RETURNING TO THE RITZ-CARLTON MAUI, KAPALUA
FEBRUARY 17-20, 2023
Join us for the 17th Annual Whale Tales on Maui, at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. Mark your calendars and join the Whale Trust research team and international experts for a weekend of world-class talks, whale watches, education opportunities, and special events. Stay tuned for more information including program details and opportunities to get involved.
WHALE TALES IS PRESENTED BY
WHALE TALES 2023
Whale Tales is hosted annually by Whale Trust, a Maui-based nonprofit organization dedicated to whale research and ocean education. Whale Tales is both an educational event that bridges the information gap between scientists working in the field and the public and a means to raise funds to support whale research in Hawaii. All proceeds from the Whale Tales event are distributed to selected organizations and students to support whale research in Hawaii through the Whale Tales Beneficiaries Program.
Whale Tales returns to Maui in 2023, hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. Program details and registration coming soon!
Whale Tales 2023 Presenters
Stay tuned as we continue to announce additional presenters!
- Nozomi Kobayashi, PhD, Okinawa Churashima Foundation
- Jo Marie Acebes, PhD, BALYENA.ORG
- Jorge Urbán, PhD, Universidad Autónoma de Baja california Sur
- Joëlle De Weerdt, PhD in-progress, Association ELI-S/Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Ed Lyman, MSc, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
- Jim Darling, PhD, Whale Trust
- Meagan Jones, PhD, Whale Trust
- Chris Zadra, Ocean Alliance Inc.
- Marc Lammers, PhD, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
- Gaelin Rosenwaks, MSc, Global Ocean Exploration, Inc.
- Howard and Michele Hall, Howard Hall Productions
- Flip Nicklin, Whale Trust
- Ralph Pace, Whale Trust/Ralph Pace Photography
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Frequently Asked Questions
When and where will Whale Tales 2023 take place?
Whale Tales 2023 will take place on February 17-20, 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th will feature two days of presentations, a community art Expo, a Marine Science Center with hands-on learning from local organizations, and our Silent Auction. Benefit whale watches with the experts will be taking place throughout the weekend! Additionally, you can explore our sponsorship page to take part in various special events including our sunset whale watch, sponsor reception, and more.
Will Whale Tales be available online this year?
In 2023, Whale Tales will return to Maui as an in-person event. We are exploring live-stream and recording options to continue reaching our online community! Stay tuned for details.
When can I register for Whale Tales?
Registration will be opening December 8, 2022.
Will you be hosting a Keiki Program at this year’s Whale Tales?
Unfortunately, we’ve decide to postpone the Keiki Program until 2024. However, our Marine Science Center will features hands-on learning from local organizations that is perfect for all ages!
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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.
PO Box 1360
Puunene HI 96784
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.