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Pacific Whale Foundation

#1 of 11 things to do in Maalaea Features Animals
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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Molokini And Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation! PacWhale Eco-Adventures offers thrilling and fun ocean adventures based on more than 37 years of marine research and sustainable ecotour experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including dolphin and whalewatch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, holiday cruises and stargazing ecotours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: all profits support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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Reviewed yesterday

Great morning out snorkelling. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Excellent food, and plenty more for seconds. No shortage of soft drink. Very good trip, would recommend

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Reviewed yesterday

We go to Hawaii annually and the Dolphin Watch is one that we go on each time. The staff is committed to educating the customers and dedicated to having them have a great time. The value is probably the best on Maui that we have...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Thank you so much PWF! Makala, Dan and our server where great and really showed Aloha even to Kama'aina

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

molokini crater was the clearest water I've snorkled in. They said visibility was 100+ feet and it was. Crew was very good and captain was great. We saw 3 different turtles at our first snorkel stop over by wailea point.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a tour to Molikini island and also the turtle island. It was so amazing and worth while. I love that these people taking care of the ocean and doing great stuffs for the kids. Also educating people about sea lives . I do...More

Thank angels_light444
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome snorkeling at Honolua Bay. Saw sea turtles, lots of fish and an eel. The crew on board were all very knowledgeable about the locations and wildlife. I also was impressed how they tried to learn everyone's name and kept track of everyone. Also loved...More

Thank alicetpf
Reviewed 2 days ago

The stargazing trip on Ocean Quest is a great experience. Expert narrator and sweet, attentive crew make this a grand adventure. Fabulous views of Maui from the ocean at night. Interesting, factual commentary and, although not entirely new information, it is presented in a fresh...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation to Molokini and another snorkel spot on the coastline. The staff Laura and the other two girls were super nice, well informed and very helpful. They pointed out interesting facts around the ocean and made...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Molokini snorkeling was awesome. The crew was great and took care of everyone's needs. The captain made sure everyone understood how to properly use the snorkel gear and fins. Even though the weather made turtle down impossible to snorkel, the captain and crew looked for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing time going to Molokini and Snorkeling. The fish were amazing as well as the turtles on the next stop. The crew was fantastic, kind and helpful. They always had a smile and were first class. We would return tomorrow if we...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the name of the sunscreen you provided on the whale watching and snorkeling trips out of Maalaea?
12 April 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!
Melissa L
Are you allowed to bring your own gear? In particular a snorkel vest? I'm reading some of the reviews and there's potential for them to run out of vests. I would personally feel more comfortable if I had a vest and I wouldn't want to risk not getting one.
2 April 2017|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own snorkel gear although we usually carry more than enough for our guests. Mahalo and we look forward to seeing you!
Taylor P
Would you recommend the Molokini Snorkeling with Turtle Arches Tour with PWF?
12 March 2017|
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Response from mgenis | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take the PWF on their snorkeling trip, so I really cannot comment on that excursion. You may want to compare the size of boat/groups of PWF with other groups that offer similar tours. I would suggest only going in... More