Whale Watching Wonders

Whale Watching Wonders

April 3, 2021
Whales! That’s it.

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association is proud to host our annual Whale Watching Wonders event. After missing out last year, its great to be able to make this work. Come help us count the many whales that pass by the coast, as they make their way north with their newborn babies! This outdoor event is designed for family fun, and everyone is welcome. We will meet at the Chimney Rock parking lot, where PRNSA staff will guide you near the cliffs’ edge. Help us spot whales through scopes and binoculars. In between whale sightings, we will offer lessons on cetacean biology and behavior. It will be a fun and interactive day watching the largest animals in our National Seashore with your family. This is a very low cost event with limited space so register today and mark your calendar!

– There is no on site registration 

– Please try your best to arrive early

– Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian

– The hike to Chimney Rock is one kilometer in length with slight elevation gain and rugged terrain

– Waitlists are available

– Sales end 48 hours before the event 

What to Bring:

  • Warm variable weather clothing

  • Day pack

  • Bagged lunch

  • Water bottle

  • Hiking shoes

  • Sun protection

  • Binoculars (Optional)

  • Camera (Optional)

  • Good Attitude (Not Optional)

Get to the Point:

Point Reyes National Seashore Association is proud to host Get to the Point, a series of free and low-cost events for young adults and families interested in exploring the National Seashore in a new way. Every program is designed to be both educational and entertaining for adults and children. You can register for events on our website at ptreyes.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know about events. For any questions about current or future events, please email fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org, or call at 415-663-1200, ext. 307.

In order to keep these events free or low-cost, a $10 donation is suggested and greatly appreciated.

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COVID-19 Guidelines

In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness.

Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave

NOTE: Refund policy exceptions will be made for participants cancelling last minute due to COVID-19 infection or symptoms. Please contact us in this case.

Wear a mask

Maintain a 6 foot physical distance from other participants not belonging to your household

Bring your own food and water

Current group sizes are limited, there will be no physical contact or sharing of food and drink, and no shared physical equipment or materials unless they are sanitized before and after use, and used by only one person for the duration of class

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.