Review: South Maui’s Redline Rafting


Redline Rafting, my new favorite tour on the island, is one of the only snorkeling tours that leave from Kihei Boat Ramp and takes you to a total of five different spots, way more than most larger group snorkeling tours on Maui.

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The morning began with a cup of coffee, cinnamon rolls, and fresh fruit overlooking the beautiful Molokini Crater, where we arrived early enough to beat the crowds and spread out, relax and explore. Sean and Kiki, our guides for the day, gave us a great history briefing about the crater on the way there, and we even got to snorkel the back side of Molokini, where the steep drop-offs and crystal clear water attract lots of serious scuba divers year after year. Beautiful!

We then traveled South to an area called La Perouse Bay, famous as the most recent lava flow on Maui and now the resting area for many Hawaiian spinner dolphins, who enjoy the shallow bay with their pods during the daytime. Though the chances of seeing them aren’t great, we saw some!  We also saw sea turtles, found nearby at a spot appropriately considered “Turtle Town.” Kiki and Sean did a wonderful job of pointing out turtles and tropical fish and teaching us about the little-known history of the south Maui regions we visited throughout the day.

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We were served a deli sandwich lunch and taken to our final stop, where we got to witness a humpback whale come up for air and then dip down back under the surface. Amazing!

I highly recommend Redline Rafting for a more intimate, thrilling, and true Maui experience on the water. The raft is a blast! To see more, visit them online at or call them directly at 808.698.5837.

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  • Looking for something a little more exciting on your next trip to Maui? Skip the big crowds and climb aboard the Redline raft, where you can enjoy the ocean up close and personal!
  • Redline Rafting gets you to the best snorkeling sites early in the day so that you can relax, spread out, snorkel, and enjoy everything the waters of Maui have to offer, including tropical fish and reef at Molokini crater, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins near La Perouse Bay, Green Sea Turtles and even caves, lava arches, and grottos. 
  • They also offer Whale Watching Tours (December 15th – April 15th) and private charters for an even more intimate experience. If you’re looking for the most exciting experience on the island, grab your family and venture out to see Maui the way it was meant to be seen… from the ocean.
  • Not recommended for children under 8 or those with back or neck problems. Breakfast, lunch, beverages, and all equipment are provided. Tours leave from Kihei Boat Ramp at 7:00 am with a 6:30 am check-in and don’t forget to bring your waterproof gear. You’re going to need it! Read more about the tour online at or call directly at 808.698.5837 to reserve a spot.


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