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.

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

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

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

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