Posted on: March 17, 2011

Whalewatch With Greg Kaufman, Pacific Whale Foundation Founder and President, on Saturday, March 26

Tickets are now available for a special VIP Whalewatch led by noted whale expert Greg Kaufman on Saturday March 26, 2011. Kaufman is the president and founder of Pacific Whale Foundation. He is also the author of four books about whales and is a member of the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee.

An enthusiastic and accomplished presenter, Kaufman will bring more than three decades of whale research experience to his narration about the whales that are encountered during the cruise. He will provide fascinating insights about their behaviors, as he also relates the latest news about protecting whales worldwide.  

The two-hour cruise will take depart from Lahaina Harbor at 11:30 am and return at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.95 for adults and $35.95 for children ages 7 to 12. Children ages 6 and under go free, one free child per paying adult. Book online at and save 10%. Pacific Whale Foundation Members save 20%.

Whale sightings are guaranteed or you go again free.

Each party will receive a free copy of their choice of Greg Kaufman’s book, Hawaii’s Humpback Whales: The Long Journey Back or the DVD, “Research Notes From the Field,” chronicling Pacific Whale Foundation’s extensive study of humpback whales in Australia in 2010. Kaufman spent nearly three months in Australia with the team of Pacific Whale Foundation researchers last year. During that time, the research team covered 6,000 miles of road and 3,000 miles of open-ocean along the east coast of Australia. Pacific Whale Foundation is a contributing member to the Southern Ocean Research Partnership, a multi-lateral, non-lethal scientific research program aimed to improve the coordinated and cooperative delivery of science to the International Whaling Commission.

For information or to make a reservation, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 or visit (or click here).  This event is part of the Maui Whale Festival, a series of events from mid-November through mid-May that honors the humpback whales that migrate to Maui each winter to mate, give birth and care for their young. 

Pacific Whale Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. Pacific Whale Foundation’s headquarters are on Maui, and conducts whale research in Hawaii, Ecuador, Australia and Tonga. Pacific Whale Foundation’s Eco-Adventures educate thousands of people about the ocean each year and raise critically needed funds for research, education and conservation projects. To learn more, visit