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Pacific Whale Foundation

612 Front Street, Lahaina, HI, United States
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    I did a whale watching tour with Pacific Whale Foundation out of Ma'alea Harbor and it was a great experience. They were incredibly knowledgeable and respectful of the animals but also made sure we had a great viewing experience. It is such an amazing organization I strongly suggest choosing them over other tour operators.

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    Coming to Maui during whale season, December through mid April, and want a first hand encounter with these seasonal mammals, this is a wonderful cruise. About a two and 1/2 hour drive from Hana, so visit them if you are staying on the other side of the island.

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    Pacific Whale Foundation is located both in Lahaina and at the Ma'alaea harbor in Kihei. The humpback whales start arriving in Hawaii at the end of October, somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 of them, and they linger around the islands well into April. And they aren’t just hanging around -- they are engaged in very interesting, near-the-surface activity that is fascinating to observe. The males are there to compete for the females, and they splash, lunge, jump and generally show off. The females are there to be courted, or to give birth and teach their babies how to be whales. You can sit on your deck at Honokeana Cove and see the whales blowing, spy-hopping, pec-slapping, and just hanging around out in the channel towards Molokai. However, the very best way to enjoy the whales is to hop on a whale watch boat. There are many providers of whale watches, including people who will give you a free boat ride if you listen to a timeshare pitch, and other people who pretend to be a research foundation helping the whales. However, the established, legitimate nonprofit organization that runs whale watches is Pacific Whale Foundation, and they do excellent, well-organized, well-narrated trips. There are sunset and dinner cruises, of course, but if you really want to see the whales, go during the daytime and bring your binoculars and camera. A tip: whale activity is unpredictable and sudden; your best photos will be taken as a video clip, and from that you can extract the frames that show the biggest and most impressive displays. It’s truly impressive to see these giant creatures up close, and sometimes they will even come over close to your boat to check you out!

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    Pacific Whale Foundation is located both in Lahaina and at the Ma'alaea harbor in Kihei. The humpback whales start arriving in Hawaii at the end of October, somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 of them, and they linger around the islands well into April. And they aren’t just hanging around -- they are engaged in very interesting, near-the-surface activity that is fascinating to observe. The males are there to compete for the females, and they splash, lunge, jump and generally show off. The females are there to be courted, or to give birth and teach their babies how to be whales. You can sit on your deck at Honokeana Cove and see the whales blowing, spy-hopping, pec-slapping, and just hanging around out in the channel towards Molokai. However, the very best way to enjoy the whales is to hop on a whale watch boat. There are many providers of whale watches, including people who will give you a free boat ride if you listen to a timeshare pitch, and other people who pretend to be a research foundation helping the whales. However, the established, legitimate nonprofit organization that runs whale watches is Pacific Whale Foundation, and they do excellent, well-organized, well-narrated trips. There are sunset and dinner cruises, of course, but if you really want to see the whales, go during the daytime and bring your binoculars and camera. A tip: whale activity is unpredictable and sudden; your best photos will be taken as a video clip, and from that you can extract the frames that show the biggest and most impressive displays. It’s truly impressive to see these giant creatures up close, and sometimes they will even come over close to your boat to check you out!

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    We love whale watching on the Pacific Whale Foundation boats!

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