Pacific Whale Foundation’s Great Whale Count

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Join Pacific Whale Foundation researchers and volunteers for this annual citizens’ count of the humpback whales that can be viewed from Maui’s coastline. During this count, you’ll learn more about whales and whale research methods, and you’ll meet others who share your interest in whales. There’s no cost to participate, and all the equipment is provided.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit Pacific Whale Foundation’s volunteer website.

Click on “SIGN UP!” and create your own username and password. Please do not choose any events until you have received an email confirmation that your username and password have been accepted. You can then login again to select the events and shifts that you want.

Registration for this event opens in mid-January. Due to the scientific nature of this event, the number of volunteers Pacific Whale Foundation can accept at each site is limited and positions fill up quickly. Thanks for your support and happy counting!

Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Time: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm




Whale Photo Safari with Pacific Whale Foundation – Lahaina

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Join Pacific Whale Foundation for a whale photography workshop at sea. Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, this unique hands-on adventure will help you learn and practice expert techniques for photographing whales and other wildlife. Bring your own digital camera, or rent one (Canon PowerShot) from our Ocean Store.

This cruise is timed to include the golden light of sunset and is led by a Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist and a photographer from Pacific Whale Foundation’s Adventure Photo staff. During your three hour cruise, you’ll discover the most effective camera settings for our local conditions at sea. You’ll also learn about proven digital photo techniques to maximize each opportunity presented by the whales that you encounter.

We’ll also take a break from photography to drop an underwater hydrophone into the water to listen to live whale songs. Book online or call 808-249-8811 ext. 1 anytime between 6am-9pm. Discounts available for PWF members and for kama’aina.

Date: Sunday, December 7th, 2014 to Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am



Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation, understanding, and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs, and our planet’s oceans. This is accomplished by educating the public — from a scientific perspective — about the marine environment. Pacific Whale Foundation supports and conducts responsible marine research and addresses marine conservation issues in Hawaii and the Pacific. Through educational ecotours, Pacific Whale Foundation models and promotes sound ecotourism practices and responsible wildlife watching.