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Valentine’s Day Catalog

MAKE A GRAND GESTURE AND MAKE IT WHALE-SIZED This Valentine’s Day, give the ocean lover in your life the gift of being a part of the dedicated ʻohana saving marine animals. A PWF Gift Membership includes discounts on events, like our upcoming Race for Whales, discounts* on PacWhale ecotours, and regular updates on marine life news and PWF programs! gift … Continued


Immediately following the Maui wildfires, Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale employees worked together to understand, meet, and advocate for community needs. In this time of coming together in an “all hands on deck” response, a new Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Department was born. We’re proud to share our new, hard-working PWF Outreach Team. The … Continued


Twenty-five years ago, the United Nations formally proclaimed March 8 International Women’s Day in an effort to promote women’s rights and foster world peace. Since its founding in 1977 as a designated holiday, IWD employs annual themes that mirror current issues impacting women across the globe. As 2022 unfolds amid a swirl of controversy surrounding … Continued


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The Love Boat: Pacific Whale Foundation sparks romance while shaping lives

Kismet comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. But whether one believes finding your soulmate is a matter of divine intervention or random circumstance, it’s difficult to argue that some PacWhale Eco-Adventures staffers weren’t destined to fall in love, marry and start a family under the seductive spell of sun, sea and shared passions.

Welcome to a Reimagined Whale Day in 2020!

Whale Day has been one of the most popular Maui community events, dating back to 1980, and is always a special occasion, but this year’s Whale Day celebration is special for a few reasons.   Whale Day began as a way for the founder of Pacific Whale Foundation, Greg Kaufman, to raise awareness about humpback whales and the threat of … Continued

Pacific Whale Foundation Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season to think of others and the ways in which we show our appreciation for them being in our lives. Many of us try to accomplish this goal with considerate gifts. We have compiled a list of gift ideas that will hopefully light up the faces of your loved ones when they open their holiday gift … Continued


Guest post by Elsa Cabrera, executive director of Centro de Conservacion Cetacea, and accredited observer to the IWC since 2001. This was originally posted on and we are re-posting with the author’s permission. On 26 December 2018, just between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the government of Japan announced its intention to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) … Continued

Volunteers on Vacation

In Hawai‘i, the term kokua is an integral part of the culture. Kokua is about giving to others without expecting anything in return, thereby strengthening the community as a whole. The spirit of kokua can be found in Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) Volunteers on Vacation (VoV) program, which aims to help visitors and residents alike easily find meaningful service … Continued