Here’s a great way you can help the whales this Saturday

Join hundreds of supporters this Saturday at Ma’alaea Harbor in a great benefit for whales. Run and Walk for the Whales with the Pacific Whale Foundation in a 2.5 mile walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon run. An optional Marine Education program will be available for keiki while you race (6am; $35). A post-race celebration […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Friday, Jan. 9: Volunteer on Vacation

Carve out four hours from your life and give back to a local effort this Friday with Pacific Whale Foundation. In partnership with the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, Scott Fisher will lead volunteers during the removal of invasive species and clear brush from the North Shore coast. Learn a little Maui history while giving back during PWF’s Volunteer […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Years Cocktail Cruise

Celebrate the new year at sea with Pacific Whale Foundation’s starlight cruise this Wednesday. Live island-style music, ono appetizers and up to three complimentary cocktails for adults 21 and over await those looking for a New Years celebration fit for Maui. No party is complete without a champagne toast at midnight! There are two sailing options: 10:15pm and […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Pacific Whale Foundation Sets Up ‘Trail of the Whale’

Watching whales from the shoreline will have a unique spin this year—and you can win a prize. Starting now through mid-May, Pacific Whale Foundation will have trained naturalists stationed at key points along Maui’s coastline to help nature enthusiasts locate and learn about whales from the shore. During a visit to PWF’s Naturalist Stations, whale […]

Suzanne Kayian

About Suzanne Kayian

Suzanne Kayian is a Maui-based writer, public relations specialist and social media zealot. With more than 20 years experience, Suzanne has contributed to a variety of publications ranging from local independent magazines to corporate international websites. She also designs and implements PR and promotional campaigns for an assortment of clients including musicians, filmmakers and art galleries. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MauiZan

CORRECTED: Unusual Sighting Of Sperm Whale Off Maalaea

[Ed. Note: This post originally left a digit off the Maui Marine Mammal Response Program phone number at the end of the article. It’s now correct.] The Pacific Whale Foundation says one of its crews spotted a sperm whale on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 4, about a mile outside Ma’alaea Harbor. The crew aboard the […]

Suzanne Kayian

About Suzanne Kayian

Suzanne Kayian is a Maui-based writer, public relations specialist and social media zealot. With more than 20 years experience, Suzanne has contributed to a variety of publications ranging from local independent magazines to corporate international websites. She also designs and implements PR and promotional campaigns for an assortment of clients including musicians, filmmakers and art galleries. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MauiZan

Monday, Dec. 15: PWF Trail the Whale Kickoff

Kickoff whale season with Pacific Whale Foundation’s Trail of the Whale stations beginning this Monday at three locations. Join PWF naturalists at Papawai Point (8am-2pm), the Wailea Marriott (Tues/Thu 7:30-11:30am) or the Maui Ocean Club (Wed/Fri 7:30-11:30am) and help find the whales. Ask PWF volunteers questions about whales, spot the winter visitors using the best techniques and learn […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Wednesday, Aug. 13: Oldies Cruise with PWF

Flashback to the 1950s and ’60s with Pacific Whale Foundation’s oldies cruise. It comes complete with Darren Lee of the Maui Theater’s “Burn’n Love” show. Guests can look forward to pupus, Maui Brewing Co. brews and dance beats from DJ Michael G. Sail, shake and sizzle with the island’s best Elvis impersonator under the Maui Moon! 6pm-8pm. Pacific Whale […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Friday, July 4th: Pacific Whale Foundation Firework Cruise

Hop aboard one of Pacific Whale Foundation’s vessels for an oceanfront view of Lahaina’s firework display on the Fourth of July. What’s even better is that you can avoid the Pali congestion by setting sail from Ma’alaea Harbor. The cruise features pupus, Hawaiian barbecue-glazed ribs, potato-macaroni salad, rolls, sliced watermelon and triple chocolate brownies. Guests can choose up to […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Thursday and Friday, Mar. 13 & 14: Evenings with Whale Experts

The Pacific Whale Foundation presents an “Evening with the Experts” this Thursday and Friday. The first night features a free screening of Blackfish along with a presentation by the documentary’s producer, Manny Oteyza, and Howard Garrett, the co-founder and executive director of Orca Network. Later there will be a panel titled “Researchers Making a Difference,” which highlights whale researchers Elsa […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Saturday, Feb. 15: Whale Day Celebration at Kalama Park

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Commemorate World Whale Day this Saturday at Pacific Whale Foundation’s 34th annual Whale Day Celebration. Whale Day kicks off with a festive parade featuring Grand Marshall Mick Fleetwood, costumed sea creatures, floats, marching bands and live music. Following the parade, there will be family-friendly entertainment, activities, educational displays and more than 70 “Made on Maui” artisans. Various […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity