Whale-watching alert: Humpback in nearby waters

You may have heard about this in the citywide media; it’s been mentioned we post about it here, in case the whale wanders past West Seattle shores when it inevitably eventually heads back north: A humpback whale’s been hanging out near south Vashon Island for a few weeks. At least one tv station has video. Best chance to try to get a glimpse of it would be via the Tahlequah-Point Defiance ferry that travels between south Vashon and Tacoma; our favorite way to get there from here is to take the Fauntleroy ferry to (north) Vashon (schedule here) and drive down the island to the Tahlequah dock (schedule here). We usually only take that trip during our annual jaunt to Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, but might have to go look for the humpback in the next day or two!

2 Replies to "Whale-watching alert: Humpback in nearby waters"

  • Lisa May 29, 2008 (9:15 pm)

    There most certainly is a parking lot at Tahlequah. It is directly across the and above the street from the dock.

  • WSB May 29, 2008 (9:56 pm)

    Wow, we’ve been there more than a dozen times and have never seen that, maybe we approach from the wrong side. I’ll take your word for it and edit that part out.

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