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Address: 300 Ma'alaea Road, Suite 211, Harbor Shops at Ma'alaea, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: +1 808-249-8811
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Description: Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The...
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.
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We took our tour at the end of April when most of the whales were moving North. Before casting off, we were advised that there were sightings earlier in the day and the captain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We took our tour at the end of April when most of the whales were moving North. Before casting off, we were advised that there were sightings earlier in the day and the captain was confident that we would have a sighting too. As it happened, we found a friendly female Humpback so the Captain turned the engine off and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Have had two great experiences with them. Will always use them when we go back! Very knowledgable marine biologists and boat captains. And very reasonably priced.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The booking, ease of finding the shop, and the tour were all so very easy to do. The experience of the staff was very knowledgeable and the level of courtesy to the whales was 5-Stars! We saw a mother, her baby, and an escort male. The baby breached (playing) several times. If you love seeing the unseen world of nature,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in Maui. One of the highlights was our sunset cruise! It was way more fun than we expected. Marty got the party going and played a good variety of music . Foods and drinks were included and very tasty. I had emailed the company before our trip because our adult daughter has a... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We took the 2pm cruise which offered a reduced rate. The office check-in area was a little misleading. Had to walk several blocks from boarding area. The office and store were very nice, as was the staff. The boat was very comfortable with an inside and outside area. We did see at least 4 whales including a Mama and newborn... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We traveled on a 9AM tour and it was great. The crew was knowledgable and helpful. We saw tons on whales including a baby calf. Highligh recommended.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We did 2 excursions with them, snorkeling with Turtles and sunset whale watching. The ship and crew were great. The food was good and the scenery and waters just breath taking. I would suggest renting the scuba top for snorkeling water is cool. My 9 and 11 year old grandchildren just loved it! They do a good job getting you... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I live on Maui. I have used Pacific Whale foundation twice this year and both times you have made me mad. First time was on a whale watch. I personally would never take your whale watches and would much rather go with Blue Water Rafting (awesome company). However, I have a grandmother who wanted to go out and do a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Our family took an all day snorkelling excursion and had a wonderful time! We saw so many sea creatures and the captain and crew went out of their way to ensure we had the most opportunities to view whales and dolphins as possible. The crew were very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The food was good and the equipment was good... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I am dumbfounded by some of the negative reviews I read about this excursion. We had an amazing time. The food was very good and the whale watching was great. One of our party was handicapped and the crew was so kind to him. One of the "complaints" I had read was that the chairs and tables were screwed down... More 

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