2012 Past Whale Sightings
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 19:08
Another big day of whale watching for Tradewinds
We had three boats full of whale watchers on one trip and then two trips with two boats full and then another trip with one boat full of whale watchers. It was a great day and a great ocean to view whales and we found one really active whale just a little on the north side of the harbor that the folks enjoyed looking at.
Date: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 16:21
Whales in the area I think?
No official reports today but I did hear Captain Dan of the Mariner say that there was a whale about a half mile or so north of the harbor and it was the same one that was up there yesterday during his 5-hr fishing trip if I heard the conversation correctly. Amazing weather and ocean conditions right now. Conditions could not be any better.
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 15:28
Humpbacks in the area once again
The first cruise of the day were out offshore a little ways viewing the Humpbacks traveling to the north. The Gray whales were also in the area up to the north as well though they were close to the shoreline. Not sure what happened later in the day but I am sure there were whales to be seen on all of the cruises.
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 16:06
All Time Tradewinds Cruise Record Today
It was also a great whale watch day with Humpbacks and Gray whales
We set an all time cruise day record by taking out 219 guests today on a simply beautiful sun drenched day. The ocean was also just as nice. We sent out 8 completely packed cruises on the Sunrise and the Kadaho. Tradewinds Depoe Bay would like to thank you our guests for helping us achieve this lofty accomplishment.
Oh Yes, the whale watching was spectacular with Humpback whales and Gray whales to show our guests on this historic day. The picture above was taken by Captain Craig of the Sunrise of this pair of Humpback whales on a dive.
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 at 17:54
Good whale watching down south today....
...then later in afternoon good whale watching up north
Not much detail to give you only today that the whales were down south for the better part of the day around Gull Rock then on the last few trips they were up north of the harbor around the Government Point area. They were different whales.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 15:57
Several whales to the north side of Depoe Bay today
Excellent whale watching today with two very cool performing whales with one around the Pirates Cove area and another up around the Boiler Bay area. Both within a mile of the harbor. The picture above of this whale diving for some good tasting whale food shot today shows what the Kadaho and the Mariner were watching which were our cruise boats for the day.
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 19:19
Whales both directions today
Earlier in the day we were going north to view the whales and then later in the day we were going south to see the southern whales. All in all a great day of whale watching on a really nice ocean.
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 16:43
Back to the Gray whales today
After a spectacular day yesterday of watching Humpback whales we were back to the Gray's today. The water was a bit choppy offshore so we stayed close to home in the shallow less choppy water and relied on the Gray whales to put on good shows. They did just that for both the Mr Max and the Morning Star our cruise boats for the day.
Date: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 15:38
Humpback whales the big ticket item today
We are normally after the Gray whales but today we got a treat to find the Humpback whales just a mile or so offshore right out in front of the harbor. They put on spectacular shows with lots of breaching and great camera shots. This is the time of year that we see many of the Humpback whales so it is a good time to come down for some great whale watching out of Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 14:55
Gray whales & Humpback whales seen on the TRADEWINDS trips today
Special day today. We had a Gray whale we were watching south of the harbor for a while and then we sped offshore about three miles right out in front of the harbor and watched the Humpback whales swimming by. Summer time is great whale watching especially around the late July-August time frame. Come on down and join the fun.
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 15:25
Whale watch excellent again today
The whales are still just a mile south of the harbor and another full morning and afternoon of multiple boats one after the other taking the folks out of Tradewinds to see the whales. They are putting on great shows and there are multiple whales in the area feeding on the whale food we have an abundance of in the area. The weather is great so give us a call and reserve your spot(s).
Date: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 15:09
Whale watching fantastic today
Captain Darrell of the Kadaho reports great whale watching this afternoon all day long with the whales south of Depoe Bay a mile or so. It was another merry-go-round of Tradewinds boats with as many as four at one time filled with Tradewinds guests taking them out to see the whales. All together 9-boat trips today out of our Highway 101 office.
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 16:21
Mirror mirror on the wall...
who was the lead cruse boat today of them all?
Amazing number of people out on cruises today out of the #1 whale watching charter on the Oregon Coast...Tradewinds Depoe Bay. We had four boats going fairly steady today. They were in and out picking up more passengers so often it was hard to figure out the lead boat today. Was it the Morning Star, Mr. Max, Sunrise and the unknown fourth boat on the cruise line today for Tradewinds? It was the Mr Max and he reported awesome whale watching with up to four whales in the area today putting on great shows on a sun drenched really nice morning and afternoon. The picture above taken on the Sunrise was one of these whales entertaining the folks today. If you want to go whale watching in the morning... fine...if you want to go in the afternoon...fine. We do it all at anytime at your pleasure and we find you the whales out of the Whale watching Capitol....Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 16:21
No whale report todaY
Sorry but no whale report today was turned in by the operators. Will try again for tomorrow.
Date: Monday, July 16, 2012 at 13:38
Everyone took a well deserved day off today
The fishermen, boat crews, whales and the fish all took a day off today to get ready for the remainder of the summer rush. It was a good day to take that day off also as the ocean was just a little tipsy today. Things look very much better for tomorrow. See ya then.
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 14:21
No whale watching today
We did not carry any passengers out whale watching today because of a semi-rough bar leading out from the harbor to the open ocean. Things will be much better tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 18:38
Good whale watching today
Good whale watching on all of the cruises today on a overcast afternoon but a really nice ocean. We even had mating whales on the cruises this afternoon which is a somewhat rare occurrence. So far this summer thing are about normal as far as the number of whales we have in the area and the percentage of the time that we see them which is well over 95%.
Date: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 16:21
Terrific whale sightings today
We took out close to 150 whale watchers today for great shows put on by the resident whales we have in our area right now. They were only about a half to one mile south of the harbor down off of Rocky Creek Bridge and the folks had a great time with their cameras on this day. The Mr. Max took this great picture above of one of our whales this afternoon. Weather suppose to be be good thru the weekend so come on down and enjoy the show.
We also had great sightings yesterday on all four of our trips and the whales were reported by the Mariner in about the same place as they were today. Great sightings and great whale shows.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 16:41
No reports today on the whale round-up
It was a little foggy along the shoreline today but not enough to prevent us I don't think from finding whales (if they were around). The ocean was sure nice and actually the little bit of hazy fog actually was nice to see as it can help by keeping the winds down and we have virtually no winds today to speak of. Somehow I am sure that we probably did see them today but really can't tell you for sure that we did. Try to get something a little more accurate for you all tomorrow.
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 14:02
Beautiful ocean & great whale watching
The weather down here is sure beautiful as very little wind on the water and bright sunny skies. More importantly our cruise boats are seeing whales on all of the cruises today which is on the 4th one right now. It is a great time to come down and see the Gray whales feeding along the coastline right off of the Depoe Bay harbor.
Date: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 18:06
No official whale report today
Did not get an official whale report today but ZI do know there were two whales south of Depoe Bay on a fishing trip that were noticed feeding in the kelp beds down around the Cape Foulweather area.
