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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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+1 808-249-8811
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08:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit...

Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation offers thrilling and fun ocean ecotours based on more then 34 years of marine research and ocean ecotour experience. Pacific Whale Foundation offers cruises for every style of adventure, including ocean raft adventures, whale watches, wild dolphin encounters, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, and stargazing tours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels (including ocean rafts and double-deck catamarans) in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified marine naturalists and biologists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: 100% of the profits go to support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.

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Snorkeling trip

My wife and I did a snorkeling trip on January 14th. There were 2 sites scheduled and when we got out to our first site, Molokini crater, there were big swells in the area that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Longmont, Colorado
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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I did a snorkeling trip on January 14th. There were 2 sites scheduled and when we got out to our first site, Molokini crater, there were big swells in the area that was causing visibility issues throughout most of the island. Initially we thought we were going to spend 2 hours at the crater, which would have... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff were very informative and helpful. Two family members are susceptible to seasickness and they had good recommendations for prevention. They gave a lot of info about what we were seeing and didn't rush the trip.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The whales were plentiful and the crew were fantastic. I would recommend the smaller of the 2 boats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a trip to Molkini and Turtle Town last minute with PWF. Overall, we were very happy. We were the first boat to the carter that morning. Unfortunately, the PWF boat is very big and we had 71 people on our trip. That means you are a bit bunched up during snorkeling. However, the small boats seemed to have... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The check in process was disorganized but the two hour catamaran trip was exceptional. The crew were very knowledgeable and courteous. We hit a group of whales almost as soon as we left port and we continued to see activity throughout our trip. The experience of being surrounded by 90,000 lbs monster which we could only have imagined from magazine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a great two hours. We took the sailboat out of Lahaina and saw many humpbacks. The staff was very informative. Overall, it was an outstanding morning and well the price.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great trip. Saw lots of whales. Crew was very knowledgeable and trip was educational. Great for kids!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful time we had! Our Captain knew exactly where to go to find whales, and boy did they put on a show! Our crew was very informative and were able to answer all the questions that came to them.. On the way back we were able to see a pod of spinner dolphins, what a treat!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Breaching whales, slapping tails, mini pods, back swimmers...you name it. The whales and the crew of the Ocean Explorer did not disappoint.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The boat was clean, the crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a blast ! I would recommend this excursion to anyone.

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