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“Excellent, well informed people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center
726 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 301-713-7252
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Kihei
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Owner description: Located in Kihei on the south shore of Maui, the visitor center is an ideal spot to learn about the marine environment and even see humpback whales breaching. This scenic beachfront location at the foot of Haleakala has views of Kaho'olawe, Lana'i and West Maui looking across the waters of the sanctuary. Visitors to the new center inKihei will be able to learn about the efforts by NOAA, the State of Hawaii, and others to protect humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and coral reefs.
Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent, well informed people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

All the people who volunteer and work there are well versed on whales and any other marine issues you can ask about.

Visited December 2012
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Trbovlje
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice showing of caring for the see animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

It is one room where they show you how they try to held see animals, specially whales, and through the season you can watch whales from the porch outside.

Visited September 2012
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248 reviews 248 reviews
86 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Educational for the whole family”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

It is a classroom type setting situated on the beach and if you are lucky you can see seals and turtles next door. The naturalists seem fun and it is a great place to take the kids.

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“Knowledgeable staff. Educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

They know a lot and will tell you. (With some you have to break away.) There is really a lot of information there, although it's not super-kid-friendly, at least for the older ones. Still you should go at least for an hour.

Visited June 2012
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Just completed renovations and.....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

As per the title as they just finished their renovations to the new building there are not alot of exhibits here. There were videos running and a few posters about the whales but that seemed about it. The volunteers were definitely welcoming.

Visited June 2012
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