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Address: 300 Ma'alaea Road, Suite 211, Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: +1 808-249-8811
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Description: Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The...
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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This was my second time booking a snorkeling excursion with the Pacific Whale Foundation. A few years ago when I was last in Maui we went to Molokini. This time I wanted to try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was my second time booking a snorkeling excursion with the Pacific Whale Foundation. A few years ago when I was last in Maui we went to Molokini. This time I wanted to try something different, and we booked a new excursion on a sailboat to Honolua Bay. While it was windy that particular morning, we still had a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Passionate folks who know a lot about whales made for an enjoyable early-morning whale watching cruise before we flew home from Maui. The boats provided enough space for all the people, and we had ourselves a good time for what we were looking for - which was watching whales for an hour on a boat in the ocean before we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a great trip with Pacific Whale foundation. The weather was perfect for snorkeling, little to no wind and clear waters. The crew was very friendly and knowlegable and we had a great time. we were able to see a lot sea life and the turt

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

According the great reviews we decided to go with this company on whale boat trip, with whale watch guarantee until 15th May. Everything starts ok, young kind girl - employe promised several times to group, that we will see them, but nothing happened, which is no surprise, I understand, season ends 30th April and we boarded 12th May, but why... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We had the best captain & crew! they were highly attentive & professional. They were very nice..not pretend. our entertainment..sorry I forgot his name, he played & sang great music..entertained & interacted with the guests. It was a beautiful evening & we saw whales & a beautiful sunset! When on Maui during whale watching season, this is an absolute must!... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Never saw any whales but whaling season is nearly over, the snorkelling was well set out great crew good food had a great time well worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We took the Whale Watching tour our of Lahaina Maui and we didn't see any whales. We did see some of the spinner dolphins. We took the free offer to go again the next morning. This time we found bottle nose dolphins and three Humpback Whales: a mother with her calf and a male escort whale. We were able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We did the 'Wild side' snorkeling tour, which included snorkeling at Molokini, a boat trip around the back of Molokini, and then snorkeling at a secondary spot. The wildlife you'll see on your trip is highly variable, so it may not be fair to review a tour on what you see. But the crew on our boat were thoroughly monitoring... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My two sons (11 and 7) and I flew over to Maui from Oahu for a day trip. We took the Molokini Crater and Lana'i snorkeling trip and it was fantastic! The PWF crew could not have been nicer--they were organized, polite, and extremely friendly. Chad was our captain and Nate was one of the senior crew, and both of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I did this Sunset Dinner Cruise out of Lahaina on our first trip to Maui. On boarding the boat we were shown to our table at the bow and greeted by our server Tatiana , who was very friendly and professional. The food and drink was very good , I had steak cooked exactly as I asked... More 

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