Humpback Comeback Going Strong

In case you didn’t know, humpback whales are making a mighty comeback in the Salish Sea.  We are seeing more humpback whales now than we ever have before in the whale watching field, and we are extremely excited about it!  2003 is when we just starting seeing a few more humpback whales showing up, but the increase is unmistakable now. … Read More


June 24, 2017 – Summer Kick Off and Beach Party

Port Townsend Marine Science Center, 11am-5pm Discover Pass Required for Fort Worden State Park; free admission to PTMSC A jam-packed day with fun and educational events to celebrate the start of summer and reinforce our connection to the Salish Sea. June is Orca Awareness Month in Washington State, and Port Townsend is wrapping up the month with a summer-kickoff and … Read More

Take Part in the J-Pod Scavenger Hunt

Starting at the Port Townsend Visitor Information Center, get to know the largest pod of Southern Resident Orcas by following clues and collecting trading cards with each member of the famous J-Pod of orcas. Kiki, a young orca, and her mother have been separated from their pod. Can you help reunite them with their family? Follow Kiki and her mom to … Read More

Orca Month Explained on KING5

PSE’s sales director Sarah Hanke paid a visit to KING5 TV to speak with anchor Michelle Li about Orca Month activities. In addition to describing Orca Month, Sarah explained how to tell some of the different whales we see apart from one another.

Jamestown S’Klallam Elder, Marlin Holden

We are honored to have Jamestown S’Klallam Elder Marlin Holden to join us as part of the 2017 Port Townsend Orca Festival. Marlin will lead a welcome at 11am on June 3 and June 24. He will share a few short stories from his time growing up on the Peninsula and the importance of stewardship of the Salish Sea. Marlin … Read More

Be a Part of The Port Townsend Orca Festival

Join Puget Sound Express, The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for a month-long celebration of Orca Awareness Month in Port Townsend. Free public events June 3 – June 24, 2017 will bring together whale experts, educators, tribal representatives and artists, for educational and fun-filled days of exploration around the area’s orca population and … Read More