WHALE WATCHING GUIDELINES
The National Marine Fisheries Service is the federal agency responsible for protecting marine mammals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In order to protect the whales from harassment and to promote a better understanding of the need to avoid harassment, the following are guidelines for safe, non-disruptive whale watching.
In general, the normal behavior should not be interrupted. To interrupt whales' normal activities constitutes harassment and is against the law.