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About Us

Owner operated since 1988, Ocean Riders is the originator of the Lanai Rafting Adventure. Our ridge-hull inflatable is a H.B.I. The design has been used by military search and rescue teams and Ocean Riders is the only rafting company on Maui with this particular craft.

What does that mean . . . ?

Our hull is over 1000 pounds heavier and boasts a deeper V than all other boats in its class, it was custom built for our Hawaiian waters! This translates to a much smoother, more comfortable ride. In big water it’s the difference between rolling over speed tables rather than being jarred by speed bumps in your car.  Our rigid hull inflatable is the best. You will enjoy shipwrecks, sea coves, remote beaches, touring sea caves, dolphins, turtles and some of the best snorkeling Maui has to offer.

At 28 feet in length she’s powered by twin 250hp Mercury Outboard engines, providing more than enough power. Ocean Riders is Coast Guard certified to carry 22 passengers, but we take a maximum of 18 (12 under new Covid-19 requirements). We have shade over 50% of the boat and padded bench seating or ride on the side!

Ocean Riders remains unique and extraordinary because we are the only HBI circumnavigating Lanai and the only boat that consistently sees the whole island year round. No other boat has or does circumnavigate Lanai more than Ocean Riders!

Book online below! You can also reach us by email at [email protected] or call 808-661-3586. Private charters are also available.