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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
Phone Number: +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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US$116.12*
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Molokini And Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip
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US$104.12*
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Sunset Dinner Cruise: Four Course Dining Experience
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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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Well organized trip. Friendly helpful crew with interesting ongoing talks about whales and conservation. Captain got us up pretty close. Long wait between sightings and when the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well organized trip. Friendly helpful crew with interesting ongoing talks about whales and conservation. Captain got us up pretty close. Long wait between sightings and when the whales dive down to feed but what do you expect these are whales after all!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the Wild Side Adventure Tour and it was amazing! The checkin was quick and easy. At checkin they have waterproof camera rentals. We rented one and we probably wouldn't rent again. The waterproof case leaked and fogged up. It made taking pictures impossible. We ended up just aiming the camera in a direction and hoping the pictures turned... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our day was a bit blustery, with large waves, rain showers, winds, and heavy cloud cover. The captain did a great job of keeping the boat stable and getting us to the two locations. Even with the swells, we were able to get an hour in at Molokini and 5 Caves/Turtle Town. The reefs were lovely and we saw a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a thrill! Though early in the season, we spotted a few clusters of whales. Phenomenal experience. Phoebe was excellent in providing an instructional backdrop to whale and marine life in Hawaii. The waves/wind make for a sometimes bumpy ride, so take some Dramamine if you're prone to motion sickness. Also, SPF! They give water on board for free. Finally,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Molokini and Turtle Town snorkeling adventure. This was our first time snorkeling, and Pacific Whale Foundation did an amazing job making us feel safe and comfortable the whole time. You start off with a beautiful boat ride out to the Molokini crater, it took about an hour to get out there eventually (but the views were amazing,... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took advantage of the early whale watching tours from Lahaina. Since it was pretty early in the whale watching season, the Pacific Whale Foundation reduces the price of the tour. Luckily we saw three whales! This was a great tour and the people on the boat were fantastic! I would suggest that they have at least two people at... More 

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Swainsboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised to see four whales and dolphins mixed with them this early in the season. The captain allowed us to go over our time because we didn't see them in the distance until almost time to "give up". We stayed and he moved the boat around for us to see the whales come by several times.... More 

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Grimes, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great snorkel tour - we stopped at 2 locations. First location was Molokini crater, and second location was Turtle Town. You start out with pictures in the harbor, followed by breakfast as you depart. The crater is a nice location for snorkeling, lots of other tour boats stop there as well but didn't feel crowded. The crew did a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Book this afternoon cruise before you leave home. The music was FABULOUS. Marty is very delightful and it shows in his music. Reggae and Maui what a combination. The dance floor is way too small to accommodate the crowd but what a feeling being out on the water and the reggae music flowing along with his full repertoire of other... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great excursion.The staff was top rate, the boat in good shape. We had the added luck of even though we were early for the whale watching season we had the experience of seeing a whale breach 25 yards off the bow.

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