PWF News

PWF News


November is the official start of whalewatch season at Pacific Whale Foundation. This year, Pacific Whale Foundation will be replacing its traditional "Whale Search" cruises with early season whalewatch cruises with guaranteed sightings starting November 4. If whales are not located during the cruise, the guests will receive a coupon to go again free. Read on to learn more.
 
Monday, November 4, 2013

October brings the possibility of the first whale sighting of the season off Maui's coast -- last year's first sighting was October 15! It also brings our annual Halloween Cruises to Lahaina, our Ocean Camp Fall Session and lots of other outdoor events on beautiful Maui . Got questions? Call us! Our phones are open daily from 6 am to 9 pm. Call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or 1-800-942-5311 ext. 1. 

A plastic float ball marked with what could be Japanese lettering and partly encrusted with gooseneck barnacles and blue mussels is being treated as potential Japanese tsunami debris, after it was discovered in the 'Au'Au Channel by Pacific Whale Foundation crew returning from a snorkel cruise to Lana'i on Sunday, September 22.
 

 
Pacific Whale Foundation is now accepting enrollment for its educational SeaWees program for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents/caregivers. 
 

 
One thing that Lauren Campbell knows is trash. As Pacific Whale Foundation’s Conservation Manager, and longtime environmental activist on both the Mainland and Maui, Campbell has led her fair share of beach cleanups.
 
 In the past year, Campbell has also partnered with NOAA’s marine debris monitoring program. While monitoring focuses mainly on tracking and understanding the movement of debris from the 2011 Japan tsunami, Campbell has found it opening her eyes to other marine debris issues.

Many people dream about swimming with dolphins, but is such close contact with humans good for dolphins? Pacific Whale Foundation's Making Waves Lecture Series explores this and other questions about human impacts on Hawaii's wild dolphins, in a big-screen exclusive webinar with Dr. Sarah Courbis, Research Associate at Portland State University. 
 

Pacific Whale Foundation researchers began their first official day of their 26th humpback whale research season in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia on Monday, August 5, 2013. 
 

During September, preschoolers are invited to "Dive into the A-B-Seas" as part of Pacific Whale Foundation's SeaWees Program and adults are urged to help "Get the Drift and Bag It" as part of International Coastal Clean-up Day. Read on to learn about these and other events offered by Pacific Whale Foundation during the month of September.
 
Friday, September 6
Stargazing Cruise

Pacific Whale Foundation offers many reasons to enjoy the warm days and nights of August at sea, near the beach or in the cooler forests of Maui. Enjoy a stargazing cruise, full moon cruise or reggae cruise -- and pair it with a volunteering activity through our Volunteering on Vacation Program. Whether you help out at Haleakala National Park Service Trip, Honokowai Valley, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust or at a nearby beach, you'll experience the satisfaction of helping to protect Maui's unique and unrivaled outdoor environment.


The 4th of July is July's biggest event on Maui, but there are lots of other events offered by Pacific Whale Foundation this month. Enjoy a summer night at sea on a stargazing cruise or full moon cruise; explore a tidepool by moonlight, or pitch in through a Volunteering on Vacation program. To download our July events calendar, please click here
 
Thursday, July 4
4th of July Fireworks Cruise
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