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Pacific Whale Foundation - Whalewatch Lahaina

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Address: 612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: (800) 942-5311
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We saw baby humpback whales in May!

This was a last minute booking as our concierge had mentioned it to be a good trip and worth doing to try and see the last of the migrating whales. The trip was 2hrs for $25 each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Oxfordshire,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This was a last minute booking as our concierge had mentioned it to be a good trip and worth doing to try and see the last of the migrating whales. The trip was 2hrs for $25 each, and my only reservations had been regarding my tendency for motion sickness. However, i figured I could give it a go as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had an amazingly good experience on my snorkeling trip thanks to the friendly staff and especially thanks to the guide Tizoc. It was my first time snorkeling, and I was feeling a bit uneasy. Fortunately, we had a great guide with us, Tizoc, who helped make the experience very comfortable, safe, and enjoyable for me and my girlfriend when... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went on the Lanai snorkel trip in March, which was still whale season. The boat was at max capacity and felt crowded. The trip advertised dolphins, but no dolphins were seen on the trip, which was okay because it wasn't the reason for our trip. The food provided was weak. For breakfast we were given a slice of banana... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We took this excursion while our cruise ship was in Lahaina. Our instructions said we had to go check in on Front street so we walked there and it only took a couple minutes, we walked to where we were supposed to wait and there was a PWF right there so why did we have to trek all the way... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Upon arrival we had a continental breakfast at the harbor of bagels (toaster was there), and fruit. Upon boarding this beautiful 65 foot sailboat I knew this was going to be a fantastic snorkel trip. The boat is brand new and beautiful and very spacious. We arrived at Honolua Bay and the snorkeling was wonderful. Lots of sea life and... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We wanted to go on a cruise that had both snorkeling for me and the opportunity to see Dolphins for my wife. This cruise offered, but didn't guarantee, both. We boarded the boat and went over to the island of Lanai. We arrived to the bay just below the Four Seasons resort to snorkel, at this point, no Dolphins were... More 

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went on the snorkel/whale watching/dolphin cruise to Lanai with a big corporate group. It was a long trip, over 2 hours out to Lanai but with a quicker return. We saw whales and dolphins, and the snorkeling was nice but very rough waters and requires you to work and not just float. Not like snorkeling in the Caribbean so be... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

First, every time we have gone on a trip with Pacific Whale Foundation we are so pleased with the attitudes of the crew. They are unfailingly warm and friendly and take excellent care of their guests. We stopped at three wonderful snorkeling sites, truly like swimming in a tropical aquarium. We were served both breakfast and lunch plus all the... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went on the whale watch boat and saw a lone whale. It was a nice boat trip and the guides are very knowledgeable about everything.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Really enjoyed the Laniai dolphin watch snorkel trip. It was helped by the most perfect day of our stay on Maui. We saw a humpback mother and her calf on the last day of the official whale season. Very rare according to boat captain. Also saw bottle nose dolphins who road our bow for awhile. For thrills we saw a... More 

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