Current Whale Sightings 2013
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 15:33
No whale watch trips today
Th ocean around 10:30am this morning turned upside down like it was forecasted to do so we took no whale watch trips out today. Tomorrow is forecasted to be another not-so-good weather day but all improves by Thursday. See ya then.
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 16:38
Whales right out front of Depoe Bay today
Every time lately that TW goes looking for whales they meet us right out in front of the harbor. Tons of cruisers today as the ocean was very windy but actually the ride was pretty nice I'm told. The Tacklebuster was out there with the whale watch folks giving the passengers a nice ride and lots of digital moments.
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 15:32
It was rough folks
We had cruises scheduled today but around 11am the ocean turned inside out and we cancelled all of our whale watch adventures for the day. Hope things straighten out for tomorrow.
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 14:30
It looked like we had good whale watching today?
Lots of cows and calves going by and resident whales taking up residence in Depoe Bay for another summer. The Mariner was out right next to the bell buoy today where he normally whale watches where we assume he was watching whales? Was on my way to the deli for a burrito and saw Captain Dan floating out there. They ought to let him whale watch every day as he never has to go past the bell buoy to find some (at least it seems that way). Good for him....
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 14:54
Cows and Calves are here
The water right now is fairly decent certainly good enough to find whales and we are finding them easily. The ocean weather is a pinch choppy the past few days but that will improve as we head into the last part of the work week. As for the whales the cows and calves are streaming by here in good numbers and if you have never seen the little ones swimming with mom on the way North it is quite a sight. Also some of the residents are beginning to show up so whale watching should be really good all the way thru October.
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 16:47
Lots of whales on Saturday
Lots of TW trips and lots of whales for the people onboard to view. If there was a whale within five miles of a boat today you would see it. The height of the swell today was 1-foot. That folks is almost unheard of in the Blue Pacific. Tomorrow they say it might be different.
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 16:12
Had to be whales out there today??
No formal whale report but I bet my last dollar they saw them with a windless day with NO swell at all on a perfectly flat ocean. Someone will let me know.
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 19:42
Whales & lots of them
The Kadaho had good luck on the whale front finding quite a few of them to show all of the Tradewinds folks onboard this afternoon. Beautiful day and great sightings.
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 14:51
Just a gorgeous ocean today
We did run a whale trip today on just a beautiful ocean with very little wind. From the shoreline the water was just as blue as you could imagine. The folks on board got the bonus of seeing some great whale sightings out there also.
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 13:19
A beautiful Sunday with great whale watching on the Sunrise
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 13:00
Lots of whales today on a warm beautiful ocean
A beautiful day to go out and see whales as you can do it with short sleeves and shorts if you so desire. Temperatures in the 80's at the Coast today even on the water for one more day and the ocean is flat. Captain Craig of the Sunrise just texted and reported in that there are many whales out there today and last time we looked no wind on the ocean to make it easier to spot them and stay with them as they feed along the shorelines. Getting back to more normal Coast like temperatures tomorrow but the ocean sounds very nice just the same.
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 18:24
Another big day for Tradewinds Whale Watching
Started running whale watch trips this morning well before the NOON hour and at 5:30pm this evening we were still running them with big crowds at the coast today. With the really warm temperature obviously in the valleys this weekend the folks came to the coast only to find unusually warm temperatures here as well. It was such a beautiful day and the Amigo was out there all day looking for whales to show the folks onboard. Not totally sure what the results were for all of the trips but I do know they did have sightings on many of them as i was hearing on the radio all day.
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 17:11
Windy and rough in the afternoon
No whale watch trips today as the ocean as it was forecasted to do got pretty windy and rough during the afternoon hours. We will try again tomorrow.
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 16:29
Whale watch trips on hold the past few days
No whale watch trips the past few days so no reports to give you on sightings. May is sometimes a real good month for Orca sightings and we should be seeing some of our local resident whales begin to start showing up here pretty soon. We will let you know when it happens.
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 15:08
We did see whales today
Not much information but the word was that our cruise boats (both of them) did see whales today on their trips despite a little local lingering fog we had just offshore most of the day.
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 14:47
Whales still around the area
One trip out of TW to see the whales today and though we did not get a formal report from that trip we did hear from the fishing boats who did see whales several times in the morning hours.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 06:09
Whales were around in the morning
When the fishing boat went out in the morning there were quite a few whales in the vicinity but there was no word on the afternoon whale watch trips. Hopefully they saw them even with the wind that came up around the noon hour.
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 18:48
Boats were out today
We did have whale watch trips out this afternoon but there was no report received on the results of those cruises.
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 13:03
Lots of whales (4) right out in front of the city today
Under the command of Captain Craig on the Sunrise the whale watching was terrific today with 4-whales right out in front of the city that the boats followed up there from about a mile south. They seem to be feeding which could be a good sign that we have some whales here already off the migration to spend the summer with us. Beautiful ocean today for the Tradewinds faithful.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 17:37
No whale report today
Beautiful day and beautiful ocean conditions but NO report from the whale watch boat(s) today so not sure what the sightings were if any. Will try to get some information for you tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 14:14
Beautiful weather in the forecast
All the way thru next week the forecast causes for great looking weather and beautiful ocean conditions. Need a day off during the work week? Next week sounds like the kind of spring weather you would like on a whale watch trip out of Depoe Bay and Tradewinds.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 14:54
Good whale watching again today
Another good whale watch adventure today with three great whales out there that the Amigo and his gang of whale watchers enjoying the afternoon sightings. Beautiful flat oceans also made it quite the terrific trip.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 16:57
Thar she blows
Great weather today and great sightings the last couple of days including today. The weather also sounds almost perfect for the weekend upcoming.
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 06:31
Good weather thru the weekend
The weather looks great thru this upcoming weekend and we did get an email from a whale observer a little north of town who e-mailed us that pods of whales are going by quite close to the shoreline so the sightings should be really great also.
