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Pacific Whale Foundation

#1 of 11 things to do in Maalaea Features Animals
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation! PacWhale Eco-Adventures offers thrilling and fun ocean adventures based on more than 37 years of marine research and sustainable ecotour experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including dolphin and whalewatch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, holiday cruises and stargazing ecotours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: all profits support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed yesterday

Great Trip. Staff were knowledgeable and could name the fish. Breakfast and lunch food was good. Wetsuit tops could be rented at $10.

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Reviewed yesterday

The boat is very very old and dirty. The food was very bad and the crew was really mean. I felt very mistreated. During lunch time, my boyfriend went to get lunch for me. Initially he only grabbed a little food that was not enough...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were on a family vacation, all 10 of us enjoyed the dinner cruise. The food was wonderful. The evening was beautiful and the staff was excellent, we also seen dolphins, couldn't have ask for more.

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Reviewed yesterday

Our family went to Maui, Hi. this June and we decideded to take the Pacfic Whale Foundations Dolphin excursion. It was a very informative 3 hour cruise on a catamaran. We sailed to Lanai. They had a certified Marine Naturalist On board who explained about...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

When looking at the description of the snorkeling trip to molokini, it said that reef safe sunscreen was provided on board. At check in, I again asked in the whale foundation store if there was reef safe sun block on board or if I needed...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our Dolphin Watch cruise on last week. The guides were very well-informed and personable. The views were amazing and we saw tons of spectacular dolphins. I highly recommend this cruise. My daughters (ages 8 and 12) and mother (age 75) all loved...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience. Life guards were very knowledgeable, they all have degrees in marine biology and love what they do. Food was excellent and they also offered seconds😊. Great rates and they donate for s good cause. Very eco friendly and therefore the guilt of leaving...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an amazing trip. The staff was so nice and fun to talk to. The food was tasty and they were generous with the drinks.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite a really windy ride our whale watching experience was great. We were up close to witness lots of tail slapping, pec slapping in many areas. A bonus was a pod of bottlenose dolphins. Unusual according to our captain. As always, we love getting out...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm sure this tour is normally decent as we had issues with the swells that had been affecting these trips for the last few days. What disappointed me was that we tried to move our tour to another day and we're denied by Pacific Whale...More

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Beaveretta123
What is the name of the sunscreen you provided on the whale watching and snorkeling trips out of Maalaea?
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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Melissa L
Are you allowed to bring your own gear? In particular a snorkel vest? I'm reading some of the reviews and there's potential for them to run out of vests. I would personally feel more comfortable if I had a vest and I wouldn't want to risk not getting one.
April 2, 2017|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own snorkel gear although we usually carry more than enough for our guests. Mahalo and we look forward to seeing you!
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Taylor P
Would you recommend the Molokini Snorkeling with Turtle Arches Tour with PWF?
March 11, 2017|
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Response from mgenis | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take the PWF on their snorkeling trip, so I really cannot comment on that excursion. You may want to compare the size of boat/groups of PWF with other groups that offer similar tours. I would suggest only going in... More
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