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Pacific Whale Foundation

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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
+1 808-740-0670
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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 dolphin watch ecotours, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and sunset dinner cruises, holiday cruises, stargazing ecotours, and more. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels with knowledgeable, friendly certified Marine Naturalists. Choose PacWhale Eco-Adventures and make a difference: all profits support research, education and conservation programs to protect marine wildlife and the ocean environment. Cruises depart from Ma'alaea & Lahaina Harbors.
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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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+1 808-740-0670
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Reviewed yesterday

The trip was wonderful, the snorkeling was amazing, and the Marine biologists on board were especially informative. My five-year-old daughter had an amazing time!

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The entire experience was like a dream. Super friendly crew, delicious food and drinks, beautiful live ukulele music, wild dolphins at our feet, and the most spectacular sunset we have ever seen. The most perfect evening for our family. Thank you PWF!

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Visited on a snorkeling excursion and had a GREAT time. Snorkeling was exceptional, but on the return trip things got even better when the captain stopped and we watch a mother whale and calf playing around while a suitor hung out with the pair. Then,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Discovered the dolphin pod really early on and stayed with them for 45 mins was awesome so many spinnning and jumping was so much better than any other trip Naturalist was so educational without loosing everyone’s interest Definitely would recommend this trip

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff was awesome and was always nearby I have bone to bone knee and everyone reasured me that I was okay you see this is the first time I had ever Snorkled

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Honolua Bay snorkel cruise was beautiful, love the education provided as well. I prefer paying an organization that seeks to improve the environment rather than just make a profit.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

great trip. the crew served us lunch, answered sea life questions, cooked us lunch, and informed us of lots of interesting facts.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great trip. The crew was awesome and provided great information and service. Some people got sea sick and they were extremely helpful. The food service was fabulous. Thank you. Definitely would recommend.

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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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12 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!
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