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 17:07
Weekend a total washout weather wise
Week & next weekend outlook
Spring like weather on its way
This weekend will be forgettable but the week ahead looks just beautiful. Lots of rain and heavy seas dominated the weekend but beginning tomorrow and all the way thru the upcoming week things look great. We will let you know about the weekend as we get closer but right now things look really nice.
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 16:30
No whale watching on Saturday
Sorry folks but just to rough of an ocean to send boats out for Saturday whale watching.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 16:11
WE DID SEE WHALES AFTER ALL...
...should have listened just a bit longer
After turning on the radio and hearing our skippers feeling bad about not seeing any whales for all the kids the radio went off and we posted the write up for the day. Well, in the final 20 minutes of the trip the whales appeared and it made a great day even greater. We are all entitled to one mistake every year or so.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 15:32
Students and the Audubon Society visiting Tradewinds today
Had 150 students down visiting Tradewinds today and going out with us on whale watch adventures. Great kids who had a great time seeing the marine mammals and the bird life and just being on the ocean. For the first time in a long time we missed out on the whale sightings as it got a little windy out there especially towards the last part of the trips which made it a little difficult to see spouts. The kids did not show much disappointment however as they all had a terrific time.
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 13:06
Not whale watching tours today
No WW tours today as the ocean was very wet windy and rough. Hopefully tomorrow as the forecasts suggest things will be getting better.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 15:59
Good whale watching today
Heard on the radio that we had good whale watch sightings on our one trip out to see them Tuesday. Also heard the fishing boats saw them in pretty close and one pod had a smaller looking juvenile with them. Seems a little early for that but that is what we saw.
The weather looks rather wet tomorrow with some ocean swell involved but then by Thursday things begin to straighten up some. The weekend also looks pretty good with not perfect conditions forecasted but certainly good enough to go out and find the migrating whales in some decent conditions. Just for your information we do go in showery conditions as it does not hurt the whale watching one little bit. They don't care. Bring a rain jacket and all is well.
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 07:04
Early weather look at the week ahead
Tuesday looks like the best day in the beginning of the week and then holding off till Friday for the 2nd best looking day. The better ocean report for Friday also gives us reasonable optimism to look for a nice weekend on the horizon. We will have a better weekend outlook in a few days.
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 11:14
Best day coming up to whale watch...Tuesday
The ocean weather is a little unsettling right now and Tuesday looks like the best day of the next four days for whale watching with low winds and not much of a swell forecasted. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday look a little unsettled. We are hopeful for things to straighten out for the following weekend.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:57
Whale watching for Sunday (April 7th) Cancelled
For any of our guests who might have a reservation for tomorrow that we have not been able to contact or for anyone else looking for a whale watch trip for tomorrow we have cancelled our activities because of weather. The forecast for tomorrow is worse then what we are experiencing today with rain, wind and heavy seas. Things begin to calm down on Monday and look much better for Tuesday.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 19:15
No whale watch trips today as the ocean was messy to put it on the mild side. Lots of rain, wind and heavy swells dominated the ocean conditions today. The weekend sounds a little nautical also but possibly it will do what it does sometimes and that being it might fool us. Lets hope and we will keep you informed.
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 13:27
First it was beautiful and then it wasn't
Had one whale watch trip today that went out on what WAS a very nice ocean only to have it fall apart very quickly while they were out there with tons of wind which really tore up the water quickly. Not sure if they saw any whales today but if they did it happened before the wind came up.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 17:17
Good whale watching offshore and inshore today
For the first time this year the whales were in both places offshore which is where they have been most days in this northerly migration. Today however they were outside as normal but there was a consistent stream of pods coming up to the north right next to the shoreline this morning. The lucky boats found the inside ones which are great whales to watch but save you quite a bit of diesel fuel. If they were not on the inside when the boats came out of the harbor then they proceeded outside a few miles to the offshore pods. Good day either way.
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 17:54
The skies cleared.....
& the whale watching was terrific
The picture above off the Amigotodays whale watch vessel was one of many whales we saw today on our cruises. A wet and misty morning turned into a dry and very nice afternoon and the whales then were much easier to find then they were the day before. There were great tail fluke shots all day and the folks onboard the Tradewinds whale watch trips had a great time. Sounds like beautiful weather coming our way tomorrow so the forecasters say???
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 17:31
Cloudy misty weather day
What a difference from last week to this week. After beautiful warm weather last week we were greeted this morning to a wet foggy misty morning which limited our visibility most of the day. Put it all together and the one whale watch trip we did take today failed to find any whales on the trip. Suppose to be much bette weather the next two days so should be a couple good days to go find some whales. Thursday thru the weekend from this point looks wet.
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 06:11
Weekly weather update
Things look really good thru Thursday and then there looks like a possibility for some wind and rising swell. We will keep you informed as the rest of the week progresses.
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 15:16
Three trips out on Sunday to watch the whales
The Morning Star ran three trips out on this final day of the Oregon Spring break week and saw whales on all three trips. The ocean was nice and the sunny warm temperatures made the trips all that much better. Did not seem they were as far out today as they were the past several days.
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 15:13
Whale watching with the Tradewinds Fleet
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 17:37
Tail shots, Breaching whales, Everything today....
....& we thought 356 whale watchers was great last Monday !!
Happy Easter Everyone
Todays whale watching on a beautiful sun drenched ocean with temperatures in the upper 60's on the water was the best of the season so far. The whales were pretty much everywhere from 2 miles offshore to about 5 miles offshore. They were breaching, showing off great tail shots like the photo above today and just plain and simple putting on great shows for the Tradewinds passengers.
