Whale Watching Report

Friday whale watch report

May 24, 2019

Had a decent ocean forecast for today with a growing swell coming in later in the day into tonight but as it does sometimes it came in a lot earlier then forecasted.  Thus, NO whale watching today.  Better ocean weather certainly by Sunday.


Better ocean weather on the way

We do have a fishing boat out this morning on a decent ocean so whale watching today will be a GO.  Tomorrow sounds a little on the “iffy” side but Sunday moving forward looks like good weather thru the forecast period well into next week.


Late spring weather issues

May 22, 2019

We are in the midst of some late spring bad ocean weather which might be here for the rest of this work week but as spring weather can be it can change overnight and be really nice the next day.  Today, however is not very nice out there and we will let you know when things look like they are changing.


Monday whale watch report

May 13, 2019

The whales are here in full pre-summer time presence with up to six whales out there this afternoon on our whale watch trips.  All six of them were just a little bit on the south side of the city about a half mile offshore and put on really neat shows for the people on our vessels.


Whales are out there

May 11, 2019

Lots of whales out there right now the past few days and they are easily found with the really nice ocean conditions we are experiencing right now.  We are seeing them on every trip and the whales are putting on good shows for the folks onboard our vessels.  Sounds like really nice ocean conditions well into next week.


Beautiful Spring Forecast

May 9, 2019

The forecast all the way thru the forecast period which goes into a few days into next week is telling us to expect  beautiful conditions no matter if you want to fish or whale watch here on the Central Oregon Coast.  We are forecasted to get beautiful calm seas with no rain and hardly any wind in the forecast to speak.  Should make for great fishing conditions  & if you choose whale watching to easily spot and take good pictures of  the whales.  Easily qualifies for a good time for a whole family outing on the ocean waters.  Give us a call and make the reservation.


Saturday whale watch report

May 4, 2019

Did not hear anything from the cruise boats today but the fishing boats saw them this morning on the calmer seas we had so they are there.  Had afternoon winds the past several days which makes viewing them more difficult.


Whales-Beautiful Weather-Calm Seas

April 29, 2019

Finally, we have some real nice spring weather with at least the next week by any forecast model we have seen sunny skies and calm seas.  Put that alongside of quite a few whales out there should give you a reason to come down to the coast and go Whale Watching with Tradewinds.  The next rain we are seeing might not be till Tuesday of the following week & calm seas it looks like thru next weekend.  Come down and see us.


Maybe better weather by end of the week

April 15, 2019

Sounds like things will begin to improve by Thursday of this week.  No forecast yet for the weekend but Thursday and Friday look decent so far.


We were hopeful today (Wednesday)

April 10, 2019

The Good News is that after over a week of bad weather we did get a fishing boat out this morning on a fairly decent ocean at sail time.   Come about the last hour or so of that trip the Bad News happened and the Bad Weather came back in and really quickly.  So we were unable to get out even on a single Whale Watch trip this afternoon.  We are back into a bad ocean forecast for at least thru the weekend.  Mostly high surf and rainy conditions in the forecast.  As normal we will let you now when things improve.


Bad Weather Folks

April 7, 2019

We have some pretty bad weather down here now with ocean swells up over 20 foot at times.  We will let you know when things  begin to get better and were guessing not until at least the start of next week.


Wednesday WW Report

April 3, 2019

As we have been saying mostly for the past month WW. has been really good as we are getting to see both the migrators and it seems some of the local/resident whales beginning to show up.  It has been said that the migrators don’t spend a whole lot of time swimming into the shallows to feed as they have a mission and they speed along there way basically not worrying about to much else.  We have however been seeing a lot of shallow swimming whales who appear to be feeding along the shallow water coastline which makes you think that maybe a few are back in our area to stay.


Same story different day

March 30, 2019

Lots and lots of whales and some of them do appear to be here for the long haul.  Meaning they appearto to be feeding along the rocky shoreline which is what they all do in the late spring snd summer months.  Most of the TRUE migrators have their sights geared on the long haul up two the Alaskan waters so hopefully some of our local-resident whales are here to stay already.


