Depoe Bay is fortunate to be one of the only locations on the West Coast with a resident pod of grey whales which makes its home here. Visitors from everywhere come to whale watch either from shore or to take one of our charters out for a closer look. There is nothing quite so spectacular as seeing whales in their natural habitat. Whale watching trips aboard comfortable Ocean cruisers or speedy Zodiacs depart often throughout the day for eye-popping, up-close tours of Depoe Bay’s exotic marine life. Bring the whole family!
The Depoe Bay Whale Center is Oregon ’s newest State Park and the home of the highly acclaimed “Whale Watching Spoken Here” program. The center is dedicated to sharing information about whales and helping visitors to understand and appreciate these amazing creatures.
Whale Watching from Whale Research Eco Excursions and the Whale and Shark Museum:
Fishing and Whale Watching Tours:
Listen to Captain Dan's Weekly Fishing Report live:
99.9 KRKT Albany (8:40 am)
99.7 KMTK Bend (6:40 am)
Carved and shaped by powerful natural forces, Depoe Bay is the site of the world’s smallest navigable harbor. Waves run beneath lava beds creating spouting geysers up to 100 feet into the air. Sea caves line our scenic rocky shoreline.
For years Depoe Bay served as a safe harbor for commercial fishing taking refuge from coastal storms. Today it acts as a home port and stopping point for charter vessels and private launches – as well as a point of fascination for thousands of visitors who stand on the bridge and walkways to observe incoming vessels.
Still have questions? Please contact us anytime at 541.765.3311! We look forward to hearing from you.