On August 8, a dangerous combination of extreme winds and wildfires destroyed our beloved Historic Lahaina Town — taking lives, homes, businesses and so much more. This has had a tremendous impact on our community, but we have come together as ʻohana to take care of one another and begin the road to recovery. While you should avoid the area of Lahaina, the rest of Maui is ready to welcome you with open arms and aloha. We take joy in sharing our island home with visitors from across the nation and globe.

PacWhale Eco-Adventures ecotours resume out of Maʻalaea beginning September 3. Experience the beauty of Maui Nui waters as you snorkel, dine or dolphin/whale-watch with us. Each ecotour is led by our Certified Marine Naturalists, who share their hoʻokipa (hospitality) and insight into our unique environment and marine life who call it home.

Please consider visiting our many wonderful local businesses during your time on Maui. You will enjoy a more intimate Maui experience while also supporting local proprietors, who are so are vital to our community, and need your support more than ever. Don’t miss out on our island’s several farmers markets where you can find locally grown fruits, vegetables and other products. Keep an eye out for events as well, where you can discover handmade crafts, art, clothing, jewelry and more from local vendors.


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.