Lots of whales every trip

March 29, 2019

The fishing boats saw them this morning going and coming home on there trips and all of the WW boats saw them this afternoon on a really nice ocean.  The ocean waters will be getting better and better all weekend long into the first part of next week by the forecast so come on down and take in a Tradewinds WW trip.  We have one and two hour excursions.


Thursday whale watching

March 28, 2019

Many whales out there today as the ocean weather turned for the good despite a bad forecast.  It was a little wet but only at times and the ocean itself was really nice.  It will get even better tomorrow thru the weekend into next week. Great time to come down folks.


Whales a plenty

The whales are still going by in good numbers most of them migratory whales quickly heading north and are putting on good shows as they go by the Depoe Bay Area.  We also have spotted quite a few that seem to be feeding along the shoreline and might or might not be the first signs of the resident whales.


Spring Break whale watching

March 25, 2019

The past there days except fore Saturday which had very rough ocean conditions the whale watching has been good but not spectacular like we are used to on most days.  We saw whales on every trip out in deeper water and inside in the more shallow stuff but they were not for some reason not as active as they are most of the time.  Some were even moving to the south and feeding in the shallow water which is somewhat unusual this time of year with most moving quickly on the migration to the north.  We even saw one that was in some manner in a crab pot line and was trying to get loose from it.  We of course called the folks who deal with this kind of thing to hopefully take care of the situation.  Normally they go out with a rubber inflatables and try to cut the crab line away from the whale with normally pretty good success.  About four hours later on one of our boats went back out there and the whale was no where to be found in the exact area so we are hopeful either he/she freed itself or someone was able to help the whale out.  We hope for the best.  Today Monday, we also found whales before we were blown off the water with some heavy rain and wind that came into the area.  Suppose to be better by tomorrow.


Monday report

March 18, 2019

Lots of whales out there fairly close to shore and putting on really good shows for the folks onboard.


Ocean not nice on Sunday

March 17, 2019

It was a beautiful day in Depoe Bay but the ocean especially the half mile between where the bell buoy  (entrance buoy) is and the harbor was very rough today.  So NO boats went out this afternoon to see the whales.  We are sure they are there and tomorrow (Monday) is forecasted to be a really nice day on land and at sea.


Lots of whales

March 16, 2019

Good time to be here to see the northerly migration of the Gray whales as they are going by in bunches right now.  We have really good weather today to be on the ocean so if you want to see some whales now is the time.


Whales in the area

March 7, 2019

We have run whale tours three out of the last four days and have found whales in shallow water spots all three of those times.  Even though we are historically a week or two early for the main passing of the northerly migration they seem to be going thru the area already.  Someone told me the other day that possibly there are more today then many years in the past so they might be going in each direction of the migration a little earlier each year.  For those of you who want to see the migratory whales it seems as if the passing by Depoe Bay has begun.


Getting ready for springtime

March 2, 2019

As we approach the beginning of spring now that we are in the month of March our office will be open everyday to get ready for the Spring Breaks and the summer tourist season beginning Friday, March 8th. Our office will be open to take reservations for both fishing and whale watching and answer your questions as our good ocean weather is is starting to happen. Give us a call and watch for our discount coupons which will be appearing on our website soon.


Central Oregon & Idaho Sportsman Shows

February 15, 2019

Tradewinds just completed five very successful days in Portland at the Expo center at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show. We now will be moving on to Redmond, Oregon for the Central Oregon Sportsman Show. The dates of this show are February 28th thru March 3rd. We hope to see you all there. We will also the same four days be in Boise, Idaho for the Idaho Sportsman Show so hope to see you folks from the surrounding Idaho area at that show as well.?


Portland Sportsman Show

January 28, 2019

Hey Folks…Hope you are planning on visiting the Portland Sportsman Show scheduled for February 6-7-8-9-10 at the Expo Center in Jantzen Beach along the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. Tradewinds Charters will be there and will have some valuable discounts for you so look us up and lets get ready for the 2019 season. It should be a great year for viewing the whales and all of the beautiful scenery off the Oregon Central Coast. See ya there.


Happy New Year 2019

December 27, 2018

To all of our past and future customers:

We hope the New Year brings you and your family much happiness and success. Hope to see you all at Tradewinds in 2019. Happy New Year to you all.


