Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher during this special offering with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists.
Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher during this special offering with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists out of Ma’alaea Harbor. This unique adventure includes a 3 hour whalewatch with one of our whale Researchers and our certified Marine Naturalist onboard Ocean Explorer, a 54 ft. single deck catamaran. This vessel used to be our whale research vessel in years past, and offers the perfect small group platform for whalewatching and photography.
With only 38 aboard and open air seating, you’ll have unobstructed viewing of the humpback whales and the opportunity to interact with our naturalists and researcher onboard to gain a better understanding about these giants of the sea, as well as how and what data collection our researchers are gathering. Our naturalists will provide you with expert commentary about humpback whales and the various behaviors being exhibited by these amazing giants during your tour. Every tour is different and amazing, so come out with us on this unique adventure. This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
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Departs: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (January 3 to April 11)
Duration: 3 hours
Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure
Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store located in the Shops of Ma’alaea (across from the Maui Ocean Center)
* Savings apply directly to Members only
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.