Steller Sea Lions, courtesy of NOAA
Orca breaching near Morro Bay, courtesy of Mike Baird
Sea Lions, courtesy of Laskeek Bay Conservation Society
Gray Whale Near Shipwreck Point
Minke Whale, by John Calambokidis
Various Terminal Locations
See Website for Addresses
Various Ferry Routes
See Website for Schedules
Restrooms, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington State Ferries operates the largest ferry fleet in the United States, carrying over 23 million passengers to 20 different ports of call throughout the Sound. From Tacoma to Sidney, B.C., the ferries provide a tremendous opportunity to view marine wildlife.
They are the only boat-based viewing platforms on The Whale Trail. Look for The Whale Trail signs on each ferry, and at the ferry terminals! Traveling on a ferry? Bring your binoculars!
The animals you might see from a ferry depend on the route you are on and the time of year. Did you know?
The animals you might see from a ferry depend on the route you are on and the time of year.
Did you know?