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Address: 612 Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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+1 800-942-5311
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$116.12*
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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$39.86*
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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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Pacific Whale Foundation Whale Watch & Dinner Cruise, Both Very Well Done

I grudgingly went on a 3 hour whale watch out of Lahaina Harbor with friends. The group of young people who hosted the cruise were fabulous. Lana & Jackson were very well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Angela E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grudgingly went on a 3 hour whale watch out of Lahaina Harbor with friends. The group of young people who hosted the cruise were fabulous. Lana & Jackson were very well educated and informative about whale behavior; they converted this hesitant whale watcher into someone with great respect for the animals. All around the staff was friendly and passionate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a whale cruise on one of Pacific Whale Foundations catamaran boats. We got to the Lahaina boat dock 30 minutes early so that we could get a good seat on the boat. We did see many whales, but the large boat seems to scare them away. The small zodiak raft style boats don't seem to do that... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have gone Whale watching 3 times with the Pacific Whale Foundation. All 3 were great experiences. Last week we went for a 2 hours adventure and had at least 70 sightings, These included 3 Breeches, maybe 15 huge flipper smashes. We saw moms with a new born, WOW! February is a great time to be in Maui. The Foundation... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We initially booked a tour aboard the Ocean Explorer boat. When I got my reminder the day before our trip, it said that I was on the raft...NOT what I wanted. When we checked in, the attendant told us that the Explorer was not in service and was replaced with the raft. We did not want to go on the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was to be a two hour sunset cocktail cruise. It began 30 minutes late. The catamaran went out into the harbor, did a big loop for 75 minutes and then returned to the harbor. Was very disappointing and not worth the money spent.

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been members for 20 years and always go out with PWF several times when we visit Maui. Their boats are comfortable and clean, and the staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. The captain never fails to find numerous whales to watch. On our most recent trip, we saw 4 different whales breach very close to the boat -... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Almost from the time we left the dock, we saw whales. Had close call with whale going surfacing and going under the boat. Great trip to see whales on either side of boat.

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Penngrove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been out on several whale tours in Hawaii and other places . . . This one is for a good cause .. and .. every time they take us out? We see whales, and, get up close ... having them breach just feet from us. Don't forget your free poster and take your camera !!! Take a cooler or... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our Sunrise Tour in Maalena so much, we booked another Sunrise Tour out of Lahaina. It did not disappoint! We arrived before daylight. The slip has a small check-in area. Nothing else is open that time of morning so take a bottle of water or your coffee with you. After the safety briefing, we headed out to sea.... More 

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Winterville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on two excursions with the foundation. The first was a whale watch. We were foutunate and got several whales including a mother and baby. The second excursion was Lanai Snorkel ans Dilphin Watch. Snorkeling was great. We did not see dolphins but did see several whales. The store front has great shopping for the grandkids. We even adopted... More 

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