Visit our Four Free Whale Information Stations

During Maui’s whale season, from December 15th to April 15th, our trained Naturalists will be stationed at key points along Maui’s coast to help you locate and learn about whales from shore.

Visit all four whale information stations on Maui and receive a free prize when you bring your stamped “Trail of the Whale” certificate to our Ocean Store at 612 Front St. in Lahaina or our other Ocean Store in Ma’alaea Harbor. You can view our google map for the locations of our four information stations that make up the “Trail of the Whale.”

To get started, print out a copy of the certificate, or pick up your certificate at any point along the “Trail of the Whale” or from our Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Stores. Our whale info stations are free to the public and part of our yearly Maui Whale Festival activities.

Summer School Classroom at the Beach

Ocean Camp is being featured on The Conversation with Beth-Ann Kozlovich and Chris Vandercook today at 8am on HPR2: 89.3, 89.7 & 88.3 FM Public Radio. They will be chatting with Lendy Leslie, PWF’s marine education specialist at the camp.

maui cigarette butt free beaches campaign

Show Your Support for Smoke-Free Beaches

Pacific Whale Foundation has been working to raise awareness about cigarette butt litter and to take steps to eliminate cigarette butts from polluting our beaches for nearly a decade. From providing education and outreach, free cigarette butt caddies and even conducting a study on the prevalence of butts on Maui beaches, we are working towards creating a cleaner, healthier ocean.

How can you get involved?

The quickest and easiest way to help out with Maui County smoke free beaches is to show your support by signing our petition to prohibit smoking tobacco in county parks and beaches.

Want to learn more?

Read our Smoke Free Beaches FAQ and learn more about the growing smoke free beach movement. As of January 2, 2014, there are 185 municipalities in the U.S. that have instituted smokefree beach laws.

Adopt Pa’ani the “playful” dolphin

On Friday, 01/24/2014 at 1:56 pm we had a resighting of Pa’ani, one of the dolphins in our Adopt a Dolphin program. She was part of a pod of seven bottlenose dolphins encountered by our Research Team.

Two of the dolphins were females with their young. Pa’ani had a juvenile dolphin tucked in next to her who was also seen with her last year.

“Pa’ani” means playful in Hawaiian. This dolphin is easily recognized by the distinct shape of the trailing edge of her dorsal fin.

With a donation of $25 or more, you can adopt Pa’ani, and in the process, you will be helping to support research, education and conservation programs to protect all dolphins and whales in the Pacific Ocean.

Find out more details about our whale and dolphin adoption program.