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Naturalist Spotlight: Maddie Buresh

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“So what brought you out here? And … how? How did you do it?”

We get this question a lot. Many folks are fascinated by the steps it takes to become a Pacific Whale Foundation certified Marine Naturalist. Our naturalists are college grads from all over the country – Minnesota, Kansas, California, Idaho,…

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Marine Biologist & Mai Tai Maker: My Life as a PWF Marine Naturalist

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I can’t count the number of times a guest on our boat will come up to me, enthusiastically gushing “You have the most amazing job!” or “Wow, what an office!” It’s true — I do have a great job and the best view at PacWhale. As ECO team members, we encounter incredible marine wildlife on a…

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Whalewatching with “The Greatest”

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Pacific Whale Foundation was founded in 1980, in Makena, Maui, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Our roots are embedded in credible research studies, backed by effective education and critical conservation programs. Through the years, Pacific Whale Foundation has grown to become “the people’s whale organization.” Each year Pacific Whale Foundation takes nearly 300,000…

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Mugged on the first Ultimate Whalewatch with the Experts of 2015

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On January 13th, the research team ran the first Ultimate Whalewatch with the Experts cruise of the 2014/2015 whale season. Mother Nature was on our side that day, with perfect calm weather conditions. Over the past week or so, the research team had been sighting more and more humpback whales in Ma’alaea Bay, including mother-calf…

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Ocean Spirit Completes Journey Home

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Ocean Spirit arrives to her permanent home in Lahaina early this morning. The 5880.85 mile journey from St. Croix USVI to final destination in Lahaina Maui, Hawaii  was completed in 42 days. Crew will be training in the next week and OS will be scheduled to run her first whalewatching tours in the near future. [gallery…

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Aloha Friday with Island Rhythms

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Island Rhythms is the perfect way to celebrate Aloha Friday on Maui. The weather conditions are perfect today for Marty Dread performing live aboard Ocean Voyager. Get your groove on and watch the sunset with departure from Ma’alaea Harbor at 4:30pm. Check-in time is 45 minutes prior to departure at our Ocean Store. More »

Our Experts Make the Difference

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What sets Pacific Whale Foundation eco-cruises apart from other standard ocean tours? If you already joined us on one of our many Eco-Adventures then you already know the answer. It’s our talented and passionate vessel staff.

Every Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventure cruise is led by a team of certified Marine Naturalists, all of…

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Ocean Spirit approaching destination Oahu

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Ocean Spirit’s current location: Captain John Patti reports: “Delivery is coming along as planned. We’re just within 7 hundred miles of Koolina marina now and have enjoyed mostly fair seas over the pacific leg. The presence of a head current and lack of wind affect the arrival time. We need…

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Ocean Spirit sets off for longest journey leg to Hawaii

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After spending Thanksgiving in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Ocean Spirit & crew prepare for their longest stretch of open water to Honolulu, were the vessel will go finishing touches before joining the rest of Pacific Whale Foundation’s fleet in Maui. Crew member Sierra DeRose writes the following about her experience.

“Coolest…

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Ocean Spirit Voyage Update

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Ocean Spirit made it through the Panama Canal successfully, current location is just north of Costa Rica (see map below) this GPS location was received early yesterday morning. Crew member Christy Kozama shares with us her experience crossing the Panama Canal. “We are in Playa Papagayo Marina, Costa Rica. We arrived at daybreak as the sun spilled…

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