By Captain Dave

Super clear ocean, amazing, colorful undersea life forms, and a fantastic lunch to boot. There’s only one place where you can have this much fun while learning about the many cool creatures  that call our waters home: on the Hawaii Ocean Project Lanai Snorkeling tour! But don’t just take our word for it, check out what just a few of our satisfied snorkelers have to say about their trips:

Ready to book your Maui – Lanai snorkel trip? Click here to book your trip online now!

By Captain Dave

Did you know: Hawaii Ocean Project offers a very special membership for those who love the ocean and it’s many inhabitants, just like us! When you Join the Hawaii Ocean Project’s membership program, 100% of the proceeds go towards supporting genuine marine research. In addition to helping the amazing marine life of ?Hawaii, members are extended special offers and discounts, including:

20% discount on the following Hawaii Ocean Project Excursions:

Sunset Cocktail Cruise aboard the Kaulana
Dinner Cruise aboard the Maui Princess
Maui Whale Watching Trips (in season)
Lanai Snorkel Trip

and 15% discounts on:

Molokai Alii Tour
Royal Lahaina Luau

Best of all, if you join now, you will receive a subscription to our exclusive quarterly newsletter, and your choice of a very special FREE gift as our thanks to you for helping to support Genuine Research, Real Adventures, and Active Education through the Hawaii Ocean  Project!

Ready to join? Click here to get your exclusive membership today!

By Captain Dave

Ready for a fun filled Maui snorkel trip? Here’s a few tips to remember as you take the plunge!

  1. Look, But Don’t Touch
    While snorkeling in Maui waters you will come across absolutely stunning marine life; from beautiful coral to colorful fish and much more. In order to preserve these living treasures, it’s always best to enjoy the sights without attempting to touch or otherwise disrupt them. Especially coral which, while maintaining the appearance of tough yet colorful undersea rocks, are often extremely delicate, and can take years to grow back once damaged.
  2. Relax!
    A common mistake for many first time snorkelers is to be a bit over zealous with their underwater movements. Staying calm, and allowing yourself to almost float along with slow, measured kicks will not only save you from getting tired too soon, but will keep the fish and other marine life around you much more relaxed, and therefore much more comfortable being near you as you explore their home.
  3. Use Sunscreen
    As with any outdoor activity, you will want to be sure to protect yourself from sunburn with a safe, waterproof sunscreen prior to departure.
  4. Stay Hydrated
    Between the wonderfully warm Hawaiian sun escorting you on your boat trip out, and the low resistance undersea exercise you will receive once you don your snorkel gear, you will surely want to keep your body well hydrated with lots of water to avoid any discomfort during your day time adventure.

Now that you have these tips in mind, if you haven’t already go book your Lanai snorkel trip now and put them to good use!

By Captain Dave

Want to help support our island’s energetic youth while enjoying a cruise to Molokai? Now is your chance as the Hawaii Ocean Project has up for auction a round trip for two on the Molokai Ferry! Part of “The Tom” 2014 online auction, proceeds from the closing bid for this great trip will go to benefit the educational aspirations of the students of West Maui’s acclaimed Maui Preparatory Academy!

Held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Tom Rosenquist Legacy Golf Tournament, this online auction is a great way to help future marine biologists, oceanographers, conservationists and explorers obtain a high quality education right here on Maui!

If you want to get your hands on these fantastic tickets, head on over to: and place your bid. But do it soon, as this fantastic value will only be available until May 2nd!