VIP Benefit Dinner Cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation Founder and Executive Director Greg Kaufman

Date: 
02/08/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
From Lahaina Harbor
Is a MWF event: 
This is a MWF event
Join Greg Kaufman, one of the world's leading authorities on humpback whales and the Founder/Executive Director of Pacific Whale Foundation, on a benefit sunset dinner cruise. We will be departing from Lahaina Harbor at 5:30 pm on Feb 8, 2014.
 
During this delightful evening at sea, you'll enjoy appetizers, drinks, a freshly grilled dinner, desserts and coffee, plus an engaging, relaxed presentation by Kaufman about humpback whales of Hawaii, Ecuador, Australia and other parts of the world.
 
Kaufman will be presenting on the microphone and off, offering insights from his experiences as a whale research pioneer, anti-whaling activist, author of four books and advocate for sustainable
 
whalewatching worldwide. He'll also be available for one-on-one conversations to answer your questions and specific whale interests.
 
Greg KaufmanWe'll watch for whales during the sunset hour, too! Bring your camera for the incredible views of the West Maui Mountains and neighbor islands during this beautiful time of day.
 
The four course chef-prepared dinner includes will be served table-side by professional servers. It features locally grown vegetables, fruits and herbs from local Hawaii farms, as well as sustainable shrimp from Kauai. 
 
The evening begins with cocktails and tropical well drinks, chilled chardonnay, cabernet, iced-blended cocktails and ice-cold locally brewed beer from Maui Brewing Co. Appetizers include baked spinach and artichoke dip served with fresh-baked foccacia bread. 
 
The salad course features a fresh salad of farm-fresh organic salad greens and fresh vegetables from Upcountry Maui, served with a creamy mango lillikoi dressing. 
 
The entrees are grilled fresh onboard and served hot to your table. Choose from: Lemon-Grass and Curry Marinated Fresh Kauai Shrimp with Lilikoi Butter Sauce; Grilled Teriyaki Marinated Boneless Chicken Breast  with Big Island Papaya Salsa; Chimichurri Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Wild Mushroom Demi Glaze; and Char-Grilled Honey-Miso Glazed Tofu with Big Island Papaya Salsa. 
 
Each entree is served with Coconut Whipped Molokai Purple Sweet Potatoes with Butter and Char-Grilled Vegetables with Macadamia Nut Pesto.
 
To top off a most pleasant evening, enjoy Triple Chocolate Brownies accompanied by fresh Kula strawberries for dessert, along with tea and Maui-grown coffee. 
 
Because all guests are guaranteed outdoor seating on the upper deck and bow of a smooth-riding double-deck catamaran, seats are extremely limited for this special be
All profits will help to support Pacific Whale Foundation’s research, education and conservation efforts. Each guest will receive a photo of a dramatic double breach at sunset autographed by Greg.
 
Tickets are $150 per person. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Book online at http://www.pacificwhale.org/cruises/whale-watches#28364 and save 10%. For additional information or assistance with your reservation, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.