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Pacific Whale Foundation

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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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Maalaea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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.
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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I booked the 3.5 hour snorkeling cruise to Molokini. On the way to Molokini, we detoured twice to see humpback whales and their calves-an amazing sight. The staff are an educated and informative group, all with some type of degree relevant to marine life. They also are helpful, friendly and have a great sense of humor. They... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have a credo about Alaska...you can't swing around without hitting a wildlife biologist, and for Hawaii it would thankfully be you can't swing around without hitting a marine biologist. The crew on our snorkeling trip was incredible,very helpful, and yes, there were marine biologists. We went snorkeling at molokini and turtle town. It was a ton of fun. Great... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The staff was excellent but we didn't see much of the whales we did see. Don't waste your money on whale watching off season. You will be disappointed.

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Dublin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Had an amazing time on the tour. It was early November so we weren't even sure we would get to see any whales but these guys know what they are doing and sure enough we saw what we think were mother and a young whale. Truly spectacular sight. Have been to New Zealand and seen whales there too but it... More

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bromham, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We saw a Humpback and her new calf and it was great. I was initially apprehensive as its early season, so there is no guarantee you will see any mammals. Thankfully we did. The trip with Pacific Whale Foundation was excellent as they have expert biologists on board who give very interesting and educational commentaries during the trip. I felt... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time.. all 137 passengers... crew was excellent, food and beverage was outstanding... all travel agents enjoyed the experience! it was a little windy that afternoon but you couldn't tell at all on the ship.....def will do it again..!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the value of what you pay. Considering most activities are expensive in Hawaii, this was very reasonsble for a family of four. We even got a discount through an online activity center. Would definitely recommend for anyone going when the whales are there. We went in November when sightings are scarce yet we ended up seeing six total... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took a whale watching tour with PWF in the morning. I wasn't thrilled that they made all of us do the mandatory group photo with the buoy that had their name on it. They were pretty quick and efficient in doing so but it shouldn't have been mandatory. My family and I just wanted to see whales and we... More

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

What an awesome 2 hour experience. This is the group to go with for sure. Saw these two whales and another on its own. Expert staff and great operation. Such a needed foundation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I cannot recommend this company highly enough for a snorkelling trip. We did the morning Molokini crater and turtle town snorkel tour and it was one of the best experiences I've ever been on. The morning tour is quieter so we got to snorkel at the crater with just one other boat and saw so many tropical fish and the... More

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