Posted on: February 14, 2011

Family-Friendly Banana Slug String Band to Be Featured Musicians On Pacific Whale Foundation Whalewatch

Pacific Whale Foundation will be hosting a special whalewatch on Friday, February 18 featuring an added bonus: a fun and family-friendly performance by the two lead performers of  Banana Slug String Band. This award-winning band hails from Santa Cruz, California, and has recently launched its new CD, "Only One Ocean." They will perform songs that range from folk to rap, bluegrass to rock, and feature  vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, banjo and percussion.  Keiki and their families will love rockin’ to live tunes such as "Kingdom of The Crab," "Ocean Rap" and "Water Cycle Boogie" while watching Maui’s humpback whales and enjoying expert narration by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified marine naturalists. The whalewatch will also include listening to live whale songs and a free Jr. Naturalist program for kids.

Banana Slug String Band has entertained and educated youngsters (ages two to 92) for 25 years. The group uses music to teach about natural sciences and caring for the planet. The band has performed at hundreds of venues across the U.S. including the Museum of Natural History in New York City and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Their many awards include AFIM’s (Association for Independent Music) Indie Award for Best Children’s Recording and a NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Gold Award.

The special whalewatch cruise with  Banana Slug String Band will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Ma'alaea Harbor. The price is $24.95 for adults and $15.30 for kids ages 7 to 12. Children ages 6 and under go free (one per paying adult). Pacfiic Whale Foundation Members save 20%. You can also save 10% by booking online. Refreshments and snacks will be available for sale onboard. Whale sightings are guaranteed or you get a ticket to go again free. Call (808) 249-8811 ext.1 for reservations or click here.
To learn more about Banana Slug String Band and sample some of their ear-catching tunes, visit