What is the Pod Blast ?

The Sound Action Pod Blast is a subscription-based alert system providing text notifications when whales are visiting Vashon and Maury Island.

The annual subscription starts on October 1st and ends on September 30th of the following year, even if you join at a later date.

The annual subscription fee is a mere $25 per year which helps to cover the cost of the software used for the alert system.  After you subscribe, you will receive alerts via text message when whales are in local Vashon waters along with details on anticipated times and places to view them from shore.


This is a shore-based viewing program only. If you subscribe to Pod Blast you are agreeing that you will not, under any circumstances go out on a boat, vessel or personal watercraft of any kind, including a kayak or paddle board etc. Boats and personal watercraft in close proximity to whales are harmful and cause significant impact to foraging and transit. If you are found to be in violation of this condition you will be removed from the alert system immediately.