Use compostable NoTree™ cups made by World Centric, a B Corporation that upholds rigorous standards of social and environmental responsibility and donates 25% of profits to organizations addressing social and environmental issues.
When take away containers are needed, we use compostable potato starch plates
Promote reusable cups and straws by going plastic straw-free and selling stainless steel straws & souvenir cups that passengers can bring back on their next PWF cruise to receive bottomless non-alcoholic beverages
Use Bio-compostable trash bags for waste
Avoid plastic lids for coffee and use wooden stir sticks
Sort and recycle all bottles, cans, plastic and cardboard used
Sell bottles of reef safe sunscreen on board at 40% off retail prices and educate passengers about the harmful impacts from oxybenzone and other sunscreen chemicals
Rent wetsuits, which helps reduce sunscreen use in the water. They are washed with a bio-friendly soap in our own water and energy efficient washing machine. The boats are also cleaned with biodegradable soap
We don’t dump; we pump our vessel waste into a certified management facility
Conduct regular maintenance on our vessels to reduce the use of superfluous products like oil and filters
Our caterers provide reusable plates, silverware and napkins. Most of our catering is also delivered in reusable containers and bins that all get sent back to be used again. We discourage any use of plastic wrap or extra packaging.
Our thoughts go out to all that are being impacted by COVID-19. With a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic, we are meeting regularly to ensure the continuation of programs and services that allow our mission work to continue.
Pacific Whale Foundation’s leadership team is closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to seek guidance from these agencies, public health officials and government agencies on an ongoing basis.
We are happy to now offer three new kama‘aina-rate private charters: Molokini Wild Side, Honolua Bay Snorkel, and Sunset Sail.