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 16:22
Whale sightings on most of the trips today
The whales were down south quite a ways today and I heard that they were tucked in pretty tight under Otter Crest and were a little hard to locate as reported by Captain JT of the Tacklebuster. Then they moved quite a ways south for one of the trips so we did not see whales on every trip today.
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 17:36
Beautiful day to cruise for whales
Not sure exactly what the afternoon results were but I did see the cruise boats heading south most of the day so I can only assume that the whales were down there for their afternoon feeding ritual.
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012 at 18:48
Whales today on all seven whale watch adventures
Lots of whale watch customers and good performing whales out there. Most of the day they were tucked right next to the shoreline north of Depoe Bay in the Boiler Bay area. The ocean stayed nice on this beautiful sunny Oregon Coast day.
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 16:57
Five whale watch trips today....
...whales on all five of them
Good day on the whale watch front on this day after the holiday with lots of people watching whales and lots of whales entertaining the folks. We had five trips out there today as the wind pretty much stayed away and we had great sightings on all five trips. The Sunrise was our cruise boat today and took the above picture of one of the whales they were seeing.
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 14:12
Whale watching on July 4th
Good whale watching on all of our cruises thus far on this holiday Wednesday. Beautiful day with a little wind on the water but the sightings have been good.
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 15:47
Afternoon PM whale update
Just a little update from the previous report earlier in the day as we are currently on our fourth go-around & over 125 people watching whales for the day on the Kadaho with Captain Darrell and have seen whales on all four of the adventures so far. The sighting have been reported being excellent with the crop of whales today putting on great shows for the folks.
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 13:53
Good whale watching today
There were a few bumps in the ocean water today but it did not make the whale watching any worse as we saw whales today with a couple of them out there swimming around close to the harbor. We had multiple trips so was not sure of the trips after the first one but know they saw them on the first go around.
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012 at 15:10
Beautiful ocean and great whale sightings with 3+whales today viewed aboard the Tacklebuster. TW had over 120+ people board our whale watch boats to see the whales Monday on a beautiful sunny ocean day.
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 15:09
No sightings today
Quite a bit of wind this afternoon and wind chop as well. Those are two things that make finding whale spouts difficult. We tried hard but no such luck today. Hopefully better tomorrow.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 15:10
The whales were out there on a misty Saturday
Just ran two trips out this afternoon to view the whales. It was a humid but rather wet misty day. Funny weather. It was wet but wearing anything more then a light jacket or sweatshirt and you were sweating out there. We did see whales on the trips but the folks get discouraged with the wet stuff falling down.
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 14:59
"Thar she blows" for Thursday....
...in several ways
Well we did get out on two whale watch trips today but after the 2nd one we bagged it for the day as the wind came up quite strongly and the ocean did a semi-upside down turn. Things will be fine by the morning so hopefully tomorrow will be a nice day with great whale sightings. By the way, we did see whales today.
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 18:21
Six Whale Watch trips today out of Tradewinds
It was such a beautiful day and there were certainly tons of folks wanting to go Whale Watching in Depoe Bay today as we were busy with full boats all day long. I know the sightings were good for the first three trips but the whales were moving very fast towards the south and on that third trip they were almost half way to Newport. We were looking elsewhere for whales for the rest of the day and don't know exactly the outcome of those trips.
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 14:23
Whales out there but a little bashful today
We had three cruises out today and saw whales on all three cruises but as Captain Dan off the Mariner just told be they were a little on the bashful side. Very nice ocean with mostly sunny skies made the cruise an enjoyable thing for our passengers on all three cruises.
Date: Monday, June 25, 2012 at 18:22
Whales close to home today and down south
Good day for whale watching as our cruise boats did not have to go far as the whales were about a half mile outside the harbor and just a little on the south side. During the afternoon hours they proceeded to move a little further south of Depoe Bay to feed but were not far away. Looks like we have a good crop of local whales this summer to entertain us for the summer season.
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 16:14
The whales were there but not much on detail today
I know that the boats were seeing whales all day long and I also believe they were down south today. Other then that I don't have any numbers for you or what it was like. Try to do better tomorrow.
Date: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 17:56
Good whale watching today
Three trips out to see the whales today and they saw whales on all three of those trips. They were pretty much in the area of the harbor and city so the 1-hr trips are providing most of the hour long trip in viewing the whales. There is a little drizzle in the area for the next few days but the ocean is virtually flat. The drizzle and overcast skies actually make viewing easier as there is no wind and no glare. Good time to see whales.
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 16:15
It was a great whale day on board the Mariner with Captain Dan
We had three great trips out there today on board the Mariner and the weather was just beautiful. Lots and lots of sea birds on display and the harbor seals were sunning themselves on the rocks leading out of the harbor most of the day. I am guessing but more then likely sea lions were also taking a snooze on the buoys. Making it that much better there were at least 3-4 whales around all day long and they appear to be the resident models that we have seen before over the years. It was just a great day to watch whales are a great ocean with Tradewinds as your Depoe Bay hosts.
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 14:28
Another great whale shot picture off the Tacklebuster today (Wed June 20th)
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 12:15
Beautiful ocean and lots of whales
After a few drizzly days and some nautical oceans things are summertime back to normal with blue skies, no wind and lots of whales to see. On the Tacklebuster today (picture above) you can see the whales pretty close to the boat so making viewing spectacular. There were two whales right out in front of the harbor and one more up off of Government Point about a mile to the north.
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 16:44
Whales on the cruises today
I know at least the first cruise they saw whales as they found them right near the end of the trip on the Amigo the cruise boat of the day. Not sure what they saw on the 2nd cruse of the day.
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:20
No cruising today....
...we will try again tomorrow
Too much wet stuff even though suppose to be sunny today and the ocean is a little out of sorts. Forecast calls for much improved conditions for tomorrow.
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 13:35
Lots of Fathers Day Whales to see today
No sunshine today but the whales don't care as it turned out to be a great day of viewing whales. Captain Darrell on the Kadaho did the whale watch honors for Tradewinds today and had one lone whale on the first trip and as of this time has three on the 2nd trip of the day. They were good performing whales and put on a good show for the folks celebrating Fathers Day with us this afternoon.
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 15:45
Fog and Whales sometimes not a good mix
The report we got today was that after our 4th or 5th cruise of the day that we saw whales on about half of the cruises. Today was a little weird as we had fog in the area for most of the day and it was about half the time socked right into the shoreline which really makes finding whales tough. Hopefully that stuff is out of here for tomorrow.
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 19:21
Very Curious Whale
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12:46
Mr Max out watching whales today
...and he found them
It is a beautiful day here in Depoe Bay today with light winds, sunshine and a beautiful ocean. Perfect for finding whales. Mr. Max is out there and has seen whales on both of the trips we have had so far. Yesterday we also had a pod of Orca whales which showed up in the morning hours. Unlike the Gray whales who stick around here and feed the Orcas are moving so they were not around for the afternoon whale watch trips.
