Thursday, December 30, 2010

About the Albatross


About the Albatross
If you have not seen an albatross they can be a spectacular site. These birds have the longest wingspan of any bird up to 11 feet. The wandering albatross is the biggest of some two dozen different species. Albatrosses use their wingspans to ride the ocean winds and glide for hours without rest. They can also float on the sea's surface, though this makes them vulnerable to predators. Albatrosses drink salt water, as do some other sea birds.

These birds can live up to 50 years of age. They are rarely seen on land and gather only to breed, at which time they form large colonies on remote islands. Young albatrosses can fly within three to ten months, depending on the species, but then leave the land behind for five to ten years until they themselves reach sexual maturity. Some species appear to mate for life.

Albatrosses feed mainly on squid or fish, they are very familiar to mariners who go to sea because they sometimes follow ships looking for handouts. Albatrosses have a special place in maritime lore and superstition, being followed by an albatross was generally considered an omen of good luck.

We are going to have a New Website next year which is currently under construction, I'll post the address when it's completed.

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

Whales Tail (Dockside Charters)
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

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

Friday, December 24, 2010

Whale Watching Tours "Whales Tail" Depoe Bay, Oregon




The Gray Whale Southern Migration
Pregnant females are the first to migrate, followed by mature adults of both sexes and then by juveniles. Whales travel at a rate of three to five miles per hour during the southbound migration. It takes them about three weeks to get to Mexico.

Gray whales eat very little while migrating and while in calving areas. Many whales may go without food for three to five months.

The animals travel south to the three major breeding and calving lagoons on the west coast of Baja California, Mexico: Laguna Ojo de Libre, adjacent to Laguna San Ignacio, Guerrero Negro Lagoon and Magdalena Bay.

The Whales Tail is a 26' zodiac style boat that carries up to 6 people. It was the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon Coast, 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 gives you 360° viewing and puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales as they feed along the coast of Depoe Bay. Don't be surprised if you notice the whales watching you as intently as you watch them. We try to provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed along with some great memories.

We have a New Website that is currently under construction, I'll post the address when it's competed.

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

Dockside Charters (Whales Tail)
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Whale Watching, Happy Holiday's





I would like to take this time to thank all of our great customers for going whale watching on the Whales Tail and to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I have made a movie with some of our favorite whale watching pictures, I hope you will join us in the future on the Whales Tail. Below is the link you can click on to view the movie, enjoy.

Whale Watching Movie

New website under construction, I will post the address when completed, you can contact me at whalestail115@yahoo.com

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

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

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Depoe Bay Home of the Gray Whales


Leaving Depoe Bay, smallest navigable channel in the world


Sea Lions on the #2 Bell Buoy, they always put on a great show for the people


Couple of our resident Harbor Seals taking a break


Gray Whale cruised by the Whales Tail just feet away

One of the favorite activities of people heading to the Oregon Coast is whale watching. This excursion gets you out on the water within minutes and up close and personal with Gray Whales that call Depoe Bay home.

Experience the excitement of seeing gray whales “up close and personal” and other wildlife on one of our whale watching trips aboard the Whales Tail. We depart from picturesque Depoe Bay, Oregon which is only minutes from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. This is a thrilling and exciting ride for people who enjoy being out on the ocean or first timers who just want to experience being out on the ocean and have an enjoyable ride, also our whale watching trips are fun and informative.

The Whales Tail is a 26' zodiac style boat that carries up to 6 people. It was the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon Coast, designed specifically for Dockside Charters to give passengers the utmost in sightseeing and whale watching experiences. We have all the latest safety features and have been inspected.

One of the features the Whales Tail offers is a unique vantage point that gives you 360° viewing for observing Oregon's resident gray whales as they feed along the coast of Depoe Bay. Don't be surprised if you notice the whales watching you as intently as you watch them. We try to provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed along with some great memories.

If your primary goal is to see Gray Whales in action, these creatures usually come through Depoe Bay and stay from the end of May through October. While whales can be seen from the shore, the best viewing is often by boat.

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

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oregon Coast Wildlife Excursions



Dockside Charters is located on the east side of the bay in the center of the harbor next to the Coast Guard Station. We at have put our thoughts and ideas together, forming the premise, that ocean charters should be a more personal experience. Be honest and caring, making safety, comfort and satisfaction of our customer’s our first priority. Whether you're heading out on one of our wildlife trips or just got back from a trip, you are always welcome to stop by to relax and say hi, the coffee is always on, and free. We have built our business on satisfied, repeat customers, give us a try and you’ll see why.


Experience the excitement of seeing gray whales “up close and personal” and other wildlife on one of our whale watching trips aboard the Whales Tail. We depart from picturesque Depoe Bay, Oregon which is only minutes from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. This is a thrilling and exciting ride for people who enjoy being out on the ocean or first timers who just want to experience being out on the ocean and have an enjoyable ride, additionally our whale watching trips are fun and informative.


The Whales Tail is a 26' zodiac style boat that carries up to 6 people. It was the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon Coast, designed specifically for Dockside Charters to give passengers the utmost in sightseeing and whale watching experiences. We have all the latest safety features and have been inspected.

One of the features the Whales Tail offers is a unique vantage point that gives you 360° viewing for observing Oregon's resident gray whales as they feed along the coast of Depoe Bay. Don't be surprised if you notice the whales watching you as intently as you watch them. We try to provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed along with some great memories.

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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