Maui Whale Festival Events Calendar



Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:30pm


The public is invited to enjoy refreshments and an open house at Pacific Whale Foundation’s headquarters in Ma’alaea from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Tour Pacific Whale Foundation’s research labs, education classrooms and meet the research team and staff.  We are located at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center, off Route 30 (Honoapi'ilani Highway) in Ma'alaea. Our mailing address is 300 Ma'alaea Road, Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793. For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices and Discovery Center, Ma'alaea
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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:00am - 1:30pm


Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

In celebration of the return of the whales, the new Ma’alaea restaurant Porto will be holding a lunch special for all who participate in a Welcome Home the Whales whalewatch cruises. The special will feature Porto’s flame-fired artisan pizzas made with local and organic ingredients. Receive 32% off between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Porto is located at the Harbor Shops at Ma’alaea, adjacent to Maui Ocean Center. For menu, prices, reservations and information, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Porto (flame-fired artisan pizza restaurant) in Ma'alaea
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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:00am - 3:00pm


Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:30am - 4:30pm

Join Pacific Whale Foundation in welcoming home the migrating humpback whales to Maui on a special celebratory whalewatch cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team.  Three whalewatch cruises will be offered:  Departures are from Ma’alaea Harbor at 9:00 am and at 11:30 am and from Lahaina Harbor at 11:30 am.  Sightings are guaranteed, or you get a ticket for a free whalewatch, that can be used anytime during the season.  $24.95 per person.  Kids ages 6 and under go free (one child per paying adult.)  Children ages 7 to 12 are $17.  Each party receives a free whale poster and color whalewatch guide. Free Jr. Naturalist Program for kids. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Book online and save 10%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org, or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:30am - 4:30pm


Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, December 12, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, December 12, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm

Golf tournament for the whales at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort’s North Course. Shotgun start at 12 pm, 4 person scramble. Open to all individuals or teams of four.  Event includes contests, prizes, a silent auction and a pupu reception with live entertainment at Makena’s Golf Course’s Café on the Green from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Free whalewatch to first 5 teams of 4 or first 20 participants who register!  Advanced registration for both Pacific Whale Foundation members and non-members before 11/18/11 is $140 per player.  After 11/18/11, tournament fee is $150 for members, $160 for non-members. Please call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.


Makena Beach and Golf Resort's North Course
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm


Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Rescheduled to Sunday, December 18
due to inclement weather on December 11. There's still time to sign up! 

Get your paddle on! Be part of a “paddle powered pod” at this Maui Whale Festival event for paddlers, including kayakers and stand-up paddlers. Enjoy a 3.2 mile group paddle along the beautiful South Maui coast, starting at Haycraft Park in Ma’alaea at 8 am and ending at Kenolio Park in Kihei. Paying participants will receive a free Pacific Whale Foundation rash guard and medallion, and will be entered in prize drawings and giveaways. Entry fee: $50 for adults; $42 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members. Youth (ages 12 – 15) are $40. Children under age 12 are free, but must be accompanied by a legal guardian (and will not receive the free rash guard.)  Parent waiver is required for participants age 13 – 18.  Join the fun and adventure of this recreational event and learn about Pacific Whale Foundation’s “Be Whale Aware” educational program for all ocean users.  Course is not timed.  Only non-motorized craft may enter.  No swimmers, please.  Return shuttle to Ma’alaea will be provided.  To sign up, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit www.pacificwhale.org.   Download printable flyer

Athletic Event
Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 8:00am - 11:00am


Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, December 19, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, December 19, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, December 19, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, December 23, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, December 23, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, December 26, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, December 26, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, December 30, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Camp will hold two sessions this winter from Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The camp theme for the December 19 -22 session is "Cetaceans in the Sea" (Whales) and the camp theme for the December 27 -30 session is "Turtles." The camp takes place from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for kids in grades K through 5. The program includes whale watching, windsurf lesson, science labs, beach investigations, art projects, a visit to Maui Ocean Center and more. The camp has a 1:10 teacher to camper ratio, and features curriculum developed by certified educators. You may sign up for individual or multiple days. Sign up before December 10 and the cost is $67 per day. Kama'aina pay just $56. Pacific Whale Foundation Members pay $50. After December 10, the price is $72 per day ($61 for kama'aina and $55 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) Register late (24 hours or less prior to the camp date) and the price is $77 per day ($66 for kama'aina and $61 for Pacific Whale Foundation Members.) The camp schedule can be found at www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center
Children's Camp
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, December 30, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, December 30, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, January 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, January 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Monday, January 9, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, January 9, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Monday, January 16, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, January 16, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, January 20, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, January 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:00am - 12:00pm

Free activity with Pacific Whale Foundation features a guided 5.5 mile hike along the Lahaina Pali Trail, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and any whales in the area. For adults over age 15 who are fit, experienced hikers. Free transportation provided from Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store in Ma’alaea to and from the trailheads. No bathrooms on the trail. Your trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist. Meet at 7:00 am. Hike begins at 7:30 am. Limited to 13 participants.  Free. Advance reservations required. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. Also offered on Wednesday, February 22, 2012; March 28, 2012 and April 25, 2012.
 

