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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
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+1 808-249-8811
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08:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit...

Experience Maui's amazing ocean environment with the experts! The nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation offers thrilling and fun ocean ecotours based on more then 34 years of marine research and ocean ecotour experience. Pacific Whale Foundation offers cruises for every style of adventure, including ocean raft adventures, whale watches, wild dolphin encounters, snorkel trips, sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, and stargazing tours. You'll cruise on ultra-stable, eco-friendly vessels (including ocean rafts and double-deck catamarans) in the company of knowledgeable, friendly certified marine naturalists and biologists. Choose Pacific Whale Foundation and make a difference: 100% of the profits go to support efforts to protect whales, dolphins and the ocean environment.

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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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Took three trips with these guys they were so good. Enthusiastic knowledgable and fun guides and staff especially captin Steve on the raft. They ensured that the trip was... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took three trips with these guys they were so good. Enthusiastic knowledgable and fun guides and staff especially captin Steve on the raft. They ensured that the trip was memorable and eventful. Numerous good sightings of humpback whales. Each trip we saw unique behaviour such as fin & Tail slapping & plenty of beautiful flukes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whale watching was an amazing experience! As part of a group of 8, we were able to get enough tickets and enjoy the remarkable boat ride in search of whales. Booking the tickets was straightforward and proved to be no challenge for our larger party. We initially had to reschedule the time, and that turned out to be a painless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked 2 tours with them during our stay there, one out of Lahaina and one out of Maalaea. The whales did not seem very “active” for us during this visit compared to years past. We didn’t see any of the breach within photo op distance. We had a lot of whale tail shots and a baby whale that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great trip. Very informative. The crew was very humble and kind. These folks care about the animals that roam this earth, and it is very apparent while on their boat. I will ALWAYS recommend the Pacific Whale Foundation boats on any adventure I embark on while on these beautiful islands.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pacific Whale Foundation is a wonderful group. We were members when we lived on Maui and shared many trips with our friends and family. The employees are friendly and know there stuff, from the cashiers in the stores to the naturalists and crews on board the ships. We recently returned as visitors. We went ahead and renewed our membership as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We choose this tour because it is a non profit and ecological company. They know evteything about whales and the tour was an amazing experiance and great fun

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midwest,usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the journey raft- so low to water made it so fun. could easily zip to whale sightings. Crew excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great tour - we saw the whales which came so incredibly close to our boat. Highly appreciated the "whale safe" attitude of our captain and the knowledgeable comments of our where expert. Our tour was in the morning so we didn't try the Mai Tais...but they looked so good!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chartered five whale watch Eco tours whil in Maui. All were great as was the staff. I became a member and enjoyed the benefits it offered.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pacific Whale Foundation is the best company on Maui to get out on the water with. We have used many companies on our many adventures in Maui. PWF by far has the best crew, the best food, and we have had nothing but wonderful times on their boats. If you are looking for a memory of a lifetime on Maui... More 

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