Merry Christmas from Tradewinds

December 24, 2018

Tradewinds Charters and all its boat captains and employees would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.


Tradewinds holiday gift certificates

December 18, 2018

Want to give a great gift for Christmas to a friend or family member who likes to watch whales You might consider a Tradewinds gift certificate and you can make it for any amount that you wish to cover a whale watch trip for one or more people. All you have to do is call the Tradewinds ticket office and they will send you one thru the mail immediately. No expiration date on these certificates. If you get it done in the next few days you will have it before Christmas Day. Call them at 541-765-2345 and Happy Holidays to all of you.


Southerly migration of the Gray whales

December 16, 2018

For all of you fans of the migration of the Gray whales we will be running daily trips out to see the migrating whales daily ocean weather permitting of course. ?Call our office directly at 541-765-2345 for ocean weather reports and reservations. ?We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

November 19, 2018

This time of year is the time of the year where we give thanks for the great country that we all live in and for spending time with our families. Hope this holiday season is special for you and your loved ones and we hope to see you all for the 2019 fishing and whale watch seasons. Remember ocean weather permitting the Christmas holidays coming up is a great time to come down and watch the southerly migration of the Gray whales as they move by the Depoe Bay Area.


Off-season information

October 19, 2018

We are in the off-season as we call it so we are not running trips daily as we would in the summer months.  We are operational and running fishing trips and whale watch tours when the ocean is nice and when we have folks wanting to go. So please give us a call and schedule your fishing trip or whale watch tour and our office will tell you when we have them scheduled and the departure times.  Our office is normally open at 10am at the latest and they will be able to give you the information you need.  Call us at 541-765-2345. 


1st of week report

September 17, 2018

Just so many whales around the area the chancse of seeing them have to be above 99%.  There are at least 5-6 of them right out in front of the harbor about a half mile out and the fishing boats saw at least 10-12 up off of Lincoln City along the beaches.  I can only imagine just on the north side and south side of Depoe Bay there were probably more.  The best whale watching we have had in years and even on those years it has been great to say how good it is right now.


Ocean weather forecast for the week

We will keep you up to date as the days go by this week but for whale watchers everyday this week thru Sunday looks good right now except for Saturday of all days.  Real nice ocean conditions with very little wind is forecasted except Saturday which right now is showing moderate to heavier winds and a 7-10 foot swell.  Things change but right now you might want to keep an eye on the weather forecasts especially Saturday.


Saturday whale report

September 15, 2018

Still more whales then you will see anywhere out in there own environment feeding and getting ready for the late fall return to the Mexican waters this winter.  There was even a Humpback or two spotted a few miles offshore heading south.


Mid week whale report

September 13, 2018

Still lots of whales out there and today we saw quite a few of them.  The ocean was still a little bit bouncy from the past few days weather but all is suppose to be cleared out of here tomorrow thru the weekend.


Tuesday whale watching report

September 11, 2018

No whale watching today as it was a little too “nautical” out there this afternoon.  Windy & rough seas.  All suppose to be back together by tomorrow.


Weekend whale report

September 8, 2018

Lots of whales today as they were swimming around right out in front of the harbor between the harbor entrance and the 1st buoy.  They were also elsewhere north and south of the harbor area but there were three of them right in front this morning which is where most of the whale watch boats were on the first trips of the day.


Mid-week Whale watch report

September 6, 2018

Not much to tell that has not been said already.  Cloudy and some fog out there today but the whales are so plentiful they again were easily found as we were Thursday and viewed multiple whales.  Plenty of time to see them as they will be here at least thru the end of September and probably towards the middle of October.


Labor Day weekend whale report

September 2, 2018

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone….

Even with all the wind and cranky sea conditions we have right now out there the whales are easily found and just about everywhere.  One of the fishing boats out there this morning had whale watching supreme all morning long as they seemed to be in the fishing spots even or the boats were fishing in the whale feeding spots.


Friday whale watch report

August 31, 2018

Not much more to say other then what we have been saying for some time now….whale watching is excellent with multiple whales to be seen both out front of the city and both north and south of the city.  They are mostly feeding in shallow waters with some occasional Humpback’s a little further offshore if any boats out there report them and not to far out to travel out there.


