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Depoe Bay Whale Watching


Depoe Bay Whale Watching

Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR

Although migrating whales are most frequently seen during late December, mid-March, and early May, about 200 gray whales cruise the area around Depoe Bay year-round, and are spotted almost daily. One-to-two hour whale watching trips are available from the two charter boat companies referenced above. The Whale Watching Center can direct the family to the best local vantage points on land.

On the land:
Whale Watching Center
119 SW Highway 101
Depoe Bay, OR 97341

On the sea:
Tradewinds Charters
P.O. Box 123
Highway 101, Downtown
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
(800)445-8730 or (541)765-2345

Dockside Charters:
PO Box 1308
Depoe Bay, OR 97341
(800)733-8915 or (541)765-2545

Recent Traveler Reviews

Whale watch with someone who really loves the ocean!

by RustyNail72

We did 2 whale watches in Depoe Bay and saw a whale on both but this was funner with people that really care about the ocean. Carrie made sure everyone was comfortable and warm/dry. They…

by jenniferh52462

The museum is an interesting collection of information about the local wildlife - a result of Carrie (the Marine biologist) life's work. She is GREAT on a whale excursion. She has great boats...

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