Last Monday we sent out 356 whale watchers and today we destroyed that record day with 466 whale watchers. If we had more boats we could have turned out even more on this final weekend of the Oregon spring breaks. The only downer about the day is that we had to turn away over 50 people as we just did not have room with all of the advanced reservations. We hope that they were able to get out today somewhere or possibly tomorrow.
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 16:26
Another "HIUGE" whale watching day @ Tradewinds
Lots of pods of Gray whales putting on great shows
We thought we would never see another day like last Monday with over 350 whale watchers boarding the Tradewinds vessels to go out and see the whales. Well we only had to wait five days to see it again with another HUGE day on tap for tomorrow. We are on our last cruise as we are typing this into the computer and we are real close to that 350 mark unofficially for the day. Again, we thank all of you loyal Tradewinds people who never cease to amaze us with your loyalty and your kind words to our office staff and our boat personnel. We really appreciate your business.
Oh YES, by the way it was some kind of great whale watching today with many different pods of whales out there putting on great shows for the Tradewinds faithful. The weather is just amazing and with that and good advertising and kind and courteous service we are having an amazing Spring break.
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 17:58
Whale watching today
Here is what we heard
The first trip of the day the word was no whales were spotted but after that they were located and we heard they were quite a ways offshore out in the 50-fathom range. That would be five+ miles out there. The ocean was beautiful and after rounding up the migrating whales the sightings were great also. We had three boats out there all day watching the whales. It was another record day for Tradewinds in the number of folks buying tickets. Not hard to understand with the beautiful oceans and the warm temperatures we have been seeing. Suppose to be around 70 degrees over here on Saturday we are told and with great ocean conditions.
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 17:21
Another "HUGE" Tradewinds Day on the whale watch front
No information on the total number of whale watchers we sent out today but we did have three boats working the crowds so I can only assume on this flat ocean we had today there were lots of folks taking advantage of the weather and the migrating whales. My office never heard what the sightings information was today but three Tradewinds boats were about a mile or so offshore sitting in one spot so that in itself should be evidence of good sightings.
Tradewinds has so many great deals for you on fishing and or whale watch tours and there is one meant just for you or you group or family to BEAT ANY DEAL YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE. If you are a family ask our office staff for family pricing.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 14:22
Things have calmed a little
After three days of record numbers of whale watchers we are back to normal numbers which are still very good with multiple boats taking folks out to see the whales. Lots and lots of whales out there migrating to the north by Depoe Bay and lots of people wanting to see them. A few sprinkles in the air the next few days but according to the forecast nothing all that wet. Just Oregon Coast drizzle at times. The upcoming weekend sounds like great weather with temps possibly reaching 70 degrees.
Date: Monday, March 25, 2013 at 16:03
Another record day
357 whale watchers today...
...at the Whale watching capitol....Tradewinds Depoe Bay
Again....Thanks from Tradewinds Depoe Bay
Probably the most important thing the sightings were great today again with good weather thru the rest of the week into the weekend. A few sprinkles forecasted but nothing anyone needs to be concerned about. Ocean conditions will be perfect with very little swell and very little wind. Our vessels are the most comfortable around with heated cabins if needed and handicap ready vessels with easy boarding doors in the sides of most. If you need easy or handicap boarding just ask the office staff when reserving your trip or as you pay for your trip at the window. You can board at the Tradewinds private docks or over at the city docks.
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 16:32
Final cruise count today....
281 cruisers saw whales today
Thank you folks
From all of us
Tradewinds Depoe Bay
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 14:27
Hey Whale Watchers....
....Do you believe 600 ??
Beautiful weather and lots of whales means lots of whale watchers. Since we are the #1 whale watch destination on the Oregon Coast here at Tradewinds we had 5-6 full boats taking the folks out to see the whales the past two days. Add it all together and we are real close as we speak to 600 whale watchers boarding our vessels to see the Gray whales with more cruises yet to come today. Most of our vessels are handicap ready for easy boarding from the Tradewinds docks or the city docks (your choice). Our boats are never over crowded but it is so much fun to be with others when you see a breaching Gray whale or to say, "Thar she blows" with others. It is a great trip ONLY with Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Oh Yes by the way, the sightings today were spectacular.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 15:25
Can you say 300 cruisers??....
It is a rough guess but not to far off how many Spring break cruisers benefited by the nice weather and ocean to cruise with Tradewinds today. We had five boats in our fleet working the cruise line morning & afternoon but just in case you were wondering (fear not) we have more boats available. So make that reservation while the whale watching and ocean conditions are good. By the way....whale watching today was EXCELLENTonly at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 17:23
Weather looking great for whale watching
The weather for whale watching is going to be great at least thru the middle of next week so it is a great time to go on a cruise with Tradewinds and the whales were out there in bunches today. This is Springbreak time so reservations are not a must but to make sure you get the date and time you want it is advisable to have a reservation. Give us a call and enjoy this upcoming great Springbreak weather.
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 15:51
Saturday thru Monday looking beautiful
A few days here of rain and wind will end Thursday and after a "tweener day" on Friday the great weather as far as ocean conditions go will return on Saturday. The whole weekend into the first of next week is now looking really nice. Good way to begin Spring Breaks with fishing and whale watch trips out of Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 08:28
Weather issues next two days
A few days of rather rough oceans and lots of wet stuff falling down from the skies with some moderation occurring beginning Friday. Right now the weekend looks pretty good from four days out. Spring breaks begin this weekend for the next several weeks so reservations might be something you may think about so you get the time and date you want.
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 13:31
Good whale watching on the Mr Max today
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 13:23
Whales back today
After a whale free day yesterday they were back in the area again today. We made mention yesterday about the long migration over thousands of miles that the Gray whales take. Once in a while as they move to the north there is going to be a hole out in front of Depoe Bay and we are not going to find any. Today they were back out front in really large numbers.
Weather alert: Sounds like some weather moving in and Friday might be the next do-able whale watch day with the weekend looking really nice from Tuesdays view. .
