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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

Incredible and Informative Whale Watching

by houseman13

This was one of the highlights of our time in Depoe Bay. Went on the boat with Carrie. She has a vast knowledge and incredible passion for whales and other marine life which quickly caught…
Wonderful Whale watching!

by chvgt

This experience is guided by a woman, Carrie, who is deeply committed to the whales of Depoe Bay. Her enthusiasm and commitment is palpable and contagious. We saw a plethora of whales and heard the...

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