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TAG: Pacific Whale Foundation
October 20, 2016

PWF Spots its First Whale of the Season

Pacific Whale Foundation spotted their first whale of the season today, Oct. 20, 2016, off the coast of Lahaina in West Maui. A captain aboard the Ocean Discovery confirmed the sighting after being alerted to the possible sighting by crew aboard the Queen's Treasure.
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August 26, 2016

VIDEO: Emaciated Humpback Whale Makes Premature Appearance, Tailed by Tiger Shark

In an untimely appearance, a humpback whale was spotted in Maui waters off the coast of Lahaina on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2016, ahead of the traditional whale season in Hawaiian waters.
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June 01, 2016

8 Maui Ecotour Companies Get Seal of Approval

The Hawaiʻi Ecotourism Association has expanded their Sustainable Tour Certification Program. There are now 8 Maui businesses with the Seal of Approval.
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April 21, 2016

Two Mother’s Day Cruises with Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation will set sail on May 8 for two special Mother's Day trips: an afternoon brunch cruise and sunset dinner sail, both leaving from Lāhainā.
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February 29, 2016

732 Humpbacks Tallied in 2016 Great Whale Count

Researchers speculate that the strong El Nino may be having an effect on whale migration, noting the whales began arriving later this year, and saying that it is likely that the peak of the season has yet to occur.
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January 14, 2016

PWF Seeks Vendors for World Whale Day

Pacific Whale Foundation invites emerging green businesses and entrepreneurs to share their product, service or message with over 20,000 Maui residents and visitors at the 36th annual World Whale Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Kīhei.
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November 25, 2015

Pacific Whale Foundation “Welcomes Home the Whales” with Ecotours

Each year, the PWF honors the return of the humpback whales to Maui with the two-hour ecotours led by members of their research team.
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October 26, 2015

PWF Offers Halloween Lahaina-Mā‘alaea Cruises

The Halloween Cocktail Cruises depart at 6 and 6:30 p.m. from Mā'alaea Harbor.
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September 21, 2015

Maui Ocean Center Appoints New General Manager

Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium, has appointed Tapani Vuori as general manager. After a total of 12 years with the company, Vuori’s new position became effective Sept. 1, 2015. Bringing with him more than 26 years of experience in the retail and visitor industry on Maui and O‘ahu, Tapani Vuori’s advancement within the company brings a new focus and commitment to becoming better partners with the community regarding environmental stewardship and education for residents and visitors alike.
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June 03, 2015

PWF’s Kaufman Presents Research at International Meeting

Pacific Whale Foundation Chief Scientist and Founder Greg Kaufman is presenting six research papers at the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee Meeting scheduled for May 28 through today in San Diego, California.
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March 05, 2015

1,488 Humpbacks Tallied in 2015 Great Whale Count

The largest number of sightings occurred in Mākena, Kahana and at the Kīhei Surfside tallying sites, with the total count up by 157 from last year, according to the Pacific Whale Foundation.
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December 24, 2014

Pacific Whale Foundation Launches New Luxury Sailing Catamaran

A blessing ceremony was held for the Pacific Whale Foundation’s newest vessel, the Ocean Spirit on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
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October 15, 2014

Maui’s First Humpback Sighting of 2014 Near Māla

Crews aboard two vessels reported spotting Maui's first humpback whale of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, offshore of Māla Wharf in West Maui.
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June 08, 2014

Snorkeler Dies After Being Pulled from Wailea Waters

A visitor died after he was found floating approximately 100 yards from shore at Wailea Point in South Maui on Sunday afternoon, police said.
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February 23, 2014

2014 Maui Whale Count Tallies 1,331 Humpbacks

An total of 1,331 humpback whale sightings were recorded during the Pacific Whale Foundation's annual Great Whale Count held on Saturday.
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