Get Involved

Like humpback whales, the Maui Whale Festival is a gigantic endeavor. We need your help to put on these popular events and raise awareness to protect these majestic animals and their ocean habitat.

Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. law. 

Be a Friend of the Festival

Our Friends of the Festival program is for individuals, families or small businesses that wish to support the Maui Whale Festival. For more information, email or visit our Friends of the Festival page.

Be a Festival Sponsor 

Sponsoring the Maui Whale Festival is an excellent way to reinforce your brand by associating with positive, family-focused, eco-friendly, high profile events. It also puts your name and logo in front of thousands of people who participate in the Maui Whale Festival as well as our members, social media followers and ecotour guests. For more information, please email

Be a World Whale Day Vendor

We invite you to host a booth at World Whale Day on Saturday, February 18 at Kalama Park in Kihei. Opportunities are available for restaurants, chefs, food trucks, farm-to-table vendors, artisans and crafters, plus emerging green businesses and entrepreneurs. It's a great way to showcase yourself to the over 20,000 residents and visitors expected to attend the Parade and Festival.

To be a food booth vendor, email

To be a crafts vendor or green business participant, email

Donate to our Online Auction

Find one-of-a-kind gifts and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to bid on and enjoy at our World Whale Day Online Auction. For more information, please email us at

Donate to Pacific Whale Foundation

Make a donation and help Pacific Whale Foundation address the most pressing needs in research, education and conservation. Need assistance with your donation? Contact our Membership & Giving Department at 1-800-942-5311 ext. 2 or (808) 249-8811 ext. 2 between 9am and 5pm (HST) weekdays or email

Become a Pacific Whale Foundation Member

Join Pacific Whale Foundation today and become part of our ‘ohana—our group of friends and supporters who are dedicated to protecting whales, dolphins, turtles and other ocean wildlife. You’ll receive a free gift just for joining! You'll also receive many special members-only privileges, including 20% discounts on all PWF Eco Adventures.

Adopt a Whale, Dolphin, Turtle or False Killer Whale

Bring a special whale, dolphin, turtle or false killer whale into your life through our adoption program. We provide a certificate and information about your adopted animal—and in return you help support Pacific Whale Foundation’s ongoing, cutting-edge research.

Enter the Wild & Wonderful Whale Regatta

Our Wild & Wonderful Whale Regatta is a fun-filled race featuring little rubber whales on a fast-moving watercourse that takes place on World Whale Day at Kalama Park on February 18. Sponsor one of these whales and you could win free round-trip airfare for two to Maui!

Volunteer at World Whale Day

You'll get a free t-shirt and free entry to World Whale Day on Saturday, February 18 at Kalama Park when you volunteer for 3 hours or more. Plus, you'll get a free lunch for helping us out for 6 hours or more. Click here for more information. Join the team and mahalo nui loa for your support!

Thank you for helping us protect our precious oceans.