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 15:54
Whales and wind don't mix well
The cruise boats saw spouts but the whales were tough to track today as the windy conditions blow the spouts down so quickly it makes it extremely difficult to stay with them. The people on board did spot some spouts but then they were pulling the disappearing act quite quickly. Tough day....
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 15:33
It was a misty foggy day
The Oregon Coast at least in this area was saturated with a heavy-misty-foggy light rain. More often then not for some reason over the years it is one of the easiest days to find whales. We had great whale watching right out in front of the harbor today just a bit on the north side with another very friendly whale. Bad news....tomorrow is suppose to be sunny!!!!
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 15:14
One very friendly whale just north of town
Just one whale found today and it was north of town about a half mile but one is all we need when it was as friendly as this one. Not seeming to be at all concerned about the boat the friendly whale swam around and fed along the coastline very near our cruse boat. It was a great Kodak moment day.
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 15:27
Whales all day long
On all of our whale watch trips today on board the Sunrise with Captain Craig at the wheel we saw multiple whales on all of the trips out today on a beautiful sunny and warm day. It was a perfect day for whale hunting so to speak and we did not disappoint the folks. Lots of feeding whales in the area so it should be good for the whole summer if history means anything.
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 05:52
Tough day to watch whales
Not exactly sure what the final outcome was on whale watching on Saturday as we only had the one trip out. Half way thru the trip we had not yet spotted any whales for our passengers. It was a tough day yesterday mainly because we had a rather large swell which actually closed the bar crossing for several hours and we were unable to get out until later in the afternoon. Even after going out for our one trip getting close in where the whales are located this time of year was not advisable. The ocean is much better today so surely it will be a better day to find our resident whales.
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 14:25
Summer whale watch season in full swing
After three days or so of wind and rain it all comes to an end later today and the weekend forecast into next week sounds much-much better. The summer whale watch season is also in full swing with resident whales in the area and feeding close to the shorelines so it is a great time to come down and see whales. The whales are so close and so easily found that 1-hr trips are the best and most economical way to go.
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 16:02
No whale watch trips today
By the time the heavy rain stopped and the winds calmed down it was a little to late to schedule any whale watch trips. So we sent everyone away and told them to come back tomorrow. Its nice here now with not much wind and sunny conditions. Oregon Coast weather....go figure??
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 17:44
Windy weather stayed away this afternoon
Not sure what the whale watching was like this afternoon as far as locating whales to watch but the windy weather forecasted never really materialized like it was forecasted to do. We have had quite a few whales around the area here recently feeding which is always a good sign of whales that like what they are finding in food source.
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 17:24
Nice ocean today for afternoon cruises
No cruise boat reports today on any whale sightings but I did observe some off of Beverly Beach this morning which is only a few miles south of Depoe Bay.
Date: Monday, June 4, 2012 at 18:01
One what watch trip today....
...and just in time
We were able to get the one whale watch trip in today just before it began raining (again) pretty hard. Got the trip in and saw whales all during the hour long cruise. Good day and a great trip put on by the Mariner and Captain Booner.
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 14:22
A beautiful day today....
...and lots of whales in the area
Captain Craig of the Sunrise sure had a beautiful day to have four trips out whale watching with a sunny flat ocean to contend with. There was one whale just outside the Depoe Bay channel off to the south side feeding along the edge of the rocks. One of other whales was a little south off of the Whale Cove area and two more a little further south down feeding along the Gull Rock area. Definite signs that our residents are here and feeding in our area for the summer. Terrific time to be here now thru the summer. Though we offer two hour whale watch trips because they are so close and so easy to find we are mostly running the one hour trips. If there is enough interest for 2-hr trips we will run those also.
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 15:29
Breaching whales today
One of the great thrills in seeing whales around the Depoe Bay area is when you get to see one breach out of the water. Quite the sight to see thousands of pounds of whale clearing the surface and that happened for some lucky fisherman going out towards the first buoy this morning on the way to the fishing grounds. So cool to see!!!!
Date: Friday, June 1, 2012 at 14:58
I believe we did have a whale watch cruise today....
...but maybe we didn't?
Strange day. Thought I saw a whale watch cruise go out but then the next thing I saw was crowds of people up on the highway sidewalks looking over into the ocean at a quite rough entrance to the harbor. Things once in a while change very quickly. Anyhow, did not hear any report and it was quite the drizzly dreary day. Tomorrow suppose to be much better.
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 18:52
There was a whale today right next to the sea wall in the morning hours
No report on the cruise activity today but there was one whale that was feeding right next to the sea wall and you could peak over the sidewalk rail and see him straight below you. Sometimes but not often they come in that close.
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 12:34
Whales out there this morning
At 11am this morning there were whales swimming around right out in front of Depoe Bay. Hopefully when the whale watch boats got out there at NOON they were still in the area. It was a absolutely beautiful day on the water with zero wind, partly sunny skies and totally calm seas. Summer is here.
Date: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 14:26
Happy Memorial Day everyone
Limited whale watching for the day
We had a good many whale watch customers today but we did not get started until 1:30pm due to the Depoe Bay Fleet of Flowers ceremony. It was a nice day in Depoe Bay with a real nice ocean but no report on the whale sightings. It's a holiday so we are taking the day off.
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 17:02
Lots of trips....
...lots of whales every which direction
What a great day folks. We ran nine (7) I believe whale watch trips today with the Mr. Max under the capable leadership of Captain Brad finding the whales on every single trip for the day. He ran six (5) I was told. The other boats who were also whale watching also provided good sightings for our passengers today. They were to the north, straight out and also to the south. Multiple whale sightings was the theme of the day as well as the old stand-by sea lions and sea birds galore. Things are really going gang-busters here at TW so come on down and join the fun on those really nice afternoon oceans at least for the past few days. Sounds good for the next few days as well.
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 15:52
The Memorial Day Holiday whales are here
Had a ton of whale watchers today as one segment had three boats out there with big crowds watching these critters swim around. On this lazy ocean today and NO wind we were able to find them quite easily and they were right out in front of the harbor to make things even better. The Holiday whales will be here for another two days. Come down and see them.
Date: Friday, May 25, 2012 at 14:30
Whale watching today not so good....
...but they were out there
The Mariner was out there looking for whales though looking was not going to do much good today. Bumping into one might have been a better plan to be able to find one. Very-very windy out there today but the big group of school kids and such had a great time on the water with Tradewinds even without a whale sighting. Weather tomorrow........better....much better.
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 13:11
Yes - we did have a whale watch trip out today....
...and it was a dandy
The ocean nicely settled down from a morning wind and rain pattern into a pretty nice ocean this afternoon and we got out with a Happy - Happy full boat of whale watchers. Happy because we got out and even happier because Captain Booner on the Mariner found them a "GREAT WHALE" as he self described it. Pretty much right out front in the spot where they were seen this morning feeding along the kelp beds on the north side of the Depoe Bay harbor area. It was a great show for happy whale watchers out with US this afternoon.
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:00
Should be a good weather holiday weekend for whale watching
Saw a couple of Gray whales on the inner reefs this morning just from Highway 101 which appeared to be feeding and hopefully they will be around this holiday weekend for you folks to see.