Date: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 14:19
No whale sightings today
Interesting enough that we hit a blank on whale sightings today but even more interesting that it happened on such a beautiful day. The migration is thousands of miles long and it makes sense sometimes that there is going to be a hole in the progression and there was one out there today. Tomorrow is another day.
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 16:09
Rough waters today
A little windy, wet but mainly a rough bar cancelled all of the whale watch trips this morning. Looks much better in the morning as we get going into the week before the spring breaks begin.
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 16:04
Whales out there today
Good whale watch cruises on a bouncy ocean but no one seemed to mind as the migrating whales were all over in some pods of five or more at times. Good day....
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 17:46
The whales were here today
After a "0" day yesterday with a windy ocean we were greeted with a much nicer ocean today and we easily found migrating whales with two full boat loads of folks (happy folks). A good day and with a decent weather forecast for the weekend. Tradewinds without question the #1 whale watch charter on the coast. No one takes out more people then we do. That says a whole bunch.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 17:55
One whale watch trip out today
Bad luck came our way today with one of our boats going out on a really nice ocean only to find the wind came up as soon as they were 10 minutes into the trip. It got pretty windy and finding the whales by way of spouts became quite difficult so we put the Big "0" up on whale sightings today. They were there as we saw one just 15 minutes before departure but mother nature won this round today.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 15:51
Not sure of any whale watch trips today
Not sure of any whale watch trips this afternoon so also don't have any reports to give you. That being said the northerly migration seems to be in full swing and I believe we will have whales here pretty much here all they way thru summer into the fall season.
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 17:56
Did see a whale off of Government Point this afternoon
Stopped off at the wayside at Government Point today for a few minutes and did see a whale swimming around out there in the mist. Interesting that during this migration period when they are normally further offshore that some of them are so close to shore possibly feeding.
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 08:09
Another great day on the whale watch front]
The moderate ocean swell we had in the morning hours disappeared in the afternoon hours and we had a great day of whale watching. Lots of whales to view and all the folks on board our trips on Sunday had a great time with lots of camera moments watching the Gray whale migration.
Our office is open full time now thru late next fall so make those fishing and whale watch reservations at Depoe Bays and the Oregon Coasts largest full access charter office.
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 21:46
Six whale watch trips out today...
....and six trips we saw whales
Beautiful ocean and many many beautiful whales we saw on two Tradewinds whale watch boats making three trips each out to see the migrating whales. Not a great deal of information on the trips only to say that there are lots of whales out there.
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 21:46
Whales on all our trips today
Had a great day on a great ocean watching whales today as the northerly migration is certainly in full swing. The Mr. Max was out on multiple trips and we saw whales on every one of our whale watch trips today. The ocean weather looks great thru the weekend so come on down and join the fun in watching the Gray whales as they make there way back north.
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 21:45
Lots of whales beginning to go by Depoe Bay
The Northerly return of the Gray whales seems to be on a little earlier then some years but none the same they are out there. We saw them again today so it is a great time to come down and view this migration.
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 19:10
Thar be whales out there
It seems to have begun...that is the northerly migration. They were right out by the Bell buoy today that is about a half mile offshore. Good time to come down to see them but ONLY at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:32
There back !!!
Had a whale watch trip out yesterday and we caught up to two of them heading north. That would be a good sign that they are the first of many heading back north on the migration. Come on down and see them as we have a good weather forecast beginning Thursday on the long range forecast.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 16:49
Ocean Weather Update
All you folks looking for a whale watch trip this weekend looks like really good weather by the long range forecast. Sounds like light winds and not much ocean swell at all Thursday thru the weekend. Lets hope it holds true.
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 13:53
Whale watch boats out today
Nice ocean and we are out there trying to find a few whales for the crew today. Hopefully we will get a report a little later and we will pass it on to you.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 06:51
Getting close to the return of the Gray whales on the northerly migration
Have lots of whale watchers on the books for today and we hope that the ocean weather cooperates as well as finding the returning Gray whales. Though a little early for the main group there are always some ahead of the pack so with good ocean weather we plan on finding them.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 14:06
Daily Whale Watch Reports are back
Daily whale watch updates begin for the season Friday, March 1st. The most honest and complete information on the coast. Watch for them.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 14:02
We'll be in Boise, Idaho this weekend
For all you folks over in the Idaho area we will be at the Idaho Sportsman Show this Thursday thru Sunday February 28th thru March 3rd. Come out to the fairgrounds and visit with us for a chance to win some fishing trips and some other great prizes. We will have coupons available for you to use on your fishing or whale watch trips. See ya this weekend.
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 14:14
Just a little ocean report update
We are currently in a really nasty ocean weather report situation with a COTP Closure for Depoe Bay. Half of the bars along the coast are on the same type of closure. COTP means Captain of the Port which normally means the Coast Guard in charge has closed the bar for all boats including commercial traffic. The bar at Depoe Bay and others up and down the coast are just to dangerous to cross or for that matter even making it very difficult for the Coast Guard getting out on emergency operations. We currently have 21-30 foot seas if you count the wind chop on most of the bars up and down the coast. Spectacular to look at from the safety of the shoreline. Things sound not very good at least thru the middle of next week. We will keep you informed.
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 15:46
No whale boats out today
No a very cruise-able ocean today with a moderate swell and moisture coming out of the sky. Hopefully tomorrow...
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 14:16
Had a great cruise to day but unfortunately NO whales to report
Had lots of great folks on our cruise today primarily to see whales but we are as previously mentioned in a report right in-between the southerly and northerly migrations. The northerly return will begin here in about 3-4 weeks but lots of times there are stragglers out there but not today. We saw lots and lots of sea life including tons (play on words) of sea lions and harbor porpoise. The sea birds were out there feeding so it was a great cruise without the main whale attraction.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 18:39
Had to cancel our whale watching schedule today
It's February & historically things are a bit slower this month
We were all set to head out to see if we could find some whales & the ocean did what the forecasters were predicting which was rough up a bit right around the time that our first trip of the day was suppose to depart. . So we had to cancel our schedule for the day which was going to be a really good day people wise.
