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Pacific Whale Foundation

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Cruise with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui's top-rated ocean ecotours based on more than 38 years of marine research and sustainable ecotourism experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including whale and...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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Reviewed today

We spent 5 hours on the trip as a total and only 90 minutes snorkeling in the water. There was a lot of transportation which we think could have been planned much better.

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Thank Holm1976
Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful trip we had today aboard the Explorer! A fantastic crew..Captain Courtney along with Laura and Reagan. These ladies were so knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The waters at Molokini are crystal clear. This is a smaller boat (max 38 passengers) which means we...More

Thank deborahw888
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely loved this trip! The catamaran never goes too fast and it's a relatively short trip. Very educational and the staff is very knowledgeable and happy to answer your questions about what you'll see, the history of Hawaii, and how you can do your part...More

Thank N9361QKpaulg
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the Molokini Wild Side trip and loved it! The snorkeling was great, the food excellent and the crew were all incredibly friendly, informative and attentive. My sole complaint was that the boat used for this trip has no canopy and thus, no chance...More

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Thank EmBentley
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great time! Great crew! Captain Aaron knows how to drive a boat- especially in rough waters! Oh and he knows how to BBQ Yummy food The snorkeling was the best! I’ve been to Molokini several times and this trip was exceptionally safe. The crew was...More

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Thank debtravels2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I hadn’t been snorkeling in almost 10 years and forgot how fun it was! We booked the tour for though our cruise ship which made transport easy and convenient from Kahului. Our first snorkel spot was cut short due to winds, though we got extra...More

Thank travelingpenguin12
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked the 8am tour and were mentioned to arrive 45 mins prior for check-in and boarding. We got to the location at 7.15, the boat didn't leave until 8.45. The boarding process includes a short walk to the pier, name check, mandatory picture taken...More

Thank MAHATTANAT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the 7 am tour, later start times were sold out. Worked out well as the boat was less crowded than later tours from what I was told. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The snorkeling was good, not great. Same can be said about the food....More

Thank Reid M
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha Reid. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had a great experience. They recommend you arrive 45 minutes early and that's a good idea, parking is spread out and you may have to wait in line to pay (about $5). The boat is spacious and the gear is all...More

Thank W3690VXmiked
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha. We love to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVED our trip and the information we learned about reefs, the ocean, and all the incredible creatures who live in them. We also got to see a green sea turtle, up-close-and-personal. What an incredible experience.

Thank Susan L
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Susan. We love to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Mahalo.

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S P
6 March 2018|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question. We guarantee whale sightings to May 15. If there are no whale sightings during your trip, you get a "Just a Fluke" coupon to go again free, within one year. There are usually still some... More
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Rob P
23 July 2017|
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Response from 541mark | Reviewed this property |
No scuba diving
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Beaveretta123
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!
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