Last season it was spectacular whale watching all season long especially in the summer. We had Orca's and of course our families of Gray whales but the real special treat we got was about 10 days or so of Blue whale sightings like the one above. These are rare creatures up to 100 feet in length that we don't see often in the Depoe Bay area as they are normally much further offshore and quite honestly few people see them along this area. Last summer though they were right in here along with the Gray whales and it was spectacular. Depoe Bay is by far the best place to see a whale and by the picture above you never know which kind you will see here from day to day. Come down and join us for the holiday weekend as some great weather is predicted.
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:21
Weather holds us back again
Still a little to much rock and roll out there for a comfortable whale watch adventure today. Had a spring storm sweep in here mid-day Monday and is just getting ready to leave the area sometime later today. Things look better for Thursday thru the weekend...much better. Did see a whale around some of the kelp beds north of Depoe Bay today swimming around looking for a good meal so they are in the area. Give us a call. We have lots of boats so lots of seats.
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 12:45
Whale watching cruises canceled for the day
Windy and wet weather today so no whale cruises today. We have had in the past four days two pods of Orca whales in the area. May is historically a good month for Orca whales.
Date: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 15:35
No whale watching today...
....things go a little windy in the afternoon
After a soggy but flat ocean morning things got quite windy in the late morning and much more windy in the afternoon hours. That all led to cancellation of our cruises for the day. We will again take a look at it tomorrow. Two out of the last three days our fishing boats in the mornings have seen pods of Orcas floating by. May is always a pretty decent month for one reason or the other for Orca whale sightings.
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 17:16
No whales today....
...tomorrows another day
After a few days of good signs that a few of the resident whales were beginning to show up they pull the old disappearing act on us. In the morning hours we saw a few of the Gray whales in the area and a really nice pod of Orca whales going by but by cruise time no sight of anything. The Gray whales after seeing the Orcas probably ran and hid. Great weather tomorrow is on the forecast.
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 13:20
The whales were out there....
...but a little rough today
You could watch the whales from afar standing along the seawall in Depoe Bay but not on a boat today I believe. It was a beautiful blue sky sun drenched day here along the coast but the Depoe Bay bar like it does from time to time was a little on the rough side. We did have fishing boats out today but thought cruising especially around the NOON hour when it was at its roughest was not a good idea. See ya tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 14:42
Resident whales might just be starting to show up
It appears at least from our skippers viewpoint that some of the whales are beginning to show those signs that they are indeed wanting to stick around the area and feed off of Depoe Bay for the summer. Captain Brad of the Mr. Max was out whale watching today and he made that observation from his vast experience watching whales that they show all of the signs of resident whales. That if true and we believe that it is really helps the whale watching. We will only be running 1-hr whale watch trips beginning this Saturday mainly because the resident whales are feeding very close to the shoreline and are easy to find. Normally we are on them in minutes so to speak. If you have a larger group we will be more then happy to have a vessel assigned to a longer trip.
Date: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:15
Thar be whales today
Not only did Captain Booner of the Mariner see a whale today but he saw four whales two of them being a cow and a calf. This time of year it is always great when we see them because we are in that in-between time when the migration has gone by and awaiting the resident herd to get here for the summer. Great sightings today on a cloudy day but a fairly nice ocean to watch them.
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 19:04
Sorry for a lack of whale watch reports last couple of days
No reports came in the past few days on any whales being seen but we have been seeing some in the morning hours and the evening hours just right out in front of the harbor in the kelp bed areas. So hopefully the boats have been also.
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 13:40
Whales in the morning...
... but hard to find in the afternoon hours lately
Lots of seals and sea lions, birds, etc to see but the whales on our afternoon cruises have been hard to find when the wind comes up and chops up the water. The fishing boats the past 3-4 days have seen them every morning when the seas are real calm but once the winds start arriving here lately around the 11am hour they become difficult to locate. Winds will be out of here soon.
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 14:53
We did run whale cruises today
Not sure of the results
There were whales all morning long that the fishing boats were watching
It was certainly windy and choppy out in the ocean all day long but the fishing boats this morning were watching several whales about a mile north of Depoe Bay swimming in circles obviously feeding. The cruise boat went up there in the afternoon hours but not sure of the results on board those trips.
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 16:54
Choppy, windy and no whales today
By the time the cruise day started the ocean was pretty choppy and windy and we were not able to locate any whales today. We will try again tomorrow.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012 at 16:02
Skimpy on whales today
One whale was seen this morning by the fishing boats but they were certainly hiding on the afternoon whale cruises with no sightings observed. This is kind of the in-between time for whale watching with the main part of the migration already gone by but we are still seeing some of the slower moving cows and calves. We are also seeing some feeding whales day to day so hopefully they find a good food source here and stick around for the summer. No sign yet from reports that any of the resident whales that we can identify from years past have show up yet.
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 17:57
Two trips today & whales on one of them
On board the Mariner watching whales today or at least looking for whales today was two different tales on two different trips. On the first trip out on calm ocean waters we were able to find great sightings of cows and calves in real close to the shoreline and had a great trip. On the 2nd trip of the day by the time we got out there the forecasted wind for the afternoon came up right at the forecasted time and produced lots of wind chop. That made it difficult to see whale spouts and we were unable to find the whales on the 2nd trip. Wind blows down the spouts very quickly and that makes finding whales much more difficult. The forecast for the rest of the week calls for bright sunshine but windy afternoons so book early cruises.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 14:43
Mother and calf whale watching today
The whale watch report today courtesy of the Kadaho and they had a pretty good day. The fifty foot Delta "Big Blue Canoe" as some refer to it had several trips out there and watched a mother and her calf skimming by Depoe Bay right out in front of the harbor. I remember many years ago I was out on a what watch trip with another operator and we were watching a mother and her calf go by and the mother actually brought her baby right up to the boat like she was almost proud of her offspring and wanted to show the folks. She appeared to be lifting her baby up to show us. It was amazing. That is what makes whale watching special when cool things like that happen.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 13:08
No whale watch trips today
Too rough today to go out to find the whales. Weather suppose to be better tomorrow.
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 18:30
Whale watching weather really good right now
The weather forecast for the weekend sounds good right thru Sunday so it is a really good time to come down and go out with us to view the whales. We are beginning to see some of the feeding whales closer to shore which gives us the idea that the migration is over with and they are beginning to get into there feeding routine. Hopefully that means some of our resident whales are not far behind.
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 19:52
No whale watch trips today
The last day of the rough ocean weather was today and the Depoe Bay bar was much to cranky for whale watch ventures. Tomorrow thru the weekend sounds really nice.
Date: Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12:07
No whale watching today...
...but there are whales out there
It is just to windy, wet along with a growing ocean swell to run any whale trips today. However, sitting up along the sea wall this morning I was enjoying watching a couple of whales spouting right out in front of the harbor obviously not traveling but staying in the area. This usually means they are feeding on the nutrient rich Depoe Bay whale food we have around here. If they like the taste of it hopefully they will stay around and provide us with good whale watching thru the summer.
