Whale Trust and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will present the 14th Annual Whale Tales by Whale Trust, showcasing local and international whale researchers, photographers, and conservationists over President’s Day weekend. Learn and interact with top international scientists, photographers, and conservationists during the four-day event, featuring talks from world-renowned researchers on cetaceans and the ocean environment, stunning underwater photography and video of whales, immersive hands-on educational opportunities presented by marine research and conservation organizations, and benefit whale watches. In partnership with Maui-based whale watch companies, local and international guest presenters will be featured on whale watching cruises during the event. Whale Tales is a unique opportunity for Maui residents and visitors to hear first-hand what marine scientists are studying and discovering about the ocean and its inhabitants. Presentations, special events, and benefit whale watches will be held throughout the weekend. Admission to Whale Tales presentations and the Marine Science Center is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $20 per person to support Whale Tales 2020 Beneficiary projects and research programs. Benefit Whale Watch tickets will start at $65 per person. More information, including presenters and special guests, event schedules, registration details, and whale watch tickets, will be available online at WhaleTales.org.
Whale Tales is made possible through the generous support of many individuals and organizations. This year’s presenting sponsors are Makana Aloha Foundation and George and Marie Weis. Individual and corporate event sponsorship packages, which include premium seating, whale watches, and private reception invitations, are available now starting at $500. Learn more at WhaleTales.org or by calling (808) 572-5700.
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