RESERVATIONS - (808) 667-6165

Hawaii Ocean Project Blog

Subscribe to our weekly blog that covers topics including ocean research, fun marine life facts, island events, special boating excursions, Eco-friendly tips, environmental concerns and more!

Employee Spotlight - Robin Bisel

Get to know our wonderful crew at Hawaii Ocean Project.
February 04, 2014

Introducing Robin Bisel of the Hawaii Ocean Project:


What do you do for Hawaii Ocean Project?
I inform guests about our direct involvement with research and how they can help support the ongoing effort to understand humpback and other cetacean behavior here in Maui. I act as a steward for ocean conservancy by educating visitors about local ecology.


How long have you been on Maui? What brought you here?
I have lived Maui for 11 months. I have always been fascinated with the ocean and all the wildlife it supports; particularly marine mammals. After earning a degree in marine biology and living on the Big Island for 6 months, I decided to come check out Maui!


What do you  love about your job?
So many things! I absolutely love seeing the humpbacks everyday during the winter. But more than that I love educating the public about Hawaii flora and fauna - breaking misconceptions and affirming information visitors already know. I also love the variety this job has to offer.

Do you have a favorite HOP experience to share?
It's difficult to come up with just one individual favorite experience as I've had so many. But I love sharing whale watching experiences with first timers. It's also very rewarding to get someone in the water snorkeling who has never swam before. I just love being a part of memorable experiences for passengers.


What's the best part of your day at work?
The best part of my day is when we're out on the beautiful flat water looking for whales. Then we see one breach or do something amazing and someone asks me if I ever get tired of this job: To which I reply "absolutely not."

What do you want people to know about Hawaii Ocean Project?
HOP is a great way to support real, genuine research. I'm out on the boat everyday educating guests about humpback whale and Hawaii ecology. HOP is a way for us to give back to researchers who provide us with all of this useful information. Why is it important to know about whales and other marine life? By learning and understanding these amazing creatures, we can better understand our changing oceans, and therefore our planet. In order to protect our oceans, we must fully understand them.

Mahalo Robin!

Blogs for February 2014

Excitement Off The Waters Of Kauai

Posted on February 27, 2014

By Delphine Berbigier

I thought it was a good sign that we started the day with a sighting of a small reef shark right in the harbor, just at sunrise. From the dock, Millie jokingly warned Daniel, who was driving the boat, to not fall in the water. Brenda was getting… Continue Reading

Whale Watch With National Geographic Photographer Flip Nicklin

Posted on February 19, 2014

By Captain Dave

A unique opportunity to discover the magic of our humpback whale guests with a world renowned marine biologist and photographer awaits those who book our very special Maui whale watch on Thursday, February 27th!

The multi talented Flip Nicklin will be onboard Maui's most stable catamaran, the… Continue Reading

Great Moments Shared By Our Fans

Posted on February 11, 2014
By Captain Dave

A few of the great moments recently shared with HOP via Twitter:

Fun, Active Education on a recent HOP whale watch:

@HIOceanProject I learned that cool fact on the whale watching cruise I took. So neat!!

— Aflightoffancy (@A_flight_fancy) February 6, 2014

Beautiful shot of the underside of a humpback whale… Continue Reading

Employee Spotlight - Robin Bisel

Posted on February 04, 2014

Introducing Robin Bisel of the Hawaii Ocean Project:


What do you do for Hawaii Ocean Project?
I inform guests about our direct involvement with research and how they can help support the ongoing effort to understand humpback and other cetacean behavior here in Maui. I act as a steward for… Continue Reading

Navigation

Home
Dinner Cruise
Lanai Snorkel
Molokini Snorkel
Boat Tours
About HOP
Site Map
Join Newsletter

certificate

certificate

award

Our Latest Blogs

A Brief History of the Shaka sign
  (Posted: November 13, 2017)

Get to Know Maui with Our Free Quarterly Newsletter
  (Posted: November 11, 2017)

Top Five Things to do with Children on Maui - HOP to it
  (Posted: November 10, 2017)

Social Networks

Reviews

© Copyright 2015 - Hawaii Ocean Project
Lahaina Harbor, Loading Dock Main Booth, 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Hawaii Ocean Project Main Logo Graphic