Whale Watching Report

Whale Watching Report 2014

December 31, 2014

Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 19:33

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Happy New Year




Hope your had a great 2014 and a better 2015 as we usher in the New Year. From all of us from the Tradewinds family Happy New Year and hope to see you for the 2015 fishing and whale watching season.


Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 06:46

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NEW Tradewinds App up and running


The New Tradewinds Depoe Bay mobile App is up and running fully now so download it (It’s FREE) and use it to make reservations and get the latest fishing, weather and whale watch information happenings.


Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 06:27

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Weather sounds really nice thru next weekend


For any of you whale watch folks the ocean weather sounds really nice all the way thru the final holiday weekend. The whales are here in good numbers going by Depoe Bay on the southerly migration. Give us a call as we do have trips going out daily. Dress warmly!!!


Date: Friday, December 26, 2014 at 15:04

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Lots of whale sightings


The southerly Gray whale migration is in full swing with lots of pods of whales and great sightings about 2 miles offshore on Friday. Sounds like tomorrow (Saturday) could be a decent ocean weather day with a not so nice conditions on Sunday. The first of next weeks shows the swell again coming way down so hopefully the New Year’s week can be a good one as well.


Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 13:29

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Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 13:23

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Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas




From all of us @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay we wish you and your family the best of holiday wishes and a very Merry Christmas.


Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:05

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Holiday gift certificates make great Christmas presents




If your having a hard time with what to get for a relative or someone special you might consider a gift certificate from Tradewinds Depoe Bay. They have no expiration date on them and you can have them for any amount that you desire. Just call our office directly at 541-765-2345 and the office staff will get it in the mail to you quickly. If no answer leave a voice message with name & phone number and we will get back to you within 24 hours or sooner.


Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:24

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Tradewinds Mobile App Live now on your Smart Phone




The Tradewinds Depoe Bay Mobile App is now available on your Smart Phone. Just go to your App Store on your Smart Phone and add it to your Apps you have saved on your phone for quick reference. You can dial our ticket office directly, checkout our whale watch and fishing reports, check our Rates, find available coupons, and get directions to our office in Depoe Bay and other valuable information. You will always be just a few clicks away from Oregon Coast fishing, whale watch information and coastal weather with this new app. Check it out and always be a click away from Tradewinds Depoe Bay the largest and everyones #1 charter business on the Oregon Coast.


Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 08:18

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Happy Thanksgiving




Our office will be open after Thanksgiving if the ocean weather is OK for whale watch trips. If the weather is not good we will be operating on limited hours but the answering machine is turned on and we will return your calls. We are now taking reservations for holiday whale watching trips during the southerly migration after Christmas Day. We hope that you and your family enjoy a terrific Thanksgiving from all of us here at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.


Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 19:15

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Daily whale watch news & updates when available


It is that time of the year when things really begin to slow down and that daily updates become increasingly difficult to find something to report. This is what we call down here the off-season where we will be running whale watch trips when we have the folks wanting to go and when the ocean weather allows that to happen. Remember the whales will be leaving the area within the next three weeks or so and the southerly migration begins in earnest around the middle of December. When we have trips and are able to run them we will report them to you or any other news that you might want to know about. Other then that we will begin the daily reports again March 1st, 2015. Remember, gift certificates no matter what the occasion are available year around by calling the office directly at 541-765-2345 or 800-445-8730. See ya in the spring 2015.


Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:28

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No whale watching on Saturday


A very heavy ocean swell has closed down any attempts at whale watch excursions today (Saturday). Things don’t look a whole lot better for the next several days but we do look at it daily. More reports when we get them tomorrow morning.


Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 15:20

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Whales north, south and right out front


Good or should we say excellent whale sightings as they were down south, up north a ways and for the boats leaving the harbor we were seeing whales within 2-minutes from leaving the harbor. Beautiful flat ocean today for our customers.


Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 15:27

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Lots of whales still in the area


Even thou it was a little on the foggy side Thursday at cruse time the boats out there were reporting up to four whales real close together just a half mile offshore and real close to the Depoe Bay harbor area.


Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 07:26

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Good whale sightings as shown in the picture above off the Morning Star on Monday afternoon.


Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 16:20

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Lots of whales again on Sunday


Again on Sunday like the day before there were lots of whales feeding in the Depoe Bay area both north and south of the harbor. The Kadaho and the Morning Star cruise boats were out with the Tradewinds whale watchers enjoying the shows the whales put on on this day.


Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 17:36

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Lots of whales


Nop official cruise boat reports but on the way back in from fishing there were lots (LOTS) of whales on the north and south side of the harbor entrance in the early afternoon and the cruise boats were in both places. There were also some Humpback whales offshore around 8 mile sir so out in the deeper water.


Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 17:56

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Weekend looks good


The coming weekend for whale watching trips looks pretty good with both weekend days only with a 6-7 foot swell and winds 10-15 knots. So October whale watching trips begin Saturday around the NOON hour. See ya this weekend.


Date: Monday, September 29, 2014 at 13:49

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Wet & Windy


It was a little damp and some wind was in the area around cruise time but there were up to three Gray whales in the area and even one large male Orca was spotted also.


Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 17:03

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Fall whale watching you were asking about? Take a look at this duo of whales with the picture taken off the Tacklebuster Sunday afternoon. Awesome huh???



Date: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:27

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Ocean weather looks good for the weekend


Saturday’s forecast calls for 5-10 knots of wind and a 6-foot swell & Sunday 5-10 knots with a 4-foot swell. Monday sounds ok as well with a growing swell forecasted for Tuesday. Winter type ocean conditions are coming folks which makes it this time of year day-to-day. Hope to see you this weekend for some whale watching.


Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 14:39

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Thursday afternoon Ocean Weather Update


We are still looking at pretty tough conditions right now but it is is slowly coming down. The good news is that Saturday thru Monday looks like pretty nice conditions with swells between 5-7 feet and light winds in the forecast. Should be a “GO” for those three days anyhow for whale watch trips.


Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 08:02

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Take a few days off for anyone looking for a whale watch trip


The ocean weather is changing


Just a weather update as we will not be cruising today with 20 knot winds and 7-foot seas and growing into a gale warning by afternoon. It has been such a great summer and early fall that we are taking some time off and rest our weary bones. Sounds like questionable weather thru Friday with Saturday looking like a decent day as we begin the weekend. Hope to see you then.


Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 16:17

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Rough waters


Very rough ocean waters today outside Depoe Bay cancelled all ocean activities for the entire harbor today. Suppose to be better tomorrow.


Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 17:49

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Good whale watching Friday


The whales were right out in front of the harbor today which provided good sightings to the two boats we had out viewing them today.


Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 15:05

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Lots of whales once again


On a beautiful day out on a beautiful ocean the whales are once again very easy to find both north and south of Depoe Bay. It is a great time thru most of October to see the whales before they begin to leave the area on the southerly migration.


Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 15:24

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Lots of whales again


Whales out front and a few more north and south of the harbor area. Beautiful ocean and bright warm blue skies here at the coast.


Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 at 19:41

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Lots of whales & other animals to see


No official cruise boat report today but without a doubt lots of whales in the area. Some of the fishing boats had to be plenty careful coming and going out of the Depoe Bay channel because up to three whales were feeding and swimming around just outside the channel.. There were others north of the city as well. Also lots of sea lions sleeping on the sea buoys outside the harbor and 5 or 6 harbor seals always visible inside the harbor. Then there are the many different sea birds always visible in the ocean waters so get ready for a great cruise with Tradewinds Depoe Basy.


Date: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 16:11

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Whales real close today


Happened to be driving up on top on the coast Highway and just saw several cruise boats out about a quarter mile in front of the harbor entrance. They were just sitting and drifting watching whales. Another Blue whale was just offshore a few miles as it was entertaining some of the fishing boats. Having Blue whales around here is becoming commonplace as this is three years in a row we have had them in the area during the summer months.


Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 14:57

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Whale watching today was more then just nice blue skies


The passengers on all three of the cruise boats on Thursday saw lots of Gray whales but as the Kadaho reports also got a good view of a rare Blue whale in our area today. Beautiful day on the ocean today.


Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 15:13

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Right out of the horses (whales) mouth


Got an email from a passenger on one of the whale watch cruises today (12:30pm cruise) and they said that the sightings were excellent. So, I will count this as a official-unofficial whale watch report and post it. I would bet my bank account on the report though because on the way home on one of the fishing boats today we saw plenty of them right out in front of the harbor.


Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 at 15:18

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Good whale sightings today


The fishing boats this morning saw whales both ways…going and coming in many places today so it should have been a terrific whale watch day.


Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 15:58

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This couple off the front of the Morning Star had a great view of this Gray whale.


Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 15:56

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It was a great day to watch whales




Most days around here in the summer are terrific whale watch days but today had the terrific ocean weather as well as good whale sightings. The picture above shows a nice whale tail taken off the Morning Star Thursday afternoon.


Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 09:55

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Blue skies and no wind thus far on Sunday


A really nice clear day so far and sure is nice to have that after all of the fog we have been having lately. Lets hope it stays that way as we look forward to seeing whales beginning at 11am this morning I’m told. Reports later hopefully and lots of room as we run as many boats as we need to depending on the amount of folks we have wanting to go.


Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 14:30

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As we told you earlier, the whale watching was going to be good today as the picture off the Morning Star shows you above.



Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:50

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Should be an excellent whale day (Thursday)


Simply a beautiful ocean and believe it or not…No Fog. Flat ocean and 3-4 whales maybe even more, who knows…. right out in front of the harbor about a half mile out swimming around doing the whale things.


Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 15:58

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Take a look at this fantastic whale Kodak moment off the Morning Star today (Wednesday)


Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 15:33

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Another good day of watching Gray whales




There were 3-4 whales out there today and the picture above shows one of them spouting and getting a few breaths before heading down to the whale buffet on the bottom. Believe it or not 20 minutes before this picture was taken off of the Morning Star you could not see your hand in front of your face as the fog was so thick. Its amazing how fast fog comes in and how fast it just disappears.


Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 16:38

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Fog & Whales again


It was pretty foggy out there again today of which we are all growing tired of but we at Tradewinds still have the experience to find the whales even in the fog. Over the years, we just know the places they hang out in the summer months. Anyhow, we did see them today from all the reports that I heard.


Date: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 14:58

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Not even “FOG” can stop the Morning Star and TW from finding the whales for the folks to see and the picture above shows a little fog and a whale.


Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 17:35

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This is quite a photo of Gray whale swimming right behind the Morning Star Saturday afternoon….quite the picture of the day



Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 13:47

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Another good whale watch day Saturday on the Morning Star as the picture shows above. Several whales out there close by so the folks get pretty much the full hour of watching them do there thing which is pretty much non-stop feeding.


Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 13:38

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Friday whale watch report




It was terrific whale watching out in front of Depoe Bay on Friday even with the fog hanging around. In the picture above off the Morning Star by Captain Dustin the whales were in clear view as the picture looks back towards the Depoe Bay entrance. Another great day in Depoe Bay.


Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 13:25

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The whales are right out front and putting on good shows




The whales are right out front giving some whale tail shots and putting on pretty good shows for the folks on the Tradewinds cruise boats. This is always historically a really good time to watch whales in this area and will continue clear thru the middle of October.


Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 16:31

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Whales around Depoe Bay on Sunday




The whales were here again pretty much within minutes after the boats leave the harbor. The Morning Star took the above picture of a nice whale tail shot.


Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 15:13

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Whale watching good again on Saturday




No ocean swell today, beautiful blue sky but a little windy and choppy but lots of whales for the folks to view. The Morning Star had this one in the picture above off the bow of his boat and then off to see the others in the area. Good day….


Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 15:48

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Friday whale watching




Boatload after boatload etc left the Tradewinds Depoe Bay whale watch dock to go out and see the Gray whales as they feed in the shallow waters off the Depoe Bay coastline all summer long. Today was especially good in the sightings as the whales can be exceptionally friendly at times and will come right up to the boat. We are perfectly legal in obeying the laws to protect them by parking a required distance from them. If the whales come to the boat that is absolutely legal in anybody’s book who knows anything about what they are talking about. The picture above off the Morning Star today shows them in there daily routine (the whales that is).


Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 16:57

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Good whale sightings Thursday


Up to three whales feeding right next to the rocks just to the north side of Depoe Bay. Lots of trips and lots of passengers today on a beautiful blue sky day.


Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 13:30

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Whales pretty much everywhere today


They were right out front of the harbor entrance….
they were north off of North Point and the Condos….
the were south off of Whale Cove…..
Everywhere….


Date: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 17:20

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Good whale watching on Monday


The Mariner reported today that they saw three feeding whales really close to the harbor with one right out front of the harbor and two more north up by Pirates Cove.


Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 14:04

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Good whale watching all weekend long


It was a nice weekend of weather and whales were here all weekend long and put on real good performances for the folks onboard the Tradewinds cruise boats. Lots of tail shots and we also heard about some migrating Humpback whales offshore.


