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Pacific Whale Foundation

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Cruise with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui's top-rated ocean ecotours based on more than 38 years of marine research and sustainable ecotourism experience. PacWhale has cruises for every style of adventure, including whale and...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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Reviewed today

We really enjoyed the trip out to Molokini and especially the crew. They did a great job running the show (Sadie), making us feel safe and informing us about all the environment around us. I specifically liked hearing about all the efforts that the Pacific...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed yesterday

This was a repeat; we came several years ago; we love to snorkel. It was in September, so half capacity or less made it very pleasant. We were surprised to find the Turtle Town more fun for us than Molokini, because it was more open...More

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Thank beyond_907
Reviewed yesterday

This was my third trip with Pacific Whale Foundation. It was great all three times. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend!

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Thank TheJDeLa
Reviewed yesterday

Everything was delicious, the only reason for the 4 star is the exhaust from the boat was very over powering.

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Thank carol1232018
Reviewed yesterday

Once again PWF does not disappoint. It was a wonderful cruise. The astronomer Harriett is very knowledgeable and entertaining. The pupus were delicious.

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Thank myeya
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Sunset Celestial Cruise with us. Mahalo!

Reviewed yesterday

We did the 7 am Molokini & Turtle Arches snorkel trip. All in all the trip was okay. The amount of money you have to pay to go on such a snorkel trip, I still have to get used to it. And then the number...More

Thank Nibicat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pacific guarantees to see dolphins We have been on this dolphin/snorkle trip 5 times the captain did not even try to search for dolphins and did not mention seeing or not seeing the dolphins at any time we were very disappointed with Pacific WHale this...More

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Thank bechtholdcraig
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time on the sunset cruise - the pupus were delicious and plenty with a nice variation, the staff was very welcoming, friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxed and easy going - a wonderful way to spend 2 hours...More

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Thank Sophie P
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Sophie. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening cruise with our crew. Mahalo for visiting us!

Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the boat ride around the ocean and seeing all the sights of Maui! We were seated next to another couple during dinner. We really enjoyed talking and sharing the evening with them. The dinner and drinks were very good. We will certainly recommend...More

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Thank Linda S
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Linda. We are so happy to hear that you had such a positive experience on your evening cruise with us. Mahalo!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing team! They took extra effort to find dolphins and locate a comfortable spot to snorkel, The snorkeling was disappointing, but nothing to do with them. Just sad that there is not much to see around Hawaii due to dying coral. I would highly recommend...More

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Thank laurasorenson
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Laura. We love to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with our crew. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Mahalo!

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Sandra M
26 September 2018|
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Response from Ray1628 | Reviewed this property |
Humpback whales are seen from November to May. Jan to March being the best time
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S P
6 March 2018|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your question. We guarantee whale sightings to May 15. If there are no whale sightings during your trip, you get a "Just a Fluke" coupon to go again free, within one year. There are usually still some... More
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Rob P
23 July 2017|
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Response from 541mark | Reviewed this property |
No scuba diving
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