Whale watch report – Sept 26-29

August 29, 2018

Still lots of whales out there and they will all be here thru September into October sometime.  It has been a little lumpy out there the past three days but we still find the whales even on choppy days so come on down and jump onboard.  The whale watch weather appears to be much better this afternoon and even better beginning Thursday.


Friday whale watch report

August 25, 2018

As we have ben saying all summer long excellent whale watching today and everyday for that matter.  Quite a few whales in the area maybe more then a dozen in the immediate area and some a mile or so south and more up off Lincoln City about 8 miles north.  Some are better whales then others in showing tails when they dive but all put on a good show.  Today they were both right out in front of the city and  just a little boat ride north and south of the city.  It can’t get a whole lot better then summer 2018.


Mid-week whale report

August 22, 2018

Still nice oceans and sea conditions and lots of whales to see out of Tradewinds Depoe Bay.  You get too see multiple whales on each trip generally and they all have different habits and are of different size whales as well.  Smaller ones and larger ones.  It is a great time to come down and see them do there thing in the waters right off of Depoe Bay.


Weekend whale report

August 19, 2018

Pretty much all is the same as it has been all summer with lots of whales pretty much any direction that you go out of Depoe Bay.  At least a dozen and probably more then that here as resident whales in the area this summer.  We also have Humpback whales going by now and have seen quite a few in the past week or so.  They are mostly offshore a few miles going by the area but we have seen a few inside right along with the Gray whales.


Friday whale report

August 17, 2018

Lots of whales today most of them up north outside the Boiler Bay State Park area… news was there are 4-5 of them up there splashing around and feeding.


Mid week whale report

August 15, 2018

Not much has changed. Excellent sightings of a really good number of whales out there really close to the shoreline.  You get to spend almost the entire hour watching whales as we are so to speak, on them so quickly  meaning that we find the easily.


Sunday NO fog day

August 12, 2018

Finally a day from start to finish with NO fog on the water and for that matter anywhere in the area.  We began whale watching around 11am or a little after and are still to this hour running trips out there.  It is a little windy and choppy on the water this afternoon but the Gray whales are everywhere and easily found on this day.  There were also some Humpback whales offshore but unfortunately they were a little to far to get to on a 1-hour trip.  The fishing boats out there fishing salmon all commented on the fantastic show they put on with breaching one time after another.  One boat commented that one Humpback actually breached completely out of the water.


Saturday whale watch report

August 11, 2018

AFTER SOME RAIN AND WIND IN THE MORNING THE AFTERNOON TURNED OUT JUST FINE AND WE SAW LOTS OF WHALES PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE WE WENT.


Friday whale report

Lots of whales everywhere.  They were north of the city, right out from of the city and south of the city.  No matter where the fishing boats went this morning there were whales including Humpback whales up off of Lincoln city reefs.


Last there days of whale watching

August 9, 2018

Whales in the fog was the last few days but we have experienced operators who along with others out there scouting for them were able to locate them and the days have been really good on sightings and performing whales.  It has been a great summer for the whales as we have stated many times before there seem to be lots of them to choose from this summer.


Weekend whale report

August 5, 2018

As it has ben all summer lots of whales even quite a few 7-8 miles up north where the fishing boats were this morning.  Most of the boats got in some good whale watching while they were catching fish.  The whales on a today’s beautiful flat ocean are easy to find and they are still in good numbers right out front of Depoe Bay.


Thursday whale watch action

August 2, 2018

We have only been reporting the whale watch activity sometimes every other day because the activity out there is simply so good where the chances of the people going out on our boats to see whales is well upwards of 95%.  Now that much  of the fog has gone away we are once again seeing them if multiple numbers and many different places both north and south of the harbor entrance.  Some are shy whales which basically are out there to feed and ignore the boats and others show tails on the dives and some even swim up to the boats.  We are trying to keep our distance from them which by law we have to do but some just are so used to the boats here and on there southerly migration that the boats just are part of a daily routine.


Wednesday whale watch update

August 1, 2018

None of the whale watch boats are out there yet as they will be starting here in just a little while but one thing is for sure they will have a great day taking the folks out to see the whales.  For the first time in nearly 2 1/2 weeks a totally clear ocean with NO FOG and the whales were back to being easily found north and south of the city and some really close to the entrance to the harbor.  It will be a great day !!


