RETURNING TO THE RITZ-CARLTON MAUI, KAPALUA
FEBRUARY 17-20, 2023
Join leading scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and conservationists February 17-20, 2023, to learn the latest in whale research and conservation - wherever you are in the world! Whale Tales is returning to The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua and all presentations will be live-streamed for attendees to participate worldwide!
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. Schedule and additional program details coming soon!
Schedule is subject to change. Click here for a detailed schedule of events.
- FRIDAY, FEB. 17
- Jim Darling, PhD, Whale Trust
- Meagan Jones, PhD, Whale Trust
- Marc Lammers, PhD, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
- Ralph Pace, Whale Trust/Ralph Pace Photography
- Jo Marie Acebes, PhD, BALYENA.ORG
- Nozomi Kobayashi, PhD, Okinawa Churashima Foundation
- Howard and Michele Hall, Howard Hall Productions
- Ed Lyman, MSc, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
- Chris Zadra, MEng, Ocean Alliance Inc.
- Jorge Urbán, PhD, Universidad Autónoma de Baja california Sur
- Gaelin Rosenwaks, MSc, Global Ocean Exploration, Inc.
- Joëlle De Weerdt, PhD in-progress, Association ELI-S/Vrije Universiteit Brussel
- Panel Discussion: North Pacific Breeding Grounds
- Flip Nicklin, Whale Trust
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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. All presentations will also be live-streamed for our virtual viewers who cannot attend in-person! 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?
Yes! Thanks to our partner, BrandLive, Whale Tales will be live-streamed on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th to share this educational opportunity with those that are unable to attend the event in-person.
When can I register for Whale Tales?
Registration is now open!
Will you be hosting a Keiki Program at this year’s Whale Tales?
Unfortunately, we’ve made the decision to postpone the Keiki Program until 2024. However, our Marine Science Center will feature hands-on learning from local organizations that is perfect for all ages!
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Do you have skills and interest in helping with event support and production this year?
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.