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Oregon Coast Whale Watching 2020

December 19, 2020

Categories: Depoe Bay | Whale Watching

Tags: gray whales oregon coast | oregon coast whale watching | whale watching depoe bay oregon

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Peak times for Oregon Coast whale watching are during the annual winter and spring migrations. From mid-December to mid-January gray whales pass along the coastline to the warm waters of Baja Mexico. Then come mid-March (usually Spring Break week) through May they are on their way to north Alaska. During these migrations, more than 20,000 whales are making their way along the shoreline, while around 200 stay along the Oregon Coast year-round. These resident gray whales are most often spotted feeding close to shore during the summer and fall months as well!

This winter due to Covid-19, the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will not be staffing volunteers at their whale watching sites, and the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay will be temporarily closed... but the whale watching continues! Go exploring on your own and discover your favorite lookout sites from this map by the Whale Watching Spoken Here program.

Stay in an oceanfront Oregon Coast vacation rental and cozy up to a front row seat of amazing whale watching opportunities! Here are just a few to choose from in the Depoe Bay area :)

Promenade Deck 

So close to the shore you mostly can't see the shoreline so it feels like you're on the 3rd deck of an ocean going vessel. Watch the whales from your deck. They often come so close they kiss the rocky shoreline. So bring your binoculars. And see spectacular sunsets when the weather is right. This condo is in Depoe Bay the self proclaimed whale watching capital of Oregon.


Welcome to Serendipity in Depoe Bay! This one bedroom, one bath cottage is located on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You'll have plenty of room for you, one guest, and your favorite four legged friend, making this rental home perfect for a couple's weekend getaway! Step inside and get settled in for your stay! The large deck with the front door is a great place to soak up some sun during the warm summer months!

RSS Royal Pacific

Just like a World Class Cruise Ship, the RSS Royal Pacific in Depoe Bay is a well appointed and luxurious two bedroom ocean front condo with rich wood furnishings and antiques. Our Guests will truly feel royal as they revel in their surroundings during their stay!

Whale Pointe 

Whale Pointe is a charming two bedroom cottage with a full size loft sitting on a high bank near Rocky Creek, just south of Depoe Bay. This vacation cottage is perfect for one or two couples. With a large oceanfront deck, you can easily hear the whales as they come up to feed along the shoreline or rub on the rocks.


Stay safe and have fun AT THE BEACH!

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