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Address: 300 Maalaea Road, Suite 211, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: +1 808-249-8811
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit...

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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Close With Nature

I been on it twice, first time was during whale season and second time was during dolphin season...Very informative, friendly environment, and boat ride was enjoyable if you can... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I been on it twice, first time was during whale season and second time was during dolphin season...Very informative, friendly environment, and boat ride was enjoyable if you can handle the waves... I would defiantly, come back again.

Thank sweetkickin74
Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff really know what they are doing. They efficiently got 125+ people on the boat and distributed gear. They were entertaining as they narrated the trip out, while serving a light breakfast. The snorkelling at Molokini was awesome and the staff were eager to answer questions or help out. Then they served a great, grilled lunch to everyone on... More 

Thank CMT95
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pacific Whale has the best Whale Watch and Snorkel trips in Maui. They have a naturalist on board for every Whale Watch and pay particular attention to involving and educating the children on board. After several trips to Maui, my wife and I only go with Pacific Whale Foundation whether we are snorkeling or whale watching.They travel out of both... More 

Thank MarinaBay55
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The snorkel was awesome!! Capt Doug and his marine biologist crew were very knowledgeable and friendly! The food was great too!

Thank Holly K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We signed up for the Molokini and Turtle snorkeling trip with Pacific Whale Foundation. It was the perfect choice. They provided great instruction for new snorkelers, information on the sea life we would see, the opportunity to rent a wet suit for warmth and comfort, as well as a nice lunch. The day we went out there was some rough... More 

Thank Vicki B
Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my family of ten ranging from 5yrs to 75. Everyone loved it. The staff were great. Nice spacious boat, tons of places to sit and relax. Smooth ride, even spotted Dolphins.

Thank Carter05
Alpine, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was interesting. Staff was not outstandingly friendly. Something we felt we needed to have done once and so we did. Probably better to do it with kids!

Thank WYDutch
West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my third experience with the Pacific Whale Foundation over 26 years. We like that they are scientist that help the sea life. They teach the snorkel groups about how we can improve and help sea life. This time we did a snorkel to the nearby island of Lanai. We had to meet at 6:45 am and left before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer snorkeling trip left early but still got caught up in some pretty windy weather. We were able to see some fish in the crater but the waves tossed you around a bit. Saw one turtle at the other location but the seas there were also pretty rough. Lots of sick people meant free drinks on the way back so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time snorkeling, and we chose Pacific Whale Foundation in Maui. It was a great experience, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I snorkeled with a boogie board since I'm a non swimmer. We got to see turtles and many different fish. The short snorkel lesson in the beginning was helpful.

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