Posted on: May 25, 2012

Free Ocean Discovery Cruises Offered in Honor of World Oceans Day

The ocean makes life livable for all of us on earth: it generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, regulates our climate and offers recreation and inspiration. In honor of the ocean that surrounds us in Hawaii, Pacific Whale Foundation is offering free Ocean Discovery Cruises on Sunday, June 10 to all Hawaii residents and to Pacific Whale Foundation Members, as part of a global celebration of World Oceans Day. 

The one-hour Ocean Discovery Cruises depart from Ma’alaea Harbor at  2:30 and 3:00 pm and Lahaina Harbor at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm  and 2:00 pm. Each cruise features  narration about Maui's ocean environment by Pacific Whale Foundation's Certified Marine Naturalists. 
"World Oceans Day is our planet's biggest celebration of the ocean, held every year on June 8," says Greg Kaufman, Founder and Executive Director at Pacific Whale Foundation. "With our free cruises on June 10, Pacific Whale Foundation is proud to join thousands of educational institutions, conservation organizations and individuals in dozens of countries around the world that are celebrating our planet’s oceans in honor of World Oceans Day." 
"We're especially aligned with the 2011-2012 theme for World Oceans Day, which is 'Youth, the Next Wave for Change'," says Kaufman. "Pacific Whale Foundation is fully committed to educating this next generation about the value of our planet's oceans, through our Ocean Camp, our school programs, our SeaWees program for preschoolers and our free Jr. Naturalist programs  on all of our cruises."
The free Ocean Discovery Cruises on June 10 will feature special Jr. Naturalist programs for keiki. 
Free tickets for the Ocean Discovery Cruises are available to all Hawaii residents with a valid i.d. and also to all current members of Pacific Whale Foundation. All children ages 12 and under go free, if they are accompanied by an adult Hawaii resident or member of Pacific Whale Foundation.  Adults who are nonmembers or who are not Hawaii residents can purchase tickets for $10.
Reservations are required for all tickets and are subject to availability. To obtain your reservation, please call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. The ticket office is open from 6 am to 9 pm daily. 
To learn more about Pacific Whale Foundation, please visit To learn more about World Oceans Day, please visit