February is normally the time when the southerly migration is slowing down and we await the beginning of the northerly return which is normally in full swing mid-March. There always seems even in February to be a few stragglers here and there in February but the main migration has passed us already.
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 07:24
Tradewinds coming to the Portland Sportsman Show
The Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show opens February 6th and runs thru February 10th at the Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. Tradewinds will be there in the same spot we have been at for many-many years and hope you all can stop by and say hello. We will have lots of information for you on the whale watching tours on the Oregon Coast for this spring and the summer months.
Daily whale watch reports will start up again on March 1st. There will be periodic ones between now and then. Also be watching our website for those coupon discounts which will be listed soon after the 1st of March.
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 16:16
Great whale watching today
Had two of our cruise vessels going out every two hours which means there were loads of TW customers getting in on very good whale watching. There were plenty of pods of migrating whales for the folks to watch today on all of our trips. All we need is good sailing weather like we had today.
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 12:30
Sunday looks great by the forecast
If you are looking for that holiday whale watch trip the forecast looks like a one day window of really nice ocean conditions on Sunday. It is forecasted to go back up on Monday. So if you want to see the migrating whales and they are out there in bunches right now, tomorrow (Sunday) sounds like a great day.
Date: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 07:55
Yes...we did get out yesterday....
and hopefully today
Well the ocean weather cooperated just enough to allow two of our cruise boats to get out and get in excursions to see the migrating Gray whales. The Mariner and Mr Max had plenty of whale action just a mile or so offshore. It was a great day as there were plenty of different pods of whales to be seen. We are hopeful a small window allows us to get out again today. We will let you know.
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 08:54
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TRADEWINDS DEPOE BAY
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 17:23
Ocean weather sounds not so good
The ocean weather for whale watching sounds very rough for the rest of this weekend at least thru the middle of next week. Hopefully things will clear out for the holidays.
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 at 15:15
Good ocean weather next three days
If you are looking for that whale watch cruise in the winter months try the next three days as things really look nice all three days with the best days Sunday and Monday. The northerly migration of the Gray whales is at the starting line so hopefully we will have good sightings. Ocean conditions like what is forecasted the next three days are somewhat rare this time of year so take advantage.
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:08
Just a quick whale watch update
Really there is NO whale watch update to be given. The weather on the coast especially on the water itself the past few weeks has been really nasty and no one is getting out. The holidays are coming and are the beginning of the southerly migration of the Gray whales. We are hoping for some of those holiday nice days that we do have so the many folks that are making inquiries can get out and do some whale watching. Keep in touch with the office or use the inquiry option on the homepage of the Tradewinds website to find out if the migration has begun and for a weather update.
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:58
There are still a few whales out there
Just for the record and a little information we did see a couple of whales out there just north of town moving around in the kelp beds and more then likely still feeding. They should be joining up with the main migration and moving south here very soon. The main herd will be going by the Depoe Bay area heading south from around the 20th of December thru January.
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 14:05
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Looking for that special gift certificate for that special someone? How about a whale watch or fishing gift certificate from Tradewinds. Our gift certificates look and act like a regular credit card does. You tell us how much money you want it to be worth and we will send it to you. They have NO expiration date. Call the office directly and if No answer leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. Or you can order your gift certificate over the Tradewinds Reservation System off the homepage of the website and our office will call you.
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 12:28
Winter is here
We will update when we have information of interest for you
No, the picture above is not what Depoe Bay looks like today but is a picture from the past and it does represent winter at times here in Depoe Bay. Snow is certainly not a common occurrence around here but when it happens it is usually something special like the picture represents.
Our office will be open during the winter months for fishing and whale watch cruises normally on limited office hours as the best time to reach someone in the office might be between 10am and 2pm. You can always leave a message on the phone and someone will get back to you ASAP. Another way is to leave a message on the Tradewinds inquiry link which you can find on the homepage of our website and it will be answered promptly.
Whale watch cruises on nice days begin at NOON. Holiday gift certificates are great gifts and have no expiration dates and can be purchased thru our office. They will be mailed directly to you.
We will be updating the website from time to time when we have items or whale watch reports to give you otherwise we will see you for our daily reports in the spring. Thanks to all you folks for a fantastic 2012 and have a great holiday season.
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 20:31
This time of year finding the whales is day to day
Historically this is one of the few times of the year when the whales can be scarce around the Depoe Bay area as our summer resident whales begin to leave the area and head south on there annual migration. Most of the herd of southbound whales will be going by our area beginning around December 20th thru the month of January. That does not mean we won't find some in November it just is not a sure thing like it is during the summer and early fall months. We will let you know when we are able to get out when ocean conditions get better and happen to run across any stragglers.
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 13:25
No whale watch trips here lately
We have not been able to run any whale watch trips here recently because of the very tough weather we have been having lately with lots of rain and wind. They are still around however as we saw a couple out there in front of the city a few days ago. They will be leaving shortly as they begin to meet up with the others for the migration south to the Mexican waters.
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:57
The period of winter time oceans is closing in on us
Normally around the 1st of November is when the coast ocean weather begins to become more and more difficult to predict as the storms coming off the waters begin to pick up in frequency. We will give you updates as they happen and any other pertinent information of interest to you during the winter months. We will be going on winter time office hours and will be closed on those days when the weather is bad. If the office is closed if you are trying to contact them leave a message or you might try between the hours of 10am and 2pm. You can ALWAYS reach us thru the Tradewinds website inquiry line on the homepage of our website.