Meet at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store, Ma'alaea
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:00am - 12:00pm


Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:00am - 11:00am

Free activity with Pacific Whale Foundation features a guided 5.5 mile hike along the Lahaina Pali Trail, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and any whales in the area. For adults over age 15 who are fit, experienced hikers. Free transportation provided from Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store in Ma’alaea to and from the trailheads. No bathrooms on the trail. Your trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist.

Meet at 7:00 am. Hike begins at 7:30 am. 
Limited to 13 participants. 
Free.
Advance reservations required.

Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 for details. This hike is offered only on these Wednesdays: January 25, 2012; February 22, 2012; March 28, 2012 and April 25, 2012.

Meet at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store in Ma'alaea
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:00am - 11:00am


Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, January 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Pacific Whale Foundation for the grand opening of "Tribute to the Whales: Whale & Dolphin Photography Exhibition."  Meet the photographers, talk story about whales, and enjoy delicious refreshments provided by Porto, a new artisan pizzeria featuring flame- fired pizzas in Ma'alaea. The opening night reception is free and open to all, and  takes place on Friday, January 27 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Following that, the "Tribute to the Whales: Whale & Dolphin Photography Exhibition" will be open daily, from January 28 - February 29, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with free admission. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center.  Featured photographers include  Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham, along with Pacific Whale Foundation supporters Herb Hartman and Dale Walsh, Pacific Whale Foundation President Greg Kaufman and Pacific Whale Foundation Naturalist Daimar Tamarack Part of the Maui Whale Festival.  For information, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call (808) 249-8811. 

Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, January 30, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, January 30, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, January 30, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, January 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, February 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 6:45am - 11:25am

Runners and walkers, adults and kids, residents and visitors are invited to take part in one of Maui's largest fun runs and walking events. The Run and Walk for the Whales course includes ocean views -- you might even see a whale or two breaching in the distance! Choose from the 5K walking course, 5K running course, half marathon walking course, half marathon running course and 2K running course for kids. Starting line and post-run festivities will take place at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, South Maui.  Medallions, lei and free whalewatch tickets awarded to top male and female overall in 5K and Half Marathon. Age group medallions awarded in 5K Run and Half Marathon Run. Keiki race will award medallions to the “boy top finisher” and “girl top finisher.” All runners and walkers will be entered into prize drawings.

This event includes professional chip timing for 5K runners and Half Marathon; clock timing for 5K and Half Marathon walkers and 2K Keiki runners. Entry fee for adults includes “Run and Walk for the Whales” quick dry t-shirt plus post-race breakfast. Children ages 12 and under participating in the 2K Keiki Race will receive a "Run and Walk for the Whales" cotton t-shirt plus post-race breakfast. Water and aid stations and musical entertainment located along course. Starting line and post-run festivities will take place at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort, South Maui.

Register now and save!
Starting on February 2, entry fee increases by $5 for all races. 
 

Half Marathon Run or Walk: Pacific Whale Foundation Member: $40
Half Marathon Run or Walk: General Public: $45
Half Marathon Run or Walk Start Time: 6:30 am. Please check-in one hour prior. 


5K Run or Walk: Pacific Whale Foundation Members: $30
5K Run or Walk: General Public: $35
5K Run or Walk Start Time: 7:30 am. Please check in one hour prior.

2K Keiki Fun Run: Pacific Whale Foundation Members: $20
2K Keiki Fun Run: General Public: $25
2K Keiki Fun Run Start Time: 8:00 am. Please check in one hour prior. 


Online Registration is NOW CLOSED. To Register please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or toll-free (800) WHALE-1-1 ext. 1.

Download map.

Packet pick-up will be available on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3 from 9 am to 5 pm at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, off Route 30 in Ma'alaea (adjacent to Maui Ocean Center). 

 

Free race day parking is available at the Wailea Events Lot, located at the corner of Wailea Ike and Kalai Wa'a Streets in Wailea. (Wailea Ike runs between the Pi'ilani Highway and Wailea Alanui Drive.) Free shuttle buses start at 5:00 am to transport atheletes and their supporters from the Wailea Events Lot to the race start at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort.
Makena Beach & Golf Resort is extending special room rates for 2012 Run for the Whales event, available February 1st - 8th, 2012.  To reserve your room, click here.
 
