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Pacific Whale Foundation

300 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793
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    Tom M
    5 Jun 17, 2014

    The best whale watching tours on Maui! Pacific Whale offers excellent raft and snorkel tours as well.

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    Sherry H
    5 Jun 16, 2014

    Eco-friendly whale watching tours, and your fees all go to a good cause: the Whale Foundation for the protection of and education about the humpback whales.

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    Ali B
    4 May 28, 2014

    Great fun and affortable way to get out onthe water and see some whales if visiting here in the months of Novemeber to April.

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    John E
    5 May 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

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    Pamela B
    5 May 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.

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  • Pacific Whale Foundation
    Maui W
    5 Apr 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.

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    Gail N
    5 Apr 03, 2014

    These are the folks to book a whale watch with. It's their area of expertise and the trips are affordable. Book the Ultimate -- Tuesdays at 8am, includes breakfast and behind the scenes presentation before boarding boat.

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    Kathy R
    5 Apr 03, 2014

    One of the best for whale watching. They offer snorkeling trips too! Receive a free or discounted trip with a new membership. Bookings can be done online or at their store in downtown Lahaina.

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    C everhardt
    1 Mar 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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    Kevin E
    5 Feb 21, 2014

    Of course they tell you about whales, but did you know there is a 500 year old rock pool constructed for fishing right in front? On Tuesday evenings a local elder teaches you about the history and how to paddle a canoe? Fun stuff!

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    michere
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    4 Feb 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.

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    Robert W
    5 Jan 16, 2014

    located next to Menehune Shores, the whale foundation is an educational experience very pertinent for studying Maui's yearly visitors from Alaska, the humpback whales

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  • Pacific Whale Foundation
    Val & Dianne S
    5 Feb 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.

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    Darlene N
    5 Jan 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.

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    Kitty R
    5 Oct 21, 2013

    WHALE WATCHING IS ONE OF THE GREAT PAST TIME. THIS A PERFECT FOR AN EDUCATION OF THE INPORTANCE OF THE WHALES AND THE HISTORY OF MAUI AND THE CONCERN FOR WHALES IN OUR OCEAN.

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  • Pacific Whale FoundationPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    4 Dec 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.

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  • Pacific Whale FoundationCommunity ManagerPro 2014
    Yen Phan
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    5 Nov 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.

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    Matthew B
    5 Nov 29, 2013

    A wonderful way to enjoy all the natural beauty of ocean life while supporting the Pacific Whale Foundation.
    They also have great Dinner Cruises!!!!

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  • Pacific Whale Foundation
    Larry C
    5 Aug 21, 2013

    The best, most informed, safe and friendly of all the cruises.
    Several sailing and several marinas from which to depart.

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  • Pacific Whale Foundation
    Ellen P
    5 Nov 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.

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You can help save whales from extinction when you get active with the Pacific Whale Foundation in Hawaii. You can join as a member or volunteer, but there are other ways you can help too. Adopting a whale, dolphin or turtle helps support research and programs. In return for a monetary donation, you get an e-adoption package that includes a certificate, a story of the animal you adopted, and maps ... read more
to show you where your animal is in the ocean. You also get to name your animal! You can also take part in the whale regatta where small rubber whales race on a water course way. Learn about these magnificent creatures while you help to save them at the same time.

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