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 14:21
The whales were hiding today
There were some whales spotted early in the morning as the fishing boats were leaving but by the time the afternoon whale watch trips left they were not to be found. So we turned it into a scenic cruise down the coastline still hoping to see whales but saw some beautiful sights and sea birds and sea lions instead.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 17:27
It must have been a good whale day today
Did not hear an official onboard report on the whale watching but I did hear that the whales were seen on every trip today. They were reported in real close to shore. I can confirm that while driving on super safe Highway 101 today I did notice one of our cruise boats cruising north and south very close to the shoreline. This might mean we have feeding whales which in turn could mean whales that might be staying around for a while. Depoe Bay whale food is the best around.
Date: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 17:40
No whale watch trips today (I think??)
If we did have a trip I did not see it go out and if we did have a trip I didn't hear about it either. So I can only assume that we did not have a trip today. Without a trip there will be NO whale watch report for this day. The weekend weather sounds pretty good with nicer oceans then the past few days and sunshine in the forecast. Yes there are still whales out there but be careful who you call as we are the only ones who can find them. That is not really true but I need some words to fill in the blank spaces. Now we are done. See ya tomorrow.
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 13:13
No whale watch boat report today but the fishing boats saw them this morning
The fishing boats did see some whales earlier this morning slowly moving north in really close to the rocky shoreline. The appeared to be feeding on something. Not sure if it was a cow and a calve or just a single whale enjoying a meal before venturing further north.
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:50
I'm guessing but probably won't be any whale watching trips today
Hope I don't get in trouble for thinking this would not be a good day to whale watch but I'm pretty sure there won't be any boats out today. It is very-very wet out there and very windy. The ocean is not all that bad just very choppy, wet and windy. Things are really shaping up for a nice weekend as it looks now.
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 15:45
No while watching today I think?
I do not believe that we had a trip out today. It was a little drizzly and misty most of the day so we took the day off. The weekend sounds like it might the looking good so we will see ya after the work week down here this weekend.
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 at 20:23
Whale watch trips out today but NO report
We did have a boat out today on whale watch patrol but there was NO report that came into our hands. The last few days we have been seeing more and more of the cows and calves going by so I expect that is what we were hoping to see today. By the time the trip went out much of the local fog in the area this morning had burned off.
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 14:02
COWS AND CALVES
Working on our fourth trip of the day as we started today at 11am and did not see anything on the first one hour trip. Since then however we are seeing on the last three trips out several pairs of cows and calves going by. It is really a cool sight to see mom and baby swimming by for the first time as they head up to the feeding grounds. If you have never seen this it is quite the thing to see. They are normally the last of the migrating whales to go by as they are the stragglers of the bunch. Hopefully we will have several weeks of this and then begin to see our resident whales start showing up. Great whale watching.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 20:18
Good Whale sighting today
Did not hear a great deal from the whale watch boats but I did hear that the cows and calves are beginning to show up. This normally is an indication that the northerly migration is slowly coming to an end and we hopefully then will be seeing our resident whales start to arrive shortly. Beautiful ocean to cruise on and another great ocean for tomorrow as well. Sunny skies, no wind and flat oceans.
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 17:40
No a good day whale watching
No excuses today to throw out there except that there were just not any whales out there that we could find. We tried inshore and then went offshore on a really nice ocean and just did not run across any. It only was one day and there are still lots of whales left to go by outside of Depoe Bay. it was just not today. With good weather forecasted for the whole weekend we are optimistic for tomorrow and the days to come.
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 13:37
Too much wind & too much rain
Saw some rain in the forecast last night for today but not this much!! Folks it is really raining hard down here. To no ones surprise, (well maybe not a surprise to some) we cancelled our WW activities for the day.
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 14:35
One whale watch trip out today
Not totally sure exactly what happened out there this afternoon. I know they had one whale in sight but lost contact on the last hour of the trip as to what happened after that. We were viewing a few whales from the shoreline going by in the morning hours so there are still there and going by our area.
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 at 16:40
After a great day yesterday they went and hid today
Funny thing about whale watching. One day spectacular and then the next day for some odd reason nothing. That was the result today. Of course yesterday was a much easier day to find whales with the calm conditions. Today the ocean did lay down some by the NOON hour so we did get out there but it was still a bit windy and choppy. Made for spotting whales more difficult.
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 15:30
Yes, I did get a whale report today,,,
...and it was a great one
Lots of trips out of the Tradewinds office today and lots of whales to be seen. Pods of them just everywhere on one trip and more then enough on the others as well. The migration is really going strong here so it is just a great time to view these whale as they fly by here on there way to waters north of here. Some of them will stop off here and not go any further as there is lots of feed right here for them. Saves on the mileage.
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 13:27
We got lucky today...
...In a few ways
First off we were lucky enough to have someone on the cruise boats to let us know the happenings and then we were also fortunate enough to find whales. Heard that it was not as good on the first cruise as it was on the 2nd one. Have a few more cruises to go today so lets hope for good results. Bottom line there are still whales out there swimming North.
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 at 16:27
Whales very close to shore today
The whales migrating north were going by just outside the entrance buoy today and there were many observed in that area today. Problem being it was so rough inside that area that the boats could not get out of the harbor today. So we watched them from the shoreline. Better conditions expected all weekend long.
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 16:15
Windy whale watching
The ocean improved enough from the morning conditions to get a trip out but it was very windy and choppy. We found a whale just the same and followed it for the entire hour adventure.
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 14:01
Good whale sightings today
Sure was a nice day to go along with a good day of whale sightings. Lots of whales to look at and they performed real well for the folks on board the Tradewinds whale watch cruises. Still many out there streaming by on their northern push up towards the Alaskan waters. Man will drop off here for the entire summer as we call them our resident whales. It is a good time of year to come down and see them so make your way to Tradewinds the whale watch king of the Oregon Coast.
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:54
No reports lately but the whales are out there
The whales are out there and we have boats going every day the folks are around to go as we normally begin this time of year around the NOON hour. The northerly migration sightings here lately have been really good with lots more to come including the cows and calves still on the horizon to go by. Late May and early June for whatever reason has been a good time for Orca's to go by so lots to see. The summer months are not far away and then we have our resident whales here all summer long into the fall. So come down and see some spouts with us.
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 15:37
Lots of Tradewinds whale watchers today
Sometimes we had three boats going at the same time and all of the boats full of folks looking at the whales on every single trip. It was a good day with the ocean exceptionally nice and the whale sightings excellent as well. Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and we have large numbers of folks on the books but fear not as we have plenty of boats if we need them. The largest whale watch fleet on the coast is here at Tradwinds Depoe Bay with lots of room to get you out there to see an Easter whale. Give us a call and make a reservation for the time that you desire. We run all day beginning at 11am.