Rates:
Scenic View @ $159 + taxes (13.4167%) per room per night (single or double occupancy)
Partial Ocean View @ $179 + taxes (13.416%) per room per night (single or double occupancy)
 
No Resort Fee, Free Parking
Includes Daily Breakfast for Two (Full Breakfast Buffet)
 
Third Adult Charge:  $60.00 per night + 4.166% tax (Child 17 and under are complimentary in the same room)
 
All reservations are based on availability.
Makena Beach and Golf Resort, Makena (Maui)
Fun Run
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 6:45am - 11:25am


Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

A whale researcher with more than 35 years of field experience, as well as a published  author and world renowned whale activist, Greg Kaufman is also the founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation. Be treated to an evening featuring the latest discoveries about whales, through a riveting multimedia presentation by Greg. He will also present reports from Pacific Whale Foundation's ongoing whale research in Australia, Ecuador, Chile, Oceania and Hawai'i and will share insights and adventures from his ongoing journey to help save whales, including his participation in the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee. Wailea Beach Marriott Resort6:30 - 7:30 pm. No host cocktails at 6:00 pm.  Book signing at 7:30 pm. Reservations encouraged but not required. Call: (808) 249-8811 ext. 1  VIP Seating available for "Friends of the Maui Whale Festival." Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation with sponsorship support from Expedia Local Expert. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
Free Talk / Slideshow
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm


Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy a special VIP cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation’s President and founder, Greg Kaufman.  A pioneer in whale research and efforts to save whales, Greg has written three books about whales and is an invited participant in the International Whaling Commissions Scientific Committee.  During the whalewatch cruise Greg will provide insightful commentary and expert interpretation of the whales’ intriguing behaviors.This two hour cruise departs at 12:30 pm on February 5, 2012 from Ma’alaea Harbor and on March 3, 2012 from Lahaina Harbor. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. Price is $49.95 for adults, $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For information or reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1

From Ma'alaea Harbor (on February 5); from Lahaina Harbor (on March 3)
Special Cruises
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, February 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, February 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, February 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, February 10, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, February 10, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Expert researchers, scientists and photographers from across the U.S. will offer two exciting evenings of free talks, slideshows and video presentations to share their work and latest discoveries about whales and our oceans. Special daytime whalewatch cruises, led by these experts, are also available. See details below.

Friday, February 10:
"Swimming In Trash: Marine Debris and Its Effect on Whales"

 What's the latest on the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"  and the tsunami debris heading for Hawai'i? What are the impacts of marine debris on marine mammals? Why is Hawaii’s underwater world so unique – and so worthy of protection?

This first evening of the "Weekend with the Experts" features thought-provoking presentations, video and photography by:

* Bill Francis, President, Algalita Marine Research Foundation

*  Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

*  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

* David Fleetham, renowned marine photographer

The public is invited and admission is free. This event takes place at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Parking is available at the hotel parking lot for a fee.  For information, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

Saturday, February 11:
"In the Presence of Giants"
What is it like to be a lone swimmer photographing the ocean's "giants" -- underwater? What are the latest discoveries about whale social sounds and communication, and the impacts of man-made noise on whales. What is science showing about the impacts of whalewatching -- on humans and whales?  Why are studies of "surprise encounters" and "near misses" important for protecting Hawaii's whales?

This second night of "Weekend with the Experts" features riveting presentations, video and photography by:

* Doug Hoffman: underwater whale photographer

* Dr. Carole Carlson: whale researcher and renowned for her international studies on the impact of whalewatching on whales and whalewatchers. 

* Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist at Pacific Whale Foundation

* Dr. Alison Stimpert: National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

The public is invited and admission is free. This event takes place at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Parking is available at the hotel parking lot for a fee.  For information, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 2012
Whalewatch Cruises with the Experts
Go whalewatching with the special team of experts that have gathered for the Weekend with the Experts.  Choose from Saturday or Sunday cruises. Departures available from Ma'alaea and Lahaina. Reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

At the Westin Ka'anapali
Free Talk / Slideshow
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Saturday, February 11, 2012 (All day)
Two special whalewatch cruises led by the scientists, researchers and photographers who are the presenters at the "Weekend with the Experts"  will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 11. The guest presenters will offer their commentary about the humpback whales that are encountered, based on their unique perspective and experience with whales and the marine environment. 
 
On Saturday, February 11, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from Lahaina Harbo; it includes lunch and soft drink refreshments. This cruise will be led by Bill Francis, President of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (a non-profit organization that has made research voyages to all five of the world's major gyres, including the North Pacific Gyre); Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (he is helping to track  the Japanese tsunami debris);  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary;  David Fleetham, marine wildlife photographer and Dr. Alison Stimpert, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who studies the behavioral and acoustic repertoire of humpback whales underwater.
 
On Sunday, February 12, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Lahaina Harbor and will include pupu (appetizers) and soft drink refreshments.The featured presenters will be Dr. Carole Carlson,  Director of Research and Education for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Adjunct Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Research Associate at College of the Atlantic; Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist, Pacific Whale Foundation and Douglas J. Hoffman, whale and wildlife photographer. 
 
