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Altruism is at the CORE of Da Whale Boat

We even wrote a children’s book about it, Little Gray’s Altruistic Adventure.

Based on this important concept, Captain Kelsey built Da Whale Boat and For Children to Flourish, a 501C-3, at the same time. “It was important to me to give back to our community, I want to make sure our local kids can experience the beauty of their backyard. I believe when they are exposed to the greatness of nature, they are more motivated to take care of it. And their more motivated to take care of themselves!” Oceanic resources are tools to educate and inspire healing in one’s life. Since 2022, For Children to Flourish has taken out hundreds of keiki from Puna, Waimea, Kohala, Waikoloa, Kona, and Oceanview.

To Learn about what For Children to Flourish is doing on Big Island and Maui, click here.

We invite you to help us continue this incredible program. Our goal is to take out 2024 kids and their support systems in 2024. You can sponsor a child at $150.

Click here to donate


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In 2023, Captain Kelsey, Captain Suelang, and Elizabeth went to Tahiti to learn more about Humpback Whales and Coral Reefs. Da Whale Boat proudly supports the Coral Gardeners and their efforts in restoring the coral. “My hope is to one day provide a job opportunity titled, “Coral Gardener” here in Hawaii via Da Whale Boat. If we, as business owners who use the oceanic resources to create businesses which create jobs, imagine if we could create jobs that would help enhance the very thing we are trying to show our visitors.” To learn more about Coral Gardeners and how you can also adopt a coral and/or reef click here.

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In 2023, Da Whale Boat proudly supported Emmaus in California, Elevation in North Carolina, Forgotten Children in Uganda, Imani Collective in Kenya, Hoolanapua in Oahu, Life for the Innocent in Colorado doing work in India, and Young Life in Hilo.