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Balancing screen time with green time

Mona de Crinis

In what seemed like an instant, our lives have become almost entirely dependent on screens. As we navigate this transition, it is important to consider the benefits — and concerns — of this new virtual world we live in. Although...

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A Voice For Whales

Alicia Wood

February 2018, Pacific Whale Foundation’s founder Greg Kaufman passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. A pioneer in noninvasive humpback whale research in the mid-1970s, Greg founded Pacific Whale Foundation in 1980 to educate the public, from a scientific...

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Aloha Friday with Marty Dread

Alicia Wood

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun! Join PacWhale Eco-Adventures LIVE this Friday for an Aloha Friday event to remember with our Maui party ambassador Marty Dread. On June 26 at 2:30 p.m., Dread will donate his considerable talents as he takes to the...

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Voices of Maui Nui

Alicia Wood

With a mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and to inspire environmental stewardship, Pacific Whale Foundation puts kuleana into practice. As a foundation, we recognize the responsibility we have to the waters and sea creatures of Hawaii. Of course,...

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Covid-19 FAQ

Alicia Wood

Is PacWhale Eco-Adventures open?  Our Lahaina retail store is now open in a limited capacity that allows us to enforce safety protocols and physical distancing between customers as well as staff.  Our Eco-Adventures are temporarily suspended until local restrictions allow for operation. Please continue...

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PacWhale Eco-Adventures Kōkua Project

Pacific Whale Foundation

Although our PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessel operations and retail Ocean Stores have been temporarily closed due to the pandemic, we’re still hard at work! Our Research, Education, and Conservation departments have been continuing the PWF mission by analyzing data, attending virtual conferences, and creating virtual content to keep peopled engaged and...

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Alicia Wood

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 Beginning Oct. 17, PacWhale Eco-Adventures expands ecotour and cruise options, including early-season whalewatching tours setting sail in November from Lahaina and Ma‘alaea harbors (contingent upon demand).    Visitors arriving on or after Oct. 15 must abide by state...

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Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.