Ocean Career Quest

Applications for Summer 2023 are now closed. 

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Ocean Career Quest is an immersive 5-day program that introduces Maui middle school students to careers in marine science and ocean conservation. The program will take place on board a floating classroom (one of PacWhale Eco-Adventures’ vessels) on which participants will have the opportunity to learn some marine science basics through firsthand experiences, meet experts and learn about their career paths, acquire some new skills, and have fun along the way!


Through generous donor support, this program will be offered at no cost to selected participants.


To apply you must be:

  • Entering 6th-8th grade and living and/or going to school on Maui
  • Able to attend all five days of the Ocean Career Quest program (June 26-30)
  • Curious about careers in marine science and ocean conservation
  • Enthusiastic to expand your knowledge and try new things

No previous experience/interest in marine science is necessary for participation. Priority will be given to Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander applicants as an effort to increase representation in marine science and ocean conservation fields.
Applications must be received by June 4, 2023 for consideration.


June 26-30, 2023 8:30am – 3:30pm


The Ocean Career Quest program will take place on board PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessels and in our Discovery Center, in Ma’alaea Harbor.

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.