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 13:49
Nothing happening today
Too much swell on the ocean waters today for any whale watch boats to venture out. The good news is that the upcoming weeks advanced forecast looks pretty good thru the period beginning tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 14:57
No whale watching trips out this afternoon
With downpours of rain it seemed about every hour this morning till the NOON hour there was not much interest in whale watch trips today so we canceled and are hopeful for tomorrow.
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 14:15
No whale watch cruises today
The weather at the coast today was a little wet and a little windy. Not much activity up town today on these kinds of off-season days so no cruises today. Hopefully tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:34
We did have whale watch cruises today
We did run whale watch cruises today but a report on the sightings never came in so hopefully the folks on board did indeed get to see whales. They should still be out there usually thru the end of this month.
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 07:52
Looking better for tomorrow thru Friday
Still quite a rough ocean today with 11-foot swells but the forecast calls for much better conditions by tomorrow afternoon so hopefully our cruises will get going again tomorrow.
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 07:41
Thursday is looking better
A few more days to allow the ocean conditions to settle down some and then beginning Thursday things are beginning to look better. It is the time of year when things change quickly now thru the winter months so we are only looking a few days ahead in trying to predict what it might be like. Stay tuned and we will update daily.
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 08:35
Rough, windy and wet today
No whale watching today. It is looking like in the long range forecast that Thursday & Friday look like the next decent days as we see it now.
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 16:10
Bad weather in the forecast the next few days
Looks like it might be a few days before things begin to straighten out ocean weather wise. We will let you know.
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 12:19
No whale watching trips today
A little to much wind and with an approaching storm front with gale warnings posted we are forgoing the whale watch trips this afternoon.
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 13:11
Don't think we are whale watching today?
Just a guess on my part but I think the whale watching will just have to wait for another day as it is raining sideways down here. The past week or so the newspapers and television news agencies have had plenty of stories about the lack of any rain for several months and possible drought conditions.
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 18:47
Good whale watching on Tuesday
Another great weather day and the whales did not disappoint on our cruises today. The ocean weather forecast for the next two days thru Thursday sounds beautiful with some bad weather approaching the coast Thursday night thru the weekend. Things could change but right now the weekend looks threatening.
Date: Monday, October 8, 2012 at 15:30
Good whale watching today
On the way to the fishing grounds we saw the whales and on the way home from the fishing grounds we saw the whale watch boats and also saw the whales again. It sure looked like it was once again great whale watching.
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 16:03
Whales were out there
Coming in from a fishing trip in the afternoon we saw several whales right out in front of the harbor and one we saw right by the bell buoy was a small Humpback whale. So they were out there on a beautiful day and ocean.
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 16:45
Beautiful ocean and whales every which way I heard
It was just one of the more fantastic weather days you will ever see in October and the folks were out in mass on the whale watching boats. We ran three boats out today at three different times and we saw whales north and south of the harbor. Another series of very nice days coming also.
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 16:49
Beautiful day....Great whale watching
Another beautiful October Day and by the sounds of things it will be that way clear thru the middle of next week. Usually by this time in the fall around here we begin to see the rains begin and some choppy seas. We will take this over that. Should be a beautiful weekend for whale watching with quite a few still in the area as we saw today on our trips. The picture above off the Mr Max is one of the whales were were viewing today.
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 20:07
Good whale watching today
We finally got out as the winds didn't blow as they were forecasted to do and the sightings as predicted were very good. Sounds like real good weather is upon us through the weekend into the first of next week.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 15:09
Windy once again
We are in a windy pattern thru Thursday when it will finally let up for Friday thru the weekend. Once again today the winds in the afternoon were just to strong to run an enjoyable whale watch adventure. The whales were out there. They were seen on morning fishing trips today with multiple whales spotted both north of Depoe Bay and south of the harbor. They will be there this weekend also.
Date: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 14:59
One cruise today out to see the whales
By the time the 12:30pm cruise got under way the winds had really come up and not sure the success or failure of the cruise at least to find whales. There was some word that the whales had moved way south about five miles from Depoe Bay which on a nice day not an issue. But with lots of northerly winds not sure how far we got down that way to find them. They are still around feeding in the area and they will make there way backup here quite soon.
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12:19
No-Go again today
Like yesterday the ocean was still a little to nautical today for taking folks out to see the whales. Hoping again for tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 15:08
No whale watch cruises today
The larger swell keeps us outside of where the whales tend to be this time of year and because of that we cancelled our cruises for the afternoon. Suppose to be better tomorrow with a smaller swell.
Date: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 13:25
The waves began to crash and so did our cruise schedule for the day
No cruising on this Friday. For once NOAA was right on the money predicting a ocean weather front was schedule to arrive on the coast beaches by 11am. They were right on for this one. A 10-foot swell is here with us now so NO whale cruising today. Hopefully things are better for tomorrow.
Date: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 05:51
Whales still out there in good numbers
Excellent whale watching on Thursday with a beautiful ocean and lots of whales out there to view on all of our trips yesterday. This trend should continue most of the way thru October.
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 15:29
Still a little rough to go whale watching
Whales up to the north but a little rough to take a boat out there to view them so we hope to try again tomorrow. Its fall folks and the summer nice weather comes and goes a little more quickly then it does in the summer months. There will still be some really nice days yet to come however.
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 10:33
No whale watch trips out today
A little bit to rough today for comfortable cruises so everything has been cancelled for the day. It appears to be somewhat better tomorrow with better ocean weather in store for Wednesday.
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 17:05
Lots of whales
Good sightings today on board the Kadaho for 3-full trips as the whales were down south which is a little switch to where they have been recently. It was another beautiful day out there with perfect conditions to watch the whales feed in there summer habitat.
Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 at 17:14
Dozens of whales out there today!!
