Thank you for your interest in Ocean Career Quest. Summer session is full. Stay tuned for the next opportunity. 

What is Ocean Career Quest?

This immersive program takes place aboard a floating classroom (one of PacWhale Eco-Adventures’ vessels) on which participants can learn marine science basics through firsthand experiences, meet and talk with experts about career paths, acquire new skills, and have lots of fun along the way!


Through generous donor support, this program is offered at no cost to selected participants.


To apply you must be:

  • Currently in 6th–8th grade and living and/or going to school on Maui
  • Able to attend all five days of the selected Ocean Career Quest program
  • Curious about careers in marine science and ocean conservation
  • Enthusiastic about expanding knowledge and trying new things

Priority will be given to Native Hawaiian applicants as an effort to increase representation in marine science and ocean conservation fields.


Check back for information about upcoming sessions.


Ocean Career Quest takes place on board a PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessel and in our Discovery Center in Ma’alaea Harbor.