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Pacific Whale Foundation

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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
+1 808-740-0670
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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 dolphin watch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and sunset dinner cruises, holiday cruises, stargazing ecotours, and more. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels with knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose PacWhale Eco-Adventures and make a difference: all profits support research, education and conservation programs to protect marine wildlife and the ocean environment. Cruises depart from Ma'alaea & Lahaina Harbors.
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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 yesterday

Wonderful experience. Trip was on time. Saw lots of dolphins. Staff are fun friendly! Definitely recommend!!!

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We are grateful for Pacific Whale Foundation not only for the great Maui trips but also for their role in raising awareness of marine environmental issues. The staff/naturalists on each trip are knowledgeable, friendly and willing to teach others about their beautiful oceans. We took...More

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The price was unbelievable. The snorkeling at Molokini was amazing - clear as glass and so many types of fish. Boat ride was enjoyable and breakfast and lunch were good. The equipment was good and they had prescription masks. I would go on the 7am...More

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We went to snorkel in Lanai, didn’t find any dolphins. Corals were really pretty, there were few fishes to see under. Since it was our first time to snorkel, we needed to get used to using the snorkel gear, ended up swallowing some salty sea...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this girl crew! They are all very thoughtful to each one of us! Very knowledgeable and sweet! Highly recommend this company! Thank you!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great , met expectations. Worth the price. Kids 10-14-16 loved it ! Saw turtles at turtles town and great snorkelling at monokini crater

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved our snorkel cruise with the pacific whale foundation. I was very impressed with how environmentally conscious they are. They made it a great experience for our whole family! The staff was awesome and made it a relaxed environment which we loved.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

An exceptional snorkeling adventure. From check-in to the end we were treated to an exciting and educational day of water fun. Breakfast and lunch served on the boat by friendly and professional crew. Our guide (Kate) was very informative, identifying all of the sea life...More

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha. 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 for your review.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cruise was the best! Family enjoyed and said terrific with siteing of turtles and beautiful fish. Crew was wonderful, but especially Allysa the Captain! Would definitely recommend Pacific Whale Foundation as your cruise company.

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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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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No scuba diving
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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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