Date: Friday, April 6, 2012 at 12:42
Whales and more Whales today
Not a ton of information on the whales (play on words..he he) but we are hearing multiple whales in view right now as our ships are out there as no else can do better. The ocean is beautiful and is suppose to stay that way for several days now and we hope even longer. Great viewing of these northerly migrating whales and we seem to be right in the middle of the heavy migration period. All of our ships have indoor seating if needed, most have heated cabins and seating outside as well. There are restrooms on board all of the ships to make for a pleasant comfortable cruise. We are the largest charter fishing and whale watch outfit on the coast and run either 1-hr or 2-hr trips normally at the same time so you have your choice of trip length. Reservations are not necessary but by making them you guarantee your spot on the date and time you choose. Give us a call for reservations.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 15:45
After a not-so-good cruise day yesterday... today was terrific
Yesterday was the first day we had boats out looking for migrating whales in about a week due to the ocean conditions and today really impressed all of the folks onboard the Tradewinds vessels. We had full boats out looking at the whales and found pods of five today. Whale watching can be funny. One day they are hard to find and then the next day they are everywhere. Today they were everywhere even behind some boats that didn't see them.
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 13:15
No whale sightings today
Took out one group of whale watchers this afternoon and failed to round up any of the whales for the folks to see. The ocean still a little wet, somewhat windy and a 10-foot swell hanging around make it a little difficult. Remember though on Friday the really nice weather as far as the ocean conditions settles in here so conditions and sightings should improve greatly as the conditions improve. There should still be a bunch good migrating whales around as this is the time of the year where that usually happens. The cows and the calves have yet to go by so lots of good whale watching in our future.
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:36
Today looks to be the last bad day for sometime
It is pretty rough and windy down here today and the ocean is not very nice. Thats the bad news. The good news is that improvement begins later on today and possibly by Thursday and for sure Friday thru the weekend we are seeing at this time nice weather with good ocean conditions. Make your plans with Tradewinds for fishing and whale watching as we are ready to go as the forecast shows the weekend looking terrific.
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012 at 13:29
There is a weather forecast light at the end of the tunnel
Things are certainly looking much better as we approach the end of this week and maybe even sooner. Most definitely by Friday and hopefully thru the weekend but possibly even by Thursday maybe even sooner. Certainly make your plans for Friday thru the weekend and it looks like you might be safe. Spring can't be too far away and we will keep you informed thru out the week.
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 15:28
The weather did not cooperate today like it did yesterday afternoon
Didn't get out on the ocean today to watch the Gray whales. The ocean was really rough today even though in between downpours we had some bright sunshine. It was just too rough to get out thru the channel and even the waters outside the buoys looked really big. Would not have been much fun. It does not look really inviting the next few days but possibly there may be a change in the weather towards the end of this next work week. We will let you know.
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 16:03
Somehow as ONLY Tradewinds can....
....we got out whale watching today...AND...
...saw whales on all of our trips as ONLY Tradewinds can
The ocean gods were looking down on Tradewinds today with a fairly nasty forecast but at mid-morning the office decided to give it a try. We sent almost full boats out on three trips today and saw migratory whales on all three trips. It was a great day even with a little sunshine shining don upon us . The ocean had a lazy little swell to it and had a little breeze on it but when your watching whales no one seemed to care. We are hopeful tomorrow that the weather gods who love Tradewinds keeps the real lumpy and windy stiff just far enough offshore that we can run the trips closer to shore. It worked today as the migratory whales were on a line only about 1-2 miles offshore. Good for us.
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 15:20
The weekend looks like it might be a bust
From the forecast it does not look like there is a good chance that we would be doing anything this weekend. Things do change but right now the forecast is showing wind and rain with swells anywhere from 11-15 feet for the weekend. That does not sound really inviting. If thee is any good news I noticed today as I was driving by the lookouts along the coast that the whale watch volunteers are out in force with field glasses looking out into the rough oceans trying to show the tourists a whale if they can spot one out there. So if the boats can't go you can always give that a try. As always we will keep you informed.
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 12:27
Very Very Nasty
The ocean and even onshore weather here in De[poe Bay today is Nasty and is forecasted to stay that way at least for a few days. Nothing much more today except we will be back with you tomorrow to give you an update. Right now the weekend is looking not very promising.
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 16:41
Too rough today and might be so for a wile
Heavy seas outside of Depoe Bay arrived in ernest today and by the marine forecast which came out this afternoon we may be adding a few more lines to our boats as a very rainy and windy system hits the coastline tonight. It also says it might be here for the next five days or so. We shall see and also we shall keep you informed day by day.
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 16:08
No whale sightings today
On a day that we did not expect to get out at all because of weather, we did. Not only once but two trips today. That was the good news but the bad news is that we did not have any whale sightings on either trip. The ocean forecasted weather which was suppose to be onshore overnight still as of 3pm this afternoon had not made it to the shoreline. It appeared to what we heard it was was stalled out about 3 miles offshore. Outside that three miles it was pretty nasty and this time of year that is around the area where we see these migrating whales. Hopeful as we were to find some sightings inside that 3-mile mark we were not able to find any on this day. We do have some ocean weather warnings out for the next few days so we remain day to day to see what each day brings us.
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 18:00
Another heavy day of whale watching
Nine whale watching trips today all of them full boat loads of people choosing Tradewinds as there whale watch fleet and we thank all of you these past five days for your support. We had a good day today finding whales until later in the day when the forecasted weather showed up and roughed things up out there. I know we saw whales on most of the trips today but not sure on the last one we ran. There were even some pilot whales out there today. There are lots of sea lions on the buoys always a Tradewinds whale watch favorite as they fight with each other to find a spot to sleep on the outside buoys. Quite a spectacle.
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 14:28
Whale watchers coming from every which way
Hard to describe the last three days of whale watching as how many folks come down to Tradewinds in Depoe Bay to go out and see the whales. If you have never seen one on this migration the oldest migration known to mankind it is rather extraordinary to see. We have had several hundred each day with another throng set to go out tomorrow. The whales are here so now is the time to see them as they travel back North towards the Alaskan waters.
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 15:31
It was quite a day of Tradewinds Whale Watching
They say it was an all time record. On our NOON cruise today we needed 4 of our larger vessels to accommodate all of the whale watchers. It ended up being over 120 people on those four boats. Yes, we did see whales. It was a little windy with some wind chop but the migration whales swim in a straight line so easy to find for Tradewinds boats even in the wind. We also had cruises at 11am and several others after 2:30pm. Tomorrow also another big day with light winds and calm seas forecasted. Might be a little drizzle but the boat doesn't mind getting wet. Come on down and join us.
Tradewinds Knows Whale Watching
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 13:16
"Thar those spring break whales be blowing"
Spring break started a day early for the Tradewinds fleet with lots of folks warming up on some good whale watching with multiple boats heading out to view the northerly migration. We (they) did not disappoint. They are a ways offshore about 40 fathoms (5 miles or so) so it takes a little time to get out to them. For that reason not to invade your hard earned $$$ in your wallets but the 2-hr trip is the way to go. You should still see them on the 1-hr but when you figure 20-minutes to get out to them and 20-minutes back leaves not much time in between and we still once we get out there have to find them. Good weather forecasted for the entire weekend so come down only to Tradewinds and join in on the fun.
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 14:48
Ocean weather looks good into the first of next week
There might be a little breeze from time to time and there might be a periodic shower from time to time but the big thing the ocean swell will be well inside the moderate range so it is going to be a good start to spring break. So no matter what your pleasure is ocean fishing or whale watching we should have fair to good conditions thru at least the first few days of next week. Come down and join the show with Tradewinds.
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:19
Nice weather for the whole weekend now in the forecast
The northerly migration has begun with good sighting the past couple of trips we had Sunday and Monday and a nice ocean forecast is in the forecast for the beginning of Spring Break. Lots of room on the coasts largest charter fleet with heated indoor cabins and comfortable boats. Cruises start as early as 11am in the morning and normally run on the hour and a half. We have both 1-hr and 2-hr cruises. Take your pick and welcome aboard.
Date: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 14:57
WOW !! What a Monday !!!
Spring breaks don't begin for another week but the folks were sure in town today packing the Tradewinds whale watch express out to see the northerly migration whales. The whales were certainly out there as well as there were pods of multiple whales in our sights and turned out to be a really good day. The ocean just ahead of a windy rainy cold front due in later this afternoon did what it normally does to the Tradewinds whale fleet that being holding off till we got back into the harbor. Bottom line is the northerly migration is under way and we have plenty of boats to take you out to see them. No charter outfit on the coast has more boats to get you out to see the whales on the date and time you want to go.
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 13:09
"Thar she blows"
Whale watch cruises today out of the Oregon Coast's #1 whale watch location, Tradewinds Charters in Depoe Bay. It was a bright sunny day as long as you avoided the rain squalls out there and the other good news was the whales are beginning to swim by Depoe Bay on there way back north. We had good sightings today and another little bit of good news was that they were not all that far offshore just inside the one-mile marker. It was not a flat ocean nor a perfect day but it was good enough for the folks onboard. Trips every day of the week beginning at NOON from our Highway 101 location right by the north end of the Depoe Bay bridge.
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 13:03
Fairly decent ocean this afternoon
We are currently as we speak out on our first whale watch adventure here in 10-days or so as we were surprised some with the ocean conditions which were much less then forecasted. No report so far on any sightings but the forecast for tomorrow is a little better yet and we should be seeing whales on there northerly track here as we get towards the end of March.
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 18:13
No whale reports even though the northerly migration is all set to begin
The weather has kept us from giving you any positive whale report as it has been some time since we have gotten out there to provide you with one. Hopefully this terrible weather we are experiencing the past week will soon be going away and we can get you up-to-date with a good northerly migration whale report with sightings as well. Spring Break is just around the corner and the whales will be here right out in front of the Tradewinds office.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 15:24
A guess at a whale watch report
Have had not many opportunities this winter as we approach spring to give you any whale watch reports as the ocean weather has been so bad we have had so very few opportunities to get out there to give you one. We basically watched from the shore as the entire southerly migration of whales passed by our front door with those very few trips out to see them. Now as we approach the return of the whales on there northerly jaunt we are hoping for some great spring weather. The weather is getting better as now we are having several days each week which present good opportunities to take ocean cruises. Historically around the middle of March thru April are good time to watch the northerly migration. We will keep you up to date as we begin to see them going by.
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 21:39
Saturday looks for sure like the day
Saturday for sure 36 hours out looks like the day this weekend with Sunday not quite as good. So if you want a fishing trip or a whale watch adventure this Saturday looks just beautiful with a light swell predicted and light wind out over the ocean waters. It sure looks like the best Saturday we have had for a very long time. So get down there and take advantage or give us a call for a reservation for fishing or whale watching for this Saturday.
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 06:47
Right now it sounds like Saturday is the day this weekend
The weather here this winter has been so unpredictable that we can hardly see 48 hours in advance but right now Saturday is looking pretty good for both fish and whale watch activities. The swell will be down and it does not sound like much wind will be in the area. If all this holds true (??) it should be a pretty decent day. Sunday at this time looks not nearly as nice. So it looks like Saturday is the day to make your plans if you are planning on coming to the coast this weekend and visit the only place to visit for ocean activities....Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Monday, February 27, 2012 at 17:53
Not very nice weather for this week
Some relief maybe in store for the weekend???
Th rest of this work week we are going to experience some rough looking ocean weather but there is some possible better weather on the way for the weekend. We will keep you informed as we get closer to that time.
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 19:13
Sportsman Show #4 coming this next week
Boise, Idaho NEXT
Tradewinds Depoe Bay will next be in in Boise Idaho for the Idaho Sportsman Show which begins next Thursday, March 1st and continues thru Sunday March 4th. Drop by our booth at the show and speak with the show staff and collect some valuable discounts off fishing and whale watch trips coming up this spring and summer. We will have all of the latest fishing season news for you and you can book your spring or summer trip right there at the show on last seasons pricing. See ya there Idaho.
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 13:03
Things can change but....
it's looking like bad weather for the weekend
Weather along the coast can change rapidly but it has been quite the winter and if the groundhog back in Pennsylvania was right with his six more weeks of winter forecast a week or so back our weather sure seems to point towards that he was correct. Nothing but wind, rain and heavy swells for Friday thru the weekend into the first part of next week has been forecasted. We will keep you up-to-date but it does not look good right now.
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 14:35
Hard to even give you a whale watch report....
....but I will try
We have only had around three whale watch trips since the first of the year so giving you any information other then what we have seen from shore is all we can go on. Had a boat the other day heading down to Newport for the annual haul out and saw a half dozen of those creatures heading South so they are out there. The ocean weather if it would ever clear up we can still get some of the stragglers going South but we are beginning to look more towards there northerly return towards the end of this month. So thats the word for you whale enthusiasts.
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 11:42
Daily updates begin March 1st
This weeks weather report like most of them lately
The ocean weather forecast into next weekend looks fairly nasty thru the entire period. We will update you later in the week as we get a better look at the weekend just a few days out.
We have kept you abreast of the fishing and whale watch situation over the winter months and will be beginning our daily reports beginning March 1st. As spring gets closer and the ocean weather gets better (we hope) we will begin to get the seasonal information on this years halibut and salmon seasons. We will report them to you as soon as they become available.
Date: Monday, February 13, 2012 at 15:51
Thanks to all the folks attending the Portland Expo Sportsman Show
Tradewinds would like to thank all of the hundreds of nice folks who stopped buy the Tradewinds booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show at the Portland Expo this past week. It was a great show with what appeared to be record crowds attending or at least record crowds at our booth anyhow. Thanks to all of the great folks stopping by and for the nice remarks you had and for signing up to fish or whale watch with us again. It will be a great season once again at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 19:50
Two whale watch trips today
Sounded like we got in two good whale watch adventures today as the ocean was better then what the forecast indicated. So we ran one at NOON and another in the afternoon. Things are suppose to deteriorate sometime tomorrow and into the first part of next week.
