Essential Workers Week

PacWhale and Partners Present Essential Workers Week

In appreciation and recognition of the tremendous courage, sacrifice and resilience shown by our community’s essential workers, PacWhale Eco-Adventures will host Essential Workers Week beginning Friday, June 5, 2020.

In partnership with Threes Bar and Grill, Fork and Salad, 808 Beverages and Maui Brewing Company, PacWhale Eco-Adventures invites teachers, healthcare workers and government staff affiliated with the COVID-19 response to take a much-deserved breather aboard a sunset sail cruise free of charge. These complimentary cruises will be launching through June 12.

Maui teachers, healthcare workers and government staff affiliated with the COVID-19 can email to reserve your place today! Due to local regulations, PacWhale can accommodate no more than 7 passengers per ecotour. Registered passengers will meet at PacWhale’s Lahaina Ocean Store location on the day of their reservation at 4:15 PM. Face coverings are required for all guests and staff. Food will be provided courtesy of Fork and Salad; drinks will be provided  courtesy of Maui Brewing Company and 808 Beverages and will feature local sodas and beer and will include tropical drinks and wine.

“This is just one small way that we can say ‘mahalo’ to our local teachers, healthcare workers and government officials that have worked so hard throughout this pandemic,” shares marketing director Kelly McHugh-White.

Three’s Company Catering Director and Chef/Owner Travis Morrin was all in before the ink dried and is thrilled to partner with PacWhale for Essential Workers Week.  “We’ve been doing business with them since 2013,” he says. “They’ve become like family, so we always try to be there for them, and this is a great cause. We hope these essential workers have an incredible experience and that they feel recognized and rewarded. It’s about time they get to relax with good food and cold drinks after all they’ve done for our island community.

PacWhale Eco-Adventures will also offer 50% off to all Kama’aina after Essential Workers Week as a way to say thank you for patiently complying with months of restrictive travel orders so our local business can get back to work quickly. These Kama’aina deals are good for the remainder of 2020 only. The regular Kama‘aina rate will resume in 2021 with an industry-leading 40% standard discount for local residents.


PacWhale Eco-Adventures is an international organization headquartered on Maui that offers market driven products and services to advance its mission of protecting the ocean through science and advocacy and inspiring environmental stewardship. As a social enterprise owned 100% by 501(c)(3) nonprofit Pacific Whale Foundation, PacWhale Eco-Adventures serves more than 300,000 individuals per year through its Ocean Stores and top-rated, responsible ocean ecotours, including snorkel trips, sunset dinner and cocktail cruises, stargazing excursions, and Maui’s original and most award-winning whalewatch.  

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.