Trail of the Whale & Information Stations

Our trained Marine Naturalists are stationed at various locations along Maui’s coasts to help you learn about whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other marine wildlife from shore. Learn the best techniques for spotting whales, and use our binoculars to get a better view.

Papawai Point

Scenic overlook off Honoapiilani Highway (Route 30) approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.
Daily from 8:00am – 2:00pm (starting December 1)

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Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Oceanfront path in front of Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive in South Maui.
Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:00am – 12:00pm (starting December 1)

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Maui Ocean Center

Complement your experience at MOC’s Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & 3D Sphere by talking to the humpback whale experts
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am-3pm

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Pacific Whale Foundation’s leadership team is closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to seek guidance from these agencies, public health officials and government agencies on an ongoing basis.

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