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Pacific Whale Foundation

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612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1268
+1 808-201-7297
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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$95.59*
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Whalewatch Sail Deluxe Lahaina
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ocean spirit” (51 reviews)
“dolphin watch” (47 reviews)
“non profit” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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612 Front St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw some of the best snorkling we ever experienced! Clear water, great spot off the Lanai harbor. Jill was skipper - friendly, informative, in command. Low key, not pushy, nice boat, good food. Highly recommend.

Thank DavidBT415
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Before we went on this excursion we did our research. These folks are the real deal oceanographer and marine biologists. Good talks. It’s a little early (January is always better) but “There be whales!” on this trip. We had a good time reading ignorant reviews...More

Thank Mark B
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha Mark. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching excursion with us. 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 for your review!

Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I did the whale watching cruise. The crew is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. We were early in the whale season (early December) but we were able to find the whales. All proceeds go back into the foundation which we particularly liked...More

Thank Jelly_Bean_Lover
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your whalewatching excursion with us. 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 for your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Sail whale watch and it was wonderful. We saw around 5 whales that were very active. The crew was very friendly and the education and passion they have for whales definitely comes through. Would highly recommend!

Thank Jared R
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Jared. We love to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatch excursion with us. We will be sure to pass on your your kind words to our Captain and crew. Mahalo for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the two hours out as we saw quite a few whales. Some were right under the boat which you could actually see them. The water and weather were perfect. The crew was very friendly and accommodating. And remember, no paper in the toilet!

Thank Turnkey56
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your excursion with us. 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 for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the two hour whale watch trip and can't say enough about it. The price ($33) was very reasonable, the boat was comfortable, being out on the water was wonderful, and we saw several Humpback whales which was very exciting. I have been on...More

Thank JAM314
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching excursion with us. 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 for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even thought it was a little early for whale watching, we still managed to see 5-6 whales and dozens of dolphins racing our boat! Outstanding service & cultural lessons form the top notch team of Dan, Chris & Hannah. Highly recommend!!More

Thank AZ1958
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching excursion with us. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our Captain and boat crew. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 whale raft trips, dinner cruise, dolphin snorkel & sunrise whale watch! Well looked after by the team on each trip (special thanks to Paul for taking care of me on the dinner & snorkel trips). Generous refund & rebook policies when mother nature doesn't...More

Thank 8283ma
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed all of your excursions with us. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our Captain and boat crew. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved taking our snorkel tour with the Pacific Whale foundation! They were so knowledgeable and educational - the crew included three guides with degrees in marine biology. All of the equipment was in good shape, and the breakfast and lunch were fresh and tasty....More

Thank Julie K
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Julie. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling excursion with us. 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 for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Maui several times over the last 16 years and have done sunset sailings with another company. This year we decided to give PWF a try because we have enjoyed their afternoon whale watching boat trips. We're very happy we did. PWF...More

Thank Chas3
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha. We love to hear that you have enjoyed all of your cruises with us. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our Captain and crew. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo for your review!

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Wanda G
10 April 2017|
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Response from stephen j | Reviewed this property |
We were informed by our guide that come mid April, the Humpback whales start to return to the Alaskan area. So I think you may be out of luck. However, as I say in my review, this company "guarantee" you will see whales, so... More
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TourGB14
12 March 2017|
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Response from Cherylbc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are chairs. If you are prone to motion sickness, I would advise taking medicine first.
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TourGB14
3 March 2017|
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Response from gregkaufman | Property representative |
Yes, whales are typically around in late March and PacWhale offers guaranteed sightings (or go again free) into May. Mahalo and we hope to see you soon!
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