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Pacific Whale Foundation

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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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Cruise with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui's top-rated ocean ecotours based on more than 38 years of marine research and sustainable ecotourism experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including whale and dolphin watch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and sunset dinner cruises, holiday cruises, stargazing ecotours, and more. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels with knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose PacWhale Eco-Adventures and make a difference: all profits support research, education and conservation programs to protect marine wildlife and the ocean environment. Cruises depart from Ma'alaea & Lahaina Harbors.
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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Fantastic trip. Saw lots of great fish and coral. Crew were great! My friend was worried about being sea sick but we stayed in the back of the boat and were fine.

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This was our first trip to Molokini. The crew was extremely knowledgeable and full of Aloha. We highly recommend this trip. It is a large group and boat.

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We love going out with PWF. Our favorite way to connect with the ocean, the whales, the dolphins. We always learn something new, including ways we can care for the ocean.

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Our experience with Pacific Whale Foundation's trip was wonderful. The snorkeling was enhanced by having corrective lenses for those who wear glasses, and wet suits available. The crew on the boat were extremely well qualified and knowledgeable. The special program for children was a great...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The trip was very educational. We did some great snorkling in Mauele Bay on Lanai en saw nice corals, fishes and 2 sea turtles. The staff was very friendly and enthousiastic. Drinks and food on bord were great!

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They were awesome! Went out of there way to ease fears of young child’s first time off a boat. Love them and won’t go with anyone else in the future!

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In spite of rain squalls for the 5 hour trip up to Honolua Bay snorkel, the crew made our trip memorable. The food, drink, narratives, stopping to see dolphin pods, and making sure our smaller group of guests were comfortable and having fun were remarkable....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Pacific Whale Foundation is a perfect balance of educational and fun. I appreciate that the cost of the trip goes to the non-profit!

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Reviewed yesterday

Easy to find in Lahaina. Crew was very good with informing, explaining and showing Maui water world. Very fun slide. Most beautiful reef we saw. Mahalo

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Exactly as described. No alcohol allowed to be served, but it was byob. I hope we come back sometime during whale season because their stories were amazing. Loved the ukulele player. And everything is for a good cause!

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S P
5 March 2018|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question. We guarantee whale sightings to May 15. If there are no whale sightings during your trip, you get a "Just a Fluke" coupon to go again free, within one year. There are usually still some... More
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Rob P
22 July 2017|
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Response from 541mark | Reviewed this property |
No scuba diving
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12 April 2017|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Aloha, the sunscreen we provide on our boats is from a brand called Hawaiian Sol. It's biodegradable and reef-safe, mahalo!
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