Posted on: October 18, 2011

Moneysaving Whale Pass Offered At Pre-Season Prices

With an active subadult humpback whale sighted in Maui County waters on October 12, it's apparent that the whales are back -- and whalewatch season is just around the corner. For those who are looking forward to spending as much time as possible with the whales this winter, Pacific Whale Foundation is offering its money-saving Whale Pass. From now through October 31, whalewatchers can purchase the pass at the lowest preseason prices of the year.

"With our Pacific Whale Foundation Whale Pass, you can see the whales for as little as $9.40 per trip, " says Cynthia Mayer, Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Whale Foundation. "It’s the most affordable way to whalewatch this winter."
Customers can choose the Whale Pass level that fits their plans. The options include a 10 trip, 20 trip, 30 trip, 40 trip or 50 trip pass. The whale pass holder can use their Whale Pass on any regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatches through May 15, 2012.
Preseason prices are in effect on the Whale Pass through October 31, 2011. After that point, the price will increase. Pacific Whale Foundation Members will save 20% on the price of the Whale Pass. Members can also purchase the pass at a 20% discount for friends or family.
Whale Pass for 10 whalewatch trips          
Preseason Price:  $240
Preseason Member Price: $192
Whale Pass for 20 whalewatch trips
Preseason Price:  $310
Preseason Member Price: $248
Whale Pass for 30 whalewatch trips    
Preseason Price:   $380
Preseason Member Price: $304
Whale Pass for 40 whalewatch trips  
Preseason Price: $490
Preseason Member Price: $392
Whale Pass for 50 whalewatch trips
Preseason Price: $590
Preseason Member Price: $472
The Whale Pass can be purchased by phone or by visiting Pacific Whale Foundation's offices at The Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, adjacent to Maui Ocean Center on Maui. For phone orders, please call 1-800-942-5311 ext. 1.
Nonmembers can join Pacific Whale Foundation Member at the time of purchasing their Whale Pass. Information about Pacific Whale Foundation Memberships can be found at
Certain rules and restrictions apply. The Whale Pass is nontransferable. Each pass only allows the person identified on the pass to go whalewatching. The Whale Pass holder must show photo i.d. whenever checking in for a whalewatch cruise.
The Whale Pass may only be used for Pacific Whale Foundation's Whalewatch Cruises that are regularly priced at $34.95 or less. It may not be used for Pacific Whale Foundation's Sunset Cocktail or Dinner Cruises, Island Rhythm Cruise, Molokini or Lanai snorkel cruises, VIP whalewatches, evening or holiday cruises.
Reservations are required for all whalewatch cruises, including those that involve the Whale Pass. For reservations, call 1-800-942-5311 or (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. The Whale Pass holder will be asked to provide the code from their Whale Pass at the time of booking.
Pacific Whale Foundation's regular 48 hour cancellation policy applies; if the Whale Pass holder makes a whalewatch reservation with their Whale Pass, they may cancel or reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the departure time of their cruise. Cancellations or no-shows within 48 hours of their cruise will be deducted from your Whale Pass.
"All in all, it's very easy to use the Whale Pass," says Mayer. "And it's a great way to ensure you or your gift recipient will enjoy a lot of great whalewatching this year."
Pacific Whale Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. Sales of the Whale Pass benefit Pacific Whale Foundation's research, education and conservation programs on behalf of the marine environment. To learn more about Pacific Whale Foundation, visit