Sunday whale watch rport

July 29, 2018

Does not seem to be as many whales around here as a week or two ago but still more then enough to show all of the people going on the trips here lately.  Most of the ones we saw today were about a mile south of the city in close to the rocky areas feeding.


Thursday whale watch report

July 26, 2018

It was quite foggy out there again today and today it was socked in a little bit closer to the shoreline making finding the whales more difficult.  We did find them on all of the trips but could not find as many as we have been on a clear day.  Sounds like the heat wave in the valley which is causing all of this fog will be out of here by first of next week.


Monday thru Wednesday whale reports

July 25, 2018

Nothing has changed except for a good amount of fog in the area but it has gotten better in the afternoon hours which allow us to find the many whales we have in the area since late spring here in the area.  Whale watching right now and probably will continue to be excellent thru the summer months.


Sunday whale watch report

July 22, 2018

Lucky we were today as we have pea soup fog with us all day but a few of the whales were in the place where it might have been the only spot where there was no fog.  Right out in front of the harbor entrance out maybe a quarter mile was a little foggy but we still had decent visibility and had good sightings for the first two excursions.  If we had to go out past the first entrance buoy it would have been hunting a needle in a haystack to coin a phrase.


Friday and Saturday whale watch report

July 21, 2018

Its been windy down here the past few days but the ocean even though breezy was pretty nice out there and we had excellent sightings.  They were out front of Depoe Bay and down south a ways which is where we found them today.  You want as a whale watch boat captain to sort the whales out as some of the younger ones don’t perform as the older ones do.  They younger ones seem to dive more quickly and not show a tail like the more mature ones do commonly. Just an observation and certainly not what older and younger whales do naturally.


Wednesday and Thursday whale reports

July 20, 2018

On Wednesday the majority of the whales we saw were down south a ways down by Rocky Creek and even as far south as Gull Rock.  Both places between 1-3 miles to our south.  Of course possibly there were some a lot closer but we had fog in the area most of the day.  Not real  heavy fog but certainly enough to limit some visibility to find the whales.  We found them on every trip.

Today they were back in the area of right out front of the city and were easily found out there in good numbers.


Tuesday whale report

July 17, 2018

They are still. here in good numbers and expect that to keep up for several more months.  A great time to come down and watch the whales.


Sunday whale report

July 15, 2018

Lots of whales north south and right out front of the city.  As we have said before it is difficult to come up with something new to tell you about the fantastic whale watching we are having this summer other then to tell you that it is fantastic.  It is well worth the drive over here and the price of the trip to see these whales in there natural habitat feeding and taking care of the young whales.  Call Tradewinds at 541-765-2345 and make a reservation.


Thursday whale watch report

July 12, 2018

It would have been a tough day on the water watching whales today as the ocean is very rough today so all  trips were cancelled.    Tomorrow it is possible as the forecast shows diminishing winds by afternoon so possibly tomorrow we will get back out there.  For sure Saturday.


Sunday & Monday whale watch report

July 9, 2018

Same old song folks.  Both days really nice weather and more whales then you might be able to count.  Someone told us today that maybe as many as 30-whales in the area though I don’t know if I believe that or not?  However, guaranteed there are lots of them.  This morning about a half mile to the north there were five of them in the area of a basketball floor swimming and feeding in the same spot.  Quite a show!!


Saturday whale watch report

July 8, 2018

I know that we took a bunch of folks out today as we had two boats going all day and I also know they saw whales on everyone of the excursions.  The whales which are still in incredible numbers right close to Depoe Bay were both south and north, out by the entrance buoy and even some right next to the rocks out in front of the city.  Great whale watching.


Thursday whale watch report

July 5, 2018

Going to give you the Thursday report even before the boats begin the tours around 11am today.  Was on one of the fishing boats this morning and they (whales) are literally everywhere.  Saw many-many tail shots as they were diving down to gorge on krill and other favorite meals today.  It just can’t get much better for you folks looking to see whales.


Happy Birthday America

July 4, 2018

Hope all of you folks out there are enjoying a great family day on this very special national holiday.


