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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center

726 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
301-713-7252
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Kihei
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Located in Kihei on the south shore of Maui, the visitor center is an ideal spot to learn about the marine environment and even see humpback whales... more » Owner description: Located in Kihei on the south shore of Maui, the visitor center is an ideal spot to learn about the marine environment and even see humpback whales breaching. This scenic beachfront location at the foot of Haleakala has views of Kaho'olawe, Lana'i and West Maui looking across the waters of the sanctuary. Visitors to the new center inKihei will be able to learn about the efforts by NOAA, the State of Hawaii, and others to protect humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and coral reefs. « less
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Castro Valley, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Be sure to stop by to educate your children about the waters and how people work hard to ensure the animals and fish will be here for many generations!

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Carrollton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I am an marine animal enthusiast and loved this visitor center. It was informative with illustrations and reading material. I would highly recommend this.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a small but informative little museum with interesting info on the humpback whales, sea turtle and monk seals. The staff is very dedicated to these animals and they love their work. It's free and worth a quick visit.

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Maui, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The volunteers love what they do at this Center. We go to Maui each winter and have always drove by and commented that we should stop in. Finally we stopped and were very pleasantly surprised. We also went back on a scheduled lecture time and enjoyed and learned a great deal on those beautiful whales. Very uplifting experience and wish... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Don't miss this! They work very hard to educate us about the humpback whales...It's worth every minute!

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place was very interesting and so cool to visit. I would surely recommend visiting if you are walking through shopping. You will be glad you did! Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Glad we visited here. Was there in time for talk - learnt so much more about Humpback Whales and why so many whales visit Hawaii at this time of year. Also about the damage that can be done by humans discarding nets etc in the sea. One of our party was visually impaired and he found it very informative to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We finally got all our answers to what the humpback whales were doing in Maui. The volunteers, film and displays were wonderful and we left there much more appreciative of the huge, docile whales that we watched from the shore daily.

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Atlanta,Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Exhibits were limited. There are 2 videos, one generally about humpback whales and the other about devastating problem of debris entangling whales and attempt to rescue them. they are rebuilding pond behind visitor center.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

There are lots of enthusiastic volunteers to answer all your questions about whales. There are a couple of interesting videos, but there are so many people talking it is pretty difficult to hear the soundtrack. The day we were there four green sea turtles were inside the breakwater behind the center.

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