Sound Water Stewards Wharf Exhibit





Photo Credits: Sound Water Stewards

The wharf is the home of 3 businesses and a wonderful educational exhibit installed and maintained by the Sound Water Stewards, and ideal for all ages.

Come to the Wharf to learn about Rosie the Gray Whale, Handsome Samson – the Steller Sea Lion, Rudy the Dall’s Porpoise, and much more about Penn Cove and regional waters. 

Sound Water Stewards are trained volunteers working in and around Island County toward a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound environment through education, community outreach, stewardship, and citizen science.

YOU can be a Sound Water Steward. Attend the annual training program for new volunteers – 80 hours of expert training from top professionals, plus 20 hours of hands on training. Both new and old volunteers work on a variety of projects in keeping with our mission (some programs are entirely SWS-run, many are with aligned groups or researchers in the Puget Sound region).

Founded in 1989 as the Island County Beach Watchers a program within the Washington State University Extension, they became an independent non-profit organization in January of 2016 operated by an all volunteer Board of Directors.

How do I get to the Coupeville Wharf

Sound Water Stewards websitefacebook 

Businesses in the Coupeville Wharf building # 26 Front St.

The Cove Cafe – 360-678-6434 – Lunch and Brunch Spring, Summer and Fall.  Fresh  inventive and comforting food in an incredibly comfortable room with views. – Accepts credit cards.  Reviewsfacebook

Harbor Gifts and Kayak Rentals – Vast assortment of fun items and souvenirs, and easy launch Kayak rentals. Gifts, trinkets, jewelry, sports clothes, souvenirs, collectibles, and native art.  (360) 678-3625 

The Salty Mug – Hot expresso drinks, cold drinks, baked goods.

Perfect place for a cup’a and a great view, visiting with family and friends, or all of the above. Wednesday thru Saturday 8am to 2pm – Sunday 8am to 2pm – Closed Tuesday – 360-678-3648 – facebook