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Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793-5918
Phone Number: +1 808-249-8811
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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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Amazing! Wild Side Eco Tour

They offer a number of different tours. We went on the Molokini Wild Side Eco Adventure. It's for adults and I suggest you be a good swimmer/snorkeler if you choose this one. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They offer a number of different tours. We went on the Molokini Wild Side Eco Adventure. It's for adults and I suggest you be a good swimmer/snorkeler if you choose this one. This is an excellent tour worth every penny. The staff was knowledgeable and extremely friendly, paying every attention possible to both safety and enjoyment. It was even noted... More 

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Marlborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

EVERYTHING about this trip was first class. We showed up for the Thursday morning check-in, only to find out our reservation was for the day before .... no problem! They found space for us on the Ocean Liberty, no surcharge, for their "Wild Side" excursion. Goals for the day - see as much marine life as possible, either from the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the wild side tour today 17th Nov 2016 Fantastic tour, guides had great knowledge. Saw 3 pods of dolphins, turtles, sting rays and a manta ray. Excellent snorkelling. Great trip on the boat and best of all excellent food and drink on board. Highly recommend this to anyone near by. Kev

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best trip ever!!! PWF always does an excellent job, but the Molkini Wild Side is over the top!!! We loved it so much, we went twice! Gotta do this!!! Smaller group (22 on Wednesday, 32 on Sunday) and all adults makes for a less crowded environment . We snorkeled three sites. Conditions permitting, you may get to snorkel the backside,... More 

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good organized trip for snorkle and dolphin watching. The captain knew exactly where to find the spinner dolphins and had a great little reef for us to dive and see lots of beautifull fish. Meal inclused and afterwards a poster for the kids.

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Marysville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me just say that my eight year old was fascinated by this tour and as a family we all felt it was one of the best trips we had on Maui. My daughter asked lots of questions during the naturalist discussions, and took in all the information. The crew remembered her name throughout the trip, which meant the world... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience today! Craig was our captain and he delivered! We got to swim face to face with turtles. We went to Molokini where we saw lobsters, eels, white tipped reef sharks, and a ton of fish! My favorite part of the tour was diving deep to hear the humpbacks swimming. This was a special moment that we got to... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken several trips with Pacific Whale Foundation. The organization is educational and leads the rest in Whale information. The boats are nice with a lot of space to sit and stand. The crew is knowledgeable, fun and helpful.

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went snorkelling to Molokini with our 11 & 9 year old. Couldn't believe how great the staff were towards our children and us. They are compassionate and understanding. The captain was very safe and thorough. Can't say enough good things about the staff. The captain had great music on top of it all. I would recommend this tour again and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I took two different tours with PWF this week during our visit to Maui. The first was the first whale watch tour of the season. Sadly we didnt see any whales but it's still pretty early in the season. No complaints. Their sighting guarantee allows you to rebook another whale watch for free if you don't see... More 

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