From the Eyes of A Kayak

Ka 'Aina, Ke Kai, Ke Kanaka, Na Kako'o Nohona
The land, The Ocean and Man, Partners for life

portrait by Ms. Arlene Marcoe

A multi-media, human-interest – heart-felt presentation dedicated to the preservation of our world’s oceans, it’s beauty, its soul and its importance.

Often introduced as the Whale man, the Kayak Man, the Jane Goodall of the sea, and a Master Story Teller, Richard Roshon will share his life & travels upon the worlds oceans, focusing on his home of Hawaii, geographically the most isolated chain of islands in the world. However, isolated as Hawaii may be, what happens in other parts of the worlds oceans certainly has an affect on the surrounding waters of the Hawaiian Islands, for nature has no boundaries, we are all connected.

Richard’s multi-media, human-interest programs include more than 35 years and over 30,000 logged miles of observing marine life surrounding the Hawaiian Archipelago, all from the cockpit of his ocean kayak.  Richard’s presentation, through images and film, places you in the cockpit of his kayak while North Pacific Humpback whales lie by his side. His narrative is informative and his film, inviting. Richard’s passion and dedication to the protection and respect for our natural surroundings is unending.

Richard’s presentation shares the beauty and fragility of Hawaii's natural ecosystems seen only “From the Eyes of a Kayak”

Richard’s presentations have delighted and inspired audiences in Hawaii, throughout the mainland United States, and as far as South Africa. He has spoken to audiences in every type of setting, from conferences to cruise lines, from Universities to the National Geographic Museum. In 1999, Richard was the guest speaker at the Hermanus Whale Festival, held in Hermanus, South Africa. Sponsors of the Festival reported that his lectures “Drew unprecedented interest from the public and the media.”

Richard emphasizes “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe”.  John Muir

Richard continually updates his program.  Honorarium for Richard’s multi-media, human-interest presentation can be acquired by contacting Richard Roshon at:

Presentation History for Richard Roshon

Hawaii Library Association,
Hyatt Regency, Lahaina Maui 2012

Lahaina Rotary,
Maui 2012

Lahaina Sunrise Rotary,
Maui 2012

Kapalua Adventures
weekly lecture series
Kapalua, Maui

Kapalua Bay Hotel,
Maui, Hawaii
1984 Through 1993 Weekly Programs

Maui Prince Hotel,
Maui, Hawaii
1986 Through 1993 Weekly Programs

Hana Ranch Hotel,
Maui, Hawaii

Arts & Humanities
Sun Valley, Idaho

Sea Kayak Symposium,
Port Townsend, Wash.

Whale Museum,
San Juan Islands, Washington

101-Foot Schooner - Adventuress,
San Juan Islands

The Mauian Resort,
Maui, Hawaii

Maui Community College
Maui, Hawaii

American Hawaii Cruise Lines

Western Washington University

Centralia Comm. College

Grant School,
Port Townsend, Washington

Margaret Mead School
Kirkland, Wash.

Clark College,
Vancouver, Washington

Maui Marriott Hotel,
Maui, Hawaii

April Earth Day 2019

Lahaina High School,
Maui Hawaii

Ritz Carlton,
Maui, Hawaii

Sea Kayak Symposium
Camp Arrowhead, Delaware

National Geographic Museum
Washington, D.C.

Kihei Rotary,
Maui 2013

Up-Country Rotary,
Maui 2013

Aloha Writers Conference, Ritz Carlton, Maui 2013

Marlborough Elementary
Green Lane, Penna.

Hermanus, South Africa
1999 Guest Speaker - Whale Festival.

National Geographic Tv Documentary,
"Whale Tails"
Presented Nov. 1999

Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma, WA

Jefferson County Library,
Pt. Townsend, WA
1999, 2003

Pierce College,
Seattle Washington -
May 2000

North Seattle Comm. College
Seattle, Washington
May 2000

Film Documentary of Richard Roshon
By Aqua Team Productions
Lausanne, Switzerland

Rei Seattle -
October 2001

Whidbey Island Institute
October 2001

Hawaii Eco-Toursium Conf.
Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Maui, Hawaii January 30,2002

Ball State University,
Muncie, Indiana
April 16, 2002
Guest Speaker - Earth Week 2002

MKW Manufacturing Metal & Plastic Components. Private Program
Jeffersonville, Indiana
April 19th, 2002

Touch Technologies Convention
San Diego, California
April 24, 2002

European Cetacean Society Conference
Sweden (film showing)

Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Maui-Hawaii
Festival of the Arts

Inland Sea Kayak Symposium
Washburn, Wisconsin
Guest Speaker 2005

National Marine Educators Conference
Maui Community College,
July 2005

Atlas Insurance Agency Conference
Ritz Carlton, Maui-Hawaii
Nov. 2005

Nicolet College
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
November 2006

Conserve School
Land of Lakes, Wisconsin
November 2006

Guest Speaker - "Celebration of the Arts"
Ritz Carlton Kapalua
Maui Hawaii