SEPT. 15 – SEPT. 30

Guess to WIN! Our favorite time of the year is almost here – whale watching season! Can you guess when the first humpback whale will be sighted in the waters of Maui Nui? If so, you could win a swag bag full of items from the PacWhale Ocean Store!

In celebration of the humpback whales’ upcoming return to Maui, we invite you to predict the date and time that you think the first humpback whale of the season will be spotted from ANY private or commercial vessel or coastline vantage point. Whoever gets closest to 2021’s first official recording of a humpback whale sighting in Maui Nui waters (verified by a time-stamped photo or otherwise confirmed by local news or media outlets) will receive the swag bag containing a tee shirt, re-usable water bottle and recycled tote bag.

To enter, please submit your guess in the form below beginning September 15 at 10:00 a.m. HST through 11:59 p.m. HST on September 30. Please be advised that by participating in this contest, you acknowledge that your email address may be added to our database and used for future correspondence regarding PWF’s and PacWhale Eco-Adventures’ programs. Click HERE to see a list of annual past first whale sightings of the season.

No purchase necessary. Winner will be announced following the confirmation of the first whale sighting. Winner must reside in the U.S. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

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      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.