PWF News

PWF News

Participants walking for the whales MA’ALAEA, HI—On Saturday, January 31, Pacific Whale Foundation’s annual Run & Walk for the Whales will be setting the pace to save the whales and our oceans with a 5K Run, 10K Run, Half Marathon Run, and 2.5 mile Walk. All races begin and end at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops.

Ocean Spirit sailing vesselPacific Whale Foundation is proud to introduce the newest addition to its fleet, Ocean Spirit, Maui’s newest and finest sailing catamaran. Ocean Spirit and its trendsetting design will create an elegant platform for memorable whale and dolphin watches as well as snorkeling, sunset cocktail cruises, and private charters for visitors and residents of Maui.

‘Tis the season for festive holiday cruises with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation, including New Year’s Eve Cocktail Cruises from Lahaina and Ma‘alaea Harbors on December 31. Our Ocean Camp is a great way to keep the kids engaged and entertained during winter break, with sessions on December 29-31 and January 5-9. And our popular Trail of the Whale information stations will be offered along Maui’s coasts starting December 15.

It’s the season of thanksgiving and we invite you to celebrate with Pacific Whale Foundation on our Thanksgiving Cruises from Lahaina Harbor, Thursday November 27. Also, our Making Waves Lecture Series on November 13 will feature PWF Founder and Executive Director, Greg Kaufman, leading a discussion on how to “Be Whale Aware”. And on Veterans' Day, November 11, our Education team will be offering a special Ocean Camp for kids in grades 6-8. Read on for more information about these and other exciting events happening in November.


“Migration towards Prosperity” was been presented to the 65th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission and received an enthusiastic response. The video sends a strong message from Ecuador and the Buenos Aires Group that whales are a more beneficial as a living resource rather than being hunted.

Have a wickedly good time on Pacific Whale Foundation’s Halloween Cocktail Cruise, featuring a stopover in Lahaina to enjoy the Front Street festivities on October 31. Read on for more information about our Halloween adventures and other exciting events happening in October.

Catch the last “supermoon” of 2014 while cruising the Pacific Ocean with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation on Monday, September 8. Read on for more information about our Full Moon Cruise and other exciting events happening in September.

Pacific Whale Foundation is excited to announce that we are one of only five tour operators on Maui to receive the Sustainable Tourism Certification for 2014-2016 from the Hawai'i Ecotourism Association.

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