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Pacific Whale Foundation

300 Ma'alaea Road, Suite 211, Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793
808-249-8811
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Maalaea
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: A nonprofit organization, Pacific Whale Foundation offers fun and educational ocean ecotours including whale watches, wild dolphin encounters, snorkel... more » Owner description: A nonprofit organization, Pacific Whale Foundation offers fun and educational ocean ecotours including whale watches, wild dolphin encounters, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, and stargazing tours. The best way to experience Maui's unique ocean environment is with Pacific Whale Foundation's expert team. Their tours are based on 30 years of marine research and ocean ecotourism experience. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and you’ll support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment. « less
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Georgetown, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were lucky enough to have booked the stargazing tour which, to our surprise, coincided with the total eclipse of the moon. We were treated to knowledgable information on the heavens and cared for by an attentive and caring staff. Would highly recommend this tour if you'd like to learn more about the stars and how they... More

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Once again, my experience with the Pacific Whale Foundation raft trip to whale watch was EXCEPTIONAL!!!! I've never been disappointed and each trip seems to surprisingly surpass the previous trip. The Naturalist shared an incredible amount of information. The whales never disappoint anyone on the trip whether this is their first time or their a seasoned whale watcher. This trip... More

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Southeastern, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We did the Friday night whale watch dinner cruise with Marty Dread out of the Ma'alaea Harbor. It definitely was a party boat! Saw lots of whales, although disappointed they were so far away. Food was excellent and plentiful! Staff was fun!

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was too windy to go to Molokini to snorkel, so they took us to an alternate site. On the way we were fortunate to see dolphins, and a pod of whales putting on quite a show. It was fantastic! Crew was very knowledgable and friendly. A great trip.

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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We did the Molokini, Lanai snorkel trip and I can't say enough as to what a great trip it was!The crew on board is the best there is! Knowledgeable, friendly and FUN! Fantastic way to spend a day with friends, gain appreciation for nature, and see awesome sights! We saw so many fish, whales, turtles, sharks! and a great display... More

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B.C.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the staff on our 5 hour boat trip to Molikini and Turtle Arches for snorkelling. They were helpful, accommodating…and smart. They all really knew their stuff. We saw humpbacks and calves, turtles and colourful fish. Breaky was very light (juice and banana bread - so bring snack, I did). Lunch as barbecue chicken, veggie burgers and couple salads. Very... More

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Boise, Idaho
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The snorkel trip was fabulous. Pacific Whale foundation is one of the first snorkel boats out to Molokini, which gets really really crowded with snorkelers, so we had some time before other people got there. Turtle arches was great as well, although we actually saw more turtles at Black Rock. Due to the fact that they are very interested in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was the second time we've taken a snorkel tour with Pacific Whale Foundation and both trips were excellent. We did the Molokini Wild Side tour, and even though the weather was a bit rough (lots of wind, rough waters) they made every effort to make sure we still had a great experience. We snorkelled at three locations and saw... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were so pleased with the tour and research by PWF that we became members of the foundation. We did snorkling in 3 different spots that were so beautiful with green sea turtle and many tropical fish. The tour guides were fun and knowledgeable with nature, history, and fish. They also provided safety, good food and drink.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My family and I booked with PWF for two tours during our stay in Hawaii, one out of their Lahina slip for a Sunrise Whale Watch, and the other out of the Ma'alaea Harbor for their Molokini and Turtle Arches cruise. After both cruises, we were all saying that we'd do the trip all over again because both were so... More

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