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Oregon Coast Winter Whale Watching

August 12, 2019

Categories: Whale Watching

Tags: oregon coast whale watching | whale watching spoken here

Getaway to the Oregon Coast during the winter whale watching season! From mid-December until the end of January you could spot dozens of whales during their migration south! Book your Oregon Coast vacation rental now and don't forget your binoculars :)

Each year the Whale Watching Spoken Here program assists visitors during the their annual winter and spring whale watch weeks!

Whale Watching Spoken Here Event Dates

  • Winter 2019: Friday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 31st  
  • Spring 2020: Saturday, March 21st through Sunday, March 29th  

Gray whales leave their feeding grounds around Alaska and head to their warm water breeding grounds in Baja California, Mexico. Then from late March to June the whales migrate North back to Alaska. On each trip, approximately 18,000 gray whales pass close to the Oregon Coast.

Check out this great video explaining what to look for during the winter migration courtesy of the Oregon State Parks and Whale Watching Spoken Here program:  


Whale Watching Spoken Here Program

Visit the coast between Christmas and New Year 's or during the last week in March during these annual whale-watch week events. You'll find hundreds of volunteers who man 26 sites along the coast from Ilwaco, Washington to Crescent City, California!

Discover the best viewing locations and find more information at:

Whale Watching Oregon State Parks and Recreation.


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