Sunday, August 29, 2010

Oregon Coast Whale Watching Trips

Dockside Charters located in Depoe Bay, Oregon offers whale watching zodiac style aboard the Whales Tail. This is a very unique experience that gives you 360° veiwing and puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales. This is a great trip that is a little more personal and 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.

Comfort and Safety
Lately I have been asked are inflatable boats safe and stable, the answer is yes. Inflatable boats are said to be the safest and most stable boats in the world today with all the new construction methods, technology and the new designs allowing necessary safety systems to be in place. Because of their safety reputation, inflatable boats are now the standard for use by the Coast Guard, military and other agencies because of its speed, maneuverability, and safe stable ride.

When you first think about it, you might wonder if an inflatable boat is as safe as a larger fiberglass or wood boat. The fact is inflatable boats are just as safe as larger boats, and in some cases they are safer. Inflatable boats are more buoyant because of the inflatable collar or tubes. These inflatable sections help spread the buoyancy out over the entire boat. Also, the collars or tubes on an inflatable boat are usually designed with separate chambers. This means that if one chamber becomes deflated, the overall buoyancy will not be noticeably affected.

A concern that some people have when they are considering an inflatable boat over a larger boat for whale watching is the stability of the inflatable. This is a common question of some people, the fact is, the inflatable boat is much more stable than a larger boat. This is a great feature for people who might be a little bit nervous about going out on a inflatable boat. One indication that inflatable boats are safe is that they are preferred by the Coast Guard as offshore rescue vessels. The one reason the Coast Guard prefers these boats is because they are stable and handle better in rough water. Unlike most larger boats, an inflatable boat sits flat on the water and has a low center of gravity, which means they don’t roll like the larger boats and you won't get seasick.

For more information about us visit: Whale Watching on the Whales Tail

If you would like to make a reservation see top of this page and you can E-mail me at: I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

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