Mahalo for celebrating World Ocean Day 2022 with Pacific Whale Foundation with our 6th Annual World Whale Film Festival: Inspiring action for a better, bluer future. We hope you enjoyed our showcase films from around the world, invoking the power of storytelling to raise awareness of environmental conservation and major threats impacting nature and humankind. In-person events were June 8 (film festival) and June 9 (VIP cruise) and films were available online June 8 – July 31, but some films are still available to watch in their entirety below!

6th Annual World Whale Film Festival Commemorative Apparel
Design in collaboration with renowned ocean artivist, Janina Rossiter.

Buy your 6th WWFF Apparel Here

Our online Film Festival concluded July 31, 2022 but some films are still available to watch in their entirety today!

WWFF funding provided by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.


Host Sponsor June 9 VIP Cruise Sponsor


2021 WWFF

Mahalo for celebrating World Ocean Day with us at our 5th Annual World Whale Film Festival at Ocean Vodka on June 8, 2021. It was a wonderful evening of films showcasing storytellers from all over the world as they addressed the issues facing our ocean and promote awareness. Read More …

2020 WWFF

The 4th annual World Whale Film Festival is here! This event has proven to be a lasting and powerful addition to our Maui Whale Festival. The Film Festival promotes visual storytellers who are passionate about our oceans and tell powerful stories about ocean and wildlife conservation at home and around the world. Tickets are only $10 ($20 VIP) and all proceeds benefit Pacific Whale Foundation’s mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship. Before the films begin, browse our interactive, educational booths and grab dinner at 808 on Main, Umi sushi restaurant, or one of the local food trucks that will be there.

We are thrilled to have Wailuku-born Kaimana Brummel as our emcee for the event! Read More …

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.