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Pacific Whale Foundation

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612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 800-942-5311
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation! PacWhale Eco-Adventures offers thrilling and fun ocean adventures based on more than 37 years of marine research and sustainable ecotour experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including dolphin and whalewatch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, holiday cruises and stargazing ecotours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: all profits support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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“ocean spirit” (50 reviews)
“dolphin watch” (45 reviews)
“non profit” (45 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 800-942-5311
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything was handled in an excellent and professional manner. We had both the steak and chicken dinners and they were great. The entire cruise was a very good experience.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked the Pacific Whale Foundation snorkel and dolphin watch excursion while on the Norwegian Cruise line. Very pleasantly surprised. We we greeted and welcomed aboard by a great crew. They explained their outline for the day and said subject to change. Well our day...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice boat, and a great knowledgeable crew that went above and beyond with telling you about different fish as well as different islands. Lunch was ok I'm glad they had veggie burgers. If we a snorkel trip again I would go with this company again.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First the ship is old and not cared for. The ocean was ruff. I should have know we made a mistake when the ship at slip 1 was full and this one had only 48 of 110 capacity. They only carry 1 rum, 1 vodka...More

Thank KathyB82883
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this company because they are ocean and whale/dolphin conscious...we paid a decent price to go out for a few hours to see dolphin, but when we were almost to the dolphin area the captain said they were not out for the day due...More

Thank Mauigirl_001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very good 5 hour trip. We were on the Ocean Quest. We were lucky in that they only had 58 passengers, half the normal amount. Plenty of room to spread out. There is an inside lower deck fir those that want to...More

Thank cshedd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No shade on the boat for 5 hours and it was terribly hot. Most of the guests were sitting underneath their towels...we were all getting baked. The rude captain wasn't even a little entertaining and didn't greet anyone when they came on the boat or...More

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many sailing / snorkeling trips to choose from in Lahaina. We selected PWF based on reviews and their not-for-profit status. The trip up and down the coast was fantastic, and we also really enjoyed the snorkeling, where we saw sea turtles and an...More

Thank lovechina2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tours they offer are to be enjoyed. Go see the whales! Buy you tickets in advance. The boats are roomy, and the naturalists are knowledgeable, and willingly share all they know about the great sea creatures.

Thank saolsen11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a catamaran tour with PWF up the Lahaina coast. They served us a nice continental breakfast and a wonderful bbq lunch. Stop in the middle of a school of spinner dolphins and got to see lots of fish when snorkeling. Small group of only...More

Thank Terence G
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Wanda G
10 April 2017|
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Response from stephen j | Reviewed this property |
We were informed by our guide that come mid April, the Humpback whales start to return to the Alaskan area. So I think you may be out of luck. However, as I say in my review, this company "guarantee" you will see whales, so... More
12 March 2017|
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Response from Cherylbc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are chairs. If you are prone to motion sickness, I would advise taking medicine first.
3 March 2017|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Yes, whales are typically around in late March and PacWhale offers guaranteed sightings (or go again free) into May. Mahalo and we hope to see you soon!