Whale sightings on these special whalewatches are guaranteed. If whales are not sighted, each guest will receive get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 
 
The price for either trip is $49.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party will receive a whale poster, autographed by the guest presenters onboard. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  To reserve by phone, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 
 
To learn more about these cruises and the free presentations that will take place as part of the Weekend with the Experts, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org. 
From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Saturday, February 11, 2012 (All day)


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Expert researchers, scientists and photographers from across the U.S. will offer two exciting evenings of free talks, slideshows and video presentations to share their work and latest discoveries about whales and our oceans. Special daytime whalewatch cruises, led by these experts, are also available. See details below.

Friday, February 10:
"Swimming In Trash: Marine Debris and Its Effect on Whales"

 What's the latest on the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"  and the tsunami debris heading for Hawai'i? What are the impacts of marine debris on marine mammals? Why is Hawaii’s underwater world so unique – and so worthy of protection?

This first evening of the "Weekend with the Experts" features thought-provoking presentations, video and photography by:

* Bill Francis, President, Algalita Marine Research Foundation

*  Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

*  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands

Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

* David Fleetham, renowned marine photographer

The public is invited and admission is free. This event takes place at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Parking is available at the hotel parking lot for a fee.  For information, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

Saturday, February 11:
"In the Presence of Giants"
What is it like to be a lone swimmer photographing the ocean's "giants" -- underwater? What are the latest discoveries about whale social sounds and communication, and the impacts of man-made noise on whales. What is science showing about the impacts of whalewatching -- on humans and whales?  Why are studies of "surprise encounters" and "near misses" important for protecting Hawaii's whales?

This second night of "Weekend with the Experts" features riveting presentations, video and photography by:

* Doug Hoffman: underwater whale photographer

* Dr. Carole Carlson: whale researcher and renowned for her international studies on the impact of whalewatching on whales and whalewatchers. 

* Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist at Pacific Whale Foundation

* Dr. Alison Stimpert: National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

The public is invited and admission is free. This event takes place at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Parking is available at the hotel parking lot for a fee.  For information, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 2012
Whalewatch Cruises with the Experts
Go whalewatching with the special team of experts that have gathered for the Weekend with the Experts.  Choose from Saturday or Sunday cruises. Departures available from Ma'alaea and Lahaina. Reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

At the Westin Ka'anapali
Free Talk / Slideshow
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

If you can't get enough of the whales that are seen by day in Maui's nearshore ocean waters, don't miss this free evening of presentations, video and photos on whales by noted experts from Hawai'i and across the United States.

You'll be treated to an incredible slide show of underwater humpback whale photography and hear about astounding whale encounters by Douglas Hoffman, who photographs Southern Hemisphere humpback whales in Tonga, Fiji and Indonesia. You'll also hear humpback whale social sounds, and learn about whale communication and the impacts of anthropogenic noise from researcher Alison Stimpert, a PhD candidate at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa who studies the acoustic behavior and social sounds of humpback whales on their feeding grounds in the Atlantic (Stellwagen Bank National Marine
Sanctuary) and on their breeding grounds in Hawai`i, using suction cup acoustic tags (DTAGs and Bprobes) and passive acoustic recording techniques.

Dr. Carole Carlson, a scientist who has spent over twenty-six years studying cetaceans off the east coast of the United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic and the Eastern Caribbean and is an acknowledged world expert on photo-identification techniques, humpback whales and whale watching will be discussing information on whalewatching and recent contributions to science and conservation. (Her work and that of Dr. Stormy Mayo on humpback whale photo-identification at the Center for Coastal Studies was the inspiration for the PBS series “The Voyage of the Mimi.")  Dr. Carlson also serves on the Whalewatch Sub-Committee of the International Whaling Commission and has organized and conducted several international whalewatching workshops. To wrap it up and bring it closer to home, Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist at Pacific Whale Foundation will discuss her work to prevent vessel-whale collisions in Hawaii, by analyzing humpback whale surprise encounters and vessel near misses.
 
This special evening presentation takes place at the Westin Ka’anapali from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. No reservations are required, but it is helpful to call ahead to reserve a seat for this special event. This evening is one of two "Evenings with the Experts" hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation with support from
Expedia Local Expert. For information or to reserve a seat, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
Westin Ka'anapali
Free Talk / Slideshow
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm


Sunday, February 12, 2012 (All day)
Two special whalewatch cruises led by the scientists, researchers and photographers who are the presenters at the "Weekend with the Experts"  will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 11. The guest presenters will offer their commentary about the humpback whales that are encountered, based on their unique perspective and experience with whales and the marine environment. 
 
