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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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calgary, ab
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Let me preface this review by saying that I am terrified of water and the thought of swimming is the last thing I would do. Also, after a recent near drowning incident my wife is also pretty hesitant to be in water. I'm happy to report that we just purchased our first snorkel sets! I never would have imagined I... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We took the sunset cruise out of Lahaina with Pacific Whale Foundation. It was super. The staff was attentive and friendly; the food was great, and the boat was spotless. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. We would highly recommend it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I took a whale watching trip with the PWF while I was in Maui, and I was not disappointed. Firstly, the trip was much cheaper than many I found in Oahu or Maui, and there was a guaranteed "sighting" - if you didn't see a whale on your trip, you could go back out on another trip. I was also... More

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Port Moody, BC
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The staff at PWF were first rate. We chose the 3 hour Molokini excursion and were very happy. The visibility was amazing with plenty of fish. The later start of the 3 hour trip, makes the snorkelling less crowded as most of the other charters had left for their second site. We chose the BBQ chicken for lunch. This was... More

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We took two trips with the pacific whale foundation while we were in Maui for our honeymoon. We took the snorkeling adventure which included breakfast and lunch as well as the snorkeling. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable and the food was great. We didnt see any dolphins due to the "new moon" phase but the snorkeling was incredible.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

i booked dolphins watch for 3 people and it is a trip lasting 3 hours. we saw twice dolphins and the 2nd time was a group of more than 30. they are so friendly and lovely and i was about to cry when i saw them swimming in the ocean. the crew are very friendly. the only regret is that... More

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Hana, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great time on this cruise. It departs at 4:30 and returns at 6:30. We wished it had been longer & living on the island, we plan to go again and recommend to our friends. The entertainment was great (I would describe as pop with a reggae twist to it); the food was tasty and the mai tais... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful boat and crew and delighted to support the Pacific Whale Foundation. However, the snorkeling site and fish were not as expected. The equipment was not premier as advertised, but sufficient for the trip. Had to pay extra for wet suit top---worth it however. Little coral/ reef and fish were way below the surface. No dolphins or turtles or large... More

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

First off, the crew and the folks running this organization are great people. Young and friendly staff helped to make this more pleasant for sure. I am a certified scuba diver and have been out on plenty of tour boats and dived/snorkeled all around the US and Mexican coastal waters. This is definitely a professional organization. However, there are 100... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took this dinner cruise a couple of days ago and the views were amazing, however, the food was just "okay." First, order the wine or the beer because the mixed drinks are watered down. My husband and the other couple at the table had the steak. I didn't get the memo. It was seasoned well but the portion was... More

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