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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
Phone Number:
+1 808-249-8811
Today
08:00 - 13:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit...

Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation offers thrilling and fun ocean ecotours based on more then 34 years of marine research and ocean ecotour experience. Pacific Whale Foundation offers cruises for every style of adventure, including ocean raft adventures, whale watches, wild dolphin encounters, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, and stargazing tours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels (including ocean rafts and double-deck catamarans) in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified marine naturalists and biologists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: 100% of the profits go to support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.

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USD 116.12*
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Mahalo for anothr trip!

Very well done. Mate Paul was entertaining and very well educated .I felt the captain made every effort to be as close as the law allowed respecting the whales space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well done. Mate Paul was entertaining and very well educated .I felt the captain made every effort to be as close as the law allowed respecting the whales space.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took 2h sunrise whale watch tour, but was too dark the first 30min till sun went up... so the overall tour was only about 1h30min :( We saw whales,but were still quite far away. The naturalists were very informative and helpful. The reason I put 4*, is that I would choose smaller(raft)boat for the next time, since these are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Informed staff, great mission, focused on safety and protecting the animals. Really enjoyed both the whale watching and snorkeling trips we took.

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a whale watching trip in Maui in early January. The price was very reasonable, and the experience was unbelievable. What made it even better was the education we received by the guides on the boat - we learned so much about the humpback whales, how they migrate, and why they hang out in Maui at this time of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You really can't go wrong with Pacific Whale Foundation. They do a great job with all their tours, and here is the bonus - this is a non-profit whose mission is to care for the ocean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got married in Maui and spent our honeymoon there. We went on 3 different snorkel/whale watch cruises with them and were so impressed with their passion for whales, dolphins, and the planet. The crew was very friendly and organized and safe. We loved the one-cup challenge for our drinks. The cups are made from corn oil and are biodegradable.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was great and the staff was very knowledgeable. We actually got to see a few whales. Would do it again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our trip on the Ocean Explorer was the highlight of our Maui vacation. Staff was knowledgeable and saw lots of whales. I would highly recommend.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great value for the money. We saw lots of whales and were provided with lots of excellent information. The ship was spacious and comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked the trip last minute and my son loved it, and two weeks later is still talking about it. Great crew, staff and overall A+++

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