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Whale Center of the Pacific

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Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
Phone Number: +1 808-661-5992
Fee: No

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Whale watching !!!

Great place for learning about whales and their migratory habits. Tours are pricey but look for discounts in the tourist magazines

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Arthur Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for learning about whales and their migratory habits. Tours are pricey but look for discounts in the tourist magazines

Thank Arthur Y
Orangevale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is close to the Banyan Tree and is where the Pacific Whale Foundation Tours check in is. They have a nice assortment of hats, shirts, sunscreen, stuffed animals, water and ice cream

Thank NorCal-traveler08
Tacoma, Washington
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

They do a great job with the whale watching tour. The guides are fun and knowledgeable. I strongly prefer this group over the lower-cost independent vendors. Was a great outing with lots of whales and dolphins.

Thank mcgahanjj
Starbuck, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent tour. We did not see to many whales but was getting to the end of the whale season. Tour guide did an excellent job

Thank 280marilyn
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

If I wanted guilt I would talk to my priest. This place felt way too commercialized and we as humans are at fault for everything. I tried engaging the staff several times only to be shunned. I had an arm full of items to purchase that I simply left on the shelf and walked out.

1 Thank Rob A
Maricopa, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We took the sunset dinner cruise with this company. The service was excellent and the crew accommodating. Food was very good for a dinner cruise event. My wife highly recommends the shrimp dinner. The steak dinner was tender and tasty. The tips witnessed from other guests were weak (less than 10%) regarding superior and accommodating service. The crew earned 15%-20%... More 

Thank David C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Came here as a meeting point to pick up a few people. While waiting for them had a look around and this place was a wealth if information along with pictures books etc. Nice place to being the kids to introduce them to the world of whales :)

Thank k1w1brad
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This Whale Center of the Pacific is a very nice info place on humpbacks..me being a whale enthusiast, i was able to get all the information of the whales lifecycle, right from mating in the waters of pacific in maui to their journey to the alaskan waters...amazing, loved it..

Thank KetanDani79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Comfortable, inside and out. Well informed crew with lots of information (our guide was an Aussie). Provided water (free) and other beverages. We saw several whales (all humpbacks).

Thank Richard V
Centerville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

This very educational and fun. Saw several whales with their babies and got to listen to them through a mic that was dropped into the water.

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