Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers will be stationed at three locations along Maui's coast through April 30, 2012, to help you locate whales from shore. They'll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals from Maui's shorelines, have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts for hands-on exploration. You'll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. The stations are free and open to all as part of the Maui Whale Festival.
For information, call (808) 249-8811, ext. 1.
Trail of the Whale Locations and Schedule
Papawai Point Daily, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Scenic overlook off Honoapi'ilani Highway (Route 30) approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma'alaea Harbor.
Wailea Marriott Tuesday and Thursdays, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.
Maui Ocean Club Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Marriot's Maui Ocean Club on Ka'anapali Beach, along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei.
For information, call (808) 879-2818.