Pier Into the Night at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Make plans to come to Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard on March 26 for a private Pier Into the Night viewing party with Harbor WildWatch.

Private in that this event will take place at The Club @ The Boatyard rather than the public dock where Harbor WildWatch normally holds its nighttime marine education program. But open to all who are members of The Club — easy to do for just a dollar —  and want to enjoy an evening of seeing what dwells below in the harbor.

Pier Into the Night at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Come and gather at The Club @ The Boatyard at dusk, which should be around 6:30 p.m. by then, and take part in the viewing party inside this warm and dry event venue. To attend, you must RSVP to Danielle Taylor, hospitality manager at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. Contact her at:  dtaylor@gigharbormarina.com, or 253-358-6546 to reserve your place and she will tell you more about this exciting event.

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A sea star and feather duster worms make a living on a dock in Gig Harbor Bay in this November 2013 photo.

Harbor WildWatch’s “Pier Into the Night” program focuses on introducing visitors to the marine environment that makes up Puget Sound. To enhance visitor enjoyment, the Live Dive Experience was added to the Pier Into the Night program in 2014. While viewers stay warm and comfortable inside The Club, Harbor WildWatch’s certified SCUBA divers will take a GoPro camera below A-dock at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

Pier Into the Night at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

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Tom Larson, a diver with Harbor WildWatch, gets ready to dive for sea creatures for touch tanks set up during the Farmers Market in Skansie Brothers Park last summer.

A live video feed will display the colorful underwater world on a large projector screen for viewers inside The Club. A Harbor WildWatch naturalist will be on hand to provide information and identify the creatures below, such as delicate, wispy feather-plumed worms, strikingly beautiful nudibranchs prowling barnacle-covered pilings, and maybe even some sea stars on the comeback from the mysterious wasting disease that has plagued Puget Sound.

Space is limited for Pier Into the Night at The Club @ The Boatyard, so contact Danielle soon to make your reservation. Watch this space for more details on exact starting time as the event gets closer.

 

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