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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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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The crew was friendly, very knowledgeable and effective in seeing that everyone was safe and having a good time. The captain was very particular about the procedures and rules that would assure everyone's safety. The whole trip was well orchestrated; they have this trip down to a science. I highly recommend this trip. A 'must do'!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved it all, highly recommend the dolphin snorkel adventure. The crew is kind, helpful and the value can't be beat. Good was good and the snorkeling felt safe but very adventurous especially for a family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was a perfect day! We headed out on the pontoon boat toward Lanai early in the morning with our naturalist Sharon and captain Ben. We visited three snorkeling spots and Sharon provided excellent descriptions of what we were seeing at the various spots - she even collected some small critters for us to gently handle before returning them to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great experience all around! The weather was a bit choppy for turtle arches so they were kind enough to take us to another location - Olowalu - for a better snorkeling experience. We saw lots of fish and two turtles. It was amazing!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

WOW - I've snorkeled Kauai, Molokini, Cozumel, Bermuda, and the Great Barrier Reef, and this adventure topped them all! We stopped at five places to snorkel - each one better than the next. We saw several pods of spinner dolphins (swam with one of them!), a pod of bottlenose dolphins, an Oceanic Manta Ray (swam with him too), and of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We asked for a recommendation from the NCL shore excursion staff when a previous one was cancelled and they suggested this one. We're so glad they did. The entire experience from beginning to end was just amazing. We snorkeled in three different spots along the coast Lanai. The views going to and from and during the snorkeling were like nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful snorkeling trip! Michael was wonderful with our adult with Down syndrome! Kudos to the entire crew!

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Phoenix, Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I did a morning trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation to Molokini and Turtle Arches. We had a blast! The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They helped everyone from beginners who were nervous to seasoned snorkelers. They have a great deal of respect for the environment but they are excited to show you and teach you... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Awesome experience all around. Food was great, instruction for beginners was very helpful, and the crew was top notch. My 7&9 year old girls had never been snorkeling before and the crew was fantastic with them. Nice to know that the $ earned from this goes to a non-profit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My son joined the Ocean camp.  I am very happy because my son was happy very much in the ocean camp. When he came back after  camp, he was  waiting the next morning due to camp. He expected next day camp program. He said, " Teachers are kind and good. Friends are fun. I think this is a very fast time flow because camp is so interesting.  My son wants to join ocean camp next year. He thinks ocean camp is vest camp.

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