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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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The crew was very knowledgeable and dedicated to preserving the whale population. We saw a number of whales and learned a lot about them. Two minor complaints- we were only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The crew was very knowledgeable and dedicated to preserving the whale population. We saw a number of whales and learned a lot about them. Two minor complaints- we were only served one or two cups of water on a two hour trip; and the crew was unaware of a whale who died off the Hawaiian coast a few days earlier.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We booked this as an excursion through our cruise. We had a blast. Our trip included a light breakfast and lunch. We went to 2 different sites and both were amazing. The crew was very helpful and friendly. I could thank them enough.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The Pacific Whale Foundation performs an amazing service protecting the ocean wildlife around the Hawaiian Islands. When you go on one of their cruises, you not only are guaranteed whale sightings, you sail with ocean biologists and you have the chance to learn more about protecting the oceans and the whales. These energetic, personable, knowledgeable experts make sure that everyone... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our whale watching trip couldn't have been any nicer. Our captain made sure we had lots of time to follow and watch the whales. Our crew, Caitlin and Phoebe , were very knowledgeable and friendly. I would recomend this trip to anyone wanting a few hours enjoying the whales and ocean.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Both fabulous trips! There was a lot of whale activity and we saw a number of turtles on the snorkeling trip. The staff was amazing - very informative and fun while emphasizing passenger safety and respect for the animals. They are obviously very passionate about what they do. These were probably two of our favorite outings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

we went as a family and had an excellent experience. Whales and dolphins put on a great show. The crew of the boat was excited every time we saw groups of whales as if they were seeing for their first time. The crew is very knowledgeable and a very safe trip for all. It is a non profit organization but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A smaller boat is a lot more fun. Too many people. We took a zodiac also and it was a lot more exciting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We saw quite a few whales and the crew was nice and knowledgable. However, next time I will go with a smaller company that uses smaller boats that can get around better.

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Kearns, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

was provided a breakfast of fresh fruit, juices, coffee and pastry before leaving. Have to walk down stairs and approx 1/4 mile to marina to board the vessel in the Marina. Once we left the marina they cruised around the area whale watching since the whales were still there. saw many whales and newcalfs. Wind was causing rough seas so... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have been going on Pacific Whale Foundation cruises for many years. We have seen whales every time. The naturalists have a lot of knowledge about the whales and Captain Doug always knows where to find the whales. I love that the money spent goes to help the whales.

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