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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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great time cruising the sea while listening and dancnig to music from the 50's & 60's. The crew was great and quite engaging. Cocktails and food came with the price of admission. Darren Lee from Burnin' Love performed along with Michelle, one of the dancers from the show. Mixed age groups on board the lovely boat.

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Concord, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It was awesome! children and adults enjoyed it. We didnt see quite as many fish or turtles as we would have liked but thats nature...the crew stopped and let us view some wild dolphins on our way that wasnt part of the package deal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently took the Cruisin to the Oldies Sunset cocktail cruise. We had a WONDERFUL TIME. A performance by Elvis Impersonator Darren Lee of the show Burn'n Love. The Crew was super friendly and professional. Great food and drinks. Although it is a cocktail cruise, it is family friendly and there were passengers of all ages enjoying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I took two trips with PWF on my recent visit to Maui. The first trip we saw spinner dolphins, a real thrill and delight to see. We saw a turtle nose on the way back. The second trip we saw nothing, but this was not for lack of searching. The dolphins just had other plans this day. Staff are very... More

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Yucaipa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was amazing! We saw tons of dolphins and a huge manta ray. My daughter got very sea sick (she didn't want to take Dramamine!) and they were so sweet to her. It was a beautiful place to snorkel and we saw amazing sea life.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to see the whales but saw only small fishes and turtles in the water and one big shark at the bottom while we were swimming above. That was scary. Many were sick on the boat during all the trip. Maybe it has to do with the pineaple cake (greassy) given at the beginning of the day. But the... More

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I chose the Lanai snorkeling excursion with the Pacific Whale Foundation because of feedback from TripAdvisor, the fact that all the crew are marine biologists and kids sailed free with the purchase of an adult ticket. The highlight of the excursion was seeing the wild spinner dolphins swim around the boat. It was a huge pod of about 100 dolphins... More

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Love, love whale watching in Maui in February!!! These are the best people to book with on Maui. We went one day and had to come back the next day for more! Wish we could have stayed out all day! Fascinating experience!

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our family (all 8 of us) vacationed on Maui and booked the Lanai snorkeling excursion with the Pacific Whale Foundation. We had a fabulous time... the crew is the greatest! They are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They provided a tasty breakfast and lunch which was included in the cost of the trip. It was an amazing sight to experience the... More

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Riverside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a very enjoyable trip to Molokini and then to "Turtle Town." The crew is incredibly friendly and helpful and most important highly professional. The captain and crew were very personalble and the naturallist talks by the crew informative. The food included with the cruise was excellent and abundant. We took the alcohol free trip which was much appreciated... More

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