Whale Watch Maalaea - Pacific Whale Foundation- Tom Barefoot's
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Whale season is December through mid April

Whale Watch Maalaea - Pacific Whale Foundation

Tour Highlights:
  • DAILY December 1, 2019-April 15, 2020, 9:00 am-11:00am and 11:30 am-1:30 am. 12:30 pm-2:30 pm on Sun, Mon, & Fri
  • 2-hour whale watch aboard 65 foot double deck power catamaran
  • Children age 5-12 are free(one child per paying adult). Children 4 and under free.
  • Led by certified marine naturalists for fun & interesting insights of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. 
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Filtered water
  • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcard for each party
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
  • Maalaea morning departures daily. Also Sunday afternoon departure.
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    Tour/Activity Rates

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    Our Price (Before taxes/fees)*

    Adult
    Child Ages 5-12 (or Additional Child)
    Free Child 5-12 yrs (1/adult)
    Free Child 4 and under

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    Hawaii State sales tax is 4.167%. The cost of additional fees required to be applied by the tour company (if any) can be seen by proceeding to the Activity Cart Order page.

    Enjoy informative narration provided by the research staff of Pacific Whale Foundation's marine research naturalists. Underwater hydrophones let you hear the song of the humpback whale. We guarantee whale sightings or you will receive a coupon good for another trip. Children ages 12 and under go free with a paying adult. Children 4 and under are always free.
    Guests with walkers please let an agent know at your time of reservation so that we can best accommodate you.
    Operates: December 1, 2019 - April 15th, 2020. Daily 9am, 11:30am. 12:30pm-2:30 pm on Sun., Mon, & Fri. (4:30 pm-6:30 pm Monday-Thursday Jan.-March)
    Departure Point: Please meet 45 minutes prior to your tour at the Pacific Whale Foundation Store at GPS: 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku. The complimentary parking shared lot with Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, The main entrance to the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops and To Pacific Whale
    Duration: 2 hours.
    Equipment: Ocean Odyssey, Guardian or Voyager are 65 foot double deck power catamarans.
    Capacity: 100 or more guests, depending on the vessel.
    Items for Purchase
    Snacks, Soda and Juice.
    Maui Brewing Co. Beer, Wine and Tropical Cocktails for adults 21 and over.
    Guests 21 and over bring a valid picture ID for purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
    Note: There is a limit of 3 alcoholic beverages per adult.

    Inclusions: Certified Marine Naturalists, color whale watch guide and poster for each party, and a free junior naturalist program for children.
    Exclusions: Beverages and snacks are available for purchase.
    Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
    Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals. Participants who use a walker can go on this tour.
    Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
    Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
    Restrictions: This is a seasonal tour and can only be booked/reserved for dates specified.
    Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to substitute vessels and equipment. Guests must have a valid picture ID to purchase and consume alcohol.
    This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

    Pride of America Cruise Ship: The Pacific Whale Foundation Whale Watch will not pick up cruise ship passengers at the cruise ship dock. These whale watch tours can be reached via a taxi or Tom Barefoot's Tours could arrange for a rental car shuttle to pick you up directly at the dock. Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch trips can be organized for the Sunday or Monday of your cruise ship schedule. Please book well in advance to assure availability.

    There have been 7 reviews written about the Whale Watch Maalaea with Pacific Whale Foundation.

    Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5

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    William Templeton
    Excellent tour. They knew where the whales were even though it was one of the last tours of the season and the whales are almost gone. The crew was very knowledgeable. Would book again.



    Liz Rochlin
    We had a wonderful voyage with Pacific Whale Foundation. We were there in December, and on our first try, it was raining, and the sea was so rough that we came back in after less than an hour. They graciously allowed everyone to sign up for another trip at no charge, so we got to go out again 2 days later. The weather that day was perfect, and we saw many whales, including one that surfaced right in front of the boat, while we were already stopped, after having seen two whales a little farther away. Our guide was terrific.



    Mary anne Pedrick
    Great trip. The crew was very knowledgeable and kept the little children interested. What a great thing to do to learn all about whales.
    Mahalo



    Jamie Friday
    This Whale Watch was a superb choice for our whole family of 3 generations! Not too long, but just right to see lots of whales. Thanks for a great experience.



    C H
    We were excited to do this trip with the foundation as whales are their passion and all profits go back to the foundation. The boat was comfortable and not overcrowded. The guides were great, all staff very friendly. Great experience. Saw many whales



    Audra M
    We enjoyed seeing the island from the water, but we did not see any whales. Granted we did go towards the end of 'whale season' (end of April) so I understand. I think they should have cancelled the trip out, or given people the option to cancel/get a refund, if they hadn't seen a whale in 4 days, per someone on the cruise. We had an ambassador/volunteer on our cruise who said this was the 1st time in 6 months that he's gone out and hadn't seen one. The boat was nice as well as the crew.



    Willie Shamas
    This trip was so great, we had a great captain and crew.  They were so helpful with getting me on the boat.  We saw a lot of whales from the time we left the harbor until the time we returned.  And a big Thank You to Tom's Barefoot for the help in finding the best boat for people with disabilities.


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    Restrictions:

    This is a seasonal tour and can only be booked/reserved for dates specified.
    Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to substitute vessels and equipment. Guests must have a valid picture ID to purchase and consume alcohol.
    This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

    Pride of America Cruise Ship: The Pacific Whale Foundation Whale Watch will not pick up cruise ship passengers at the cruise ship dock. These whale watch tours can be reached via a taxi or Tom Barefoot's Tours could arrange for a rental car shuttle to pick you up directly at the dock. Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch trips can be organized for the Sunday or Monday of your cruise ship schedule. Please book well in advance to assure availability.


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