Research in Chile

Pacific Whale Foundation is proud to provide financial assistance to support important blue whale research in southern Chile, headed by Barbara Galletti and Elsa Cabrera of the Centro de Conservacion Cetacea (CCC).

  • Alfaguara (Blue Whale) Project

    The Alfaguara (Blue Whale) Project strives to guarantee the long-term existence of endangered blue whales in one of the most important feeding grounds for the species in the southern hemisphere. The project also promotes the development of sustainable, community-based marine ecotourism and the effective conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems of Chiloe Island in southern Chile.

    The Alfaguara (Blue Whale) Project has been internationally recognized for its contribution to the scientific knowledge of the species. In addition to Pacific Whale Foundation, project sponsors and supporters include Marisla Foundation, Global Greengrants Fund, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Cetacean Society International, and the Chilean Navy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Download the 2014 Alfaguara Report >



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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