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Happy Thanksgiving

11-24-2022
Noelie Achen ( Vice President )

Happy Thanksgiving from the Captains and Crew here at Tradewinds.  We are so very thankful for your business and hope you enjoy your day!


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Noelie Achen ( Vice President )

Ahoy! Welcome Aboard!

Since 1938, Tradewinds Charters in Depoe Bay has been providing “Top Deck” ocean charters for whale watching, sportfishing, bird watching, and Ecology Tours. With a fleet of 8 modern, fully equipped vessels, experienced, knowledgeable, and very friendly captains and crew, Tradewinds is the premier ocean charter service on the Oregon Coast. From the moment you check in at our charter office and board our vessels, you will definitely feel a part of the crew and right at home. We strive for not only the best in whale watching and fishing, but the best in fun.

Tradewinds is located on highway 101 at the North end of the bridge in Downtown Depoe Bay. Our private dock is located conveniently just below our office. With flags flying you’ll see our office which overlooks both the Pacific Ocean, and our harbor. We are always happy to answer your questions, so just give us a call at 541-765-2345 or fill out our Information Request Form. From individuals to large groups, Tradewinds, with our vast experience, is here to provide you with your best ocean experience. Be sure and explore the rest of our web site for great pictures and details about our charter services.

Thanks for visiting our web site, hope to see you aboard real soon!
The Staff and Skippers here at Tradewinds





Fishing Seasons for Depoe Bay Oregon

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Spring All-Depth Halibut Season: Opens May 12th through June 30, 7 Days Per Week.  Quota 169,963 LBS fishing charters  fishing oregon coast fishing oregon best fishing

Back-Up Dates (If Quota Remains): July 7-9 & 21-23 Gray Whale Gray whale whale watching whale watching tours whale watchimg tours whale watching depoe bay charters

Summer All-Depth Halibut Season: Opens Aug 4-6, then every other Thurs-Sat until the earlier of quota attainment or Oct 31. Initial quota = 67,445 pounds oregon coast 

Summer Selective Coho Salmon Season: Opens June 18th through earlier of August 21st or 100,000 marked Coho Quota. Whale watchings fishing charters Ling Cod Salmon

Bag Limit: All Salmon. Two Salmon per day, all Coho must have a healed adipose fin clip. Halibut tuna, rockfish crabbing trips, memorial at sea Whale watchimg depoe bay oregom

September Non-selective Coho Salmon Season: Opens Sept. 3rd through the earlier of Sept. 30th or 17,000 non marked selective Coho quota. fishing ling cod fishing rockfish

Bag Limit: All Salmon. Two Salmon per day.  best whale watching whale watching tours whale watching trips boat rides, ocean fishing best whale watching gray whale migration

6-Hour Summer Deep Water Bottom Fishing – A new fishery at Tradewinds where we have out to the 40-fathom curve to fish now this summer which is 240 feet of water. There are some great spots in the area where we can find larger fish such as Lingcod, Canary rockfish etc….A fun fishery for those who want to experience REAL Deep Sea Fishing.

Albacore Tuna Fishing – Start checking our fishing reports towards the end of June for catch updates.  best places to go whale watching best charter charter whale watchig

Deep Water Lingcod Trips – Open until June 30th and then re-opens September 1st. best fishing charters, whlae watching tips boat trips whale watching discounts discounts 

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Whale Watching – Trips daily but check with our office for the better opportunity months. crabbing halibut salmon tuna lingcod best fishing best whale watching big boats best boats

Ocean Dungeness Crabbing – Open thru October 15, 2022 best whale watching boats gray whales orcas humpback whales whale watching whale watching whale watching 

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Depoe Bay Marine Conditions
Whale Watching On C/V Sunrise
Whale Watching On C/V Sunrise


Coho Salmon
Coho Salmon


Breaching Gray Whale
Breaching Gray Whale


Albacore Tuna
Albacore Tuna


Kadaho - Albacore Tuna Trip
Kadaho - Albacore Tuna Trip


Pacific Halibut
Pacific Halibut


Dungeness crab
Dungeness crab


Ling Cod
Ling Cod