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PacWhale Eco-Adventures

12,230 reviews
Maalaea, HI, USA
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About PacWhale Eco-Adventures
Cruise with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui's top-rated ocean ecotours based on more than 38 years of marine research and sustainable ecotourism experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including whale and dolphin watch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and sunset dinner cruises, holiday cruises, stargazing ecotours, and more. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels with knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose PacWhale Eco-Adventures and make a difference: all profits support research, education and conservation programs to protect marine wildlife and the ocean environment. Cruises depart from Ma'alaea & Lahaina Harbors.
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Experience the magic of whale watching off the coast of Maui with this incredible tour from Ma'alaea Harbor. Spend two-hours cruising the waters with a team of certified marine naturalists and listen in as they unlock the secretes of humpback whales. You'll have the chance to hear whale songs through underwater hydrophones and learn about interactions between these giant marine mammals. Travelers are guaranteed to see whales on this is a once-in-a-lifetime tour or the next trip is free.
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$45.22 per adult
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Enjoy a whale-watching expedition with a certified marine naturalist off the Maui coast. After a convenient hotel or port pickup, board the Ocean Quest, a 65 ft. double-decker catamaran, and embark on an adventure with experts from the Pacific Whale Foundation. Get an up-close view of whale behavior and hear their amazing songs with a specialized underwater microphone. Whale sightings are guaranteed—or enjoy another complimentary expedition within a year.
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$74.16 per adult
140 reviews
Don’t miss one of the most popular whale-watching tours in Maui! This 2-hour catamaran cruise takes you from the historic Lahaina Harbor out to waters home to humpback whales. Using underwater hydrophones, listen to them sing, and watch males compete for mates or mother whales calving — you never know you might see on this adventure that guarantees whale sightings. Enjoy the views from the open upper deck or the shaded cabins below, and hear informative commentary from naturalist-guides on board. This family-friendly outing includes a Naturalist Program for kids.
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$45.22 per adult
40 reviews
Get ready for fun in the sun on this guided, 5-hour dolphin watch and snorkeling adventure. Sail away to one of the best dive spots in the world — the beautiful blue waters off the island of Lanai. See Hawaiian Spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins swimming alongside the boat, then jump in for a snorkel above a coral reef with a wide variety of marine life. All the required equipment is included, plus enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments along the journey.
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$117.03 per adult
53 reviews
Enjoy a picture-perfect 4-course dinner on this 2-hour sunset cruise from Maui. Sample flavorful cuisine against the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and tropical islands such as Maui, Lana'i, and Moloka'i. This relaxing cruise is the ideal romantic experience for couples and includes a ride on a double-decker catamaran. With plenty of outdoor seating and a professionally prepared 4-course meal, it's guaranteed to be one of your most memorable evenings in Maui.
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$104.12 per adult
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Everybody who works on these snorkeling trips know exactly what they're doing and they're great at it! They give you exactly what is advertised, the food is great, the snorkel spots are amazing, the boat ride itself is incredible, they give you a tour of...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TommyBoy249er
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our trip was amazing on the wild side adventure. Small group of 25 and great guides. Got to see a group of 6 Spinner dolphins, several sea turtles, many varieties of fish, and best of all a Whale Shark which was a very rare treat....More

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was great to see the dolphins. The view of the islands was also fun. The crew act as lifeguards while we snorkel. The view of fish was about the same as snorkeling off the beach of our hotel. But now I can name the...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pioneer35500833902
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pros- 1. Ariana gave a good presentation on Hawaiian wildlife. 2. Just the right amount of time on each stop. 3. Nonprofit. 4. You get a free poster (I sadly left my turtle poster behind at the airport because I was in a panic that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank gafiltafish
Reviewed 3 days ago

Selected Pacific Whale because it is a foundation supporting whales. We also preferred to tour on a boat - not raft. Tour staff/guides were very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about their work with whales. Very enjoyable boat ride. We did see a mother whale and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nora2327
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have had the pleasure of several trips with the Pacific Whale Foundation, Some trips were for couples, and some included children. In each case the staff has made the trip pleasurable and informative. They are experts in taking people to the best places to...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Culture21499036396
Reviewed 3 days ago

When in Maui we always choose Pacific Whale Foundation when taking a snorkeling trip aboard a boat. The boat and equipment was clean, the staff informative, the food was great and overall we had a wonderful time!

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MarydeeC2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a snorkelling and dolphin watching trip to Lana'i when we were in Maui recently. The trip starts with a boat ride from Lahaina which should take an hour or so but we stopped on the way as we happened upon 4 bottlenose dolphins...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
Thank johnbatch
Reviewed 3 days ago

We realized that it was the end of the season but it was a good day for a boat ride. Cruised for 3/4 of the tour with no whales. As we we approaching the end, mom, boyfriend, and two youngsters decided to put on a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Wrigley48
Reviewed 4 days ago

After 5 years I returned to Hawaii for holiday. I was looking forward to snorkeling with Pacific whale foundation, because for the first time it was really outstanding experience. This time it was again something very special, however compared to previous trip there was a...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Roam16904867033
March 16, 2019|
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Response from Scott W | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. Our tours do not start running until July 13 due to the timing of the Humpback Whale migration.
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Sandra M
September 25, 2018|
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Response from Ray1628 | Reviewed this property |
Humpback whales are seen from November to May. Jan to March being the best time
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254sp
March 5, 2018|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question. We guarantee whale sightings to May 15. If there are no whale sightings during your trip, you get a "Just a Fluke" coupon to go again free, within one year. There are usually still some... More
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