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This not-for-profit foundation supports its whale research, public education, and conservation programs by offering whale-watch cruises, wild dolphin encounters, and snorkel tours, some to Molokini, Honolua, and Lanai. Numerous daily trips are offered out of both Lahaina and Maalaea harbors. Two special tours include the Island Rhythms Sunset Cruise with Eric Gilliom (a honey-voiced local entertainer who woos whales with rollicking tunes) and stargazing cruises with Harriet Witt, a wonderful astronomer and storyteller.