Mahalo For Making Our 10th Annual Whale Tales The Best Ever!
Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants, we reached our goal and raised over $70,000 for whale research on Maui! Over the past ten years, Whale Tales has raised over HALF A MILLION DOLLARS to support whale research in Hawaii.
MANY THANKS TO OUR WHALE WATCHING SPONSORS
The Jayhawk – Powered by Adventure Quinn
Captain Steve’s Rafting Adventures
Gemini Sailing Charters
Hawaii Ocean Rafting
Maui Adventure Cruises
Ultimate Rafting Adventures
Lahaina Cruises, Hawaii Ocean Project
Hawaiian Paddle Sports
Maui Kayak Adventures
Close to five hundred 4th-8th grade Maui students joined our presenters, staff and volunteers at the Whale Tales Children’s Program to learn about current research and methodologies regarding the behavior, conservation and disentanglement of humpback whales. Check out some of the fun below!
Mahalo to the schools, teachers, and students who joined us to participate in the Children’s Program! We are so thankful to the coordinators and volunteers who made this event possible.
Mahalo to all of our wonderful presenters who took the time and effort to participate in Whale Tales 2017! Your thoughtful, engaging and insightful presentations were appreciated by all!
Ralph Lee Hopkins
Olga Von Ziegesar
Whale Trust Maui would like to send a HUGE mahalo to the Makana Aloha Foundation for serving as the backbone of Whale Tales since 2009. Thank you for your support, guidance and leadership, and for being the best partner a non-profit could ask for. Your support and friendship mean the world to us.
One of the highlights of Whale Tales each year is the VIP reception for sponsors and presenters hosted by JoRene and Gunars Valkirs. This year was no exception! We know how much work goes into this event and we cannot be more appreciative.
Many heartfelt mahalos to ALL of our sponsors. Thank you so much for joining our team, supporting our mission, and contributing to the event. It would not happen without you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who contributed immensely to the success of Whale Tales. It takes a village, and your positive attitudes and enthusiasm made it all worthwhile! Mahalo for being a part of our ohana!
AUCTION CONTRIBUTORS, ARTISTS & EXHIBITORS
Thank you to all of the Whale Tales silent auction contributors, artists and exhibitors for making this year one of the best ever. Your efforts and donations significantly added to the overall success of the event and we are so grateful.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s photo expedition led by Lindblad Expeditions Director of Photography Ralph Lee Hopkins! This sold out expedition was a wonderful new addition to our weeklong lineup. Check back in with us for updates on the 2017 expedition.
All featured photos by Bryan Berkowitz