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.


Please consider donating to our foundation so we can continue to employ Maui residents and conduct vital Research, Education and Conservation programs to protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

Disaster Response Funds

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.