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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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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 had a great time investigating and learning about the sea creatures in Maui. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting Maui to spend a little time at the Whale Foundation... read more

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Allendale, Michigan
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time investigating and learning about the sea creatures in Maui. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting Maui to spend a little time at the Whale Foundation. The Whale watch even though at the end of the season attributed to seeing a Mother and her Calf. A great trip and will plan on taking it again. Mahalo... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The only issue was that we went when it was late in the season and saw no whales. The guarantee is that if you don't see whales, you get to go again for free. In order to take advantage, you have to have the time to go again or else return to Maui... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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This was our first and only whale tour- but it was really great. You launch from Lahaina- and we took the 9:45am tour before it got too hot. The town is sleepy at the early hour but that allows for easy parking. The whole crew was really knowledgeable and passionate about the whales. While the boat is large, the tour... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Watching the whales was thrilling and the staff on board were very knowledgeable. This is a must do experience when in Kihei.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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I believe in the PWF's cause and that is why I booked this trip. My goal was to enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural setting but instead I was put on a crowded boat with over 100 people. We were the last ones on and ended up having to sit on a bench next to the terribly smelly toilet. Even... More 

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Issaquah Wa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All our friends told us this was the boat to go on to watch whales, and they were right! What a truly amazing experience! We saw mama whales with their babies, male escorts and a school of dolphins as well! The naturalist and captain were very informative and entertaining. The boat was on time, clean, roomy and we just had... More 

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I had been visiting Maui for over 30 years but never at the right time to see the whales. So, I was thrilled to finally see quite a few this past April. We probably saw at least 10, some of them surfacing more than once. The Pacific Whale Foundation, being a non-profit,dedicates their organization to whale research which was very... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were not sure we'd see any whales since it was late April but we did and we're able to track it and saw it breach and dive a couple times. We used the hydrophone to listen to him sing. Amazing!!! Then we saw quite a few spotted dolphins. Great time had by all and we had two little kids.

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Tracy, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Crew and Captain Dave were informative, fun and absolutely attentive to all our needs! We had an amazing day and even spotted two adult and one baby Humpback Whales!! I personally had a wonderful adventure thanks to this trip. Food was amazing and drinks were so cheap. I highly recommend the tour. Breathtaking. Thank you guys! Continue to inspire... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kind of like playing blackjack. I'm sure it would have been awesome on the right trip but unfortunately it's just an expensive boat trip if the whales don't cooperate. I can't hold that against the PWF but I can't really give higher than a 3 since the only whales we say were several hundred yards away and were barely visible.

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