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PacWhale Eco-Adventures
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Maalaea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. Cruises depart from Ma'alaea & Lahaina Harbors.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We saw a lot of whales. Captain and guides on boat were great and provided a lot of information about the species. Boat seems a bit crowded with some rudeness by general population. The guides are pretty good about making sure kids get up in front. The hard sell for tips at the end kind of cheapened the whole thing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Wonderful day on the water looking for humpback whales. Enjoyed all the sites. Saw whales putting on a great show!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Aloha Debra. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was a wonderful excursion, I would highly recommend it. We saw lots of mama and baby humpbacks. The crew of this motorized catamaran was both knowledgeable and courteous. My only caution would be: Don't forget your sunscreen!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Aloha. We love to hear that you had such an amazing time on your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had a great morning whale on the Ocean Odyssey. Late in the season we were still successful in seeing quite a bit of whale activity. Crew were super friendly and informative about what we were seeing. Must do if you're on the island during the whale season.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at PacWhale Eco-Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Aloha Steve. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!

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