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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 96793-5918
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Reviewed today

I have always enjoyed visiting the Pacific Whale Foundation when I travel to Maui! It's employees are friendly and helpful, and I love how invested they are in providing whale sponsorships, and other environmental tasks to aid our oceans!

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Reviewed today

We booked to go on a Molokini and turtle Arches tour. As we were boarding we were informed that due to the weather we would not be able to go to Molokini, but that we would go somewhere else. We were told we would go...More

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Thank Roland B
Reviewed today

It was an amazing dinner cruise, the captain let us drive the boat and take as many pictures as we wanted. Staff was super friendly and made a point to educate us on all the charities and benefits our money went to! Highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed today

Enjoyed two excursions through this company. Wish we would have seen more whales on our whale watching tour, but of course you cannot control mother nature. The whales wouldn’t cooperate either to “talk” under the water. Bring sunscreen and sun hats to avoid getting burnt....More

Thank Courtney K
Reviewed today

The sunset was wonderful, food excellent (had the shrimp). The purple potatoes were sweet and delicious. Our server, Nora, was efficient and kept the drinks flowing.

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Thank Deb F
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha Deb. We love to hear that you had such a positive experience on your evening cruise with us. Mahalo!

Reviewed today via mobile

Took the snorkel trip to Molokini and turtle cove. In route to molokini we spotted the first migrating whale of the season. The boat stopped to watch for several minutes and everyone took pictures. The sighting even made the news as it was early October...More

Thank SVAGroup
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with our crew. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed the trip out to Molokini and especially the crew. They did a great job running the show (Sadie), making us feel safe and informing us about all the environment around us. I specifically liked hearing about all the efforts that the Pacific...More

Thank Nancy G
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha Nancy. We are so happy 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 joining us.

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a repeat; we came several years ago; we love to snorkel. It was in September, so half capacity or less made it very pleasant. We were surprised to find the Turtle Town more fun for us than Molokini, because it was more open...More

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha. We love to hear that you had such a positive experience on your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my third trip with Pacific Whale Foundation. It was great all three times. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!

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Thank TheJDeLa
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with our crew. Mahalo!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything was delicious, the only reason for the 4 star is the exhaust from the boat was very over powering.

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Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha Carol. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening cruise with us. Mahalo for your review!

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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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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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