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Pacific Whale Foundation

300 Ma'alaea Road, Suite 211, Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-249-8811
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Maalaea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation offers thrilling and fun ocean ecotours based on... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Limerick, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We had a great day out. The crew looked after us and nothing was too much trouble. The drinks and food laid on was good fare. And the snorkelling equipment was good quality. The staff were in the water ensuring everybody stayed safe. I have snorkelled in the maldives, barrier reef and the 2 sites they took us to were... More

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Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We went with PWF to snorkel Mokini & Turtle Town, it was my first snorkeling experience. What a great time! The crew were attentive & kind, the captain went out of his way to make sure we saw turtles. I would highly recommend & would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I was terrified of the thought of snorkelling! Convinced I would sink. The captain provided great advice to those of us who didn't know what we were doing. They provide all the equipment you need to keep from sinking. Unfortunately for myself by the time I got the hang of it it was time to board for lunch. That would... More

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Eugene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Took the 5 hr snorkle trip to Lanai. Saw 3 different pods of dolphins..spinner, bottle nose and spotted. Coral was beautiful and lots of different fish to look at, crew and captain were wonderful, food was great. Spotted a group of green sea turtles on our way back in. This was our 14th year in a row with Pacific Whale... More

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calgary, ab
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Let me preface this review by saying that I am terrified of water and the thought of swimming is the last thing I would do. Also, after a recent near drowning incident my wife is also pretty hesitant to be in water. I'm happy to report that we just purchased our first snorkel sets! I never would have imagined I... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We took the sunset cruise out of Lahaina with Pacific Whale Foundation. It was super. The staff was attentive and friendly; the food was great, and the boat was spotless. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. We would highly recommend it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I took a whale watching trip with the PWF while I was in Maui, and I was not disappointed. Firstly, the trip was much cheaper than many I found in Oahu or Maui, and there was a guaranteed "sighting" - if you didn't see a whale on your trip, you could go back out on another trip. I was also... More

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Port Moody, BC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The staff at PWF were first rate. We chose the 3 hour Molokini excursion and were very happy. The visibility was amazing with plenty of fish. The later start of the 3 hour trip, makes the snorkelling less crowded as most of the other charters had left for their second site. We chose the BBQ chicken for lunch. This was... More

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Wilton, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We took two trips with the pacific whale foundation while we were in Maui for our honeymoon. We took the snorkeling adventure which included breakfast and lunch as well as the snorkeling. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable and the food was great. We didnt see any dolphins due to the "new moon" phase but the snorkeling was incredible.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

i booked dolphins watch for 3 people and it is a trip lasting 3 hours. we saw twice dolphins and the 2nd time was a group of more than 30. they are so friendly and lovely and i was about to cry when i saw them swimming in the ocean. the crew are very friendly. the only regret is that... More

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