Great Whale Count

The annual Great Whale Count, part of Maui Whale Festival, brings volunteers together to count whales from shore as part of a long-term survey of humpback whales in Hawai‘i. This event provides a snapshot of trends in relative abundance of whales and is one of the world’s longest-running community scientist projects.

Due to current restrictions, we will not be hosting the Great Whale Count as a volunteer opportunity in 2021. However, we invite everyone to join us as community scientists and conduct your own whale count on January 30, February 27 and/or March 27, 2021! More details will be coming soon on how to conduct your whale count on those days. 

A huge thank you to all who participated in making our 2020 Great Whale Count a GREAT success.

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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.