Journey of the Whales (2020) - CANCELLED

Point Reyes National Seashore



Location: LAT/LONG: 37.996540, -123.020053

Point Reyes Lighthouse Visitor Center

Repeating Event


Every week on Sunday and Saturday


December 28, 2019 to April 26, 2020


1:30 PM


30 minutes


CANCELLED through Sunday, April 26, 2020

Following guidance from the CDC and public health officials, and to comply with county-wide shelter-in-place legal orders, which are in effect from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Sunday, May 3, 2020, Point Reyes National Seashore's ranger- and volunteer-led programs and activities have been cancelled for the duration of the shelter-in-place order. Updates will be posted to our Current Conditions page and to the park's social media channels.

1:30 pm on Weekends & Federal Holidays, January through April

Join a Ranger to learn about gray whales as they migrate past Point Reyes. Learn about their habits and adaptations, and hope for a whale sighting from the Observation Deck. Program lasts 30 minutes.

This program is given out-of-doors. Come prepared for windy, cold and damp weather.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the high volume of traffic out to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas during the gray whale migration, the park will be operating a shuttle bus system from the Drakes Beach parking lot (usually from New Year's weekend to Easter each year on weekends and holidays-weather permitting). Sir Francis Drake Boulevard from South Beach to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas WILL BE CLOSED during shuttle operating hours.

The program begins at the Lighthouse Visitor Center. From the Lighthouse Visitors' parking area / Shuttle Stop, walk toward the Lighthouse for about 0.6 kilometers (0.4 miles). If the shuttles are operating, be sure to arrive at Drakes Beach at least an hour before the program start time to ride the shuttle in order to arrive at the program on time.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

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