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Pacific Whale Foundation

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Address: Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
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+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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$116.12*
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Molokini And Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip
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$104.12*
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Sunset Dinner Cruise: Four Course Dining Experience
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$39.86*
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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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Great family snorkeling, boat ride, food and beverages.

My teenage son, husband and I had a great day on the ocean with the Pacific Whale Foundation. It was just over 7 hours long. We checked in at the store at 7:40am then all walked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 27, 2015
Michelle B
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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

2nd time I booked this snorkel trip. Couple of mistakes, booked with the Kaanapali Alii. Didn't get snuba guarantee with booking. My kids where really disappointed we didn't get to snuba. We also didn't go to Molikini. Turtle bay, nothing to see, no fish, no turtles. Won't do that again. Two times was enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My teenage son, husband and I had a great day on the ocean with the Pacific Whale Foundation. It was just over 7 hours long. We checked in at the store at 7:40am then all walked down to the boat for a picture. They served banana bread, apple fritters, fruit and drinks while on our way to the first island.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Sunset Dinner Cruise run by the Pacific Wale Foundation was excellent. It is well organized and everyone involved was very friendly. The food and service were outstanding and beautiful sites to see on the cruise and they even had live Hawaiian music. The best part is that you are supporting a great non-profit organization. I would certainly recommend this... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

Incredible views of dolphins and whales. And you are supporting non profit foundation. Great boat. Well worth the trip. We have a beautiful poster from PWF mounted and framed to our 'beach' decor at home.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is an excellent dinner cruise and great food and staff...just nice and casual like it should be when you are holidays and in Maui!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

There is not a lot to see, a video and a small shop but they have some nice t-shirts and childrens's books. Worth a stop if you are visiting Kihei.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We did a snorkeling trip to molokini and turtle arches this week. I must say we had a great time. Crew was very helpful and knowledgeable. We were one of the first boats to get to molokini in the morning and spent an hr there. Saw all kinds of fish and coral plus a really cool puffer fish. Water proof... More 

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Always a great time on PWF tours! Plus the money goes towards helping the sea creatures. Whale watches and snorkel tours around Maui is a must.

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

We loved this cruise. Mother Nature cooperated by giving us a spectacular sunset. The crew cooked a great seafood dinner. Very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed the trip as it was versatile for those that have snorkeled often/older and those that weren't. Savannah and Craig gave us great insights to what we were or were going to see. We enjoyed dolphins and green sea turtles and amazing fish. We want to come back during whale season and take a PWF tour... More 

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