On Saturday, February 11, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from Lahaina Harbo; it includes lunch and soft drink refreshments. This cruise will be led by Bill Francis, President of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (a non-profit organization that has made research voyages to all five of the world's major gyres, including the North Pacific Gyre); Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (he is helping to track  the Japanese tsunami debris);  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary;  David Fleetham, marine wildlife photographer and Dr. Alison Stimpert, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who studies the behavioral and acoustic repertoire of humpback whales underwater.
 
On Sunday, February 12, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Lahaina Harbor and will include pupu (appetizers) and soft drink refreshments.The featured presenters will be Dr. Carole Carlson,  Director of Research and Education for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Adjunct Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Research Associate at College of the Atlantic; Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist, Pacific Whale Foundation and Douglas J. Hoffman, whale and wildlife photographer. 
 
Whale sightings on these special whalewatches are guaranteed. If whales are not sighted, each guest will receive get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 
 
The price for either trip is $49.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party will receive a whale poster, autographed by the guest presenters onboard. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  To reserve by phone, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 
 
To learn more about these cruises and the free presentations that will take place as part of the Weekend with the Experts, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org. 
From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Sunday, February 12, 2012 (All day)


Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, February 13, 2012 (All day)
Two special whalewatch cruises led by the scientists, researchers and photographers who are the presenters at the "Weekend with the Experts"  will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 11. The guest presenters will offer their commentary about the humpback whales that are encountered, based on their unique perspective and experience with whales and the marine environment. 
 
On Saturday, February 11, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from Lahaina Harbo; it includes lunch and soft drink refreshments. This cruise will be led by Bill Francis, President of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (a non-profit organization that has made research voyages to all five of the world's major gyres, including the North Pacific Gyre); Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (he is helping to track  the Japanese tsunami debris);  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary;  David Fleetham, marine wildlife photographer and Dr. Alison Stimpert, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who studies the behavioral and acoustic repertoire of humpback whales underwater.
 
On Sunday, February 12, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Lahaina Harbor and will include pupu (appetizers) and soft drink refreshments.The featured presenters will be Dr. Carole Carlson,  Director of Research and Education for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Adjunct Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Research Associate at College of the Atlantic; Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist, Pacific Whale Foundation and Douglas J. Hoffman, whale and wildlife photographer. 
 
Whale sightings on these special whalewatches are guaranteed. If whales are not sighted, each guest will receive get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 
 
The price for either trip is $49.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party will receive a whale poster, autographed by the guest presenters onboard. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  To reserve by phone, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 
 
To learn more about these cruises and the free presentations that will take place as part of the Weekend with the Experts, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org. 
From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Monday, February 13, 2012 (All day)


Monday, February 13, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
Misc
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, February 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (All day)
Two special whalewatch cruises led by the scientists, researchers and photographers who are the presenters at the "Weekend with the Experts"  will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 11. The guest presenters will offer their commentary about the humpback whales that are encountered, based on their unique perspective and experience with whales and the marine environment. 
 
On Saturday, February 11, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from Lahaina Harbo; it includes lunch and soft drink refreshments. This cruise will be led by Bill Francis, President of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (a non-profit organization that has made research voyages to all five of the world's major gyres, including the North Pacific Gyre); Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (he is helping to track  the Japanese tsunami debris);  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary;  David Fleetham, marine wildlife photographer and Dr. Alison Stimpert, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who studies the behavioral and acoustic repertoire of humpback whales underwater.
 
On Sunday, February 12, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Lahaina Harbor and will include pupu (appetizers) and soft drink refreshments.The featured presenters will be Dr. Carole Carlson,  Director of Research and Education for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Adjunct Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Research Associate at College of the Atlantic; Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist, Pacific Whale Foundation and Douglas J. Hoffman, whale and wildlife photographer. 
 
Whale sightings on these special whalewatches are guaranteed. If whales are not sighted, each guest will receive get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 
 
The price for either trip is $49.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party will receive a whale poster, autographed by the guest presenters onboard. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  To reserve by phone, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 
 
To learn more about these cruises and the free presentations that will take place as part of the Weekend with the Experts, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org. 
From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (All day)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
Misc
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, February 15, 2012 (All day)
Two special whalewatch cruises led by the scientists, researchers and photographers who are the presenters at the "Weekend with the Experts"  will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 11. The guest presenters will offer their commentary about the humpback whales that are encountered, based on their unique perspective and experience with whales and the marine environment. 
 
On Saturday, February 11, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from Lahaina Harbo; it includes lunch and soft drink refreshments. This cruise will be led by Bill Francis, President of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (a non-profit organization that has made research voyages to all five of the world's major gyres, including the North Pacific Gyre); Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (he is helping to track  the Japanese tsunami debris);  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary;  David Fleetham, marine wildlife photographer and Dr. Alison Stimpert, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who studies the behavioral and acoustic repertoire of humpback whales underwater.
 
