Each year Maui Whale Festival brings together an audience of thousands to celebrate the 3,000-mile journey made by humpback whales back to the waters of Maui Nui. Join Pacific Whale Foundation as we celebrate these astounding animals, as well as our 41st year of marine Research, Education, and Conservation to protect them. Events include the 5th annual World Whale Film Festival, Virtual Run & Walk for Whales, Maui Artisan Virtual Craft Fair, Great Whale Count and more.

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Pacific Whale Foundation is proud to introduce our inaugural Virtual Keiki Whalewatch program! This one-hour Virtual Whalewatch includes pre-recorded whale watch footage and interactive activities for students, guided by a live instructor. In addition, participating teachers will also get access to a library of interactive online lessons that can be shared with students prior to participation in the Virtual Whalewatch. The virtual sessions run multiple times daily from February 16 through May 21, Tuesdays through Fridays. The program is FREE for Maui County Schools; contact [email protected] for discount code. Private in-person charters for school groups may be available upon request; contact [email protected] 

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  • Past Events

    November 2020

    Mahalo to everyone who participated in our 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala!

    Mahalo to everyone who participated in this year’s Aloha Friday!

    October 2020

    Mahalo to everyone who participated in our 40th Anniversary Virtual Auction!

    June 2020

    Mahalo to everyone who participated in this year’s World Oceans Day cleanup!


    May 2020

    Mahalo to everyone who participated in Pacific Whale Foundation’s #GivingTuesdaysNow Mini Auction from May 5-12, 2020. Whether you were an item donor, an active bidder or a wishful watcher, your presence on PWF’s auction pages helped raise awareness of PWF’s ongoing mission while illuminating the exquisite crafts, products and services of Maui artisans and small businesses as they slowly step from the shadow of COVID-19. The weeklong auction comprised 93 donated items which netted $11, 441 through the silent auction plus $425 raised through straight donations for a total of $11,946 — all of which will continue funding PWF research and advocacy on behalf of whales, dolphins and other marine species that populate the waters of Maui Nui and beyond. Mahalo again, and a hui hou!


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.