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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
+1 808-740-0670
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Reviewed today

There was excellent service and food! It was a very enjoyable evening. The captain was very informative.

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Thank Gregory K
Reviewed today

So many tour boatsNot a booze cruise, thankfully!I felt safe on the big boatCrew was professionalI felt that I got my monies worthWonderful Maui experience

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Thank Kelly C
Reviewed yesterday

Great 2 hour experience. Staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They not only gave us a bunch of whale information but also a lot on the Hawaiian Islands as well.

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Reviewed yesterday

Knowledgeable staff...eco friendly.. saw whales on first trip... did a sunset dinner cruise and going dolphin watching with you guys. Wouldnt pick anyone else.

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Thank Beth W
Reviewed 2 days ago

boat and crew very knowledgeable about sites and fish. Did not see anything more than what’s in front of out hotel on black rock. Did not see sea turtles or any other fascinating fish. Food was just OK, lack of selection on drinks for kids....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This excursion lives up to its name. Captain Aaron made a savvy move in going to a non-Molokini snorkeling site first. We saw lots of turtles and beautiful fish...and by the time we headed for Molokini, all the other boats were gone! We basically had...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Magical sight of the young whale breaching, brought tears to our eyes. Crew were fantastic and well worth every penny

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Thank esdekay
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Chose this trip from a credit card points redemption and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Super easy check-in, super friendly staff, and after a quick briefing, we boarded the very nice boat. We chose to sit upstairs in the open air and had a...More

Thank jscollins737
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took three trips with PWF in November and each surpassed our high expectations. The snorkeling itself was fantastic (Molokini, Turtle Town, Honolua). The attention to customer comfort and enjoyment stood out even while the educational/conservation messages were strong without preaching. On two of our...More

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Thank Barb3791
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't see any Humpbacks but we still had a great time. The Mom & little Daughter team of traditional dance & chant-in-song & the traditional Hula couple doing a traditional Hula for the occasion was wonderful.

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Sandra M
26 September 2018|
Response from Ray1628 | Reviewed this property |
Humpback whales are seen from November to May. Jan to March being the best time
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
Rob P
23 July 2017|
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Response from 541mark | Reviewed this property |
No scuba diving