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The Tradewinds Whaling Report
The Tradewinds Whaling Report

Current Whale Sightings 2016


Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 13:13
Current Report:
Whale watch report Tuesday June 28th

Not a whole lot to report except that we are on our 3rd whale watch excursion of the day and have seen excellent whale sightings on all the trips so far. The good thing about summer is that these are our resident or local whales that on the northerly migration drop off here in the Depoe Bay area and spend the whole late spring, summer and into fall with us. Depoe Bay is really lucky as the whales find excellent feeding grounds right here in the Depoe Bay area either right out front or a mile or two in either direction. That makes them really easy to find and we are on them normally within just a few minutes which gives the folks on the 1-hr tours plenty of time to view them. The WW fleet has all of the resident whales named so you will enjoy some of the names given to them as most of them come back to this same area year after year. Summer whale watching only at Tradewinds is the best around.



Date: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 16:57
Current Report:
Good whale sightings Monday

All of the trips out today poroduced good whale sightings with the whales really close to the harbor area which produces lots of the 1-hr trip time to watching them.



Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 14:17
Current Report:
Whaling in the fog

It was foggy out there this afternoon but our experienced Captain Dustin on the Morning Star found them just the same and had good sightings for the folks onboard.



Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 16:52
Current Report:
Great day of whale sightings Friday

Lots of whale trips out today and the whales were pretty much everywhere. We found them north and south of the harbor entrance and also right in close to that entrance. Must be at least a half dozen or so in the area the past few days.



Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 15:17
Current Report:
Whales don't mind the rainy weather

The ocean really improved from the start of the fishing trips to the whale watch times with a decent ocean by the noon hour but the wet stuff was still falling out of the sky. We did see whales and those folks who had this day on the calendar to go whale watching braved the rain and got to see what they came for. Tomorrow we are hearing will be a better day which in Oregon is always not a sure thing.



Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 14:07
Current Report:
Beautiful day Tuesday and lots of whale sightings

The Morning Star was out beginning at 11am with good crowds watching the whales and had great sightings on all the trips thus far this day. They were north of the city and on later trips right outside of the harbor entrance on a beautiful blue sky Tuesday ocean weather day.



Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 14:42
Current Report:
Sunday June 19th whale report

We had good sightings with multiple boats out there this aftertnoon. It was a bit on the windy side so some wind chop made things a bit tougher staying with them but all in all a good day. We found them both on the north and the south side of the Deopoe Bay harbor.



Date: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 15:17
Current Report:
Your stuff here

The Morning Star out on the whale watch detail on Friday and had three trips and was seeing good sightings on all of those trips I believe as it appeared that the whale watch fleet was all reporting good sightings. There were some Orca whales and a Humpback whale going by early in the morning some of the fishing boats reported also.



Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 14:17
Current Report:
Lots of whales and real close to home

The whales for two straight hours were right out in front of the harbor entrance swimming around and feeding right next to the rocky shoreline. We also ventured out to see the sea lions on the buoys as they like to sleep on them but the whale action today was very close to the harbor.



Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 17:15
Current Report:
Many whales on Wednesday

Really good sightings today on the whale watch front and to add to the good sightings we also had Humpback whales as part of the show. A few Gray whales and a few Humpback whales for the folks to watch today.



Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 13:57
Current Report:

Not just Gray whales today...also Orca's


Good whale sightings as normal Saturday afternoon with the Gray whales but today proved ot be extra special with a pod of Orca whales steaming by Depoe Bay. Always special when we see those guys.



Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 17:51
Current Report:
Nothing official but....

Don't have an official report on the whale sightings today however I was up on the highway twice this afternoon and noticed our whale watch boat today Mr Max was out right next to the buoy looking at something (I assume whales) and then later he was right outside the channel entrance off to the south 50 yards. He was watching something as I drove by (I assume whales) so I am going to think that it was a good whale watch Thursday.



Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 14:03
Current Report:
WHALES right out front on Tuesday

A touch of a steady breeze out on the ocean waters today but the ocean swell was quite small and the whales cooperated by being really close so the folks had tons of time to view them. The resident whales we were seeing today put on a good show for the folks on the Mr Max and everyone had a good time.



Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 at 17:13
Current Report:
Whales on both trips today

Had good whale watching today on both of our trips out this afternoon and they were really close by so most of the 1-hr trip was spent watching whales instead of trying to find them. Good day....



Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 18:00
Current Report:
Whales and fog

Had good whale sightings on first cruise then the fog came in just as we were getting out on 2nd cruise and could not find one as visibility went down to close to 100 foot or less.



Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 15:36
Current Report:
Whales moved a little south Wednesday

The Morning Star had good whale sightings today on the whale watch runs but had to go about a mile or so south for the best sightings and whale activity.



Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 15:41
Current Report:

What a WHALE of a picture


Go whale watching with Tradewinds and this is what you can expect to see in the picture above. One of our cruise boats the Sunrise out on the whale watch grounds took this picture of a very freindly whale that came right up next to the boat to say hello. Sightings are excellent as our resident/local whales are here and feeding around the area in multiple numbers. They will be here thru the summer so give us a call and come on a whale watch cruise with the very best.



Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 15:39
Current Report:

What a WHALE of a picture


Go whale watching with Tradewinds and this is what you can expect to see in the picture above. One of our cruise boats the Sunrise out on the whale watch grounds took this picture of a very freindly whale that came right up next to the boat to say hello. Sightings are excellent as our resident/local whales are here and feeding around the area in multiple numbers. They will be here thru the summer so give us a call and come on a whale watch cruise with the very best.



Date: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 14:43
Current Report:
Good whale sightings on Sunday

Have a great Memorial Day weekend folks and we had really good whale watching on Sunday as multiple whales showed up for the hoilday weekend to show there stuff to all of our passengers onboard our boats. It was another great day.



Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 13:06
Current Report:

Great whale watching Saturday


It was a great time out there on the whale watch cruises today onboard the largest whale watch fleet probably on the coast. We had whales right out in front of the harbor all putting on great shows for our cruise passengers. We have four large boats all ready to take you out to see the whales this summer. Unlike other charter houses we normally have plenty of room as we have the capacity to take over 100 people out each hour which is light years more then other charter houses. We have the best rates on the coast and even some coupons you can use off our website to give you and your family a price break. On most days even in the summer you only have to give us a call on the day you want to go and we will have room for you or call a month in advance to reserve. Try that at other spots. See ya this summer.



Date: Friday, May 27, 2016 at 13:48
Current Report:
Good whale watching on Friday

Folks...as we approach this holiday weekend I suggest that if you are considering plans on going whale watching with us to get your reservations in as it is going to be a busy weekend. Lots of folks in town already and will cost you nothing to make a REZ and that way you get the day and time that you desire.

Whale watching today was really good with multiple whales out there feeding along the shoreline pretty much right out in front of the harbor. The weather sounds great so come down and go out on a cruise with us.



Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 16:08
Current Report:
Lots of whales

Mr Max was out there on the whales today and reported lots of whales in and around the harbor area out in front of Depoe Bay feeding as the resident whales do. They should be here the rest of the summer into the fall.



Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:54
Current Report:
Nice weather is here


Not only are we forecasted for nice ocean weather thru this holiday weekend but also clear thru into the end of next week as well. Not much wind and very nice ocean swell forecasted thru that entire period. Whale sightings should be great.



Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:53
Current Report:
Nice weather is here


Not only are we forecasted for nice ocean weather thru this holiday weekend but also clear thru into the end of next week as well. Not much wind and very nice ocean swell forecasted thru that entire period. Fishing should be great and the crabbing is also pretty decent as well.

Inshore Halibut opens up next Wednesday, June 1st. That can be a fun fishery as we have to fish inside 40-fathoms of water for the Halibut but we get to catch some bottom fish on the same trip. The Halibut catching can be hit or miss as not as close to a sure thing like the offshore fishery is but still the chance is there.



Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 17:26
Current Report:
Sunday whale report

No official results of the Sunday afternoon cruising but we can tell you this. While driving down the highway in the late morning and early aftertnoon observations out on the water saw quite a few cruise boats of all kinds in one location which one can pretty much assume that the whale watching was really good today. In addition to that while up on the highway watching some of the fishing boats go out this morning right out in front of the city about 50 yards offshore I noticed three Orca whales swimming around more then likely trying to deciide on breakfast for the day. With all of the sea lions out there around the buoys I am sure they found something good to munch on. This is the time of year I believe that if you were looking for Orca whales in this area you might find some swimming by as it is the 2nd time in the past 3-4 days that we spotted some.



Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 16:31
Current Report:
Whales on Saturday

Had good whale sightings again on Saturday as the Mr Max reported in that they had good trips and sightings on the ventures out on the waters in the afternoon excursions.



Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 14:37
Current Report:
Tuesday afternoon whales

Whale watch trip on Tuesday again produced good whale sightings as the Mr Max again was out there locating them for the folks onboard. The whales are very easily found now that we have our local/resident whales in the area feeding and they will be here thru the 1st half of October.


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