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Pacific Whale Foundation

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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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Very informative staff. The trip was organized and lot's of fun! The staff was funny and knew all about the whales. Everyone said we wouldn't see any whales this late in April, but Pac Whale knew where to go and we saw a mom and...More

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My family really wanted to go whale watching even though it was so late in the season. We left out of Ma'alaea Harbor at 9am. We saw some dolphins and also two whales. We also got to listen to the whales when they dropped a...More

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What a great organization. Our family loved it so much Everything was top notch What a great day Staff do knowledgeable and helpful

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The crew were very knowledgeable and provided a terrific experience for all. They do not fill the boat to capacity so there is plenty of room for everyone to move around as whales are sighted. The naturalist on board provided a great deal of information...More

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My family and I took a sunset tour out of Lahaina. The sunset was absolutely beautiful, the sea was calm, and my kids got to see a whale. The evening couldn’t have been better.

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Reviewed yesterday

we went outon Whae watch tur andeven though we did not see anything we did see a large pod of Dolphins..the ride was enjoyable andvery infomrative.

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Kudos to captain Anna, Whale expert Gianna, Dylan And Phoebe. We knew we were booking very late in the season to see whales. Sadly, none. But dolphins, a great ride, sunny skies and lots of info. Thanks to the crew!

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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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Beaveretta123
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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