Greg Kaufman, Founder of Pacific Whale Foundation, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer.

We share our sympathies with his family and with his extended ‘ohana of members, supporters and friends around the world.
We hope you will join us in celebrating his life, his work, and his inspiring vision that continues to guide Pacific Whale Foundation.

Please share your thoughts and memories and photos on our Blog or Facebook page or email directly to [email protected] As always, mahalo for your continued support.



Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to protect our oceans through science and advocacy. We offer educational whalewatching and other ocean ecotours through PacWhale Eco-Adventures. All profits from our cruises, as well as our Ocean Store retail operations, support Pacific Whale Foundation’s research, education and conservation programs.

Pacific Whale Foundation joins partners worldwide in celebration of World Oceans Day the first week of June. Amongst fellow ocean conservation organizations, we will unite to share stories, citizen science opportunities, beach cleanups and more that make caring for our oceans an accessible, social and FUN way to spend the most relevant Saturday of summer!

Make a difference today! Your Pacific Whale Foundation Membership helps to bring marine science education to thousands of children each year, creates global change for the improvement of marine habitats and helps to protect endangered marine species from extinction.

Become an active ocean advocate today when you adopt a humpback whale, dolphin, false killer whale or sea turtle. You will receive unique info about your selected animal while also supporting our core Research, Education and Conservation programs that work to protect all marine animals and their ocean home.