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Pacific Whale Foundation

#1 of 11 things to do in Maalaea Features Animals
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-249-8811
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the boat for snorkeling at Molokini at 830 am. Check in was easy and we were led to our boat wher you could grab a table and chairs for your gear and a place to sit for the ride. Clean boat and friendly...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Too many people at Molokini during the snorkel caused a log jam when everyone tried to see an octopus. I was shoved aside my other guests due to sheer volume. Food and drinks were good. Be prepared for over 100 people on your vessel

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of 11 went on the tour yesterday. For many of us, it was a first time for snorkeling. We had a wonderful time. The crew was outstanding making everyone feel welcomed aboard. The crew was helpful and very informative and helpful when we...More

Thank jpatka
Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and I went on a snorkeling trip. First stop was great to see the dolphins. First spot to start snorkeling we saw a few different types of fish. Not a big variety. Going to a second site we seem to just drive around....More

Thank randysnyder
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about both trips was great. The boat was clean, the food was excellent and the crew was very helpful and friendly. This was not our first time choosing Pac Whale. We came back because we had a great time 2 years ago. We will...More

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Thank mamadeedee917
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are members of the Pacific Whale Foundation because we prefer going on the tours that have the biologists and experts to enhance the experience. We also like that our money is supporting a good cause. It was a great experience. We snorkeled and saw...More

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Thank K1098ERlaurah
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful day; calm waters! The highlight was seeing spinner dolphins. Food was great; crew informative. Trip to Lanai a little long; snorkeling was good!

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Thank ffnoey
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to take in a beautiful Maui sunset but we didn't want to do a dinner cruise. Luckily my wife heard about PAC Whale sunset cocktail cruise and we bought tickets online. The crew was outstanding and the appetizers were delectable. Shout out to...More

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Thank ramosp1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the adults only cocktail cruise. Crew was extremely professional, we left from the dock in Lahaina, didn't have to board or disembark from the beach like other cruises. We had less than 30 people on board so it was not crowded like...More

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Thank 757trishg
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are a member of Pacific Whale foundation. Anytime we go to Maui we make sure we do a trip. The staff is so knowledgeable, food good and plenty of fun for all ages.

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What is the name of the sunscreen you provided on the whale watching and snorkeling trips out of Maalaea?
11 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!
Melissa L
Are you allowed to bring your own gear? In particular a snorkel vest? I'm reading some of the reviews and there's potential for them to run out of vests. I would personally feel more comfortable if I had a vest and I wouldn't want to risk not getting one.
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!
Taylor P
Would you recommend the Molokini Snorkeling with Turtle Arches Tour with PWF?
11 March 2017|
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Response from mgenis | Reviewed this property |
I didn't take the PWF on their snorkeling trip, so I really cannot comment on that excursion. You may want to compare the size of boat/groups of PWF with other groups that offer similar tours. I would suggest only going in... More