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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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+1 808-249-8811
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08:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 13:00
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 Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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We have been on many whale watching trips with PWF over the years and have never been disappointed. Their boats are staffed with experienced captains and knowledgeable... read more

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Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been on many whale watching trips with PWF over the years and have never been disappointed. Their boats are staffed with experienced captains and knowledgeable, enthusiastic young whale experts. By becoming a member, you get a free whale trip that just about breaks even with the cost of joining. The bonus is that you then get a significant... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whenever we are in Maui during whale season we book one or two whale watches with the Pacific Whale Foundation. This trip was one of the best outings yet. Within the first 45 minutes of leaving the dock we had seen 3 breaches, multiple tail flukes of diving whales, and a pair of whales that really enjoyed showing off by... More 

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Oakland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect day, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff on board, and many whale sightings, including three together.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was great! My husband, 15 month old daughter and I did the sunrise whalewatch (6:30am-8:30am) from Lahaina. It was great for little ones as it wasn't as hot out and the boat was only a 1/4 full! It was cheaper too! Definitely worth getting up early for. One thing to mention is if your little one isn't very... More 

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Paia, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing trip whale watching. So many whales great pictures great crew. They did a fantastic job. Shared a lot of knowledge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw several humpback whales and witnessed various types of whale behavior. The tour guides explained everything and took care to avoid disturbing the whales. It was a great experience. Bring a camera with a zoom lens for the best photos, and bring a hat to protect against sunburn.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were fortunate to be on the Jan 20 watch when the whales wouldnt let us come back to harbour. The naturalists and captain were exceptional and the whales, very curious and amazing!

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time!! Definitely worth doing!! We saw a lot of whales. Kids really enjoyed it. Staff was great.

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Punaluu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only downside was speakers at rear of boat. While boat engines are engaged, it's impossible to hear the team speaking. The experience of seeing the whales was fantastic.

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Downey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome crew! Great service and information. Lots of whales highly recommend would do again yes yes yes

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