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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 13:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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Reviewed yesterday

They did a great job taking care of everybody, there experience showed the way the conducted everything, we had breaky and lunch on board, great job guys,

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The snorkeling tour of malakini and turtle arches alone is worth the trip to Maui. Captain Mike and the crew of the voyager were friendly, knowledgeable and patient with snorkelers of all abilities. Great coral and wildlife to see (including sea turtles!). Rental go pro...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This trip was horrible!! The day was very windy and the boat was very rough on the water! The snorkel spot was far away and it took forever to get there!! Snorkeling was ok, but the trip back was even worse than the trip over....More

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Thank Lkygrandma
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this day trip. Boat was very clean and in great shape. All of the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. They were all extremely approachable and there to make sure you had a great experience. We were one of the first boats...More

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good sized boat. Lots of room. Conscientious crew. Nice lunch and continental breakfast served aboard.

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Thank Keith A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Knowledgeable and informative staff engaged all aboard to keep watch for whales and we saw at least two different whales (spotted by their tails) come to the surface and dive. Plus at one point they shut off the engines and lowered a microphone into the...More

Thank Mikial57
Reviewed 4 days ago

The crew was amazing and at the end of the trip we also gained a lot of knowledge about the reefs and the various kinds of fish who call the ocean and the reefs their home. The best part is the trip money goes toward...More

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Thank sravanit2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today we took the Molikini and Turtles Arches snorkeling trip with Pacific Whale Foundation. I am so glad we decided to go with PWF! I didn't know when I booked the tour online that this organization is committed to the conservation of whales and other...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have taken the Whale tour both times that we have vacationed in Maui and have not been disappointed. The whales were abundant and the sunrise was amazing. the crew was very friendly and informative and they interacted with the tour group the entire cruise....More

Thank Jackrg35
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our visit to Hawaii we signed up for the guided snorkeling adventure with this group. We had a large group on the boat, but the crew and staff did an amazing job! We were educated on the basics and were provided perfect gear. As...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