Pier Into the Night -Maritime Pier
Pier Into the Night
Take an underwater journey of Gig Harbor Bay without getting wet (or needing special certification) through the Pier Into the Night experience.
From the dock, you can watch as our ROV and volunteer divers use an underwater video camera to live stream what they encounter below the surface. Staff biologists identify the sea life that appear on the silver screen in real time and share fun facts about the adaptations that make life possible in the Puget Sound. It’s like going SCUBA diving without needing the gear, plus you have a naturalist to tell you all about what you’re seeing! You can also gain a hands on experience with a variety of sea creatures that will be on display in touch tanks throughout the event and learn more about these animals from our crew of talented volunteers.
Animals we have encountered at past events include:
- Feather-duster tube worms
- Red Irish lorde, sculpin, and gunnels
- Red rock, kelp, and graceful crabs
- Stubby squid
- Giant Pacific Octopus
- And much more!
This program takes place on public docks in Downtown Gig Harbor on the first Saturday of the month from October-March. Donations are always appreciated; suggested donation of $2 per person, or $5 per family. Bring a chair and dress for the weather (likely rain and cold).