Pacific Whale Foundation
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 89%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 84%Adventure Travelers
- 73%Green Travelers
- 69%Local Culture
- 64%Budget Travelers
- 55%Luxury Travelers
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- Pacific Whale FoundationMay 20, 2014
Whales are Maui! Everyone at least once in their life should go on a whale watch. The Pacific Whale Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and ongoing research of whales all over the world. They have great tours and is fun and informative for all ages
- Pacific Whale FoundationMay 09, 2014
If you want to see the HUMPBACK WHALES when they come to jump and play in the warm Pacific Ocean each winter and give birth to their young calves...then Book a Cruise with PWF! Their experts will impress you with a vast knowledge of these unforgettable creatures.Recommended for:
- Pacific Whale FoundationApr 28, 2014
Located in Lahaina an easy location with a large selection of boat adventures from raft tours to smooth sailing. During whale season they guarantee your will view a whale. Fun for the kids. Year round snorkel trips to the best west side spots or travel across the channel to the island of Lanai. Book on-line and save money. Check-in is across the street from the Banyan Tree at the PWF office/store. Plan with time to park, check-in and walk a short distance to the boat. Snorkel tours provide equipment just bring your towel, sunglasses and hat. Enjoy a sunset dinner Maui style.Recommended for:
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- Pacific Whale FoundationMar 02, 2014
Took a whale watching tour out of lahaina boat was jammed unless your in the front of the line you'll have bad seats and no view. They say it's good for kids it's not had my 5 mo old and 3 yr old couldn't walk around with the baby from shirty seat and the 3 yr old saw nothing. Lays of sharp metal parts that could slice you up all over the vessel. Crew had surly attitudes and they pushed everyone to eat the ghastly breakfast sandwiches. An to top it off the lady in the store tried to charge my wife over a thousand dollars for two tshirts and a hat. Stay away they suck you have been warned
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- Pacific Whale FoundationAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Feb 07, 2014
Book with pacific whale foundation if you come in February for whale watching. It's great because they guarantee sightings and it's for the preservation of whales!
Make sure to get the sunset raft if you can. I didn't because I was staying in kihei but it looks like that one is more up close and intimate.
- Pacific Whale FoundationFeb 01, 2014
The best whale watch on Maui. PWF also has many other ocean tours that involve everything in the marine environment. When you support PWF all proceeds go to whale research. Humpbacks, although making a good recovery, are still and endangered species. Supporting research efforts to assist recovery only makes sense.
- Pacific Whale FoundationJan 05, 2014
We do not have first-hand knowledge, but interesting Pacific Whale Foundation activities turn up frequently on Event's Lists for Maui. They offer snorkeling and diving tours, whale watching, hikes, beach cleanup events for visitors, nighttime tide pool explorations for kids, and festivals. Our impression is these educational activities are well-attended and well-received. We urge our guests to check out Pacific Whale Foundation's website to learn what might be going on during their stay.Recommended for:
- Pacific Whale FoundationMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersDec 05, 2013
If you're going to go on a winter whale-watching boat trip on Maui, put the Pacific Whale Foundation, a nonprofit organization, at the top of your list. Tours include an on-board naturalist who'll talk about the habits of the migratory north Pacific humpback whales that give birth and nurse their young in the shallow, warm waters just off Maui's leeward shores. Most tours depart from Maalaea Bay, south of Lahaina and north of Kihei.Recommended for:
- Pacific Whale FoundationCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Nov 29, 2013
If you are on Maui in the winter, a whale watch tour through Pacific Whale Foundation is a must! Even if it's not the season, it's a great place to learn about whales. PWF does a great job guiding, educating, and bringing awareness of whale and ocean marine life to the public. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. A hi-light of my Maui trip is doing the sunrise whale tour and I got to see over 7 whales, 2 of which swam super close and under the boat twice!!! I saw breaching, 3 jumps!!! I wish my camera was quicker in snapping the pictures. It was soo awesome and crazy seeing it in close view.Recommended for:
- Pacific Whale FoundationNov 29, 2013
If you are in Maui from December to May, whale watching trips are offered by a plethora of operators. I like Pacific Whale Foundation best for a few reasons. First, they have some trips that leave from Ma'alaea Harbor, which is about 10 minutes from north Kihei and doesn't require the relatively long and congested drive to Lahaina. Secondly, the naturalists do a good job of educating and keeping it interesting. Thirdly, they offer other trips, such as dolphin watching...even if you choose this option, you are virtually guaranteed to get in some prime whale watching as well. They seem to have a leg up on the other operators in finding the critters and getting as close as possible. Finally, the boats are well maintained and they don't seem to feel as crowded on some of the other tours. Well worth the cost.