Tuesday whale watch report

July 3, 2018

Lots of whales out there again today with quite a few of them right inside next to the entrance to the harbor.  Bringing a boat into Depoe Bay this summer sometimes can be interesting as whales have been surfacing right in front of boats this summer.  Drive slowly and no issues.


Monday whale watch report

July 2, 2018

The ocean a little choppy out there today as there is no wind and lots of sunshine but there must be something going on offshore to cause this.  It is still  plenty alright to go out and see the whales which we are currently doing and lots of them to see.

 

 


Sunday whale watching

Hard for me to add anything to what I have been telling you the past few weeks.  It is excellent and as close to a 100% chance to see whales as you can get.  Not only that but multiple whales.  Nothing is a total sure thing but this is close.


Saturday whale watch report

June 30, 2018

Same as the past week or two but not as many here in the area today only about a dozen. LOL


Friday whale watch report

June 29, 2018

Another beautiful day on the ocean waters and another fantastic day of whale watching.  Whales right out in front of the sea wall in Depoe Bay and whales right out at the entrance buoy to the harbor a half mile out.  Whales both north and south of Depoe Bay anywhere from a football field in length to a few miles.  Lots of whales to watch which is good as some perform a lot better then others. By law we have to stay 30o feet from the whales when we are watching them but if the whales swim up towards the boats that is legal.  When we set up initially we try to keep that football field (300 feet) in length.


Another great Thursday whale watch report

June 28, 2018

Not much more to say about whale watching which has not been said already because it is just an amazing summer of whale watching so far.  For that matter the springtime was also very good.  There are consistently more whales here in the area now then there has been in quite some time with upwards of at least a dozen and more then likely more then that.  The feed in the area for them is obviously as good as it has been as that is why the are here and staying around.  If you have not been here to Tradewinds yet this year you might consider coming soon and seeing us as it can’t I believe get any or much better.


Tuesday whale watch report

June 27, 2018

Had two boats going with full cruises today and they did not dissapoint with really good sightings on all of the cruises.  It was a little bouncy out there today with the afternoon wind but the whales were quite playful on all of the cruises.  Tomorrow is suppose to be the opposite with wind in the morning and a nicer afternoon so the forecasters are saying.


Monday whale report

June 25, 2018

A nice day on Monday after a morning of rain showers. Once that cleared out the sun came out and it became really nice and was easy to find the whales on our trips today. Again, lots of whales out there to see. They were feeding right outside the entrance to Depoe Bay and also out about a half mile. Really good sightings out there today and should continue thru the summer months.


Sunday whale watch report

June 24, 2018

No wind on the water today but there was quite a bit of fog. ?However, we had whales almost directly right out in front of the harbor so we were able to find them and have good sightings.


Saturday whale watch report

June 23, 2018

Same as the past two days. The whales did move closer to the Depoe Bay area with quite a few of them right out front but the were also north and south of the harbor area. Never seen this many here.


Friday whale report

June 22, 2018

To save my fingers and typing skills please read Thursday’s whale report. It was exactly the same.


A day whale watchers live for

June 21, 2018

There were estimates of up to a dozen plus whales in the area today and if the whale watch boat travelled a mile or so to the south the folks onboard would of been able to see all of them as they were in the same basic area feeding in as much food as they could devour. A great day to be a whale and for those watching them.


Whale watch report without the report

June 20, 2018

Did not need the boat whale watching to report today as it was terrific. Whales again pretty much everywhere north and south, right out front of the harbor and even right up next to the Depoe Bay harbor entrance. Great sightings and a good number of whale tail shots.


It must be summer

June 19, 2018

It was a beautiful sunny day with just a light breeze on the water today and of course lots of whales. They put on a great show today as we had to use multiple boats and we were grateful to the over 175 folks who went out on whale watch trips with us today. Depoe Bay is full of folks going fish and whale watching and Tradewinds and the whales did not disappoint.


Monday whale report

June 18, 2018

Pretty much in the same spots as yesterday with several between the channel entrance to the harbor out to the entrance buoy. The others were anywhere from Rocky Creek south of Depoe bay a few miles to right out in front on the north side. Lots of whales to see.


