Whale Photo Safari

01/08/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
01/15/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
01/22/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
01/29/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
02/05/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
02/12/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
02/19/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
02/26/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
03/05/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
03/12/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
03/19/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
03/26/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
04/02/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
From Ma'alaea Harbor
Is a MWF event: 

Join Pacific Whale Foundation for a whale photography workshop at sea. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera and learn to get the best results from whatever model you currently own. During your three hour cruise, you’ll discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You’ll also learn about and have the opportunity to use proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter. We'll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs.

Our Whale Photo Safaris are offered on two days each week:

Sunday morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, departing from Lahaina Harbor on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to offer fantastic water-level views of whales. This cruise is led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist and professional wildlife photographer David Fleetham. His photographs have been published around the globe, with over one hundred magazine covers to date. In 1991 his photograph of a sandbar shark appeared on the cover of LIFE. It is the only underwater photograph to ever be selected for the cover. His award-winning work has been published by National Geographic, The Cousteau Society and every North American diving publication. The Smithsonian Museum, The North Carolina Museum of Natural History, The London Zoo, Hong Kong Museum, The Waikiki, Vancouver, Monterey Bay, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Maui Ocean Center and the Aquarium of the Americas all display his work.

This cruise will be also be offered on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, departing from Ma'alaea Harbor on our small group catamaran Ocean Explorer, a favorite of many photographers. This cruise is timed to include the golden light of sunset.

Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. We provide complimentary usage of dry bags for your gear on our Sunday morning raft whalewatches.

Sunday morning cruise includes a tropical-style continental breakfast with tropical fruit, fresh baked pastries, juices and local Maui coffee, served pre-departure at the dock.

Wednesday evening cruise includes an array of hot and cold appetizers provided by Porto, our Mediterranean grill and flame-fired artisan pizza restaurant. Soda and filtered water are served throughout the cruise.

Each guest will receive a collection of digital photos taken by our team during their Whale Photo Safari and some favorite photos from Pacific Whale Foundation, plus a free whale poster. 

For reservations, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit www.pacificwhale.org.