Protecting our oceans through science
The annual Maui Whale Festival, presented by
Pacific Whale Foundation, is a series of inspiring events held during Maui's peak humpback whale season. Each occasion and activity is designed to build awareness and share our love of marine animals and their ocean habitat. Join us as we celebrate the 39th annual Maui Whale Festival in 2019 with engaging, fun and educational events. Mahalo for your support!
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Pacific Whale Foundation's annual Run & Walk for Whales is one of Maui's largest run and walking events. Participants can choose from a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, or 10 mile course.
Friday, February 8, 2019
The Annual World Whale Film Festival promotes visual storytellers who are passionate about whales, dolphins and our oceans. Our mission is to tell powerful stories that inspire ocean and wildlife conservation around the world.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Music and dancing at sea with some of Hawaii's top recording artists
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Bringing volunteers together to count whales from shore as part of a long-term survey of humpback whales in Hawaii. This event provides a snapshot of local trends in cetacean population abundance and is one of the world’s longest running citizen scientist projects.
The Wild & Wonderful Whale Regatta is like a “rubber ducky” race, except with little whales on a fast-moving watercourse. You can enter one or more whales to race in your name (or as a gift entry) for a chance to win fabulous prizes.