Pacific Whale Foundation


Pacific Whale Foundation – Hawaii provides visitors with a unique look at the local ocean life through their Ocean Ecotours and Eco-Adventures Cruises. Located in Maui, the Pacific Whale Foundation-Hawaii has been promoting the appreciation, understanding, and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs, and our planet’s glorious oceans for 28 years.

Tranquil blue waters and vibrantly colored sea life welcome visitors to the many educational tours and cruises offered by the Pacific Whale Foundation-Hawaii. Excursion packages range from snorkeling in Molokini, a magical snorkeling area set into the ring of an ancient volcanic cater, to the Lanai Dolphin Encounters and Lahaina and Ma’alaea Whale Watching cruises.

What To Expect
Tours are facilitated by Pacific Whale Foundation-Hawaii certified marine naturalists and when applicable include snorkel gear, flotation devices, reef safe sunscreen, and “learn to snorkel” classes for beginners. Tropically flavored complimentary meals are provided for visitors to enjoy during their voyage.

Hours of Operation
Offices are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Snorkeling excursions and Dolphin Encounters are available year round with mid November to mid April marking the Whale Watching season.

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Admission Cost
Package costs begin at $22.45 for adults and $15.30 for children 7-12. Under 7: free. A 20% discounted admission is available to Members of the Pacific Whale Foundation-Hawaii. Membership is available for individuals ($40), seniors ($35), families (2 adults and all children under 18-$55), institutions/groups (4 people-$100), and students ($35).

How to Get There
Lahina Booth: Located at the historic Lahaina Harbor Slip #1, the booth can be found at the heart of the Lahaina Harbor across from the Pioneer Inn on Wharf St.

Lahaina Ocean Store: Located at 612 Front Street, from Route 30, turn onto Dickenson Street. Turn right onto the small one lane street by Lahaina Divers and Robert Lyn Nelson gallery. Public parking lot is down the street on your right.

The Ma’alaea Ocean Store: Located at 300 Ma’alaea Road, Suite 211, the store is found in The Harbor Shops at Ma’alaea (also known as Ma’alaea Harbor Village). There is free parking available at this location.