Keiki Whalewatch

To request a date, please fill out our Keiki Whalewatch request form.

Requested dates are tentative until confirmed.

Our Keiki Whalewatch program offers an opportunity for local schoolchildren to learn about our oceans by getting a closer look at the whales and other marine animals that live right here in their own backyard. The program is open to school groups from pre-K to high school, and for many participants, this is their first time seeing humpback whales from a boat. Since its inception, Keiki Whalewatch has introduced over 10,000 students to the wonders of whalewatching.

Keiki Whalewatch is offered from January through April and includes a customized whalewatch ecotour and an optional classroom program offered at no additional charge with standards-based, grade-level appropriate, hands-on activities for the students.

Registration fees for Keiki Whalewatch are $8 per student, $15 per adult chaperone, and no charge for the classroom teacher and/or EA. Program costs are heavily subsidized by the support of Pacific Whale Foundation Members and generous donors. Our goal is to make this program accessible to all Maui County students.


Limited financial assistance may be available for qualifying classrooms to participate in the Keiki Whalewatch program. Teachers interested in applying, please download this application and return completed form to:

Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Maʻalaea Road, Suite 211
Wailuku, HI 96793

For further assistance, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (808) 856-8341.

To support our Keiki Programs including Keiki Whalewatch scholarships, please click here.