On Sunday, February 12, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Lahaina Harbor and will include pupu (appetizers) and soft drink refreshments.The featured presenters will be Dr. Carole Carlson,  Director of Research and Education for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Adjunct Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Research Associate at College of the Atlantic; Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist, Pacific Whale Foundation and Douglas J. Hoffman, whale and wildlife photographer. 
 
Whale sightings on these special whalewatches are guaranteed. If whales are not sighted, each guest will receive get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 
 
The price for either trip is $49.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party will receive a whale poster, autographed by the guest presenters onboard. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  To reserve by phone, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 
 
To learn more about these cruises and the free presentations that will take place as part of the Weekend with the Experts, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org. 
From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 (All day)


Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, February 16, 2012 (All day)
Two special whalewatch cruises led by the scientists, researchers and photographers who are the presenters at the "Weekend with the Experts"  will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 11. The guest presenters will offer their commentary about the humpback whales that are encountered, based on their unique perspective and experience with whales and the marine environment. 
 
On Saturday, February 11, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from Lahaina Harbo; it includes lunch and soft drink refreshments. This cruise will be led by Bill Francis, President of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (a non-profit organization that has made research voyages to all five of the world's major gyres, including the North Pacific Gyre); Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (he is helping to track  the Japanese tsunami debris);  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary;  David Fleetham, marine wildlife photographer and Dr. Alison Stimpert, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who studies the behavioral and acoustic repertoire of humpback whales underwater.
 
On Sunday, February 12, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Lahaina Harbor and will include pupu (appetizers) and soft drink refreshments.The featured presenters will be Dr. Carole Carlson,  Director of Research and Education for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Adjunct Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Research Associate at College of the Atlantic; Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist, Pacific Whale Foundation and Douglas J. Hoffman, whale and wildlife photographer. 
 
Whale sightings on these special whalewatches are guaranteed. If whales are not sighted, each guest will receive get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 
 
The price for either trip is $49.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party will receive a whale poster, autographed by the guest presenters onboard. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  To reserve by phone, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 
 
To learn more about these cruises and the free presentations that will take place as part of the Weekend with the Experts, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org. 
From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (All day)


Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, February 17, 2012 (All day)
Two special whalewatch cruises led by the scientists, researchers and photographers who are the presenters at the "Weekend with the Experts"  will be offered by Pacific Whale Foundation on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 11. The guest presenters will offer their commentary about the humpback whales that are encountered, based on their unique perspective and experience with whales and the marine environment. 
 
On Saturday, February 11, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm from Lahaina Harbo; it includes lunch and soft drink refreshments. This cruise will be led by Bill Francis, President of Algalita Marine Research Foundation (a non-profit organization that has made research voyages to all five of the world's major gyres, including the North Pacific Gyre); Dr. Jan Hafner, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa (he is helping to track  the Japanese tsunami debris);  Ed Lyman, Marine Mammal Response Manager at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary;  David Fleetham, marine wildlife photographer and Dr. Alison Stimpert, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Oceanography Department, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, who studies the behavioral and acoustic repertoire of humpback whales underwater.
 
On Sunday, February 12, the Weekend with the Experts whalewatch cruise will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Lahaina Harbor and will include pupu (appetizers) and soft drink refreshments.The featured presenters will be Dr. Carole Carlson,  Director of Research and Education for the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Adjunct Scientist at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and Research Associate at College of the Atlantic; Dr. Daniela Maldini, Chief Scientist, Pacific Whale Foundation and Douglas J. Hoffman, whale and wildlife photographer. 
 
Whale sightings on these special whalewatches are guaranteed. If whales are not sighted, each guest will receive get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. 
 
The price for either trip is $49.95 for adults and $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party will receive a whale poster, autographed by the guest presenters onboard. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.  To reserve by phone, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 
 
To learn more about these cruises and the free presentations that will take place as part of the Weekend with the Experts, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org. 
From Maalaea and Lahaina Harbors
Special Cruises
Friday, February 17, 2012 (All day)


Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, February 17, 2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Maui's Keiki E.C.O. (Educating Children Outdoors) Day is a free, day-long event for Maui schools that brings schoolchildren together in a beautiful ocean side Kalama park, to learn about the environment and their role in protecting it. This event is hosted by the non-profit Pacific Whale Foundation, in partnership with Hawaii nonprofits, government agencies, community groups and Haleakala National Park. These groups work together to present outdoor, hands-on, science-based learning programs to the school classes participating in the event. This event will feature special youth environmental entertainment by Uncle Wayne Watkins and the Howling Dog Band.  Keiki E.C.O. Day aims to spark a life-long relationship between Maui’s schoolchildren and educators and their local environment. 8:30 am to noon.  Visiting families are welcome to participate, early registration is encouraged.  For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext.1.

