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Pacific Whale Foundation

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612 Front St, Lahaina, HI, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-740-0670
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
612 Front St, Lahaina, HI, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-740-0670
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Reviewed yesterday

I tried both the standard 4 hr. Molokini trip and the 6 hr. Wild Side trip. This nonprofit does a great job with both trips, but if you really want to maximize your time on the water choose the Wild Side trip. The crew was...More

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Thank Claire R
Reviewed yesterday

We went on a whale watch in early December and saw a lot of whales in the distance. We were happy with that but our captain thought it wasn't a good enough experience so we were allowed another trip within one year. We went two...More

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Thank Pam M
Reviewed yesterday

We took 2 tours from the Pacific Whale Foundation. The first was a 2 hours whale watching excursion. Although whale watching season was a few days away, we managed to see several whales. The second was a 5 hour snorkeling tour. It was windy and...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed yesterday

Many tails of many whales that is! Enthusiastic, empathic, engaging & informative crew makes all the difference, and “profits” go toward helping those beautiful, sensitive, intelligent masters of the sea.

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Reviewed yesterday

The boat was not full, but open decks were full. Inside seating useless for viewing as windows are dirty. Ended up at stern without rubbing having to rub elbows with strangers. The commentary was knowledgeable, but a little bit annoying and a near constant monologue....More

Thank L F
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed the snorkel tour. Extremely helpful, fun, and knowledgeable staff. Made it easy for first-time snorkelers. Light breakfast and lunch provided -- just enough for the length of time you're out on the boat. Would recommend the scuba shirts. They help with bouancy and keep...More

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Thank Barbara_1603
Reviewed yesterday

Large comfortable boat took us right into the whale habitat, where we saw several whales, but were captivated by two male humpbacks who seemed to be "showing off" for each other. They stayed on the surface for some time, displaying both heads and tails, including...More

Thank IggyMo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Knowledgeable crew, comfortable, accommodating and friendly. Learned so much. Their passion for what they do comes shinning through. The entire experience was amazing and recommend highly! You don’t want to miss this!!

Thank Roger G
Reviewed yesterday

This was my 6th PWF tour. I love going on the sunrise ones out of Lahaina - They are early, but the views of the sunrises are a great bonus. We were fortunate enough to see several full whale breaches on this trip. In the...More

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Thank Jen P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took 2 trips with Pacific Whale Foundation. Both were outstanding!! They lived up to our expectations and more.

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Rob P
23 July 2017|
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Response from trueindigo | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't offer scuba. They do have snorkel tours, sunset tours, and private charters, even, I believe, a stargazing cruise. Check out their website for options.
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
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!