Get Involved

The Whale Trail is a young project, born out of concern for the southern resident orcas, and built on the success of having returned Springer safely home. From a simple idea shared among friends, we are now reaching millions of people each year through our signs, sites and programs.

This spring, The Whale Trail is expanding to Oregon and California! Our vision of promoting awareness about the SRKW throughout their range is quickly coming true. We need your help to make it happen!

In May 2014, we’re collaborating with author and marine conservationist Erich Hoyt on a series of talks around The Whale Trail. Support The Whale Trail and Orca Tour 2014 today!

  • To buy tickets for the Seattle event, click here.
  • To buy tickets for the Port Angeles event, click here.
  • To support Orca Tour 2014 and The Whale Trail, click the Donate button below. 

    Click on the Donate button to contribute through Pay Pal, or mail your donation to:

    The Whale Trail
    7119 Woodside Pl SW
    Seattle WA 98136

    For a limited time, receive a thank you gift in appreciation for your donation at the following levels:
                   Donation Level – Thank-you Gift
    • Orca Tour $35 – Orca Tour poster
    • Copper $100 –  Orca Tour poster, signed by Erich Hoyt
    • Silver $300 –  Same as Copper, and a signed copy of “Orca: The Whale Called Killer” (while supplies last)
    • Gold $500 – Same as Silver, and program listing

    We’re grateful for your support at any level, and hope to see you on Orca Tour 2014!

    Other ways you can help:

    • Become a member of The Whale Trail today!  Help us extend The Whale Trail around the northwest, and engage people in the great work of orca recovery.  Through our sites, signs, and programs, The Whale Trail is making a difference. Join us!
    • Volunteer. We are a grass-roots organization, and rely on the help of volunteers for everything that we do, from building this website to hosting events like lectures, fairs and trainings. Contact us at to volunteer!
    • Donate. The Whale Trail is a low-cost, high impact project, that reaches millions of people each year. We can’t do it without you! 
    • Register. Become part of The Whale Trail online community. Share your stories and your photos, and help us build a vibrant hub for learning and traveling around The Whale Trail.
The Whale Trail is a nonprofit organization in partnership with
Partners NOAA Seattle Aquarium People for Puget Sound Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Whale Museum National Marine Sanctuaries