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Pacific Whale Foundation

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612 Front St, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-740-0670
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Cruise with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui's top-rated ocean ecotours based on more than 38 years of marine research and sustainable ecotourism experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including whale and dolphin watch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and sunset dinner cruises, holiday cruises, stargazing ecotours, and more. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels with knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose PacWhale Eco-Adventures and make a difference: all profits support research, education and conservation programs to protect marine wildlife and the ocean environment.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
612 Front St, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-740-0670
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Thank mgkChicago
Reviewed yesterday

The tour was great. We were on a small 18 person pontoon boat so it was easy to see all around. The guide and captain were both very knowledgeable and helpful. We seen many hump back wales including calves. Educational and fun.

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Thank 276gord
Reviewed yesterday

While in Hawaii this month, we took several trips with Pacific Whale Foundation (3 whale watches, a dinner cruise and a stargazing tour)- each was unique, all were amazing!!!! We went on early whale watches, as well as an afternoon whale watch...we saw tons of...More

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Thank kdheim
Reviewed yesterday

We picked a very windy day. The surf was rather high at Molokini, the first snorkeling spot, so the captain wisely decided on a shorter stay there. The staff did help us get in and out of the water safely so we could see some...More

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Thank kristineo2018
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at the Pacific Whale Foundation building just after the missile alert appeared on our phones. Even though no one knew what was going to happen, the staff at the Pacific Whale Foundation remained calm and handled the situation like pros. They radioed the...More

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Thank kscottw89
Reviewed yesterday

We did the whale excoursion and the snorkeling trip. We got a lot for our money! We enjoyed it very much. Would go again. Perfect 7/5!

Thank Andreas D
Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing time and everyone was so great!! We saw so many whales and loved everything about this trip. Especially Carolyn who was so awesome and learned all our names in our group and took great care of us -we will always and...More

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Thank Janet E
Reviewed yesterday

This was our second evening cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation having done the dinner cruise a few years ago. Both were very enjoyable, in both cases we say many whales plus the scenic vistas before/after sundown are great. The music on this cruise was also...More

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Thank davehZ6567RI
Reviewed yesterday

I booked a 2-hour trip from Lahaina. The booking and check-in processes were easy, and the cruise left and returned on time. I chose the catamaran and felt it was not overcrowded even though it was full to capacity; there was no awkward jostling for...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have done the whale tour the second time. It was outstanding again and we have seen whales in an respecting distance. Nice tour guides which tell a lot of details to the ocean life of the whales.

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Thank Marco F
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Rob P
23 July 2017|
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Response from 541mark | Reviewed this property |
No scuba diving
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
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!