Actually there were just three we were watching right together but as Captain Dan on the Mariner our cruise boat today was saying, "you saw the three of them dozens of times". None the less a great ocean to be out on and a great day of whale watching.
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 14:10
Whales right out front today
Saw the whales and the whale watch boats right out front today so they are there again. In the summer and fall months folks we mostly only run 1-hr trips because the whales are so close and so easily found that not a great deal of call for 2-hr trips. In the winter and spring they are further out and somewhat harder to find which is the reason for the longer trips. Once in a while if we have a large group wanting a 2-hr trip we will run them.. This time of year we save you some money as normally you are on the whales in less then 10-minutes.
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 14:32
No report today but the whales were there
Did not here from the whale watch boats today but did see the whales moving around out there in the morning hours so can only guess it was another good whale watch day.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 15:45
Good whale watching once again today
The whales are here and putting on great performances as they feed in the near shore areas all summer long and they are still as fall approaches still at it. Captain Brad who skippers the Mr Max was our cruise boat director today and had several really good cruises today with great sightings.
Date: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 15:50
Not a better day could you find
On a simply beautiful ocean with lots of whales really close to the harbor to be found it was spectacular whale watching today aboard the Mariner with Captain Dan at the helm. Beautiful sunny skies, no wind and perfect ocean conditions. The whales just showed off for the passengers and took big bites of whale food in between surface shows. Good day !!!
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 16:26
Great whale watching Saturday
What a great day to watch whales. There were multiple whales in the area to watch and all were putting on great shows for the folks on board our cruise boats on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Lots of cruisers today were on the Tradewinds boats and as you can see from the picture above they were very close and up and personal which produced good visuals off the Mr Max this afternoon. They should be here pretty much thru the month of October before they take up with the southerly migrators and be gone until the Christmas holidays.
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 20:26
Good whale watching Thursday
Three whales in the area today on a nice looking ocean. We ran three trips this afternoon beginning at 12:30pm and saw the same whales are three trips.
Date: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 18:05
No reports today on whale watch sightings
Did not receive any reports today on our whale excursions. The ocean was just beautiful so I expect the sightings were really good today.
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 15:07
Two good trips out to see the whales before it started raining
The Sunrise ran two almost full trips out to see the whales before it began to rain which all but ended the enthusiasm of would be whale watcher goers. Kind of a tongue twisting way of putting it huh? Well sorry but it's September. None the same the whales were close by just a quarter mile North up off of Pirates Cove and the Tradewinds folks had great sightings today.
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 16:04
Good whale sightings today
The Morning Star reported in today and told us that the whale sightings were excellent up off of Government Point today. We had two trips out and the folks had lots of whale action and some excellent Kodak moments.
Date: Friday, September 7, 2012 at 16:38
Whale watching a success today
It was a semi-foggy day but the Kadaho as he always does found the whales and the folks had good sightings out there this afternoon.
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 15:51
Not sure if we ran any whale watch trips today?
The ocean was really nice outside the entrance buoy but inside it was al little rough crossing the bar at times. For that reason not sure what happened today on the whale watch front but I do know they are out there as we saw them going out on our fishing trips this morning.
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 17:47
No whale watching today
A little too windy and much to foggy today to run the whale watch trips. Hopefully tomorrows weather will be better.
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 15:49
We did see whales today I think
While riding up highway 101 today I saw a bunch of cruise boats from Tradewinds out watching something right along the shoreline a little north of town...I can only assume it was a whale they were floating there watching....so more then likely Labor Day proved to be a good whale watch day....they should be here clear thru the better part of October so lots of time to see them still.
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 18:04
No reports today
Did not get an official report but I think they saw whales on all trips today...why do I think that? Not sure.....take my word for it.
Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 17:20
Sorry....No whale report today
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:29
Good whale watching reported today
The Kadaho our cruise boat for the day reports 3-4 whales in the area both to the north and south of the harbor area. Take your pick of which one you want to view or look at several. There were also some Orca whales in the area this morning.
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 17:53
No reports again today
No cruise boat reports today but I know they are here as I saw 2 possibly 3 whales up off of Government Point mid-morning so we have great whale watching for those of you coming to the coast for the weekend.
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 18:21
No formal whale reports today
Did not receive any reports today from our cruise boats but was up on the sea wall area this afternoon and watched for 20-minutes as three whales were playing around right out in front of the harbor. There were quite a number of folks standing up there enjoying the show along with me. It was a great show and a great view so there are whales down here still and will probably be here for most of the fall period.
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 17:59
Whale watching report
I'm pretty sure that we did run whale watching tours today but no official report came our way.......Sorry. Hopefully tomorrow...
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 12:07
A windy day but......
the whales were very close to home today
What we needed today for whale watching was whales close to home and inside South Point so they could stay out of the wind. Would you not know it but that is exactly what happened. Guarded from the wind by the south point of land around the Depoe Bay harbor the whales were in clear view and the ocean waters not nearly as rocky as it would have been if they were out just a bit further. So it turned into a good day for whales and sightings.
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 16:12
Whales really close today
On another beautiful Oregon Coast day the whales were very close as we were next to them generally speaking in about two minutes after leaving the harbor. It was neat seeing the Morning Star and the Mr. Max our two cruise boats about 100 yards away on either side of them. The whales swim right up next to the boats on occasion. They were right out in front of the harbor swimming around feeding in the kelp beds. Made for good sightings from the shoreline as well but being on the boat right next to them and hearing their vapor spouts is really something you can see and hear nowhere else. Good day.........
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 17:26
No whale reports today.....
...but saw whales spouting and boats under Foulweather this afternoon
Nothing official as far a boat reports today but did see whales spouting on the way back from Newport today under Cape Foulweather (south of Depoe Bay) and there were boats right in the area. Must have been watching whales.
