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Upcoming Point Defiance Marina Events

October 21

Whale Trail Sign Dedication and Beach Cleanup

Saturday, October 21 (9:00am - 1:00pm)

The Whale Trail is a series of sites where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans and marine mammals from shore. Join us at the Point Defiance Marina on October 21 for a beach cleanup and Whale Trail sign dedication!

9-11 am: Beach Cleanup
11 am-1 pm: Sign Dedication and Celebration. Refreshments provided.

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.

Visit to learn more about The Whale Trail.