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The Tradewinds Whaling Report
The Tradewinds Whaling Report

Current Whale Sightings 2017

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 18:44
Current Report:
Good sightings on Tuesday

Not a goof ocean weather forecast thru the weekend

We had excellent whale sightings on Tuesday all day but hopefully the ocean weather reports will improve as not looking good thru this weekend into the first of next week.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 14:53
Current Report:
Misty afternoon but good sightings Saturday

Lots more of the spring break folks were in Depoe Bay looking for a ride out to see the whales. Tradewinds had three boats running trips out there on a misty afternoon but had plenty of good sightings for the folks to go home with.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 17:31
Current Report:
Big day whaling Friday

The office reports that we took out 290 whale watchers on Friday which has to be some kind of a office record one might think. Lots of spring breakers wanting to see whales and should be another big day tomorrow. Oh YES,we saw whales all day long. For those of you coming down to see the whales make sure you get here for tomorrow as Sunday looks like a not-so-nice day.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 15:36
Current Report:
Lots of whales & whalers

They are going out there in huge numbers to see lots of whales and finding them about everywhere you look. We have three boats going all day and heard some will be going towards 6pm taking the folks out. Tomorrow another nice day predicted before bad weather comes in again for Sunday.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 15:48
Current Report:
Next few days ocean weather outlook

Stay away from tomorrow (Wednesday) as sounds just miserable tomorrow but improving a lot on Thursday with the best days looking like Friday and Saturday. Sunday looks not real nice as of right now.

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:56
Current Report:
No whale stuff on Monday

Had lots of folks waiting to go but we cancelled the day. Just a little too rough out there Monday for most of the whale watch types and its hard to find them also on these days. Hope for better seas tomorrow.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 18:53
Current Report:
Spring Break whale watching

The office report on whale watching was that we ran quite a number of whale watch trips on Saturday and we saw lots of whales on every trip. Good time to come down and see the whales and hopefully we get some nice spring break weather to view them in.

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 14:21
Current Report:
Some whales out there

Not as many as we had hoped for Sunday but there are some very quick travelers out there moving north very quickly but the word was they were not showing much activity. They would blow and then go down and make themselves hard to find. One skipper saiid they were zig-zagging instead of the preferred straight line travel.

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 15:35
Current Report:
The whales appear to be here a little early

Had a few trips out on some early whale watching trips to hopefully find some northerly migrating whales that might be here a little early. We did!!! They were 4-5 miles offshore but there were up to five that we did find out there. Find some nice ocean weather and hop onboard to see the whales.

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 13:38
Current Report:
Spring whale watching

Our office is open daily on good weather days on limited office hours and a good time to call us is after 10am in the morning. Our office will re-open full time daily beginning March 1st and all of our six boats will be available by the end of March. Right now the Morning Star and the Mariner are running whale watch excursions with the Sunrise, SeaSon, Mr Max and the Kimberly Ann sometime from mid-March to the end of March. The northerly Gray whale migration normally begins around the middle of March with the summer whale viewing beginning immediately after that. As the weather improves as Spring approaches we will be gearing up for the 2017 season.

Hope to see you at Tradewinds in 2017.

Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 14:45
Current Report:
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Highway 101, Downtown
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341


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