Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Maalaea Road, Maui, USA
Pacific Whale Foundation Maui Reviews
Great day trips and a dose of eco tourism Apr 22, 2013
There are a bunch of organisers that offer snorkeling trips from the Ma'alea Harbor in Maui.
They all have more or less the same itinerary and are competitively priced. So this makes the decision making process for a tourist really hard!
I picked the Pacific Whale Foundation for my snorkeling day trip for several reasons.
Their itinerary included a stop at the island of Lana'i in addition to the popular stop at Molokini.
Their website advertised professional ecologists as crew members.
They are a non profit organization.
And they do so much for the marine life in terms of research and awareness programs.
It just felt like the right choice for me.
If the tour itself had been anything less than exceptional, I still would not have regretted the choice. But they gave me no reason to complain at all!
They were professionally staffed and the crew was just so friendly and helpful.
They started the trip with yummy coffee cakes and banana bread. Lunch was a wide assortment of goodies that catered to every palette - vegetarian, burger lovers, salad relishers!
They had plenty of floatation devlices (not just life jackets that made swimming cumbersome, but also belts and noodles) to help make the focus of the trip the marine life that we were going to see.
The crew got in the water with us and gave us little tidbits of info as we swam around.
And of course, there was alcohol on the way back!
All in all, a merry day with a fun crew.
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Wonderful foundation with excellent programs and tours Sep 14, 2009
Jan 08, 2008
If you have the opportunity to take a smaller tour, DO IT! Jam-packed with children and more children, this company claims to be a friend to the environment but they're more like an acquaintance. They use bio-degradable utensils, plates and cups, but they do not compost. They talk about preserving marine life, but their large boat causes damage just like the rest. They are just another big company trying to increase profits. I recommend a zypher boat tour which is more cozy and exciting. And no runts to harass your trip.
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