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The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail


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About Us

The Whale Trail ( is a series of sites to view orcas and other marine mammals from shore. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environm


  • Four sites in West Seattle and more than 100 sites along the west coast.
  • Reach more than 30 million people in Washington and 100 million people coast wide.
  • A nonprofit organization funded by grants, individual and corporate donations, and corporate sponsorships
  • Partner with us to sponsor a program, a presentation or a sign. We are making a difference!
  • Founded in success - the rescue and return of Springer the orphaned orca to her pod.


Breaching Southern Resident Orca, Photo by M Sears Permit 16-16301
Watching Whales on The Whale Trail!
Watching Whales from Me-Kwa-Mooks
Volunteers with Mike the inflatable Orca, Orca Run 2017, Don Armeni Park
Poster for Orca Talk with Bruce Mate
Whale Trail Display at an Orca Talk, C&P Coffee
Listening to an Orca Talk at C&P Coffee
Logo for Orca Steward Program Pilot
Poster for Orca Tour 2015, 5-city speaking tour featuring Erich Hoyt
Watching Whales on The Whale Trail
Reading the Sign at Charles Ritchey Sr. Viewpoint
Transient Orca in Elliott Bay, by Stephen Rink
Orca Talk with John Calambokids, Dakota Place Park 2017
Whale Trail Sign, Telegraph Cove, BC
Whale Trail Sign Dedication, Point Robinson, Vashon