Keiki Whalewatch

2021 – 2022 School year details coming soon!

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Virtual Keiki Whalewatch includes a customized one-hour live virtual whalewatch and access to standards-based, grade-level appropriate curriculum that can be shared with students before and/or after their virtual whalewatch experience.

The virtual whalewatch combines live engagement with our education team and pre-recorded video footage filmed off the coast of Maui, simulating the experience of a whalewatch on board a PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessel with the added benefits of interactive online video conferencing and educational platforms. Each virtual whalewatch can accommodate a maximum of 70 students.

Our included library of online lessons and lesson plans can be shared with students to enhance the program experience through engaging and hands-on activities that may be conducted by students independently or collaboratively as a class.


Virtual Whalewatch sessions are offered weekly on Tuesday through Friday from February 16 to May 21

  •  Click the “Schedule a Program” button at the top of the page for available dates and times. All programs are in Hawaiian Standard Time.



  • Price includes 1 hour live virtual whalewatch, plus access to optional classroom program activities to be conducted with or shared with students.
  • Maximum group size per program is 70 students.
  • The program is FREE for Maui County Schools. Please contact [email protected] for discount code for booking.

Program development costs and free program offerings have been subsidized through grant funding from the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

KEIKI WHALEWATCH (Grades Pre-K to 12)

Keiki Whalewatch includes a customized 1.25 hour whalewatch on board a PacWhale EcoAdventures vessel along with an optional standards-based and grade-level appropriate classroom presentation.

Classroom presentations can be conducted at PWF’s Discovery Center Classrooms or at your school site (location availability will depend upon group size and requested program option). In addition to the customized classroom presentation, program options may also include an experience with our life-size inflatable humpback whale, or a viewing of Maui Ocean Center’s Humpbacks of Hawai’i film in their 3D Sphere theater.


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Keiki Whalewatch programs are limited by state- and CDC-mandated guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of all participants and vessels staff.
  • School groups interested in whalewatch trips may contact [email protected] with requests, or use the request form linked at the top of the page.


Limited financial assistance may be available for qualifying classrooms to participate in the Keiki Whalewatch program. Teachers interested in applying, please complete this application and return to [email protected].

For further assistance, please contact us at [email protected] or (808) 856-8341. To support our Keiki Programs including Keiki Whalewatch scholarships, please click HERE.

Hawaii Visitor Update

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.