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 15:06
Come visit us at the Portland Expo Center
The Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show
Wednesday thru Sunday, Feb 8-12
We will be in Portland beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) thru Sunday to give you the latest fishing and whale watching news and we will have some valuable discounts for you for the upcoming season. Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the only & best place to go on the Oregon Coast for fishing and whale watching excitement. Come speak with our skippers about the upcoming spring & summer season.
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 14:16
Not sure if we cruised today?
The whales are out there as you can see spouts from the shore
Yesterday (Saturday) we had trips going out whale watching but around the NOON hour the ocean especially around the channel entrance roughed up so we had to cancel. Today not sure what happened but you could see some spouts off in the distance as you peered out towards the horizon from the shore. They are going by in good numbers heading south.
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 18:08
The weekend forecast and beyond
The Portland Sportsman Show opens next Wednesday, February 8th
The weekend forecast looks marginal at best with a-not-so-good Saturday looming but somewhat better for Sunday. The first of next week looks promising with more swells hitting the coast towards the middle of the week. The ocean weather still does not see spring in its future YET.
Tradewinds Depoe Bay will be in Portland for the start of the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show which will be held at the Portland Expo Center next Wednesday, February 8th thru Sunday, February 12th. Come by and say Hi and pick-up not only some good information but some terrific discounts for the whale watch season. Hope to see you there.
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 18:38
The broken record continues along the same course with our forecast
It has been some winter. The forecast for this week up to Friday looks like wind, rain and a decent swell in the area. None of the days between now and Friday looks like anything is probably going to be happening as far as fishing or whale watching. We will get back with you later in the week when we can see what the weekend is shaping up to look like. Between now and then it looks like winter is holding itself together pretty well.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 07:32
Sounds like Saturday is a go with Sunday looking nasty again
Well there appears to be a one day window for some fishing and whale watching for tomorrow (Saturday) but then another system approaches the coast on Sunday which will rough things up again thru about mid next week. So if you are interested get on the phone and give us a call or make your reservation over the Tradewinds website reservation system.
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 05:38
Well it didn't take long
After reading of a weekend where the ocean was going to be moderating it disappeared just as fast overnight with oceans swells in the 10-foot height for the weekend. That is in some cases a do-able thing but don't bet the ranch on it. We will keep you informed if that goes back down but right now consider it marginal at best.
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 21:42
Moderation in ocean weather as of right now scheduled for this weekend
If your looking for that fishing trip or whale watching adventure you might look at this weekend as the forecast so far shows quite a bit of ocean weather moderation coming our way this weekend. If it holds it should be nice weather for ocean activities. Come down and take in your favorite ocean activity with the very best, Tradewinds Depoe Bay.
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 18:03
Spring is coming...Hopefully soon
Not much going to happen this upcoming work week with more of the same nasty weather we have been experiencing now for the better part of two plus months. Keep in touch as we wil let you know when things improve. Possibility of some ocean weather moderation maybe by next weekend. Spring is coming......
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 16:54
The weather is bad at the coast right now...
...and the weekend looks not any better at all
Any of you folks who seem to have been waiting to go fishing or whale watching for it seems like a lightyear now will be waiting a bit longer. The weekend weather looks like swell heights over 20 foot straight thru the extended forecast period. You have heard this before but it will get better. Tradewinds will let you know better then anyone when that happens. Stay tuned....
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 14:26
No whale watching today as a nice ocean turned nasty
The weather forecast we have been relying on for the past three days thru Saturday blew up on us a little earlier the expected. We had a nice crop of Tradewinds faithful wanting to go see whales which are indeed out there waiting for the Tradewinds boats to show up. By the time the cruise was scheduled to depart the swell came up and the winds were blowing 25-30 knots. No fun in those conditions. So we will try again when things get better and we will try to get you the best forecast we can. Ocean weather in the winter months does not always cooperate with us.
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 09:42
Your twice a week ocean report is here
Well today looks OK but it seems to suggest it might deteriorate sometime this afternoon but hopeful as we are things will hold together to get out whale watching in the afternoon. We do have a boat or two out this morning fishing on fairly nice conditions so far this morning. The fish are biting from the last report that was given to me so things are looking good.
Things are not looking so nice from later this afternoon clear thru the end of the latest forecast period at least thru next Wednesday. Looks like cold temperatures and nasty ocean conditions with even some snow overnight this evening. Brrrrr....
So hang loose out there for the next update coming your way next Wednesday which will include what next weekend might look like. Daily reports will start back up again March 1st.
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 08:41
Sounds decent thru Saturday with swell increase by Sunday
Sounds pretty good for ocean conditions beginning Thursday thru Saturday and then some more weather coming into the area roughing up the ocean for Sunday. That gives you three days to see those whales and catch those fish. Give the best whale watch fleet and fishing fleet on the coast a call today. You can also reserve over the Tradewinds reservation system off the homepage of our website.
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 07:31
Sounds like the ocean weather is getting better come Wednesday
After close to a month of bad ocean weather it looks like we will finally be getting a break from it beginning tomorrow at least thru the end of the week. Might be a good time to schedule a fishing trip or some whale watching.
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 07:48
Tradewinds loses a giant in it's family
Max Haight passed away Saturday
The Tradewinds family has lost one of its giants in the charter boat industry with the passing of Max Haight yesterday. Max was the owner of the charter vessel Mr. Max and has been a legend in the fishing industry out of Depoe Bay and Tradewinds Charters for over 40 years. Max and his wife June came to Depoe Bay over 40 years back and owned the famous Chowder Bowl restaurant in downtown Depoe Bay before getting into the charter fishing industry in the early 1970's. It was always a family business with his son Brad who has in the past 10+ years or so taken over the actual running of the boat. Max one of he nicest and most respected members in the Oregon Coast charter fishing industry always had a nice word to say to everyone and was mostly characterized for the respect he had for everyone. The Tradewinds family sends it's condolences to his wife June and the rest of the Haight family.
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 16:58
Your mid-week weather report for the upcoming weekend
...and it does not look promising
The ocean weather does not sound good thru the weekend with what was looking like some moderation possibly for Sunday a few days ago but that has deteriorated with another stormy period hitting the area on Monday of next week. When will it all end? A good question for which I certainly do not have a good answer for you.
Some client made a honest comment that things looked good for the beginning of next week because it was suppose to be sunny. Remember we have wonderful sunny days down here but the ocean remains a mess. Sunny weather does not mean good ocean conditions. I will get back with you during the weekend in case we see some moderation for next week.
Date: Monday, January 2, 2012 at 12:03
I know this sounds like a recording....
...but this week also does not sound very good at all
The weather thru at least Friday sounds like the weather the past three weeks....really bad. We will keep you informed when things begin to clear up (Spring maybe?) but until then just keep watching the Oregon Coasts #1 Charter Website. We do appreciate the huge number of folks that have been calling, sending inquiries and making reservations over the phone as well as website REZ's over the holidays. It is disappointing but we can't control the weather. Keep in touch with Tradewinds Depoe Bay for the best Oregon coast weather reports, fishing charters and whale watch excursions.
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