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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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swansea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Having such knowledgeable guides (Chris and Chris) made this trip the highlight of our holiday. They were patient when looking at the whales which led to the most amazing up close experience, of a mother, her baby and a male whale. They explained the situation really well and gave us loads of facts in a friendly and interesting way. I... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Saw a mama and baby whale even though it was kind of late in the season. the staff was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly. I like that a portion of the fees are going to research.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This organization, by far, is the best educated and most informative. My family and I used them for a Whale Watch excursion and a Snorkeling adventure while on vacation in Maui in April 2014. I'm sorry to say that the snorkeling didn't go so well due to weather conditions beyond anyone's control, but we did see a few turtles and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great value, and despite being told (honestly) that we were nearing end of season, we saw whales within 30 minutes of leaving the port. We quickly found a baby and mother humpback, and were grateful to spend 25 minutes or so observing mostly the baby. The biologist guide and all of the staff were wonderful, knowledgeable and very interactive. I... More

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Edmonds, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch and Molokini/Lenai cruise were incredible. We had taken the whale cruise before and were very pleased with the crew, their expertise, and their special care of our youngest. Plus, we saw whales!!!! The snorkel cruise was wonderful as well. The crew was very attentive (especially during the rough seas), the food was plentiful and delicious... More

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Tonopah, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We booked the 2 hour small raft whale watching trip and were very pleased. Even though we were getting into the later part of the season, Captain Chris and Naturalist Jenny were able to find us plenty of whales to watch, including a mom with her very young (3-4 days old) baby. At one point whales were quite visible, but... More

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Alameda, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful experience with the morning whale-watching tour. The crew both in-store and on the boat were friendly and helpful. During the tour the staff did a great job of explaining whale behavior and what we were seeing (we saw a mother humpback and her calf for over an hour), and the "seminar" for the kids was also... More

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Our family took this whale watching tour on April14, 2014 @ 6:30am. We were informed this was the end of the whale season but we saw Whales within the first 10 minutes of our tour. It was the best part of our trip. I would have liked to get a little closer but the law will only allow the boats... More

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Beeville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I love the people at the Pacific Whale Foundation-visited the office and gift shops-very friendly and knowledgeable. I also like the fact that a portion of my ticket, gift shop sale, etc. goes to research and conservation of the whales! Yes, we saw whales and it was awesome-only disappointment was that we could not get closer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing trip. The crew was perfect. The entering crew was formed for marine biologist. The Molokini Coast is a wonderful place as like a Turtle Arche. I had a great experience. I sure, I'll back again.

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