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! Please click HERE to learn more about conducting your own Great Whale Count. Please click HERE for the February recording sheet and HERE for the March data recording sheet.

2021 Great Whale Count T-Shirt | Bonfire

Grab your limited edition 2021 Great Whale Count T-Shirt merchandise before the campaign closes. Featuring White Premium Unisex Tees, professionally printed in the USA.

A huge thank you to all who participated in making our 2021 Great Whale Count a GREAT success.

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.