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Pacific Whale Foundation

#24 of 114 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Lahaina Features Animals
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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“whale watch” (165 reviews)
“ocean spirit” (50 reviews)
“non profit” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 800-942-5311
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This tour does a great job and they really know and respect their whales! We went on the mid-morning tour, which ended up being a really good choice because after the morning tour, they realized the boat didn't have to go very far out to...More

Thank KB40_40
gregkaufman, Public Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Aloha, we love to hear that you found your trip so educational. All our ecotours are led by certified Marine Naturalists who hold degrees in marine biology, ecology, or related science fields so it’s great that their expertise was able to add to your experience....More

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We have been on whale watching tours all over the United States. I have to say This one is one of the best companies top to bottom. They have extremely friendly and informative staff. Well taken care of boats. Easy boarding for both the whale...More

Thank donald s
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice experience. We had two young kids. They were very happy and excited. We saw several whales. The explanations are clear and interesting. Crew is nice.

Thank Suyan_Fabien
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this at the last min the day before Went out 1/29. Lots and lots of whales flapping their tales and bridging through the surf. It was raining at the doc but soon cleared. Crew were GREAT very friendly and knowledgeable w/degrees in oceanography. Capt...More

Thank Jerry5567
Reviewed 29 January 2017

There are alot of Molokini tours on Maui, but this is the tour that actually supports to area. We were greeted and taken to molokini to snorkel with the fishes and reef, The staff were very knowledgable on the area and we had a chat...More

Thank ChrisAdvisor1981
gregkaufman, Public Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Aloha and mahalo for the review. We love to hear that you had such a memorable and eventful trip with us. It’s also great when our mission of protecting the ocean is recognized. We hope to have you join us on your next trip to...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Booked our trip in January to be sure to see whales. Our whale watch did not disappoint! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure everyone knew where to look. We saw many, many whales. Lots of mothers and babies. I would definitely choose...More

Thank Cherylbc
Reviewed 28 January 2017

There are a lot of whale watching companies in Lahaina. We stumbled upon this one because we wandered into the PWF storefront on the main drag. The woman who answered our questions before we booked was very helpful and did not push us to book...More

Thank Mastashen
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We took the 9:00 trip on Ocean Discovery. There were whales aplenty and informative narration. The only downside was that the boat is large and takes quite a crowd -- it was difficult finding a handy or comfortable place along the rail to watch the...More

Thank Roadtripsters2015
gregkaufman, Public Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Aloha and mahalo for the feedback. It’s great to hear our Marine Naturalists were able to share some of their expertise with you and that you had an eventful trip filled with whale sightings. Perhaps you might enjoy one of our smaller, less crowded boats,...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went today and it was awesome. The foundation is a non profit, the guides really knowledgeable and very friendly. The boat is big, seats 140. The price was very reasonable, especially given it helps out the cause. They have water and other stuff, not...More

Thank gajgmusic
gregkaufman, Public Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Aloha and thank you for the review. We are glad to hear you had an eventful trip and were able to finally see some whales. We look forward to hopefully having you join us again in the future, mahalo!

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had a wonderful time and experienced many sightings of humpbacks during the 6:45 a.m. sailing on the Ocean Explorer. The captain, Aaron, was very professional and knew how to manoeuvre the boat (keeping a respectful distance from the whales) so that we were able...More

Thank runnerruth
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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 lowens002 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you need to get in line at the dock to be able to get the. Once you get away fro the Harbor people will stand up so you will no be able to see unless you to do the same. If you need to stay seated sit on the lower... More
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!