reef and marine life on this fun-filled morning dolphin snorkeling cruise to Lanai!
    Meal Provided

    USD123.71

    10%
    OFF
    Daily
    6 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning)
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    Set your sights on the unspoiled coast and vibrant, colorful reefs of Lanai as you cruise across the Au’au Channel, spotting wild spinner dolphins on the way one of the top 10 snorkel destinations in the world!
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD117.03

    Family Discount
    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning)
  3. No.3
    Encounter spinner dolphins on this Maui cruise and snorkeling adventure, taking you beyond Molokini and Dolphin Cove aboard a fast powered catamaran.
    Meal Provided

    USD135.60

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Get away and raft to the waters near Lanai for a fun-filled day of dolphin searching and snorkeling from the ocean rafting zodiac boat!
    Meal Provided

    USD112.00

    9%
    OFF
    Tue, Thu, Sat
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Go snorkeling at Molokini and Turtle Town, two of Maui's biggest ocean attractions, on this 6-hour snorkeling tour that includes dolphin watching & swimming with turtles! Do everything ocean-related on the Leilani's 'Best Day on Maui' tour!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD116.81

    Daily
    6.5 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Depart Lahaina on a cruise to one of the world's top snorkel destinations, the coral reefs of Lanai! Watch local pods of playful spinner dolphins while cruising to the snorkel destination. A delicious Breakfast and Lunch are included on this cruise!
    Meal Provided

    USD109.95

    Family Discount
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Experience an undersea tour on a high-tech submarine plus an unforgettable dolphin watch cruise and snorkeling adventure with tropical fish, green sea turtles and more!

    USD206.83

    17%
    OFF
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
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