Pier Peer at Boston Harbor


Come discover the mysterious creatures that live below the pier at Boston Harbor Marina! Our trained biologists provide underwater lights that attract spectacular estuary creatures for you to safely scoop up and observe, while our volunteer naturalists help you identify and learn more about what you’ve found. From octopus to anemones, from sea stars to sea slugs, you never know what you’ll encounter! Pier Peer is one of our most popular events, so register early to ensure your spot. 

Pier Peer is cancelled temporarily until the dock at Boston Harbor is repaired.

Ages 10 and up: $10 per person (under 10 is free)

Private Group Events:  If you are interested in scheduling a private group visit, please complete the Group Request form and submit to center@sseacenter.org.

Pier Peer staff highly recommends that each participant bring their own flashlight! Please wear non-slip shoes and dress for the weather. Children 6 -12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. This event involves some contact with deep water and is not recommended for children under 6 years old. Children under 12 must wear life vests (provided by the marina at no additional cost). No refunds or rescheduling. Reservations are transferable upon approval prior to the event date. SSEA reserves the right to cancel any event due to inclement weather or low registration. In those rare cases, SSEA will notify participants by email and offer a space at a future event.

Check out our YouTube videos filmed at Boston Harbor Marina! https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mandyudub

Outside Explorer video of South Puget Sound and Pier Peer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUxV5ycj2NI&list=PLNJgvk9hBEFnJz1ZWG674xFfr0CJcXI6T&index=7[/

Questions? Contact us at 360 915-0773 or email center@sseacenter.org


photo Pier Peer Lead Educator: Jackie Winter