Mission and Goals

Our Mission:

To inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails through the Salish Sea and along the Pacific Coast.

Our Goals:

  • Increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species
  • Connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat
  • Inspire stewardship and build community
  • Promote land-based whale watching.

Orcas in Puget Sound, by Mark Sears

Our shared vision is a fully recovered orca population,
thriving in a healthy marine ecosystem.

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