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Pacific Whale Foundation

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612 Front St, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“ocean spirit” (130 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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612 Front St, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
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Reviewed yesterday

We went out on a whale watch and the crew was great and we saw many whales up close and personal. It was an overall excellent experience!

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Reviewed yesterday

Guide was very knowledgable. Saw a ton of whales in their natural environment while also enjoying bar drinks

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Thank JohnnieShafe
Reviewed yesterday

We looked at a lot of tour companies for whale watching, but decided on Pacific Whale Foundation and we were very happy. The crew was very knowledgeable and the boat was very clean and comfortable. Be sure to get a membership in Pacific Whale Foundation...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Captain and crew were great, but the real star is Chris Kelly! The snorkelling was very good, but the Wild Side Snorkel Tour turned into the best whale watch ever.

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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time and saw dozens of whales. We got lucky and had perfect weather, no waves and plenty of sunshine. We plan to go again before the season ends.

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Thank brshuster
Reviewed yesterday

Great time. All of our group thought it was a main highlight of their trip. We got mugged too! We'll be back next year.

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Thank dasanresearch
Reviewed yesterday

Our experience with the whale watch was absolutely fantastic. Our crew was Jenny and Captain Tom. They are very well educated in the marine life and great people. I would definitely take another tour with them. Well worth the money and experience

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Thank Wayne M
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Reviewed yesterday

Saw lots of whales, nice clean boat, knowledgeable tour guides, the hydrophone was my favorite part, listening the whales was a combo of a cow and Chewbacca. The marine biologist was very knowledgeable and also good with the kids on the boat.

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Reviewed yesterday

Whale Foundation whale watch was one of the best experiences I have had in Maui. Personnel was very professional in all aspects of their job. Very enjoyable!

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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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Beaveretta123
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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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!
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