Kalama Park, Kihei
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm


Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Maui’s Parade of Whales is the official launch of “World Whale Day.”  The parade runs from 9:00 am to 10 am.  The parade theme is “World of Whales.” The parade travels along South Kihei Road, beginning at Alanui Keali’i Drive and moving northward, past Kalama Park to end at Kihei Public Library on Waimaihaihai Street.  The public is invited to view the parade and join in the fun.  Pacific Whale Foundation also invites community groups and organizations, musicians and dance groups to sign up in advance to be a part of the parade!  Visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org to register your group for the parade. For info, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Along South Kihei Road
Parade
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am


Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 9:00am - 7:30pm

One of Maui's most popular events, World Whale Day (formerly known as “Whale Day”)is a free, all-day celebration that  honors the humpback whales that come to Maui each winter. Newly expanded, World Whale Day begins at 9 am with the Parade of Whales and ends at 8:00  pm this year. The public is invited to enjoy free live entertainment  on two stages, including performances by some of Hawaii’s top recording stars, including Anuhea, Hapa, John Cruz, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Marty Dread,  Nuff Sedd and Willie K, plus hula and fire dance performances by Manutea Nui E. The second stage will feature chidren's entertainers, including Uncle Wayne Watkins. The day also features great food by Maui restaurants; a Keiki (Children’s) Carnival with bouncy rides, games and activities; a huge "Made on Maui" artisans fair; environmental displays and more. It takes place at Kalama Park, across from Foodland on South Kihei Road, Maui.  To learn more, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Sponsored by Expedia Local Expert, County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Hawaii Tourism Authority and County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival.

Kalama Park, South Kihei Road, Kihei (Maui)
Festival
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 9:00am - 7:30pm


Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:30pm

Enjoy a special VIP cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation’s President and founder, Greg Kaufman.  A pioneer in whale research and efforts to save whales, Greg has written three books about whales and is an invited participant in the International Whaling Commissions Scientific Committee.  During the whalewatch cruise Greg will provide insightful commentary and expert interpretation of the whales’ intriguing behaviors.This two hour cruise departs at 11:30 on Sunday, February 19 on Ocean Explorer from Ma'alaea Harbor. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. Receive a free autographed copy of Humpbacks of Hawaii: The Long Journey Back, co-authored by Greg Kaufman. Price is $49.95 for adults, $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. 

From Ma'alaea Harbor
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 11:30pm


Monday, February 20, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, February 20, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:47pm

Free activity with Pacific Whale Foundation features a guided 5.5 mile hike along the Lahaina Pali Trail, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and any whales in the area. For adults over age 15 who are fit, experienced hikers. Free transportation provided from Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store in Ma’alaea to and from the trailheads. No bathrooms on the trail. Your trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist. Meet at 7:00 am. Hike begins at 7:30 am. Limited to 13 participants.  Free. Advance reservations required. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. Also offered on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 and April 25, 2012.

Meet at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store in Ma'alea
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:47pm


Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

The Great Whale Count is a citizens' count of humpback whales that can be seen from Maui’s shores, led by Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team. The public is invited to assist in this annual count. All training and materials are provided, and it’s a great way to learn about whales and whale research. There's no cost to participate. When you sign up, our team will help you select an available counting site that's convenient to you. The counting at each site will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation staff person or site leader. Counters meet at 8 am; the count will be finished by noon. To volunteer, email Michelle Viengkone at michelleviengkone@pacificwhale.org. Please include your name, daytime or cell phone number, the number of people in your group, their ages, and where you will be staying on Maui, so that the research team can assign you to the most convenient counting location.  Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team will contact you with information about your assignment. For additional information, call  (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/volunteers-needed-great-maui-whale-count

Along Maui's shorelines
Maui Whale Festival
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, February 27, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, February 27, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, February 27, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, March 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, March 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, March 2, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy a special VIP cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation’s President and founder, Greg Kaufman.  A pioneer in whale research and efforts to save whales, Greg has written three books about whales and is an invited participant in the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee.  During the whalewatch cruise Greg will provide insightful commentary and expert interpretation of the whales’ intriguing behaviors.This two hour cruise departs at 12:30 on March 3, 2012 from Lahaina Harbor. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch. Price is $49.95 for adults, $34.95 for children ages 7 -12. Children ages 6 and under go free. Each party receives a free copy of the book, Humpbacks of Hawaii: The Long Journey Back, autographed by author Greg Kaufman. Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For information or reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

From Lahaina Harbor (on March 3)
Special Cruises
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, March 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, March 9, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, March 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, March 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, March 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, March 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, March 24, 2012 (All day)

Musicians will be "wailing" on their guitars at this Maui Whale Festival event at Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina. Please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org for details. 

