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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having been on many snorkel excursions, I have to say that PWF is the best we have experienced. The entire operation is built around your comfort and enjoyment. We booked this experience through our cruise ship, which sometimes results in a lackluster experience due to too many people. While we had a lot of people with us, the experience was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been on a lot of boat excursions with my family. This is by far the best from all the Hawaiian Islands. The staff was courteous, friendly, and educational. Need I mention the variety of food they had for lunch. It was like having your own backyard barbeque on a boat among friends! So thankful we chose The Pacific... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We did the 1/2 day Molokini and Turtle Town snorkel trip and had a BLAST. It was the first time my husband and I had snorkeled. The crew was very professional and knowledgeable. They are all certified life guards and college educated naturalists so they could answer any question and provided so much information. They provided breakfast and lunch. At... More

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Greenfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were in Maui on our honeymoon and enjoyed the sunset dinner cruise so much! Our seat was outstanding. The food, amazing. We had the shrimp. The views were breathtaking and the staff was incredible. I would recommend this activity to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We did the 1/2 day dolphin cruise and snorkel to Lanai. This was a great day put with breakfast and lunch included. Staff were all young and enthusiastic about the ocean and the wildlife, and were always friendly and helpful. Weather was a little rough so water was a bit merky but the snorkelling was still great fun. Saw some... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We just went on the Pacific Whale Foundation Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch cruise. Our daughter loves sea life. She really wanted to see dolphins in the wild. We knew as with anything in the wild, there are no guarantees. She was so excited to see spinner dolphins on the way to Lanai, and lots of spotted dolphins on the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was by far the best excursion we had in Mauai. The snorkeling was wonderful, the water incredibly clear, and the crew was a ton of fun. They made the boat ride enjoyable, eductaional and entertaining. We highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great adventure.

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Lahaina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been using PWF for 9 years. They do a fantastic job on their tours. Very helpful and youthful crew that seems to enjoy their job. When my boys were younger, the staff was really great about educating the kids on sea life. Our favorite is the Lanai raft trip. We just took the Molokini Wildside trip and were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was amazing. We did the Molokini and Turtle Arches snorkeling tour. The wildlife that we saw was completely incredible. When you got into the water at Molokini it was like a fish bowl. There were hundreds and hundreds of tropical fish around us. Some big pelagic fish were there as well, we saw a couple of giant trevally which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just experienced the Wild Side Molokini cruise, which we all highly recommend. It is definitely well worth the $. This is our fourth trip with Pacific Whale Foundation over the course of several years and we can never complain about the service that we receive. They have helped us create some amazing family memories. For this trip, we brought... More

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