Posted on: October 24, 2014

November 2014 Events at Pacific Whale Foundation

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.

Moonlight Tidepool Exploration

Wednesday, November 5 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, November 6 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Brittle stars, urchins, octopi, oh my! Meet some of the fascinating creatures that roam South Maui’s tidepools at night during Pacific Whale Foundation’s Moonlight Tidepool Exploration. This discovery event is recommended for people ages 6 and is co-sponsored by Mana Kai Maui Resort. Refreshments will be provided. Book online at pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 between 6:00am and 9:00pm daily.

Full Moon Cruise

Thursday, November 6 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm

What could be more romantic and fun than cruising on the vast Pacific Ocean under a brilliant full moon? This Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventure is narrated by Harriet Witt, an international award winning astronomy writer and speaker known for her entertaining and informative commentary on all things lunar. The cruise includes beverages, appetizers, dessert and a free full-color marine life poster. Call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at www.pacificwhale.org­­­ and save 10%. Additional savings for PWF Members (20%), kama‘aina (40%), and kama‘aina Members (45%).

Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Fridays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Get onboard for lots of fun, food and dancing on Pacific Whale Foundation’s Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise with local reggae star Marty Dread. Offered Friday nights from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, this cruise includes delicious appetizers, perfectly mixed Mai Tais and other cocktails (for adults 21+ with valid picture i.d.), plus a stunning sunset backdrop as you party with Marty on the bow of the boat. Call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at www.pacificwhale.org­­­ and save 10%. Additional savings for PWF Members (20%), kama‘aina (40%), and kama‘aina Members (45%).

Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Camp

November 11 (Veterans’ Day) from 8:00am - 4:00pm

For youth in grades 6 through 8, Pacific Whale Foundation offers a hands-on, minds-on marine science experience -- with lots of opportunities for fun in the sun! In addition to learning about the ocean and marine wildlife, campers enjoy such activities as surfing, windsurfing, tidepool explorations, snorkel cruises, beach trips, and more. Led by PWF’s experienced and enthusiastic marine educators, Ocean Camp’s adult to camper ratio is approximately 1:12. Camp rates are only $64 a day for PWF members ($80/day for non-members). For more information or to register your child, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 between 6:00am and 9:00pm daily. Visit http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/ocean-discovery-camp-1 for details.

Making Waves Lecture Series

Thursday, November 13 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

“Be Whale Aware” with Pacific Whale Foundation Founder and Executive Director, Greg Kaufman. Greg is an internationally recognized leader in whale protection issues and a pioneer in marine ecotourism. This interactive forum will draw on his 35+ years of whale research and global advocacy. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Event takes place at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center, located on the lower level of the Ma‘alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to Maui Ocean Center. For information, call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit www.pacificwhale.org/content/making-waves-0 for the latest details.

Stargazing Cruise

Thursday, November 20 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Experience the enchantment of Maui's velvet night sky on this stargazing cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures. Here in Hawaii, the most remote island chain in the world, you'll experience brilliant stars from an optimal vantage point. Your special guest narrator is Harriet Witt, an international award-winning astronomy writer and speaker. The cruise includes beverages, appetizers, dessert and a free full-color marine life poster. Call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at www.pacificwhale.org­­­ and save 10%. Additional savings for PWF Members (20%), kama‘aina (40%), and kama‘aina Members (45%).

Thanksgiving Cruise

Thursday, November 27 at 2:00pm, 5:00pm and 5:30pm

Celebrate your holiday feast in a relaxed setting at sea, with spectacular views of the ocean, mountains, and neighbor islands -- plus the majestic Maui sunset on our evening cruises. As a bonus of the season, guest appearances by dolphins or humpback whales are also very likely! All guests are guaranteed outdoor seating! The cruise includes live music, cocktails for adults 21+ (with valid picture i.d.), and a delectable buffet featuring traditional favorites mixed with island-style influences. Multiple departures from Lahaina Harbor and premium seating is available on all trips. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Additional savings for PWF Members (20%), kama‘aina (40%), and kama‘aina Members (45%).

Welcome Home The Whales

Sunday, November 29 at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm

Join Pacific Whale Foundation in honoring the return of the humpback whales to Maui on our annual "Welcome Home the Whales" Celebration Cruises! These two-hour Eco-Adventures depart from Ma‘alaea Harbor and are led by members of PWF’s research team, who offer special insights and expert interpretations of whale biology and behavior. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you get a free ticket for a classic whalewatch. The cruise includes a free Jr. Naturalist Program for kids. Each party will also receive a free whale poster. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or book online at pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Additional savings for PWF Members (20%), kama‘aina (40%), and kama‘aina Members (45%).

Coral Reef Information Station at Ulua Beach

Daily (except Wednesdays and Sundays) from 8:00am – 11:00am

Free and open to all, Pacific Whale Foundation's Coral Reef Information Station at Ulua Beach in Wailea is staffed by an expert marine naturalist who helps you learn about the fish and marine wildlife that you'll see while snorkeling at this popular reef. Free use of fish i.d. cards and reference books. For information, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 between 6am and 9pm daily.

Volunteering on Vacation

Volunteering on Vacation is a free program offered by Pacific Whale Foundation that helps you easily find meaningful volunteer projects to benefit Maui's outdoor environment. Volunteer for about half a day (or less) and enjoy access to off-the-beaten-trails and scenic locales where you can learn about the history and natural ecosystem of each area:

  • Haleakala National Park - First and Third Saturdays
  • Malama Honokowai - Every Saturday
  • Hoaloha'aina (South Maui) - Every Monday
  • O'o Farm (Waipoli, Kula) - Every Wednesday
  • Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (Waihee Coastal Dunes) - Every Friday
  • Beach Clean-up with Pacific Whale Foundation - Daily on your own schedule

Get a free totebag for volunteering three hours or more. Please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 least 24 hours in advance to sign up. Visit www.volunteersonvacation.org to learn more.