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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 Watch / Surprise Dolphins

As always, any tour with The Pacific Whale Foundation , has always been great. The crew is very knowledgeable about anything associated with the whales, dolphins and turtles... read more

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

As always, any tour with The Pacific Whale Foundation , has always been great. The crew is very knowledgeable about anything associated with the whales, dolphins and turtles ,etc... Around the waters in Maui. there is a lot of information to take away from this tour. Along with a great time out in the ocean. The snorkeling tour is a... More 

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Franklin, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It is a whale watch, but usually you get to see a couple whales. We were running all over the boat to see all of the whales that were spotted on this trip. We also saw all of their behaviors, mostly in one whale. It was a great experience. So beautiful, thank you.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

PWF is the best of the Maui whale watch operators. They are informative and accommodating, and have a true respect and love for the marine life. We go back to them year after year and have never been disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

PWF is the only one to use! My husband and I went on a Whale watch every day we were there, a total of 9, with PWF and saw so many whales. They are the BEST!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The captain and crew are great and very knowledgeable. The boat is comfortable, but they crowd a lot of people on board so when someone spots a whale it is hard to get near the edge for a view or photo. Unfortunately, we saw some whales off in the distance, but never could get close to any. Our time was... More 

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Federal Way
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time on the 1130 whale watching. Great naturalist...saw whales and spinner dolphins. Great staff that ensured our safety. They offered water to stay hydrated.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best whale watch I've ever been on! Wonderful staff and great whale show! Up close and personal! Perfect weather, smooth ride! Could not have been better!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was the best activity we did in Maui. We had a wonderful day with kids. We saw fish, turtle, whales, dolphins

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Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too many people, nice staff. Safe. Typical cattle boat. Average lunch. Huge unorganized line up for lunch

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McCreary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love going with PWF every year several times. Excellent information from people who obviously love their jobs and the sea.

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