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Pacific Whale Foundation

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612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 800-942-5311
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation! PacWhale Eco-Adventures offers thrilling and fun ocean adventures based on more than 37 years of marine research and sustainable ecotour experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including dolphin and whalewatch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, holiday cruises and stargazing ecotours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: all profits support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 800-942-5311
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed their snorkelling and dolphin-watching excursion off Lanai'i! The Pacific Whale Foundation is a great non-profit that has very knowledgeable and experienced crew. I also appreciated that they are very environmentally friendly (e.g. the water they provide is served in cups made from corn...More

Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our sunset dinner cruise so much we booked an snorkeling tour for the next morning! The dinner cruise was beautiful, the food yummy, and the staff fantastic. Taylor was personable and knowledgeable. He was a great waiter and an even better snorkel guide....More

Thank nicoleswigart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I were visiting Hawaii for the first time. One of the things we wanted to do was snorkel. I looked around for some of the best companies at a reasonable price. These guys were the one. The crew on the ship were...More

Thank Goliath G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Snorkeling in Hawaii is always fun and wonderful! The Pacific Whar Foundation made it even better! The staff were all passionate and seemed to genuinely care for the wildlife in the area. They ensured that we were able to visit and enjoy ourselves but also...More

Thank Sandy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a snorkeling tour via Pacific Whale Foundation in Lahaina during our Maui trip. The crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. Awesome snorkeling activity off the island of Lanai. Although we forgot our waterproof action cam at home, my family and i still had...More

Thank HotWingsDotCom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time doing the sunset dinner cruise and was once again very pleased. The food was great and drinks were nice. The food was fantastic and plenty to fill you up. The view is amazing to see the sunset while gliding along...More

Thank airplanetech
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this Pac Whale Eco Adventure tour through our cruise ship – we could have done so directly with the company and saved a few dollars….so we were not pleased as there are no additional expenses involved. The vessel, Ocean Quest, leaves directly from...More

Thank Peter3152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on two snorkeling trips with PAC Whale during our trip to Maui. Both were a great experience. We saw lots of fish and turtles and had wonderful food and drinks afterwards. The crew on both trips were top notch.

Thank beachgirl777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out on the Ocean Spirit which was a nice newer sail boat. The captain and crew were great and knowledgeable with a heart for the reef system. They had continental breakfast for us when we checked in and also when we got on the...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was handled in an excellent and professional manner. We had both the steak and chicken dinners and they were great. The entire cruise was a very good experience.

Thank Doug B
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Wanda G
9 April 2017|
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Response from stephen j | Reviewed this property |
We were informed by our guide that come mid April, the Humpback whales start to return to the Alaskan area. So I think you may be out of luck. However, as I say in my review, this company "guarantee" you will see whales, so... More
12 March 2017|
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Response from Cherylbc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are chairs. If you are prone to motion sickness, I would advise taking medicine first.
2 March 2017|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Yes, whales are typically around in late March and PacWhale offers guaranteed sightings (or go again free) into May. Mahalo and we hope to see you soon!