Whale Watching Wonders

Whale Watching Wonders

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Point Reyes National Seashore Association is proud to host our annual Whale Watching Wonders day. 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. We will 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! 


- Registration is only available online, there is no day of registration

- Chimney Rock has a small parking lot, please carpool as best as you can

- The road to Chimney Rock is narrow, drive with caution

- 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

-This is a zero-waste event

- Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the event

- In case of rain this event will still happen, but in a different capacity to avoid the rain

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


What to Bring:

  • Warm variable weather clothing

  • Day pack

  • Extra layers

  • Rain gear

  • Bagged lunch

  • Large water bottle

  • Hiking shoes

  • Day pack

  • Watch or other time tracking device

  • Sun protection

  • Notepad and pen

  • Binoculars (Optional)

  • Camera (Optional)

  • Good Attitude (Not Optional)


Group Schedule:

10:15 am - Arrive at Chimney Rock 

10:20 am - Introductions and Gameplan 

11:00 am - Hike out to Chimney Rock Point

11:30 am - Arrive at Chimney Rock Point and begin whale counts

12:00 pm - Lunch Break

12:30 pm - Hike back to parking lot

1:00 pm - Tour of the Historic Chiefs House with snacks

1:45 pm - Begin wrap up

2:00 pm - Goodbyes


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. 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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