MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - International whale research organization Whale Trust Maui invites the public to gather in West Maui over Presidents' Day weekend at the 10th Annual Whale Tales event, held at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. From February 12th through the 15th, top international scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and conservationists gather for Whale Tales, a four-day educational and fundraising event, full of presentations, whale watches led by presenters, a film screening, a live auction, and opportunities to network with world-renowned personalities in whale research. The event has attracted over 10,000 whale enthusiasts since 2006, and has raised over $430,000 to date for whale research around Hawaii.
Presentations are free and open to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, however, a suggested $20.00 per day donation is suggested to support Whale Tales' beneficiaries. Benefit whale watches with the experts and ocean activities (snorkeling, canoe and kayak trips) are held throughout the weekend, with morning whale watches daily and excursions all day on Presidents' Day Monday, February 15.
All proceeds from the weekend's activities support whale research happening in Maui.