The Sites

Whale Trail sites are in city, state, county and national parks, and tribal lands. There are also two signs on every Washington state ferry!

  • To be on The Whale Trail, a site must offer a reasonably good chance of seeing orcas or other cetaceans at some time during the year, and be in a publicly accessible location.
  • Whale Trail sites also include educational facilities that have a strong focus on marine education and conservation.

Sites may feature an interpretive sign and Whale Trail marker. Over time, they may also include artwork, viewing benches and spotting scopes.

All sites have a page on this website, where you can learn more about the marine mammals can be seen there, recent sightings, and traveling tips.

  • You can also add comments, ask questions, or upload photos.
  • We hope you will use this page to help plan your visit, learn more about the site, and share your stories if you go!

The Whale Trail is still growing. If you know a place that should be on The Whale Trail, please let us know! Send your suggestions to

the Whale Trail
The Whale Trail marker
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Interpretive Sign
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