Join us on this VIP Whalewatch out of Lahaina. It is an exciting opportunity to get exclusive access to decades of knowledge and expertise from one of the world’s foremost experts on humpback whales.
Paul Forestell literally “wrote the book” on whalewatching, as co-author of a pivotal guide to ecotourism with Pacific Whale Foundation Founder, Greg Kaufman. He has studied whales off the coast of Australia since 1984 and is an internationally recognized and widely published expert on marine mammals. He is author or co-author of 10 books and book chapters, 21 peer-reviewed articles, and nearly 70 symposium and conference reports on whales and other marine wildlife. His work includes the development of international training programs for marine naturalists who provide wildlife interpretation for ecotour operations. Currently, a university professor and dean, Paul is also a prominent authority in science education.
During this special 2-hour Whalewatch with capacity limited to 75 for optimal viewing, you’ll hear fascinating facts and insightful commentary from Paul, as well as live whale songs from underwater hydrophones.
This tour offers excellent opportunities for personal interaction and Q & A with Paul, as well as photos of the amazing whale behaviors you encounter. In addition, Your VIP Whalewatch includes free appetizers and soft drinks, juices and filtered water.
Whale sightings are guaranteed or go again free on another whalewatch of equal or lesser value within one year. We are proud of our 97% sighting success rate.
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Normally, we accept cancellations 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of your trip. Due to the current health crisis, we will consider late cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, i.e. quarantine, isolation or flu-like symptoms. As we do this in good faith, we deeply appreciate the earliest cancellation notice possible.
All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with PWF Eco-Adventures, Pacific Whale Foundation, or its subsidiaries or officers. All reservations are non-refundable and changes are not permitted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. All no-shows are non-refundable. Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather, sea state or other exigent circumstances at the discretion of the Captain. Destinations, menus, vessels and equipment subject to change without notice. By purchasing your cruise ticket you agree to receive confirmation and promotional emails from us. You may opt-out of promotional emails at any time using the unsubscribe link.
Aloha, We Are Open! Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui. Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.