Sunday whale watch report

June 17, 2018

Got out there today to find several whales about a half mile out right out in front of the harbor. A good thing to as the east wind brought some hotter air to the coast from the inland areas which produced some light fog outside of where the whales were feeding. Good sightings today with some good tail shots to be seen.


Saturday whale watch report

June 16, 2018

No whale watch trips today as the ocean and the bar crossing was very rough today. Tomorrow is another day.


Lots of whales on Thursday

June 15, 2018

No matter what time of the day yesterday or if you were on a fishing or whale watch trip the whale sightings were excellent. They were in both directions out of Depoe Bay including right out in front of the harbor.Lots of tail shots yesterday also. Some of the whales show their tails on a dive and others don’t.


Wednesday whale watch report

June 13, 2018

Had good whale sightings as there were a few up off of Fogarty Creek a few miles north of the city. They were in pretty close however right next to some wash rocks so a little tough to get in closer to them. There were also some spotted offshore about 17-20 fathoms west and have not heard anything but wondering if that could be some Humpback whales migrating north. A little deep this time off year for Gray whales.


Monday whale watching

June 11, 2018

The ocean was just beautiful today unlike the weekend where it was rainy and choppy out there. Today it was blue skies and sunny with light winds and a beautiful day to watch whales. The whales were for the most part right out in front of the harbor and today one of the better ones was entertaining the folks onboard showing his tail on his dives.


Weekend whale watch action

It was a semi-choppy seas weekend and at times pouring down rain but we had even with that excellent whale watch action all weekend. The folks come down to see whales and it is Oregon went out with us despite the wet conditions and had a great time.


Friday whale watch report

June 8, 2018

Its quite wet out there today as the rain began around 12:30pm or so and seems to be leaving the message that it may stick around for a day or so. Tomorrow also suppose to be wet however the report is most of the heavier wet stuff will be leaving the area tomorrow morning sometime. Oh yes, we did see whales as Tradewinds always does.


Not today

June 6, 2018

No whale tours today (Wednesday) as the ocean just too rough today. See ya tomorrow.


It must be really close to summer

June 5, 2018

It has to be close to summer as there are whales jut about everywhere out there no matter where you go. Some of our fishing boats reported today that while they were fishing and catching the whales were swimming around the boat. No, if on a fishing trip you do not get charged for whale watching. LOL !!


Monday whale watch report

June 4, 2018

Lots of whales out there and one of there favorite foods is Krill and the ocean right now is loaded with it and we have been seeing whales even out to 150 feet of water vacuuming the krill up as they feed for it on the surface water. ?Quite a sight to see.


Whale watching with a view

June 3, 2018

Was able to watch the whale watch boat today from a distance and watched sometimes go south and then other times north and found whales each and every time on there three excursions today. ?They appeared to all be putting on a great show.


Saturday whale watch report

June 2, 2018

Lots and lots of whales most of them up on the north side but even the fishing boats off of Lincoln City had whales around the areas there were fishing. Guessing around a dozen plus in the area right now.


Lots of whales

June 1, 2018

One of the fishing boats reported in with whales as far south as Gull Rock about five miles south and there were also a few on the north side of Depoe Bay. The count today was around a dozen of them in the area on a simply beautiful ocean.


Whale watching and a free fishing weekend coming up

May 30, 2018

The best weekend of the year other then watching whales at Tradewinds is coming up this upcoming weekend, June 2nd & 3rd as you can fish anywhere in the State of Oregon without a license legally. That means you do not have to buy any of the ODFW fishing licenses for any kind of fish you want to go out hunting for. At Tradewinds Depoe Bay you can go with us on bottom fishing trips and even have crab as a combo free of charge as far as the fishing licenses go. Give us a call and if you have not looked at the cost of fishing license is a great savings.
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Tuesday whale watching report

May 29, 2018

One trip out today as the ocean was very windy and choppy but we had really good sightings even with a bouncy ocean. There were multiple whales out there this afternoon.


Have a Great Memorial Day Holiday

May 27, 2018

Hope that your family as you meet together for your holiday destination that you also remember the women and men who have served our country over our country’s history.


Gray whales and Orca whales

May 25, 2018

Good whale watching today even though it was windy and a bit rough but for those who ventured out there with us got a great show of both Gray whales and Orca whales.