Hard Rock Cafe, Lahaina
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Saturday, March 24, 2012 (All day)


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Enjoy a special VIP cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation’s President and founder, Greg Kaufman.  A pioneer in whale research and efforts to save whales, Greg has written three books about whales and is an invited participant in the International Whaling Commissions Scientific Committee.  During the whalewatch cruise Greg will provide insightful commentary and expert interpretation of the whales’ intriguing behaviors. Departs from Lahaina Harbor.  $49.95 for adults; children are $34.95. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Reservations for this cruise sell out fast. For your tickets,  visit www.pacificwhale.org or please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1

From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm


Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, March 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:00am - 12:00pm

Free activity with Pacific Whale Foundation features a guided 5.5 mile hike along the Lahaina Pali Trail, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the ocean and any whales in the area. For adults over age 15 who are fit, experienced hikers. Free transportation provided from Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store in Ma’alaea to and from the trailheads. No bathrooms on the trail. Your trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist. Meet at 7:00 am. Hike begins at 7:30 am. Limited to 13 participants.  Free. Advance reservations required. Call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. Also offered on April 25, 2012.

Meet at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store in Ma'alaea
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:00am - 12:00pm


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, March 30, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm

Every Sunday morning (from January 8 through May 13), Pacific Whale Foundation will offer Whale Photo Safari Cruises, featuring hands-on training on capturing great whale images with  digital cameras. This at-sea workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced photographers. You'll learn to get the best results from whatever camera you currently own. This trip will be led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, along with David Fleetham, professional marine wildlife photographer.

 
David Fleetham’s 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. 
 
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 3-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.
 
This cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor on Sunday mornings. It takes place on our new raft, Ocean Freedom, to give you fantastic water-level views of whales. Just launched in 2011, Ocean Freedom's innovative design was created by the longtime Hawaiian mariners at Navatek, and incorporates special "no slamming" features for added stability and comfort. Ocean Freedom also has an onboard bathroom.
 
Please note that you are required to bring your own camera equipment on this cruise. Didn't bring your camera to Maui? We rent Canon PowerShot digital cameras at Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Stores. 
 
This cruise departs at 9:15 am from Lahaina Harbor and returns at 12:15 pm. Price is $99.95 per person. Book online and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. Visit www.pacificwhale.org or call Pacific Whale Foundation for reservations and information at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
From Lahaina Harbor
Special Cruises
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:15am - 12:15pm


Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit of stunning whale photography, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation as part of the Maui Whale Festival. Open daily, from January 28 - March 31, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next door to Maui Ocean Center. The Tribute to the Whales: Whale and Dolphin Photography Exhibition features works by professional wildlife photographers Monica and Michael Sweet, Douglas Hoffman, David Fleetham and several Pacific Whale Foundation member photographers, including Herb Hartmann and Dale Walsh. It will also include photos taken by Pacific Whale Foundation's researchers and naturalists, including photography by Greg Kaufman, Founder and President of Pacific Whale Foundation and naturalists Daimar Tamarack, John O'Leary and Jes Beneteau. For info, call (808) 249-8811. The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops are located on Route 30, Honoapi'ilani Highway, next to Maui Ocean Center. Admission is free. For information, visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org or call  Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.  Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation. Part of the Maui Whale Festival. 


Ma'alaea Harbor Shops
Displays and Exhibits
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Monday, April 2, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on a personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. This research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and tea) in Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center. Your small group will gather for a 45-minute presentation by a member of the Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the foundation’s ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

The group will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour with a member of the research team. Researchers will share their knowledge of whale behavior, and interpret the significance and purpose of humpback social activity within the context of season and location. The tour wraps up with a final 45-minute visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s Discovery Center.

Offered on Mondays, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at 7:45 am for this tour at Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store, 300 Ma'alaea Road, located at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium and next to Ma'alaea Harbor.  As always, whale sightings are guaranteed. (If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of our Classic Whalewatches.).

Price includes free CD of the research photos taken during the cruise, plus some of our researchers’ favorite whale photos, free “I Love Whales” bumpersticker, free copy of Pacific Whale Foundation’s exclusive DVD, “Research Clips From the Field,” featuring video of whales observed during our 2011 whale research study in Australia and free whale poster and color whalewatch guide.

Book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%. For reservations, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Offices, Ma'alaea
Special Cruises
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 7:45am - 11:30am


Monday, April 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Friday, April 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Part of Maui Whale Festival. Offered December 11, 2011 – April 30, 2012.

For information, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Offered at these locations. Please note specified dates and times:

Papawai Point
Offered daily 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.

Wailea Marriott
Offered Tuesday and Thursdays  7:30-11:30 am

View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.

Maui Ocean Club
Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30-11:30 am

Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, locatedon Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.

An additional location to view whales is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei. Open Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sanctuary staff and volunteers provide free information about whales. Reservations not required. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary also offers free information on sea turtles, coral reefs, fish and whales at the Grand Wailea Ocean Path, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. In addition, the Sanctuary will offer another free information site at the boardwalk at Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali on Thursdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. For information, call (808) 879-2818.
 
To learn more about the Maui Whale Festival, please visit www.mauiwhalefestival.org.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm


Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 8:00am -