Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Whale Watching Report for Mar. 23

Today was a great day whale watching aboard the Whales Tail and we had good weather conditions for most of the day, although the wind did come up in the afternoon. We sighted whales 8 whales heading North about 3-5 miles offshore.

They are forecasting Southeast winds 10 knots, West swell 6 feet in the morning. In the afternoon the winds are supposed to pick up South 15-20 knots and the swell increasing to 9 feet.


Thank you for visiting our web site, I'll keep you updated on the current weather conditions and any whale sightings.

Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope to see you aboard the Whales Tail.

Dockside Charters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
 
Phone: 541-765-2545
Toll Free: 1-800-733-8915

Monday, March 22, 2010

Whale Watching Report for Mar. 22

Sea Lions taking a break on the Depoe Bay Sea Buoy

The Whales Tail had a great day whale watching and we had good weather conditions. We sighted 6 whales heading North about 3 miles offshore.

Tuesday forecast looks great with East winds 10-15 knots and a West swell of 8 feet, hopefully that East wind will lay the swell down even more.

I'll keep you updated on the current weather conditions and any whale sightings.

Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope to see you aboard the Whales Tail.

Dockside Charters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Phone: 541-765-2545
Toll Free: 1-800-733-8915

Friday, March 19, 2010

Whale Watching Report for March 19

Everything went good on the inspection and we did get out for our testing, the boat runs great. It should be nice weather on Saturday so come on down to the coast for some Whale Watching Zodiac Style.

It was a beautiful day here in Depoe Bay with tempetures in the 70's. The swell was less the 4 feet, with 5 knots of wind, first sunburn of the year. There were whales spotted close to shore and some farther out heading north.


Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope to see you aboard the Whales Tail.

Dockside Chaters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Phone: 541-765-2545
Toll Free: 1-800-733-8915

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Whale Watching Update March 17, 2010

We put the "Whales Tail" in the water today but did not go out due to rough ocean conditions. They are forecasting North winds 20-30 knots and swells 6-10 feet through Thursday night. After that the ocean conditions look good for Friday and Saturday. I'am hopeing to get some testing done early Friday morning and be ready to run trips on later on Friday March 19th. I will give you a update on the ocean conditions and the boat tomorrow.

Dockside Charters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Phone: 541-765-2545
Toll Free: 1-800-733-8915

Monday, March 15, 2010

Whale Watching in Depoe Bay

It looks like we have one more frontal system to get through before the weather gets better. They are forecasting winds anywhere from 20-35 knots through Wednesday. By Friday things start to improve with light winds and seas. I'am hopeing to have the boat in the water and some testing done by Friday.

Whale watching in Oregon begins at Dockside Charters in Depoe Bay. Depoe Bay is called the smallest navigable harbor in the world, but is also the place where you can get out on the ocean to watch for whales and see other marine life.

Dockside Charters in Depoe Bay is the best place for whale watching enthusiasts to go. We offer 2 large boats 50' or a smaller zodiac style boat the Whales Tail for whale watching.

Dockside Charters is located down in the basin next to the Coast Guard Station with plenty of parking and easy access to the boats, there are No Stairs to Climb.

To make your reservations you can call Dockside Charters at 541-765-2545 or Toll Free 1-800-733-8915. For information on Fishing visit www.docksidedepoebay.com

Dockside Charters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Friday, March 12, 2010

Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast March 12, 2010

The weather does not look good for this weekend, I am hopeing the weather improves by Wednesday 17 March so we can get the Whales Tail in the water and do some test and be ready to run trips by spring break. If you are in town stop by and have a cup of coffee and say hi. Below is the latest forecast.

Saturday
West wind 20 TO 25 Knots, west swell 17 feet.

Sunday
South wind 20 TO 25 Knots, west swell 10 feet..

Monday
South wind 30 TO 35 Knots. combined seas 20 feet.

Tuesday
Southwest wind 20 TO 25 Knots, west swell 17 feet.

One of the best places to go whale watching is Dockside Charters in Depoe Bay located next to the Coast Guard Station in the basin. Depoe Bay is known as the smallest navigable harbor in the world and has lots of shops, attractions, and viewing locations and has become major attraction along on the Central Oregon Coast. It is so popular that Depoe Bay is called the “Whale Watching Capital” of the Oregon Coast. In fact whale watchers on the Oregon Coast spotted more whales this winter than in any of the past five years.

If the ocean conditions are bad and the we can’t get out you can go to the Whale Watching Center. It is located along the sea wall in Depoe Bay, the Whale Watching Center is home to the Whale Watching Spoken Here program. The center is free and includes exhibits on the history and behaviors of whales and a free theater showing whale movies.

Dockside Charters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Phone: 541-765-2545
Toll Free: 1-800-733-8915

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Whale Watching Update for Mar. 9, 2010


Pictured above is the weather buoy where we get our current weather and sea conditions. This is Station 46050 Stonewall Banks located about 20 nautical miles West of Newport, Oregon. It is owned and maintained by National Data Buoy Center. It is located in position 44°38.3 N 124°29.6 W, it is a 10 foot diameter discus buoy, in a water depth of 401 feet.

Synopsis for the Oregon Coastal Waters
A strong pacific front will move into the Oregon coastal waters today spreading gale force winds. This front is also generating a large swell, up to 22 feet. There is another strong front that is expected to impact the Oregon coastal waters Thursday and Friday. Saturday they are calling for westerly swells 18 feet.

We are looking forward for better weather conditions, and are hopeful we can put the boat in the water next week.

Dockside Charters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Phone: 541-765-2545
Toll Free: 1-800-733-8915
 
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