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PacWhale Eco-Adventures

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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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250 reviews
Many snorkeling and boat trips are extremely overpriced in Hawaii and target tourists who don’t know any better. This Molokini and Turtle Arches snorkeling tour is not only fairly priced to fit any travelers' budget, but it also includes a continental breakfast, large barbecue lunch, unlimited soda and tropical juice, all snorkeling gear, and a beginning snorkeling class conducted by a naturalist. Get the most for your money with this guided tour off Maui's coast.
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$110.55 per adult
56 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
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
41 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
120 reviews
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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Loved this trip!! What a wonderful sail... and I mean they actually sail. So you are immersed with the quietness of the beauty as we were surrounded by the mountains of Maui and Molokai and ocean in between. The food was wonderful and they were...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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The crew taught us about the area and the fish we were seeing as well as making sure we had all the proper gear for a relaxing safe snorkel. My only wish is that in Turtle Town, they hadn't called people over to see each...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well organized group and wonderful crew! I felt totally safe. They knew I wasn’t a swimmer and so they watched me like a hawk. I was so comfortable. They educated everyone on equipment, safety and the fishes we were going to see. A sea turtle...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Third time to take tour. Great staff, boat, food, but wind was strong and we saw very few fish or turtles.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well organised half day trip. Staff were brilliant. Plenty of drinks and plenty of really nice food. Led by Captain Doug, the crew were really helpful and knowledgeable. Facilites on the boat were great. Almost an hour at both snorkelling spots which was plenty...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This trip is done very well. It's educational, the staff is wonderful, and the food was great. However, if we do this again, I think we would rather take the ferry to Lanai in order to spend more time there. The ferry is about the...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really liked that our money from the excursion was going to a non-profit to fund marine research and conservation efforts. Did the snorkel trip to Molokini and turtle beach. Great boat and facilities. They provided both breakfast and lunch, which was well beyond the...More

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you had such a positive experience on your snorkeling ecotour with our crew. Mahalo for joining us!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent event overall. The entertainment was very enjoyable with good food and with an attentive and professional crew.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening cruise with us. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing crew who wore multiple hats and were exceptional in the services provided. I had a 20 month old baby traveling with us and the crew was kind enough to babysit while we enjoyed our beautiful snorkeling experience. Overall I would highly recommend this crew...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew was amazing! All college educated young professionals with a passion for the environment. Informative, well managed, the food was great, the boat was perfect for the job, and two amazing snorkeling spots. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Mahalo!

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shaynaplunkett
June 17, 2019|
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Response from Janice J | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answers above. I did notice that someone brought their own full mask.
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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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