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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Suite 211, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
Phone Number: +1 808-249-8811
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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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Close With Nature

I been on it twice, first time was during whale season and second time was during dolphin season...Very informative, friendly environment, and boat ride was enjoyable if you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family did a snorkeling trip to molokini and turtle town...the snorkelling was ok..very wavy and wundy. At turtle town we did not see any turtles until everyone was on the boat leaving. Disturbing is the lack of cleanliness on the boat...most of the sanitizers were empty and if you go ro the bathroom you place all toilet paper in... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have to start off by saying this company was highly recommended by our concierge staff at the hotel and by the reviews... So take this as you will. We visited this past weekend when tropical storm Darby was in town. We knew booking anything was a risk and you can't control the weather... My main complaint is how this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I been on it twice, first time was during whale season and second time was during dolphin season...Very informative, friendly environment, and boat ride was enjoyable if you can handle the waves... I would defiantly, come back again.

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Calgary, AB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff really know what they are doing. They efficiently got 125+ people on the boat and distributed gear. They were entertaining as they narrated the trip out, while serving a light breakfast. The snorkelling at Molokini was awesome and the staff were eager to answer questions or help out. Then they served a great, grilled lunch to everyone on... More 

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Thank CMT95
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pacific Whale has the best Whale Watch and Snorkel trips in Maui. They have a naturalist on board for every Whale Watch and pay particular attention to involving and educating the children on board. After several trips to Maui, my wife and I only go with Pacific Whale Foundation whether we are snorkeling or whale watching.They travel out of both... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The snorkel was awesome!! Capt Doug and his marine biologist crew were very knowledgeable and friendly! The food was great too!

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Thank Holly K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We signed up for the Molokini and Turtle snorkeling trip with Pacific Whale Foundation. It was the perfect choice. They provided great instruction for new snorkelers, information on the sea life we would see, the opportunity to rent a wet suit for warmth and comfort, as well as a nice lunch. The day we went out there was some rough... More 

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Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my family of ten ranging from 5yrs to 75. Everyone loved it. The staff were great. Nice spacious boat, tons of places to sit and relax. Smooth ride, even spotted Dolphins.

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Alpine, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was interesting. Staff was not outstandingly friendly. Something we felt we needed to have done once and so we did. Probably better to do it with kids!

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third experience with the Pacific Whale Foundation over 26 years. We like that they are scientist that help the sea life. They teach the snorkel groups about how we can improve and help sea life. This time we did a snorkel to the nearby island of Lanai. We had to meet at 6:45 am and left before... More 

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