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Pacific Whale Foundation

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Address: Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
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+1 808-249-8811
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08:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit...

Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation offers thrilling and fun ocean ecotours based on more then 34 years of marine research and ocean ecotour experience. Pacific Whale Foundation offers cruises for every style of adventure, including ocean raft adventures, whale watches, wild dolphin encounters, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, and stargazing tours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels (including ocean rafts and double-deck catamarans) in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified marine naturalists and biologists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: 100% of the profits go to support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.

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Molokini And Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip
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US$104.12*
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Sunset Dinner Cruise: Four Course Dining Experience
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US$80.54*
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Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise

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A great day in the water

Good sized boat. Lots of room. Conscientious crew. Nice lunch and continental breakfast served aboard.

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Fairfield
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Good sized boat. Lots of room. Conscientious crew. Nice lunch and continental breakfast served aboard.

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Thank Keith A
San Antonio, Texas
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Knowledgeable and informative staff engaged all aboard to keep watch for whales and we saw at least two different whales (spotted by their tails) come to the surface and dive. Plus at one point they shut off the engines and lowered a microphone into the water and we were able to hear the whale's song. Quite exciting! And attracted at... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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The crew was amazing and at the end of the trip we also gained a lot of knowledge about the reefs and the various kinds of fish who call the ocean and the reefs their home. The best part is the trip money goes toward research and saving these reefs and the ocean. I would definitely recommend PWF to anyone... More 

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Today we took the Molikini and Turtles Arches snorkeling trip with Pacific Whale Foundation. I am so glad we decided to go with PWF! I didn't know when I booked the tour online that this organization is committed to the conservation of whales and other marine wildlife. I am so happy to have supported their efforts! We took the 7:00... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have taken the Whale tour both times that we have vacationed in Maui and have not been disappointed. The whales were abundant and the sunrise was amazing. the crew was very friendly and informative and they interacted with the tour group the entire cruise. This is a must do every time we go to Maui.

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Wailea, Hawaii
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On our visit to Hawaii we signed up for the guided snorkeling adventure with this group. We had a large group on the boat, but the crew and staff did an amazing job! We were educated on the basics and were provided perfect gear. As beginners we were a little nervous, but the crew kept us relaxed and comfortable. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Good staff, well taken care of, Great snorkel experience. Plenty of food for nourishment after the exercise; not fancy, but good.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the 3rd time we've gone on an excursion with PWF over 3 visits to Maui and they never disappoint. Whether it's whalewatching, a dinner cruise, or a this year's snorkeling adventure to Lanai, we always have a good time and learn something from the mindful, eco-minded crews. Very impressed this time by their compassion and support for travelers... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were treated like favorite friends, the service was excellent. Food was tasty and abundant and knowledgeable ecotourism guides. Captain was experienced and shared funny stories. Totally enjoyable.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once again, we found that the sunset dinner cruise with the Pacific Whale Foundation is the best on the island. Being able to have an assigned table for our party was wonderful. The food was great and our server Nick was fun.

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