Pier Peer


Pier Peer has been postponed due to COVID-19. More info coming soon.

Come discover the mysterious creatures that live below the pier! Our trained biologists provide underwater lights that attract spectacular estuary creatures for you to safely scoop up and observe, while our volunteer Beach 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.

For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator.

Registration Policies

Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel Pier Peer due to low registration (under 8 participants) or bad weather. Our weather policy is based on Olympia School District closures, i.e. if the Olympia School District closes its schools based on weather, we will also cancel Pier Peer. In the case of above cancellations, the Estuarium will make every effort to work with registrants to reschedule.

All other cancellations (e.g. no shows or personal reasons) will not be rescheduled, nor refunded.

Children 12 & Under: Are free of charge. Must wear life jackets during this event and be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 adult per 2 children). This event involves some contact with deep water and is not recommended for children under 6 years old.

Liability Waiver: All participants must sign a liability waiver that will be provided at the event

Attire/Gear: We highly recommend that each participant bring their own flashlight! Please wear non-slip shoes and dress for the weather.

Private Group Events: If you are interested in scheduling a private group visit, please complete the group services inquiry form and submit to our Program Coordinator.

Pier Peer at Boston Harbor Marina – 2013