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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Our thoughts go out to all that are being impacted by COVID-19. With a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic, we are meeting regularly to ensure the continuation of programs and services that allow our mission work to continue.

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.

The role that our organization plays in keeping people connected for the sake of the environment is incredibly important in times like these. If we all take the proper precautions and continue to treat each other with kindness and care, we’ll get through this together.

How is PacWhale Eco-Adventures addressing COVID-19?

-Following guidance from Hawaii State and County officials, PacWhale is suspending Eco Tours and our Retail Store operations from March 20th – April 30th. 

- To support our employees, we are offering paid, temporary emergency sick leave, restricting all non-essential business travel, deep cleaning work areas, offering teleworking and flexible work schedules, and continuing to communicate updates and reinforce good hygiene practices.

How is Pacific Whale Foundation addressing COVID-19?

-Spring Break Ocean Camp has been cancelled.

-Keiki Whalewatches are being cancelled for the remainder of the season.

- Our marine research and conservation programs will continue to run without disruption.