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Pacific Whale Foundation

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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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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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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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Reviewed yesterday

The trip to molokini and turtle town was so breathtaking, i i i i just dont have the words. Im just stuttering in awe at the sheer experience and customer service.

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Perfect day for our family of 5. Boat was very comfortable. Super smooth ride. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Lunch was yummy. All enjoyed the snorkeling. We saw a great variety of fish and a couple of sea turtles. Highly recommend.

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We had a great experience with Pacific Whale Foundation. The crew was so nice and helpful. Highly recommend this company.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Trip was excellent, The Crew and Captain were really nice and knowledgeable about the fish. The food that was served was very good. Awesome snorkeling must do if in Maui.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff was pleasant but the food was microwaved and soggy. The captain drove the boat away from the sunset for 45 minutes so we went to go sit on the back of the boat to actually watch the sunset and she seemed upset by...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great, staff and experience was outstanding. I have recommended it to a number of friends coming to Maui soon.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Molokini Wild Side Tour The early start to this tour was well worth the effort as was the slightly higher cost per person. The Ocean Explorer caters for only 38 passengers unlike other tours where you could be part of 120 group of fellow snorkelers!...More

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

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Mahalo for your review.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the guides and their knowledge of the islands and marine life. My daughter was over the moon about seeing the dolphins! We followed them for about 10-15 minutes and were able to hear dolphin calls. The water off of Lanai was choppy so...More

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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 and your family enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great weather provided a wonderful catamaran sailing. Great snorkeling at Honolua Bay [1 hr] + another site [almost 1 hr] on the way back. Lucky us, only about 24 guests on board Ocean Spirit which really made for an enjoyable trip. Down side: ladies toilet...More

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

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling 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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No scuba diving
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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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