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Photogrammetry explained: a non-invasive way to obtain marine mammal measurements

Thanks to your support of generous donations and Pacific Whale Foundation memberships, the Research Department was able to purchase a state-of-the-art laser photogrammetry system to add to our research tool kit! Photogrammetry is a laser system mounted to a camera that projects two laser dots, set at a fixed distance apart, onto an animal’s dorsal … Continued

Introducing Our Newly Remodeled Ma‘alaea Ocean Store!

Find out what’s new!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Pacific Whale Foundation

An in-depth look into our adventurous Molokini Wild Side Snorkel tour.

Inside a Unique Tour of Mauiʻs Night Sky

Read about my experience on Pacific Whale Foundation’s Sunset and Celestial Cruise! This trip offers you the opportunity to connect with the night sky of Maui and better understand the role of the celestial bodies in our lives and in Hawaiian culture.

Ocean Camp: Behind the Scene

Whether you’re a resident or visitor, Ocean Camp is a great way for your keiki to spend the day or the rest of the summer getting better acquainted with the marine ecosystems that surround us here on Maui! Open to children entering grades 1-5, each week centers around an ocean-related theme, and every day includes … Continued

PWF Chief Scientist to Advance Marine Debris Research and Solutions at Hawaiʻi Workshop

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Research team began studying marine debris in 2013, monitoring, collecting and reporting marine debris found in the ocean and along Maui’s shoreline. We have also provided the science to support legislation that aims to reduce debris and, just this summer, started a RETHINK campaign to help individuals reduce their plastic waste to … Continued

Introducing Sustainable Sushi at Sea

We are thrilled to introduce our newest luxury dining experience: Sustainable Sushi at Sea. This trip is limited to only 60 guests on a 147 passenger, ultra-smooth catamaran for a more intimate and attentive event and includes complimentary sake, wine, cocktails and beer to enjoy with your delicious pupu, sushi, and sunset views. This cruise is meant to … Continued

Meet the Banana Slug String Band

We at Pacific Whale Foundation are happy to have the Banana Slug String Band perform at three different Maui Whale Festival events. The group is composed of musicians and educators Doug Dirt, Airy Larry, Marine Mark, and Solar Steve, who blend music, theater, puppetry, and audience participation to create a lively learning environment! To learn … Continued

Ten Things to do at the Maui Whale Festival Kihei Town Party

1) Enjoy the music We are thrilled to have some of Hawaii’s top artists to perform for the community on Friday, February 22 in Kihei, Maui. Anuhea, Kimié Miner, and Paula Fuga will perform on the main stage of Kihei 4th Friday Celebrates Maui Whale Festival. Combined, these talented musicians, born and raised in Hawai‘i, … Continued

Maui Whale Festival Wraps with Big Name Performers and Ocean Themed Fun for the Maui Community

Friday February 22, the 39th annual Maui Whale Festival will culminate with a unique Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party, designed by Pacific Whale Foundation and community partners. Honor the majestic humpback whales who travel to Maui waters each year with free ocean themed fun for all ages, including live music by talented artists, ono food, … Continued