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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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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor
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$57.01*
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Whalewatch Sail Lahaina
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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We spent 3 weeks in the islands culminating in a whale watching tour. We have seen them in other places (NZ, California etc) but had heard that this was THE place to come during the migration. The day before we headed out we watched the...More

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We had a great time. This is our third snorkelling trip with Pacific Whale Foundation and the experience has been very consistent. The staff is very friendly, patient and extremely knowledgeable. Safety is obviously a high priority. Do not go on a Pacific Whale Foundation...More

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This is the best whale watch tour you can get yourself on, no question about it. Everyone on the boat was very friendly and were full of knowledge from everything to the whales themselves, to the all the islands. Our guide, Dan was funny, personable...More

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The trip was well-organized, punctual, and showed care for the environment (reusable plates, cups made from corn syrup). Good, quick training on snorkeling for beginners. A worthwhile experience.

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Reviewed yesterday

We were scheduled for a Molochini snorkel trip. With 20 MPH winds a 4' rollers there our captain diverted to 2 sites with very flat conditions. Very professional and accomodating crew.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly, knowledgeable staff! Enjoyed seeing the dolphins and many fish at the snorkeling site. Too bad there were no whales.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to book the sunset happy hour cruise on the sailboat. Pacific Whale Foundation offers other sunset cruises but this one seemed to fit our desires best. It was comfortable, not crowded and very interesting not to mention that the food was excellent even...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative staff that you have on the ship. Enjoyed our time out on the water and enjoyed the experience

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha. We love to hear that you enjoyed 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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