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Pacific Whale Foundation

#1 of 11 things to do in Maalaea Features Animals
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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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: 06:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely a must when in Hawaii!!! This cruise was actually more than I expected in terms of food and the sunset. I thought we were getting a small, cheap meal when instead we were given a FULL 4 course meal, including alcohol. The food was...More

Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Highly recommend and will go again soon. Awesome music dancing food and drinks by to mention the fabulous view

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Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We heard about this snorkeling trip from friends. 8am departure and 1 pm return. Continental breakfast, basic barbecue lunch. Lots of food and decent portions. One free cocktail each. Having only snorkled once before, I was a little leary, but they make it safe, organized...More

Thank johnvback
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a fabulous time on this trip and the staff was amazing. There was over 100 people on our tour but it never once felt over crowded or too busy. Even the line at lunch was very manageable and we ate until our bellies...More

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Thank Andersonclan90
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been on many trip with Pacific Whale foundation and always had a great time with beautiful sights. I went into the retail store last week and was helped by the manager John. John was the rudest most unhelpful customer service associate I have...More

Thank mauidays
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed tour, especially the naturalists’ comments. The food and drinks were ok, and the snorkeling was pleasant (although you can see much of the same across the beaches of Maui). Unfortunately, we did not see dolphins. We would recommend if you have limited time...More

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Thank Martin C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose the Pacific Whale Foundation based on our friends' prior experience, recommendation from our hotel, and what we researched. Additionally, and no less importantly, knowing that some of the proceeds go to the preservation of sea life agrees with our values. Yes, good equipment,...More

Thank AcarFamily
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overall, a fun and exciting trip. Let's start with the good. The staff were fun and knowledgeable about the ocean and marine life. Molokini Island was an amazing experience with its fish and coral. I do however recommended that before going to this snorkel adventure...More

Thank Jamez N
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time looking for whales. Pacific Whale Foundation is the cream of the crop when it comes to whale watching on Maui. You can tell they respect and appreciate the beautiful area they are in. The vessel was nice with good seating...More

Thank GiantDreamer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great crew ; great lectures on marine life for kids . Very ecoconsciuos but would be more ecological to not print all pictures as some of them are wasted ; we bought our photo but the idea of evoconservation was lost to us seeing all...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!