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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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101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96761-1268
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pacific Whale Foundation crew aboard our boat were challenged with high seas and white caps. Our safety was their primary concern. They took us to a great snorkeling spot and we were in the water for quite a while. We saw several dolphin along...More

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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 snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They are one of the last outfits running so late in the season. When checking in one of the attendants already said : chances are very slim. And so the trip turned into 2 hours of trawling the ocean with just water. The highlight was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We swam with manta rays, AMAZING! Green turtles, frog fish, white tip reef sharks, and did I mention manta rays?!?! One of the best snorkel trips I've ever been on. Honolua bay is a gorgeous spot, and we were the only boat there! Not packed...More

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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 had such an amazing time on your snorkeling ecotour 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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crew amazing, there to help whenever needed, snorkeling was fantastic, saw a turtle amazing coral and fish. Food great. On way home saw a pod of spinner dolphins, they were amazing. Great day highly recommend

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

Aloha Tracy. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Island Rhythms "Sunset Cruise" out of Ma'alaea harbor. This is a 2-hour cruise, and it left right around 5:00PM. We didn't think much of that at first, but when the boat began to turn and head back to harbor before the sun...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot say enough about how fabulous the Wild Side Snorkel tour is. We did the Wild Side tour in January 2018 and were so impressed we wanted to bring out college age daughter back on this trip. The smaller boat and smaller group is...More

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

Aloha Janet. We are so glad to hear that you had such an amazing time on your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did two snorkel tours with Pacific Whale and had a wonderful time on both tours. Tours were educational (we had some marine biologists from the company), fun and very relaxed. All the staff seemed genuinely happy and wanted all guests to have a great time....More

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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 snorkeling ecotours 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.

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5 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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No scuba diving
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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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