Business / In Brief • Jan. 9, 2012

Pacific Whale Foundation adds new vessel

Pacific Whale Foundation has added a 38-foot rigid-hull inflatable raft to its fleet of whale watch and ecotour vessels.

The vessel, named Ocean Adventurer, will carry up to 30 people and will operate out of Lahaina Harbor. The whale watch tours on Ocean Adventurer will be offered four times daily, including trips at sunrise and sunset. On Sundays, Ocean Adventurer will also host Pacific Whale Foundation’s Whale Photo Safari cruises led by local nature photographer David Fleetham.

Ocean Adventurer is Pacific Whale Foundation’s second raft. It joins Ocean Freedom, another high-tech raft that became part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s fleet last January.


Wailea Beach Villas makes ‘2013 Gold List’

Wailea Beach Villas has been named to the Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Gold List, highlighting the world’s best places to stay.

“It’s an incredible honor to be listed on the 2013 Gold List and to be named among not only Hawaii, but the world’s most recognized resorts.” said Maynard Torchiana, managing director and executive vice president of Destination Resorts Hawaii, which manages the resort.

The Wailea Beach Villas was built in 2006 and caters to a luxury clientele, a news release about the award said.