Posted on: September 30, 2014

October 2014 Events at Pacific Whale Foundation

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.

Cruisin’ To The Oldies
Wednesday, October 1 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Shake, rattle and roll with DJ Michael G and special guest Darren Lee of Burn'n Love on this rockin’ cruise out of Ma‘alaea Harbor. Enjoy cool 50's and 60’s music, premium appetizers, unlimited juice and soda, plus Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ (valid picture i.d. required). Get your tickets now for this dance party at sea! 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%).

Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Fridays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Get onboard for lots of fun, food and dancing on our Island Rhythms Sunset Cocktail Cruise with local reggae star Marty Dread. Offered Friday nights from Ma‘alaea Harbor, this music-filled excursion includes delicious appetizers, perfectly mixed Mai Tais and other drinks, plus a stunning sunset backdrop as you party with Marty on the bow of the boat. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (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%).

Ocean Camp
Monday - Friday, October 6 - 10 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
 
Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp offers fun and adventure for kids in grades 1-5, led by PWF's experienced and enthusiastic marine educators. Ocean Camp activities include fun field trips, exciting ocean activities, hands-on science explorations, creative art projects, and more. Register your child for individual or multiple days by calling (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 between 6am and 9pm daily. For more information, visit http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/ocean-discovery-camp-1.
 
Full Moon Cruise
Thursday, October 9 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 departs from Lahaina Harbor and 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, desserts and a free full-color marine life poster. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (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%).

Moonlight Tidepool Exploration
Tuesday, October 21 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 22 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Brittle stars, urchins, octopi, oh my! Come meet some of the fascinating creatures that roam South Maui’s tidepools at night during our Moonlight Tidepool Exploration. This discovery event is recommended for people ages 6 and over and costs only $7 per child and $15 per adult. Refreshments will be provided. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. The event is co-sponsored by Mana Kai Maui Resort. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit www.pacificwhale.org to book online.

Stargazing Cruise
Thursday, October 23 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 writer and speaker on astronomy. The cruise includes beverages, appetizers, desserts and a free full-color marine life poster. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (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%).
 
Halloween Cocktail Cruise
Friday, October 31 from 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday, October 31 from 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing sunset and starlight adventure with cocktails and wickedly good appetizers -- plus a two hour stopover in Lahaina to revel in some of the best Halloween merriment in all of the Pacific. Pacific Whale Foundation’s ultra-smooth catamaran will transport you from conveniently-located Ma‘alaea Harbor to Lahaina (and back again) in style and comfort. Your ticket includes unlimited juice and soda, free hot and cold appetizers, and adults 21+ (with valid picture i.d.) can enjoy up to three alcoholic beverages, including Maui Brewing Company beer, wine, Mai Tais and other tropical mixed drinks. You'll disembark at Lahaina Harbor to enjoy the Front Street festivities before you reboard for your return cruise to Ma‘alaea. Under the starlit sky, our professional staff will serve you fresh-baked desserts and hot locally-grown coffee -- a perfect way to wind down your Halloween evening. Best of all, you'll skip the "scary" traffic on the road to Lahaina and the ghoulish parking hassles. Ticket prices are round-trip with departures from Ma’alaea at 6:00pm and 6:30pm. Please allow 4.5 hours for this trip, including two hours in Lahaina. For reservations, 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%).

Halloween Express Cruise
Friday, October 31 at 5:30pm from Ma’alaea to Lahaina
Friday, October 31 at 11:00pm from Lahaina to Ma’alaea
 
The Lahaina Halloween festivities are back! Enjoy the merriment but avoid the ghoulish traffic and monstrous parking by traveling to Lahaina on Pacific Whale Foundation’s Halloween Express cruise. Put on your favorite costume and join us! As you’ll discover, half the fun is cruising there on a comfortable, ultra-stable catamaran under the stars with our professional crew. Soft drinks and snacks are reasonably priced ($1 - $2) and available for purchase during the trip. Please note that you will need to purchase two tickets for a roundtrip cruise. For reservations, call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 between 6am - 9pm daily. Discounts available 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 natural environment. You’ll enjoy access to off-the-beaten-trails and scenic locales where you can learn about the history and 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 3 hours or more. Please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 at least 24 hours in advance to sign up for your volunteer adventure. Visit http://www.volunteersonvacation.org to learn more.