This year, Whale Tales is coming to YOU!
FEBRUARY 13-14, 2021Add to Calendar
We are celebrating major milestones in 2021 and our 15th Annual Whale Tales is going to be an event you won’t want to miss! Whale Tales - A Virtual Experience will bring humpback whales and the beauty of Maui to you -- no matter where you are in February.Register to Attend View Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsor or Donate
ABOUT WHALE TALES
Whale Tales (presented by Whale Trust) brings together marine experts and thousands of residents and visitors from around the world. Each year since 2006, world-renowned presenters have joined the Whale Trust research team on Maui to share the latest findings on marine mammals and their environment. Scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and conservationists join the public for a weekend of memorable talks, educational opportunities, and whale watches.
The primary goal of Whale Tales is to offer the public insight and knowledge about whales and their marine environment. The event also raises money to support further research and conservation efforts. In 14 years, the event has raised more than $822,000 to support research and education organizations working to understand and protect whales in the North Pacific. All proceeds from the Whale Tales events are distributed to selected beneficiary organizations and students to support whale research in Hawaii through the Whale Tales Beneficiaries Program.*
Due to the pandemic, the 15th Annual Whale Tales will primarily be a virtual event (February 13-14, 2021). Presentations will be broadcast through a custom platform that will feature experiential and interactive opportunities for attendees. Our team has worked hard to envision a program that’s exciting, engaging, and safe for our staff, presenters, and audience and we hope to “see you there!”
*Allocations for fundraising distribution in 2021 will be determined after the event based on funds raised. Beneficiaries will not be determined or announced prior to the event.
Corporate and individual sponsors are critical to bringing this world-class event to life each year. This year, presentations will be broadcast through an online event platform that will feature experiential and interactive opportunities for attendees of all ages. Partnering with Whale Trust as a Whale Tales sponsor demonstrates your commitment to the future of our oceans and will make this educational opportunity available to audiences worldwide.Sponsorship Opportunities Become a Whale Tales Sponsor
Event registration includes access to the weekend event. Sessions will be available for a limited time post-event. Registration for other special events to be announced.
To support the production of Whale Tales 2021 and the Whale Tales Beneficiary Fund, the (early-bird) minimum donation to attend is $60. Registration fee will increase on February 1.
Student, educator, and kamaʻāina discounts available.
Featured Speaker Preview
Kenneth Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
Dr. Moira Brown, Canadian Whale Institute
Dr. Jim Darling, Whale Trust
Dr. Ellen Garland, University of St Andrews
Beth Goodwin, Jupiter Research Foundation
Mike Korostelev, Whale Watching Russia
Dr. Marc Lammers, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Ed Lyman, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Flip Nicklin, Whale Trust
Dr. Roger Payne, Ocean Alliance
Andrew Stevenson, Whales Bermuda
Jason Sturgis, Open Ocean Productions and Whale Trust
Dr. Hal Whitehead, Dalhousie University
Dr. Dave Wiley, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
… and more!
Help get the word out by sharing with your community.
If you or a business you know would be interested in an in-kind marketing partnership opportunity, please contact us.
Do you have skills and interest in helping with event support and production (online/remote only) this year?
Contribute to the Silent Auction
Connect us with an ocean-conscious business or contribute a silent auction item! All funds raised during Whale Tales support whale research through the Whale Tales Beneficiary fund.
WHALE WATCH PARTNERS
These companies are Whale Tales donate their boats and crews for benefit whale watches throughout Whale Tales weekend each year. 100% of ticket sales support whale research in the Pacific through the Whale Tales Beneficiary Program.
Whale watch opportunities for 2021 will be announced in late January based on COVID-19 protocols and availability.
PO Box 243
Makawao, Hawaii 96768
Whale Tales is a community outreach event produced by Whale Trust, a 501(c)(3) based in Maui, Hawaii. Our tax Id is 91-2144632. Please make checks payable to Whale Trust and note Whale Tales in the memo.