Friday, September 18, 2009

Oregon Coast Whale Watching (Whale's Tail)


Whale Watching Report for 18 Sept. 2009 Whale's Tail

It was a beautiful day on the ocean, and the whales put on a fantastic show this afternoon. I think the whale's enjoyed watching us just as we did them. Especially for a great couple from Arkansa and a nice lady from Salem, Oregon. Hope you all had a wonderful trip. There were 8-10 whale's observed from South Point to Whale's Cove and they were up close and personal. Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope to see you aboard the Whale's Tail.

Whale watching has been great this past week, with lots sightings of gray whales, For added adventure, nothing beats a trip aboard the "WHALE'S TAIL". Dockside had the first licensed Zodiac style boat taking Whale Watchers out on the entire Oregon Coast. Fun for the entire family. Go out with Gary or Kit for a great time. The Whale's Tail is available 7 days a week, starting in the mornings at 8:AM and runs all day and into the early evenings. We have 1hr and 1 1/2 hr and 2 hr trips. We would like to thank everybody who went out with us and hope to see you again.


The Whale's Tail is a 25' Zodiac style inflatable boat that carries up to 6 people. It was designed specifically for Dockside Charters to give passengers the utmost in sightseeing and whale watching experiences. The Whale's Tail is owned and operated by Captains Gary and Kit.

Join us on an exciting and exhilarating whale watching excursion. The Whale's Tail offers a unique vantage point that puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales as they feed along the shores of Depoe Bay. Don't be surprised if you notice the whales watching you as intently as you watch them.

Gary or Kit will provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed. After a trip on the Whale's Tail you'll be telling tales of all the whales and wonders you've seen on your adventure off Depoe Bay.

We run daily trips all day starting at 8AM and will run till early evenings. We hope to see you soon.

Gary and Kit

Whale Bits

As a baleen whale, it has a series of 130-180 fringed overlapping plates hanging from each side of the upper jaw, where teeth might otherwise be located. These plates consist of a fingernail-like material called keratin that frays out into fine hairs on the ends inside the mouth next to the tongue. The plates are off-white and about 5-25 cm in length.
Dockside Charters
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oregon Coast Whale Watching (Whales Tail)

Whale Watching Report For Sept. 17, 2009 (Whale's Tail)
It was a very enjoyable day on the ocean, and once again the whales put on a fantastic show. There were 6-8 Whales observed within 1/2 of each other. Tomorrow's weather should be good. Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope to see you aboard the Whale's Tail.

Whale Bits
Range and Habitat of Gray Whale's
Gray whales inhabit shallow coastal waters of the eastern and western North Pacific often sighted along the North American Pacific Coast between the arctic and the equatorial lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Frequently visible from shore, gray whales provide opportunity for land and boat observation, and commercial whale watching has become a major industry along its migration route. The southward journey takes 2-3 months and the whales remain in the lagoons for 2-3 months allowing calves to build up thick layers of blubber for the northward migration. The return trip north takes another 2-3 months and mothers and calves travel very near shore on the northbound migration to avoid their main predators, orca whales.

Dockside Charters Depoe Bay
P.O. Box 1308
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
(541) 765-2545 or (800) 733-8915

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Depoe Bay Whale Watching (Whales Tail)

"Whales Tail" Dockside Charters, Whale Watching Report for September 8, 2009

The ocean conditions were very enjoyable today with light winds and seas. There were numerous whale sightings in the bay and north and south of Depoe Bay. Tomorrows weather looks fantastic with SW winds 10 knots, west swell 3 feet. Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope to see you aboard the Whales Tail.

Whale Bits
The Gray Whale is a dark slate-gray in color and covered by characteristic gray-white patterns, scars left by parasites which drop off in the cold feeding grounds. Individual whales are typically identified using photographs of their dorsal surface and matching the scars and patches associated with parasites that have fallen off the whale or are still attached.
Gray Whales measure from 16 ft long for newborns to 45 ft long for adult females (which tend to be slightly larger than adult males.) Newborns are a darker gray to black in color. On maturity, a gray whale can reach a maximum weight of 40 tons.

Whale watching has been great this past week, with lots sightings of gray whales, For added adventure, nothing beats a trip aboard the "WHALES TAIL". Dockside had the first licensed Zodiac style boat taking Whale Watchers out on the entire Oregon Coast. Fun for the entire family. Go out with Gary or Kit for a great time.The Whales Tail is available 7 days a week, starting in the mornings at 8:AM and runs all day and into the early evenings. We have 1hr and 1 1/2 hr and 2 hr trips. We would like to thank everybody who went out with us and hope to see you again.
Until tomorrow
Gary and Kit

DOCKSIDE CHARTERS Depoe Bay
PO Box 1308
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
(541) 765-2545 or (800) 733-8915
 
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