Making Waves Lecture Series

Pacific Whale Foundation’s Making Waves Lecture Series provides a public forum to discuss and explore current issues in marine conservation. These presentations take place at our Discovery Center, located on the lower level of the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops. Upcoming events will be posted here, so we invite you to bookmark this page.


Of Orcas and Men

with author David Neiwert, award-winning freelance journalist and blogger. In his book, David explores the relationship of killer whales with humans, including their role in myth and the environmental consequences of their popular culture appeal.

Be Whale Aware

BE WHALE AWARE with Pacific Whale Foundation Founder and Executive Director Greg Kaufman. Be Whale Aware was developed by PWF to promote responsible whalewatching practices. Each year, we host a training for vessel operators, boat users and the general public based on Be Whale Aware guidelines. 

The Eco-Revolution: Making a Difference for Our Oceans One Step at a Time

with Peter Jay Brown, renowned activist, director, cinematographer and reality TV personality from the hit show
Whale Wars.



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.

We are happy to now offer three new kama‘aina-rate private charters: Molokini Wild Side, Honolua Bay Snorkel, and Sunset Sail.

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