Maui Whale Festival Keiki Concert Cruises


Keiki Concert Cruises set sail out of historic Ma’alaea on February 9 & February 15, 2020. 1 FREE keiki with every paying adult on this special Concert Cruise as part of the Maui Whale Festival.

2 Hours
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Adult (Ages 13+)
Child (Ages 5-12)
Child (Ages 0-4)

Sunday, February 9 with Banana Slug String Band
Saturday, February 15 with Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band

Keiki Concert Cruises will set sail out of historic Ma’alaea Harbor on Sunday, February 9, 2020 and Saturday, February 15, 2020. Keiki cruise (1 FREE keiki with every paying adult) on this special Concert Cruise as part of the 40th annual Maui Whale Festival.

Marine education is FUN with special musical performances, whalewatching opportunities and naturalist interpretation throughout this specialty cruise. Get ready to sing, dance, laugh, learn and have a rollicking good time.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 – Banana Slug String Band – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Doug Dirt, Airy Larry, Marine Mark, and Solar Steve are the Real Deal…..Impassioned musicians, songwriters, performers, educators, and eco-warriors! With guitars, voices, crazy characters, and an extraordinary ability to connect with children…. they change the world, one child at a time!

The Slugs are Environmental Educators, and met teaching in Outdoor Education in San Mateo county, working at Env. Ed. Schools deep in the Redwoods.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Uncle Wayne & The Howling Dog Band – 2:30pm – 4:30pm

For over two decades, Uncle Wayne has shared his music with the children of Hawaii. He combines his professional career in early childhood education and his extensive knowledge of child development with a love and passion for music to create a dynamic experience for children and their families.

Uncle Wayne, Dr. Pfahl, Uncle Girish and Uncle Jeff play children’s music with Aloha. The Band’s mission is to create positive music that children enjoy.

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Check-in Time: 1:30pm

Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center. Parking is free.


    • Certified Marine Naturalists onboard
    • Unlimited filtered water, sodas and juices
    • Snacks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase (Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID)
    • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards

    • Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended
    • Credit card or cash for optional souvenirs and gratuities

    Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars


    • Save 20%* on all PacWhale Eco-Adventures cruises (+ VIP boarding)
    • Save 20%* on Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store merchandise
    • Save 20%* on Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Camp enrollment
    • Save 10%* on admission to Maui Ocean Center
    • Save 10%* at Maui Sports Unlimited (offering surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding lessons and rentals)
    • Get $20 off tickets* at NorthShore Zipline
    • Beyond the Breach quarterly publication
    • Exclusive invitations to Pacific Whale Foundation online events
    • Subscription to monthly Members-only emails
    • Priority boarding

    * Savings apply directly to Members only


    • PacWhale Eco-Adventures Whalewatch or Dolphin Watch
    • Reusable canvas tote
    • Member T-shirt
    • No gift needed – give 100% to Pacific Whale Foundation
Sells Out Early Become a member
Adult (Ages 13+)
Child (Ages 5-12)
Child (Ages 0-4)


Our thoughts go out to all that are being impacted by COVID-19. With a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic, we are meeting regularly to ensure the continuation of programs and services that allow our mission work to continue.

Pacific Whale Foundation’s leadership team is closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to seek guidance from these agencies, public health officials and government agencies on an ongoing basis.

The role that our organization plays in keeping people connected for the sake of the environment is incredibly important in times like these. If we all take the proper precautions and continue to treat each other with kindness and care, we’ll get through this together.

How is PacWhale Eco-Adventures addressing COVID-19?

-Following guidance from Hawaii State and County officials, PacWhale is suspending Eco Tours and our Retail Store operations from March 20th – April 30th. 

- To support our employees, we are offering paid, temporary emergency sick leave, restricting all non-essential business travel, deep cleaning work areas, offering teleworking and flexible work schedules, and continuing to communicate updates and reinforce good hygiene practices.

How is Pacific Whale Foundation addressing COVID-19?

-Spring Break Ocean Camp has been cancelled.

-Keiki Whalewatches are being cancelled for the remainder of the season.

- Our marine research and conservation programs will continue to run without disruption.