Get a Whale Warning Flag

The whale warning flag lets you know that whales are in the area. It is a reminder for you to slow down and be prepared to adjust course. By flying a flag in the presence of whales you are helping to alert your fellow boaters prompting them to slow down and follow Be Whale Wise.

The flag promotes a consistent unified message throughout Pacific NW coastal waters to promote good boating practices around whales, be they humpback whales, minke whales, transient or resident killer whales.

Get your own flag and become a whale steward today!

The whale flags are available in two sizes:

  • Small – 16” x 24”
  • Medium – 2’ x 3’

Whale flags are available and free of charge in Washington State and in British Columbia from the following vendors and organizations (only a shipping and handling fee required):



Whale Warning Flag (animation)