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Pacific Whale Foundation

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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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$39.87*
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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor
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$57.01*
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Whalewatch Sail Lahaina
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$95.59*
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Whalewatch Sail Deluxe Lahaina
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great trip! Saw whales and dolphins and Dan andStephen were very knowledgeable! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The crew narrated as we searched for whales and the captains of the ships in the area share locations. We managed to see a mother and calf - beautiful sight. Ride was great.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were visiting at the tail end of the whale season so knew there was no guarantee that we would see whales, but the crew and the naturalists used their knowledge of whale behavior to make sure we would see one and we did! It...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guide was extremely well-educated on the topic of whales, and we lucked out and saw several whales in one outing because it was mating season!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was great, service was great, beautiful setting. totally recommend! Tables were little on the petite side however lol. Mahalo!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic 2 hour whale arching cruise. Went right at the end of whale season but found two male whales playing in the waters of Lahaina. Also a large pod of dolphins. Highly recommend seabands anti-seasickness wrist bands. Worked a treat for me. Commentary by the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was healthy. Crew was on point. The water outside of Manele bay was very deep and visibility wasnt that great, but the lifeguard on her surfboard made me feel very safe even though im not an expert swimmer.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's kind of hard to rate my experiences because I have nothing to compare them to. I went on two different excursions with PWF and booked through them because of their mission. They give you a deal if you book a second trip but I...More

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome experience with my grand daughter. It was so much fun to share this with her. The Captain and crew were very knowledgeable and it felt good to be supporting all of the efforts of the Pacific Whale Foundation.

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha. We love to hear that you had such an amazing time on your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.

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S P
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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Rob P
July 22, 2017|
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Response from 541mark | Reviewed this property |
No scuba diving
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Beaveretta123
April 11, 2017|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Aloha, the sunscreen we provide on our boats is from a brand called Hawaiian Sol. It's biodegradable and reef-safe, mahalo!
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