Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59
Charles Richey Viewpoint, West Seattle by Karen Sinclair
View our guide on when, where, and how to watch marine animals from shore.
VISITING A WHALE TRAIL SITE
Visiting a Whale Trail site is an exciting experience! We recommend bringing the following items to make your visit more enjoyable and to be prepared for the wait and elements. Also, be sure to check out the Washington State specific links below to get the most out of your adventure.
- A pair of waterproof binoculars
- Rain jacket
- Plenty of water
- Food, ideally a picnic!
- Something to read
- A camera
- A map of the area due to the lack of cell coverage
Visit the Experience Washington site for information and resources on what to do, where to stay, and things to see.
Click below for more information about parks, amenities, reservations, and resources in Washington.
Make sure to catch your ferry by clicking below for routes, schedules, rates, and more information.
Reviewing tide charts and tables is important before visiting a Whale Trail site. Click below for more information.
WHALE TRAIL VIEWING GUIDE
We’ve put together a nifty viewing guide to help you get the most of your Whale Trail experience. Click below to learn when and where to see marine mammals, how to view from the shore, and how shore based watching is the most responsible way to see marine mammals.
BE WHALE WISE
Brush up on your whale wise skills by clicking on the link below. You can dig into the federal laws protecting marine mammals, find helpful shore based watching tips, and report violators or suspicious activities. Be Whale Wise is a handy site to know and remember.