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Review of Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary Visitor Center
Ranked #16 of 55 things to do in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in Kihei on the south shore of Maui, the visitor center is an ideal spot to learn about the marine environment and even see humpback whales breaching. This scenic beachfront location at the foot of Haleakala has views of Kaho'olawe, Lana'i and West Maui looking across the waters of the sanctuary. Visitors to the new center inKihei will be able to learn about the efforts by NOAA, the State of Hawaii, and others to protect humpback whales, monk seals, sea turtles, and coral reefs.
Phoenix
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well worth visiting.......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This education center is so worth taking in whil on the Island of Maui. The films and lectures are a total learning experience for childdren from ages 5 to 85!

Visited December 2012
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Kihei, Hawaii
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Excellent, well informed people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

All the people who volunteer and work there are well versed on whales and any other marine issues you can ask about.

Visited December 2012
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Trbovlje
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice showing of caring for the see animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

It is one room where they show you how they try to held see animals, specially whales, and through the season you can watch whales from the porch outside.

Visited September 2012
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“Educational for the whole family”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

It is a classroom type setting situated on the beach and if you are lucky you can see seals and turtles next door. The naturalists seem fun and it is a great place to take the kids.

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Kihei
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Knowledgeable staff. Educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

They know a lot and will tell you. (With some you have to break away.) There is really a lot of information there, although it's not super-kid-friendly, at least for the older ones. Still you should go at least for an hour.

Visited June 2012
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