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 12:13
Great Whale watching & sightings on Monday
Putting on a great shows also
The whales are putting on a great show on Monday as the picture above shows very well. The picture was taken by Captain Brad on the Mr Max. Beautiful ocean weather and a number of whales around to entertain the folks.
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 14:17
2-3 whales up north today
Listening to the radio chatter there were 2-3 whales feeding in really close to the rocky shoreline up off of Boiler Bay and the Fishermen's Rock area. Good sightings today and good camera shots and NO fog today.
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 18:17
Whale viewing today all day long
Good day for whale watching as we used two boats during the day to take out the large crowds of whale watchers. Good sightings for the folks to see.
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 16:22
No whale report today
No report but I do know on the first trip of the day there was a whale north of town and the cruise boat was up there so I am assuming they saw the whale(s). What happened on the many cruise times after that I have not any report to send your way. I can tell you that there was some light fog out there in the afternoon hours but the ocean was as flat as a floor and no wind. Weather for the weekend suppose to be the same as today.
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 13:11
The fog has gone away
The fog went away today for the late morning and afternoon whale watching and the people are out in big numbers and YES, we are finding the whales rather easily as expected. They were there during the fog days but just difficult at times to find them when you can't see much. The Kadaho is down south around Gull Rock today watching whales for Tradewinds on this Thursday.
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 14:19
Lots of whale trips today
We are sure running lots of whale watch trips today but I'm sorry because I can't tell you the results of those trips. No reports coming in from the skippers today. I know yesterday we had reports of the whales out there but in the fog were not able to find any I was told. Today there is fog again but not as thick so hopefully the results are different. Suppose to be big changes in the coast weather beginning tomorrow so hopefully the fog will be out of here.
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 16:30
Whale trips today but as of 2nd trip NO reported sightings
We had better visibility today but it kept coming in and out and even though there were reports of whales we were not able to find them on the 1st trip. Hopefully they did better on the last two trips of the day. Weather suppose to begin to improve greatly sometime tomorrow.
Date: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:56
Whale watching cancelled for the day
A little too windy and choppy on the ocean today for whale watching as the wind came up after a decent morning which included a little fog but not nearly as bad as the last few days. We will be back at it tomorrow.
Date: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:15
Weather better and getting better
The last few days we have experienced some heavy wind, fog and not so friendly sea conditions for both fishing and whale watching. The conditions are not perfect today but better then the weekend. It sounds like things will be calming down slowly the next few days with really nice conditions returning by Friday into the weekend.
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 15:37
Fogy and windy but really good whale watching
On a foggy windy afternoon the boats still found the folks the whales they wanted to see as there was one most of the day feeding just a few minutes from the harbor. Not much more information available but it was one of the bigger whales and put on a good show.
Date: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 18:54
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Date: Friday, August 10, 2012 at 16:07
Kadaho and Mr Max running lots of cruises today
It was a bit on the windy and a little choppy out on the ocean today but it didn't stop the folks from wanting to go out and see the whales. We had two boats that took well over 100 passengers & were running till 4:30pm today taking the folks out to see the whales. They saw the whales on all of the cruises I believe. Lost track of the last cruise of the day but I know it was good up till then.
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 16:25
Whales in multiples around three miles south of the harbor
Good whale watching today south of Depoe Bay down at Gull Rock. There were 2-3 of them feeding around the Big Rock down there. Excellent sightings....
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 16:17
Lots of whales both ways today
They were both north and south so you just had to decide which way you were going to go. One whale up north was great on the first tip but a little shy on the 2nd trip even though we did see him (her?) several times. So we switched to the southern herd for the rest of the afternoon. Put out around 150 more whale watchers today on a beautiful day and ocean day to watch whales.
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 17:18
Lots and lots of whales
Like yesterday there were lots of whales in the vicinity today. Whale watching was great on all of our trips today which totaled about 5-6 I believe and they saw whales on everyone of those trips. We advertise 2-hr trips as well but unless there is larger group requesting 2-hr trips we only run 1-hr trips in the summer. The reason being the whales are so close by and so easy to find we are on them in a matter of minutes. Perfect weather today and a flat ocean.
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 17:03
Whales literally everywhere today
It was sure a great day if you wanted to see whales. They were everywhere as there must have been a half dozen of them around the area today. They were as far south as down off of Gull Rock (about 2-miles) and also off of Rocky Creek just a mile south of Depoe Bay. They were also north off of Government Point (about 1-mile) and in the middle of the afternoon they were right out front of the harbor just a hundred yards out from the seawall. The fish machines on the fishing boats see the whale food down there just about everywhere they go so these whales are not going anywhere. Lots for them to eat right here.
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 16:11
Whales really close today
Didn't have to go far today. The whales were right off of South Point and there was one within arms length so to speak as soon as you left the harbor. The one hour trips had 59 minutes of whale watching today.
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 18:48
Better weather for finding whales today
The fog went away for the day so it was a nice ocean with great visibility. Pretty sure we had good sightings today buy no report came forward of the actual results.
Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 at 14:37
Kinda foggy today but Tradewinds still found the whales
When it is warm in the valley at times we get the fog over here. Warm air meeting cold air sort of thing. So we went back to where we have been seeing them lately and there they were.... three whale just waiting for us to get there. Good day....
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 16:14
Very good whale watching today again
The Mariner with Captain Dan reports that whale watching was excellent today with great sightings and great performing whales as well. The weather was great and so was the ocean conditions.
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 16:06
One of the resident Gray whales in our area feeding during one of our tours. This picture was taken off the Sunrise just recently.
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 16:00
Whale watching really good today
Mr Max one of our cruise boats of the day reported that on all of the trips today that the whales were here and putting on great shows. There were reports from the Mr Max that about three whales were hanging around up north near the Fisherman's Rock area and there were 3-4 more south down off of Gull Rock area. That would be 6-7 whales in our area right now.
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