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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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Whales everywhere

The ship was very smooth, there were so many whales that we didn't have to go very far. The crew was great, only negative was that the ship was full so had to look over or around... read more

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Dorena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ship was very smooth, there were so many whales that we didn't have to go very far. The crew was great, only negative was that the ship was full so had to look over or around others, but with so many whales it wasn't really an issue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We checked in at 11:45 as advised for our 12:30 tour at the Pacific Whale Foundation store and it was a pretty quick check in. The passengers were told after checking in to meet in front of the store at 12:10 to be led down the walkway to the boat ramp. This give you some time to shop around. They... More 

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Flanders, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall the trip was OK. We did not see as many whales as we'd like. Most were too far away...very few were close and that was only by surprise by the whales. The main thing my kids were looking forward to was the opportunity to hear the whales under water, as we were told would happen, however this did not... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maui, Maalaea bay - Great trip, friendly and knowledgable crew. I would highly recommend this one for families.

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Ka'anapali, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second eco adventure this time while staying in maui. The snorkeling conditions weren't the best but the crew was great! Very knowledgeable, helpful, and took our safety seriously! We appreciated going thru this non profit organization and would choose pacific whale foundation again.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been fortunate enough to utilize PWF services several times in the past. This time around I was excited to bring 4 "newbies" with me which made it even more special. They do everything they can to provide the ultimate experience, including educating the travelers along the way. This turned out to be of my top whale watches of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great day of snorkeling. In addition to seeing some beautiful fish and turtles, we were taken care of and guided by a wonderful, knowledgeable crew. Every part of the cruise was well timed, The food was great, and the crew was entertaining, attentive, and fun to be with.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for a fun trip that was short enough for two young girls ( 4 and 5) but long enough to see whales. We ended up having an excellent time. Our oldest went on the top deck of the boat with dad to whale hunt while mom stayed with our youngest in the shaded lower deck with windows.... More 

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Tillamook, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go with them every visit to Maui. They never disappoint. Got to see whales and the staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Thanks for another great trip

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent time saw at least twenty whales would recommend highly staff was very knowledgeable we all enjoyed it

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