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Pacific Whale Foundation

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Open Now: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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 96793-5918
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Reviewed today

Well you can't control nature, especially when you are just barely into the season but still pleased we chose PWF. We did get to see dolphins devouring an amberjack and playing with it like a cat, and was able to hear the whale singing...quite loudly....More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

Early in the season and the staff still found us whales and dolphins and even some flying fish to see. The food was amazing and the staff was first rate! Mahalo Nui Loa from Chuck & Kajira!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have been members of the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) for many years. We went on two PWF excursions, a regular whale watch on 12/7/2018, and a Deluxe Whale Watch on 12/11/2018. Both were excellent. On 12/7, we saw a competition pod of three whales,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing trip at sunrise! We got to see many humpback whales, including two that swam directly under the boat! It is mystical to watch these enormous creatures from 3-4 meters away. Our tour was easily worth twice what we paid.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw a whale jumping and swimming just past the boat. It was incredible. The crew was so friendly and gave so many extra information about the wildlife. I especially like that the money of the tickets go to science/ research and giving children to...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Crew were very helpful and knowledgeable. Was a very enjoyable experience. Sunset rise was spectacular as were the whales we got to see.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The set-up of this tour was actually really good. The boat was a good size, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. My problem was that they failed to mention that that we more than likely wouldn’t see too much whale activity until we were...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We went out for their whale watch and it was amazing. They brought us to the right spots and you could really tell they were wanting to see the whales just as much as us.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the second time that we have used your company for an adventure and I just want to tell you that your crew on the morning of our trip was absolutely incredible!! They were extremely knowledgeable, very engaged in their roles on the boat,...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Was a great cruise even though it was windy and the whales didn't cooperate. The naturalists on board were very informative. We will be back in Maui next December and will try again. See you next year.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Sandra M
26 September 2018|
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Response from Ray1628 | Reviewed this property |
Humpback whales are seen from November to May. Jan to March being the best time
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254sp
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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