Saturday, July 31, 2010

Whale Watching Zodiac Style





Whale Watching Report For Aug. 2
We had a great day whale watching and another nice day on the ocean, very light winds and 3-4' swells. The whales once again put on a good show off Goverment Point and Boiler Bay. We are hopeing for a repeat for tomorrow.

Whale Watching Report For Aug. 1
After a foggy morning the skies cleared for the afternoon and the ocean conditions were absolutely beautiful, 3' swell and no wind at all, it was actually warm. The whales were there at Goverment Point and they put on a great show this afternoon coming up close to boat to take a closer look.

Dockside Charters located in Depoe Bay, Oregon offers whale watching zodiac style aboard the Whales Tail. This is a very unique experience that puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales. This is a great trip that gives you and your family an adventure that is not to be missed. Here you can enjoy the incredible scenery of the Oregon Coast, transit the worlds smallest navigable channel, and enjoy watching gray whales, harbor seals, sea lions, and other marine life. We try to provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed along with some great memories.

About Us
I have been involved in the maritime industry for 40 years and recently retired from Oregon State University Research Ship "Wecoma" some of are scientific research included the studying of whales to sampling the bottom of the ocean to name a few. I hold 13 endorsements on my Coast Guard license including Celestial Navigation, Radar and Global Maritime Distress and Safety. We were the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon Coast. We have been inspected and have all the latest safety equipment. I hope you will join us on a exciting whale watching excursion aboard the Whales Tail.

Something new this year we are offering are sweatshirts that have our Whales Tail logo on the back, different colors and sizes are available.

Reservations
Thank you for your interest in whale watching on the Whales Tail. I am sure that you will have a fun and a memorable experience. make a reservation for whale watching, just send the requested information below. I will get back with you as soon as possible.

Daily Trip Times
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Please select trip duration: 1hr. $25.00 or 1 1/2 hr. $35.00


Name
Phone
E-mail
Trip Date
Trip Time
Trip Duration
Number of People


If you would like to make a reservations you can E-mail me at: garybosn@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Whale Watching In Depoe Bay


Whale Watching on the Whales Tail

Dockside Charters located in Depoe Bay, Oregon offers whale watching zodiac style aboard the Whales Tail. This is a very unique experience that puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales. This is a great trip that gives you and your family an adventure that is not to be missed. Here you can enjoy the incredible scenery of the Oregon Coast, transit the worlds smallest navigable channel, and enjoy watching gray whales, harbor seals, sea lions, and other marine life. We try to provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed along with some great memories.

About Us
I have been involved in the maritime industry for 40 years and recently retired from Oregon State University Research Ship "Wecoma" some of are scientific research included the studying of whales to sampling the bottom of the ocean to name a few. I hold 13 endorsements on my Coast Guard license including Celestial Navigation, Radar and Global Maritime Distress and Safety. We were the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon Coast. We have been inspected and have all the latest safety equipment. I hope you will join us on a exciting whale watching excursion aboard the Whales Tail.

Something new this year we are offering are sweatshirts that have our Whales Tail logo on the back, different colors and sizes are available.

Reservations
Thank you for your interest in whale watching on the Whales Tail. I am sure that you will have a fun and a memorable experience. If you would like to book a trip in advance or make a reservation for whale watching, just send the requested information below. I will get back with you as soon as possible.

Daily Trip Times
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Please select trip duration: 1hr. $25.00 or 1 1/2 hr. $35.00

Name
Phone
E-mail
Trip Date
Trip Time
Trip Duration
Number of People

If you would like to book a trip in advance or make reservations you can E-mail me at: garybosn@gmail.com

Gift Certificates are available year round.

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, July 26, 2010

Oregon Coast Whale Watching



Whale Watching on the "Whales Tail"


About Us
I have been involved in the maritime industry for 40 years and recently retired from Oregon State University Research Ship "Wecoma" some of are scientific research included the studying of whales to sampling the bottom of the ocean to name a few. I hold 13 endorsements on my Coast Guard license including Celestial Navigation, Radar and Global Maritime Distress and Safety. We were the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon Coast. We have been inspected and have all the latest safety equipment. I hope you will join us on a exciting whale watching excursion aboard the “Whales Tail”.

Gray Whales
A small percentage of Gray Whales feed off the coast of Depoe Bay in the summer. One of their food source is mysid shrimp, which swarm in abundance near the bottom of the kelp beds. During this shallow water feeding behavior, whale watchers can often see one half of the tail fluke above water while the whale is head down in a kelp bed. The half fluke looks very much like a shark fin.

Records from the whaling industry indicate that this species usually does not feed during its migration or winter calving periods. They can lose up to 30 percent of their body weight between feeding seasons. Whales have been observed coming to the surface with mud streaming from their baleen in the calving areas and along the migration route. Such behavior may indicate attempts at feeding or training the calves to feed.

