Circumnavigte Lanai - Ocean Riders
Crossing the Au Au channel, begin your island circle at shipwreck beach. The rusted hulls of the shipwrecks date back to WW II. Travel down the wind swept coast where miles of isolated white sand beaches beckon us ashore for exploration. Continuing around to the leeward side, hang on tight while we skim within a few feet of towering sea cliffs and lava rock out crops. Numerous coves offer splendid snorkeling where marine creatures of all types can be found including dolphins, turtles, octopus, rays, eels and fish. Any one of these spots offers a remote and secluded setting for lunch. Sea caves, burial caves, spinner dolphins, white sandy beaches, shipwrecks and some of the most remote and remarkable snorkeling waters make this trip a must for every adventurer.
Operates: Daily departure 7:00am and return between 2:00 and 3:00pm.
Departure Point: Meet at Mala Wharf.
Duration: Full day 7 to 8 hours.
Equipment: Hard bottom inflatable is 30 feet long and custom built for Hawaiian waters. Powered by twin 250 horse power mercury outboards, the hull is a deep V, 3 inch fiberglass which translates into a significantly smoother ride. Offers shade and bench seating.
Capacity: 18 passengers.
Start with a tropical continental breakfast.
Catered deli lunch with a variety of meats, cheeses, condiments, pasta salad and a fruit platter.
Chocolates for anytime snacking.
Beverages include juice, soda and water.
Inclusions: All snorkeling equipment and instructions are provided, including prescription masks.
Exclusions: Bring a towel and sunscreen.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within seventy-two hours of the scheduled check in time.
This tour has a 72 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 72 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid. Ocean Riders reserves the right to refuse to take anyone they feel is unfit for this trip. The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions. This trip is not recommended for children under 5 years old, pregnant women, or people with bad backs or acute physical problems. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. For Pride of America Cruise Ship passengers this tour is available on 'Day 3', Monday, of your cruise schedule.
No Children Under 5
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- # 26-35 Feet
- # Zodiac Raft / Speedboat
- # 16-30 People
- # Lanai (Off-Shore)
- # West Side of Maui
- # Snorkeling
- # 6-8 Hours
- # 8+ Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Includes Breakfast
- # Includes Lunch
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Morning
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # 3-5 Year Minimum Age
- # West Side of Maui
- # Mala Boat Ramp
There have been 10 reviews written about the Circumnavigte Lanai with Ocean Riders.
Average Product Rating: 4.3 / 5
Note that this boat does NOT have a head (bathroom). They do plenty of bladder breaks throughout the day. Just don't eat a lot the day before, if you know what I mean. There is also very little shade on the boat. So, slather on the strongest sunscreen you have more than once. Otherwise, it's a very good trip. Just kind of Spartan compared to what you might be used to. Plan accordingly.
This trip is excellent for adventurous souls who want something different than the standard tame boat ride/tame snorkel tour so common on Maui. We had a TON of fun. Saw all sides of Lanai, enjoyed some nice snorkeling, learned a lot from a very knowledgeable captain, and left wanting to do it all again. This trip is not a good fit for people who don't like bouncing over and bobbing in what can sometimes be choppy water. The staff takes great care of its clients and is very safety-conscious, but the waters travelled and snorkels are not glassy.
Wish there was more room to sit then ride the gun whale (sides of the boat), the entire 70 mile trip. My body still hurts along with my husbands'. Couldn't switch out because the seats were taken by older riders that couldn't have held on or done it. Too over booked by 6 people. As far as the trip and captain, Aaron was very nice, the snorkel spots were great and he was really great with a little girl on board. Would recommend this to others!
Wow..what isn't to be said about this trip. The guides were amazing, the snorkeling was wonderful, and the whole trip was adventurous. All I can say is crossing the channel is an adventure all its own! Not for the faint of heart and don't even think about bringing children. Defintely one of the highlights of our May 2014 trip.
This trip has great potential. As a former resident of Lana'i, we know the history and wealth of beauty the island holds. Unfortunately, most of this history was passed by without a word from the captain, and the sites, such as shipwreck were hurried past without even a slow down for picture taking opportunities. The 3rd snorkel spot of the day was excellent, however it can't make up for the disappointment of the trip overall. We have taken smaller boat trips on the other islands with great success - we won't recommend this one to anyone in its current state.
This was the second time I've been on this snorkel trip and honestly the first time was better. This trip the captain owned the boat and he was not as friendly or as informative as the previous captain. He told us nothing about the history of Lana'i and seemed bored by the trip. My children who were not on the previous trip loved it. The 3 snorkel spots were great and we did see a whale pod and dolphins,
I took this trip with my wife and a friend, we are all 30 ish year old young professionals that love the outdoors. With that said we truly enjoyed this trip and all agree that it was hands down the most fun, exciting, and beautiful thing we did and experienced while in Maui. Captain Aaron did a fantastic job navigating the boat through the swells as well as entertaining the guests with his playful sense of humor. Other members of our trip included kids as young as 9 and elderly folks in their 60's, though I cannot speak for them they all seemed to have a great time. If you are irresponsible like me and generally forget or refuse to wear sunblock I would recommend booking this trip a few days into your stay that way you have built up a good base tan. Lastly this trip really is more than just a jaunt around an island with 3 snorkel sites and a private beach landing. We were treated to a great history lesson with many very interesting facts, had sea creatures such as octopus and sea stars brought to the surface for everyone to hold and inspect closely, and got to view both spinner dolphins and humpback whales in action. Better so than the whale watching trip we went on two days prior. All in all I highly recommend this trip.
Excellent! Very personalized, small group. Great snorkeling locations! The best excursion of our trip!
2nd time doing this trip. Amazing as usual. Crew were friendly and helpful. No better snorkel trip available in Hawaii.
Unfortunately I have an ear infection and sore throat which prevented me going. My son, Kevin, his girlfriend Julia, my daughter Kelly and her husband Mikey had a very fun day. They enjoyed the amazing snorkeling !! They had a lot of fun.