Great Whale Count

Great Whale Count The Great Whale Count 2018 will take place on Saturday, February 24.

To participate in the Great Whale Count 2018, please email​

To be the first to learn the results of the 2018 Great Whale Count, join us for a special VIP Cruise on Sunday, February 25. Click here to purchase cruise tickets.

Pacific Whale Foundation has undertaken the Great Whale Count for the past 29 years. It is one of the world’s longest running cetacean projects involving citizen-scientists.

Citizen science is becoming a widespread tool for ecological and environmental monitoring, engaging members of the public, and promoting environmental stewardship. This systematic counting method allows us to monitor changes in humpback whale sightings from year to year and provides a valuable long-term snapshot of Hawaii’s humpback whale population.


The Great Whale Count Site Location Map