With an array of massive creatures to observe, Depoe Bay whale watching is some of the best in the state of Oregon! Passengers aboard one of the many fantastic vessels offered, will sight large spouts, whalebacks, deep dives, and more! With several Depoe Bay whale watching tours to choose from, it can be difficult deciding which is right for you. Here is all you need to know about the Depoe Bay whale watching tours!
DOCKSIDE CHARTERS DEPOE BAY
Opened and operated by veterans, the Dockside Charters offer deep sea fishing adventures, whale watching, and sight seeing cruises! Enjoy a whale watching tour on the clean and comfortable fishing boats that the Dockside Charters offer. Located in Depoe Bay, the company provides passengers a premier whale watching experience on the Oregon coast.
Hop aboard the Charter Vessel Samson, a fifty-foot Delta owned and operated by Lars Robison. With over 4 decades experience on the water, Captain Robison will give guests an unforgettable experience! Once aboard the Samson, you will be greeted by long time deckhand James, who will make you feel like part of the crew and right at home.
Join the crew of Tradewinds Charters on the one-hour or the two-hour whale-watching trip. Labeled as the "Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast", Depoe Bay has whale watching almost year around. During the winter months of December through February and the spring months of March through May, the Tradewinds vessels head west offshore from the harbor to find the migrating pods of Gray Whales.
Aboard the vessel, passengers will hear facts and stories about the whales narrated over the ships P.A. system by the knowledgeable and friendly Captains. The Captains and crew are always happy to answer questions and explore the ocean wonders with you. For excellent sightings, the captains will bring the vessels as close to the pods as possible! Sightings of large spouts, whalebacks, and deep dives with excellent whale tail showings, will blow your mind away! Don’t miss out on this Depoe Bay whale watching experience!
WHALE RESEARCH AND ECOEXCURSIONS
Have you ever marveled at nature programs and wondered what it would be like to be a researcher? Take a guided tour with Captain Carrie Newell Professor of Marine Biology and Gray Whale Researcher and see what it takes! The informative tour will leave you wanting to become a Marine Biologist. Captain Newell will take passengers into the realm of the gray whale. Come this summer for the peak season of whale watching! Trips run throughout the year, however, the best times are June through September when the summer resident gray whales return to feast on the nearshore mysid swarms. Book you’re tour with Captain Newell today!
When you’re planning your Depoe Bay whale watching trip, be sure to book a stay at one of the two Select Registry Inn in the area. The Whale Cove Inn Bed and Breakfast is located 1-mile south of Depoe Bay Oregon on the winding, magical Coast Highway. The Inn is one of North America and Central Oregon Coast's most memorable and exclusive luxury boutique inns. Another fantastic place to stay in the area is the Channel house Inn Bed and Breakfast. Within the Oregon coast’s most stunning scenery, Channel House combines the comforts of a topnotch hotel with the congeniality of a quaint country Inn.
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