Behavior
Gray whales are noted for their protective behavior toward their calves. They were called “devil fish” by early Yankee whalers who had their ships rammed and sometimes sunk after the whalers harpooned a calf to entice the mother closer. Now they are considered the “friendliest” of whales, often curiously approaching anglers and whale watching boats.

When a Gray Whale comes to the surface, its blow or spout is a double-plumed, misty jet of vapor, rising 6 to 12 feet, that can often be seen against the horizon. The blow is not a fountain of water, but a mist of condensed warm moist air exhaled under high pressure from the lungs.

Generally, Gray Whales are slow swimmers, averaging three to five mph during migration. They have a rhythmic breathing pattern. Normally they will make three to five short, shallow dives of less than a minute each and then a long, deep dive. A general rule is one short dive and a blow for every minute spent in a deep dive. This repeated breathing pattern enables the whales to store up oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide built up during a long dive. In a single breath, 80 to 90 percent of the air in their lungs is exchanged compared to 10 to 20 percent in land mammals.

Feeding dives may range from 3 minutes up to 15 minutes. They can stay under water for 30 minutes if they need to. If they are frightened, they can hide on the bottom or travel great distances underwater. Sometimes they dive and reappear a quarter of a mile away.

Whales have the largest brain of any animal on earth. They are curious and often seen “spyhopping”, or lifting their heads above the surface of the water. They like to rise up and get a better look at their surroundings.

When a Gray Whale lifts its tail flukes out of the water, it is going into a deep dive. This action, called sounding or fluking, helps propel the whale downward at a steep angle to the bottom where they feed on small crustaceans. After the flukes disappear under the water, the turbulence of the dive will cause a circle of smooth water, known as a fluke-print.

The ultimate in whale sightings is a breach, which occurs when a whale launches as much as ¾ of its body out of the water in a spectacular show of power and grace. Scientists are not sure why whales breach. They speculate that they do it to remove parasites, communicate with each other, or just do it for fun. Gray Whales are not known for breaching as often as the Humpback Whale.

Something new this year we are offering are sweatshirts that have our Whales Tail logo on the back, different colors and sizes are available.

Daily Trip Times
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Gift Certificates are available year round.

Thank you for visiting our website, 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

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oregon Whale Watching Tours




The Whales Tail is a 26' zodiac style boat that carries up to 6 people. It was the first and original whale watching zodiac on the Oregon coast and was designed specifically for Dockside Charters to give passengers the utmost in sightseeing and whale watching experiences.

One of the features the Whales Tail offers is a unique vantage point that puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales as they feed along the coast of Depoe Bay. We try to provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed along with some great memories.

For more information on Whale Watching and Dockside Charters visit: Whale Watching Information

To see our whale watching video visit: Whale Watching Video

Something new this year we are offering are sweatshirts that have our Whales Tail logo on the back, different colors and sizes are available.

Daily Trip Times
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Thank you for visiting our website, 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, July 9, 2010

Oregon Whale Watching July 19



The Whales Tail Entering Depoe Bay

It was great whale watching today as whales were sighted off South Point and just outside the #2 bell bouy. The ocean conditions were also good with light winds and seas in the morning, but the wind did come up this afternoon which made the ocean a little choppy.

Click to view our Whale Watching Video on the Whales Tail.

For More information on the Whales Tail and Dockside Charters visit: Whales Tail Info.

Something new this year we are offering are sweatshirts that have our Whales Tail logo on the back, different colors and sizes are available.

Daily Trip Times
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Thank you for visiting our website, 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

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Depoe Bay Whale Watching Report For July 4




July 4
We had another good day whale watching on the Whales Tail along with sunny skies, light winds and seas. Whales were sighted off Goverment Point, Whale Cove and one whale was sighted in the Bay. All the whales sighted put on a good show for the people.

July 3
We had good whale sightings all day from Rocky Creek to North Point. The weather was sunny with light winds and sea conditions this morning, but the wind did come up this afternoon which made the ocean a little choppy. If planning a whale watching trip in the next few days it's usually better in the morning as the wind does have a tendency to come in the afternoons.

July 2
We did see a whale today just South of Rocky Creek that put on a good show while feeding close to shore.

Dockside Charters located in Depoe Bay, Oregon offers whale watching zodiac style aboard the “Whales Tail”. This is a very unique experience that puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales. This is a great trip that gives you and your family an adventure that is not to be missed along with some great memories. Here you can enjoy the incredible scenery of the Oregon Coast, transit the worlds smallest navigable channel, and enjoy watching gray whales, humpback whales, orca whales, seals, sea lions, and other marine life.

The Whales Tail takes up to 6 people and has all the latest safety equipment.

Something new this year we are offering are sweatshirts that have our Whales Tail logo on the back, different colors and sizes are available.

Daily Trip Times
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Thank you for visiting our website, 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
 
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