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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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Wailuku
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This cruise was so much fun. I danced for an hour straight. The music, food and staff were amazing. Marty the musician was outstanding. I recommend this cruise to everyone.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We debated whether to do the Molokini snorkel or the Lana'i snorkel and were thwarted once before by rough seas when we had booked the Lana'i snorkel out of Lahaina. We were told by several different concierges and other folks we talked to that the snorkeling was WAY better in Lana'i than Molokini, which is heavily traveled by the various... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our dolphin watch from the raft boat was an unforgettable experience, and I felt good spending my money with a nonprofit organization devoted to conservation and marine animal research. We were only 15 minutes out of Lahaina Harbor when we saw a juvenile humpback whale. This was early for the migration, so there weren't that many whales around. Our captain... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time with the crew on our cruise. They were fun, entertaining and informative. The snorkeling was good, but only saw one turtle on the way back.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

this is thee best dinner cruise out there we went on one last year it was very disappointing but this one is really great and the food is good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like snorkeling, you will not be disappointed with PWF. We went to two locations. Molokini Crater was awesome. Not a lot of fish but amazing Coral. The second site was also good but we had poor visibility due to water turbulence. Still got to see two big sea turtles and lots of fish. The crew was fantastic, very... More

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Sacramento, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Molokini/Lanai snorkel trip was the highlight of our vacation! Not only was the snorkeling great, but we were fortunate to come across a large pod of dolphins that put on a great show. The crew on board were all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They answered questions and provided information but also just let us enjoy the experience. A tasty... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Harriet the narrator spoke almost the whole time with a nervous laugh and talked to us like we where a bunch of 5 year olds. Pupus were included and could be much approved on. Would not recommend this cruise to anyone.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had such a great time on the Molokini wild side tour during our honeymoon. We stopped at 3 different locations to snorkel, all of which were amazing!!!! Ive snorkeled all over the Caribbean and Hawaii and have never seen snorkeling like we did at Molokini. Really cool drop off there, so many beautiful fish, turtles and eel's! Saw dolphins... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We've been on many snorkel boats out of Lahaina, but not one quite like this. The staff on board are all ambitious, young, enthusiastic, college educated, environmental/conservation educators. The trip, not only included two snorkel spots (one for fish at Molokini and the other with turtles off Makena Beach) but also included a wonderfully prepared lunch (BBQ chicken, burgers, vegetarian... More

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