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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
Phone Number:
+1 808-249-8811
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Whale watching tour

Staff were friendly, knowledgable and approachable. This is the best whale tour company as they are non-profit and do valuable conservation work for the whales. That said, we... read more

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Burnaby, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff were friendly, knowledgable and approachable. This is the best whale tour company as they are non-profit and do valuable conservation work for the whales. That said, we were disappointed that they did not actually provide headphones to hear the whale sounds, as indicated on their website, so call ahead to check if this is important to you to avoid... More 

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Captain seemed distracted, not attentive, not looking, we were just sitting around with no whales in sight. We were pointing at puffs, and we were still just sitting. He wasn't looking around. It just wasn't the same experience we gave had with thus company with other captains and eco leaders. Maybe our eco was still in training too.. captain didn't... More 

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a sunrise whalewatch. Sooo beautiful! PWF staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Saw lots of whales, head them "sing" on the hydrophone. We chose PWF because they have stable vessels (we're not real sailors), and because their research backs up what they say.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiancé and I had a GREAT time looking for whales with the PWF crew during our tour. The staff was incredibly nice and provided a wealth of knowledge about the whales, their mannerisms and their lifestyle. We got to see a mama whale and a baby well as they swam along side our boat. It was a wonderful experience... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My whale watch trip was fabulous. The staff on board were helpful, informative and friendly. It was an exceptional day for whales as well. There were whales everywhere, we even had two dolphins playing along and joining our excursion. This was my second will watch this year with PWF. I'll be going out again in March. They simply can't be... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the new raft. A great view from every seat. The staff is excellent. Informative and helpful. We saw 2 whales breach and 2 later came close to the boat. It was so exciting! Don't miss it.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fantastic time! The crew was extremely knowledgeable. The whales came right up to our boat which allowed us to get some great pictures! If we are ever in Maui at this time of the year we will book another trip with the Pacific Whale foundation.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an incredible trip out to view the whales! We saw so many and were in awe at the beauty of it all! Thank you Pacific Whale Foundation for an amazing whale viewing day!

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Waterloo, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an excellent experience. The whale watching was magnificent as we were able to follow various groups of whales for extended periods of time. We saw numerous whale behaviors. The live narration was very informative. Whether you move around the boat (as I did) or remain sitted (as my wife did) you will have ample opportunity to view the... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pacific Whale Foundation definitely knows how to do a great whale watch. The check in process was fast a seamless, the captain and crew were friendly and helpful, and the wildlife was spectacular. I really enjoyed learning about the whales and their behavior. Our guide was very fun and humorous and well as a wealth of information. This is a... More 

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