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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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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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Great time was had

Although boat was nearly full they stressed good manners allowing the children in front. Good narration with questions and answers. We were lucky to see double breach twice but... read more

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lafayette, United States
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lafayette, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although boat was nearly full they stressed good manners allowing the children in front. Good narration with questions and answers. We were lucky to see double breach twice but it's just luck.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent tour. Captain handled the boat with expertise. Tour guide was vey informative about whales.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The PWF crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. They gave us interesting facts about whales. We also saw many whales on out outing!

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Rochester2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great time . Staff informative and whales were cooperative providing a great show. Would go again if ever back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Capt. Dave & narrator Chris were encyclopedic in their knowledge. Both very approachable for questions. Their input enhanced the experience! And of course, the whales... very coorperative, numerous and seeable. How's about a rousing humpback 🐋 hurrah for our leviathan friends!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent time with the Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch tour, got lucky with the whales and and the action we saw. The commentary from the marine biologist was very informative, answered all the guests questions. Would highly recommend this company if you're planning to do any whale watching in Maui.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a fish biologist who has spent quite a bit of time on the water, I tend to think charismatic megafauna get too much attention and was worried that a whale watching trip may not live up to the hype. I was pleasantly surprised at how fun this trip was! Our family initially considered one of the cheaper $15 trips... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with my family on a whale watching tour and chose this company because we preferred to be on a larger boat. Trust me you want to be on a larger boat. This was a 65 foot double decker. We went at 2:30 PM out of Lahaina. The crew was very friendly and professional. They also take your photo when... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great viewing and great staff. And we always like that we are giving back to protect the environment. Highly recommend!

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent guide. We had an amazing trip! We sailed on the Explorer... the smaller boat and it was great! We saw so many whales!

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