How did Pacific Whale Foundations Eco-Adventures get started?
A. In 1980, when we started Pacific Whale Foundation, our researchers spent most of their waking hours in the field studying whales. There were two things that convinced them there was a need for educational whalewatches on Maui: First, was the amount of misinformation that was being disseminated about whales. Our team can remember sitting in our little research boat overhearing a nearby boat captain telling the passengers that the Navy ships-which at the time used Kaho’olawe for target practice and war games-were actually Russian whaling ships waiting offshore to kill humpbacks! Second, the researchers were discovering so much about whales and wanted to share their excitement and findings with the public. On weekends, our researchers would rent vessels and offer reasearcher lead whalewatch trips. That’s how it got started. Pacific Whale Foundation was the first to offer educational whalewatch cruises on Maui. Q. And then Pacific Whale Foundation bought some boats…. A. We came to see