Date: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 14:53

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Whales all over the area today


There were whales in all the directions today down south a ways, out front real close to the Depoe Bay entrance and a few clicks up north. Good whale watching day.


Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 15:09

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Terrific whale watch day today


Actually what I meant was that we had loads of people on the boats going out to see the whales but don’t know exactly the results of those trips. I did see two Tradewinds boats barely in the fog sitting out off of North Point just sitting there so if I can “ASSUME” I will guess that it was a good day of foggy sightings for this Tuesday.


Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 15:57

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No reports today


It was a beautiful day after the morning drizzle cleared up and the clouds went away but did not hear any whale watch reports today but we ran 4-5 trips out so hopefully all of the folks onboard had a good day.


Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 16:09

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Good whale sightings on Monday


There were three whales in the area today that gave the folks onboard the Kadaho, Tacklebuster and the Sunrise great sightings thru the day.


Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 18:41

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No reports today…sorry folks



Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 16:07

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Whales nearby today


There were three whales in the area today and the Morning Star reports that they all put on really good shows up off Government Point about a mile north of town here. They were there all afternoon thru all five of the cruises we ran today.


Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 15:35

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No whales on first trip and then…..


Our cruise boat of the day operated by Captain Dustin on the Morning Star had asked for channel clearance to bring his first cruise passengers back to port and had not seen any whales. Just before entering the harbor there was a whale just outside the harbor entrance. They did the whale watching in extra time so it was a bad cruise that turned good at the last minute. The rest of the afternoon so far has produced good whale sightings in the normal spots.


Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 17:01

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The whales were here to see today


The whales were around the area today but they were feeding in and around some wash rocks so it was difficult to get real close to them. We did see them but it was from a few hundred yards away.


Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 16:13

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Whales on all trips today


Not a whole lot of details but we saw whales on all of our whale watch trips today evening with the semi-foggy ocean conditions.


Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 18:05

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Good whale (fog) watching today


It was a little foggy today but enough pushed back off the shoreline starting around noon for us to find the whales and give the folks a good trip out to see them.


Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 16:13

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Good whale watching all day today


The whales were pretty much all over on this day with whales found up north early, down south a little later and then later in the afternoon right out in front of the harbor. The folks that jammed three boats today (Morning Star – Tacklebuster – Sunrise) had a good variety of whales to see today.


Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 15:10

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No whale watch trips on Tuesday


We do have these days at the Oregon Coast in the summer months from time to time where it is windy, cold, foggy and a ocean that was just not very nice. Today was one of those days. Tomorrow will be better (we hope).


Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 16:13

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It was not foggy in Whale Cove this afternoon…


…especially when a wedding was taking place


This afternoon Cindy and Troy repeated the vows of marriage in beautiful Whale Cove and the ceremony was officiated by our own Captain Dan onboard the Mariner. The picture above showed the happy couple after the wedding as they stood on the “pointy end” of the Mariner and posed for their wedding picture. Congratulations Cindy and Troy.


Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 15:18

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Foggy but we found whales


It was somewhat foggy out there today but it was clear enough in spots for our boats to be able to find the whales at least on the first trip. Not sure what happened later.


Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 15:19

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Good whale watching on Sunday


As in the summer months we advertise only the 1-hr trips because the whales are as I said yesterday, (normally) “close and easily found”. Well today let us further explain that as the whales were immediately right outside our channel entrance and spent the entire afternoon somewhere in that neighborhood within 300-400 years off the Depoe Bay shoreline and entrance. The Mariner spent the entire day within sight of being able to read his name on the boat from the shoreline. Thats close….


Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 16:33

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A little more whale watch action taken on the Morning Star on Saturday




Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 16:32

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Super whale watching on Saturday




As the picture shows we had really good whale sightings on Saturday and the one above was taken just about 600 yards outside the Depoe Bay harbor entrance. This is why we only run 1-hr trips in the summer months. The whales are (normally) close by and easily found.


Date: Friday, July 4, 2014 at 16:57

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Good whaled watching today on the 4th of July


Captain Dan on the Mariner reported in with really good whale watch results today with whales on all of the cruises and even a mother whale and her baby along the way as well.


Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 16:29

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There must have been whales out there


No TW whale cruise reports but radio chatter this morning was placing the Gray whales down by Gull Rock a few miles south of our harbor and also heard of another one closer to Depoe Bay. The Humpback whales are going by in very large numbers but they are quite a ride offshore to get to them about 5-6 miles. But the fishing boats were saying what a great show they were putting on out there with full breaches occurring regularly.


Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 17:56

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Whales all over today of different kinds


Grays….Blues…Humpbacks !!!


The first two trips we were watching Gray whales put on a terrific show on the inshore spots and on the third trip of the day the Mariner watched Humpbacks a short distance offshore & put on equally good shows. There was also a report of a Blue whale spotting offshore 3-4 miles in the morning hours.


Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 19:20

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Whales south of the harbor today


Our two boats out whale watching this afternoon watching whales about a half mile south of Depoe Bay right out in front of Whale Cove. Not sure about to much information other then that. There are whales and we did see them.


Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 16:25

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There were whales on the radio


Did not hear from any of the Tradewinds whale watch boats but i did hear on the radio from others that they were seeing spouting whales out there around the NOON hour or a little earlier. It was quite the sun drenched but very windy ocean waters today.


Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 19:00

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No whales to see on Sunday


The ocean was just to rough out in front of Depoe Bay most of the day Sunday so we cancelled all of our trips today. Even if we were able to get a boat out there was so much swell in and around the shoreline getting in where they seem to hang out would have been quite hazardous. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day.


Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 19:59

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Good whale watching today and then came the swell


The Tacklebuster reported that on the initial whale watch trip of the day they had really good whale sightings but then a forecasted swell came up which made it tough on the preceding trips. The whales were tucked in pretty tight down south and when the boats got out later in the afternoon it was not a good idea to try to get in where they were feeding. Because of the growing swell we did not see them after the 1st trip of the day.


Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 07:55

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Keep in touch with our office if you have whale watch reservations today


If you have reservations to go whale watching today contact our office later this morning after 10am to check on the ocean weather as one of these quick hitting summer wind driven storms hit the coastline early this morning roughing up the ocean some. It is forecasted to subside later this morning so we are hopeful to go ahead with our schedule if things get better.


Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 20:12

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Great whale watching Thursday


The Tacklebuster reported that the whales were out there in force today with great sightings around the Depoe Bay area and performed really well with many fluke and tail shots. Beautiful ocean and terrific sightings.


Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 15:38

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Thursday (morning) whale watch action


Can’t tell you much about the whale watch boat action thus far this afternoon but I can tell you that fantastic whale watching took place on the fishing boats this morning. Up off of Lincoln City where we were dropping baits in search of bottom fish there were several really large whales chewing on the crab spawn which was the same thing the finning fish were doing. They were almost within reach of the fishing boats and put on a great show for the folks fishing all morning long.


Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 17:09

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Good whale watching again today


The Mariner reported that the whale watch trips today were very successful with excellent whale sightings and good performing whales on the trips today. The ocean was also very nice with a little light fog but did not effect the viewing.


Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 14:39

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Good whale watching again today


Another beautiful ocean and another good day of whale sightings Sunday. Not a lot of information but whales on every cruise I believe.


Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 05:33

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Good whale sightings Saturday


On a nice ocean but a little on the windy side the whales did there part and showed the folks on all of the Tradewinds whale watch adventures Saturday a good show. There were whales on all of the trips reported by our cruise boat on Saturday the Morning Star.


Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 17:33

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Lots and Lots of whale watch cruises today




We had three boats going at once today on our whale watch cruises out of Tradewinds and as you can see from the picture above taken off the Morning Star that there were terrific sightings all afternoon. On top of that a beautiful ocean.


Date: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 16:40

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Saw whales on all of the trips today


Good whale watching today and heard they saw whales on all trips and then saw the boat from the shoreline north of town so we even know where they were located. Good news to see whales this time of year as that is a real good sign that these whales we are seeing are pretty much here to stay as they have found whale food and will be with us thru the summer into the fall.


Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 13:42

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Whales around Depoe Bay today


The Morning Star our cruise boat for the day reported that 1 or 2 whales around today so good sightings for the folks on the whale watch cruises today.


Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 17:08

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Weather did us all in today


Sorry folks but nothing today as wind, rain and fairly heavy seas were the word of the day. Fast moving system like all summer weather normally is and looks fine for tomorrow. See ya then…


Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 14:07

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Whales out in front of Depoe Bay today




Good whale watching today as the picture above taken from the Mr Max shows one of those whales on a beautiful ocean today. The winds stayed away today for the first time in over a week and as summer approaches hopefully so is the beautiful weather.


Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 14:06

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Really good whale watching today


The Tacklebuster reported that on his 11am whale watch excursion today that the sightings were terrific and they put on a great show for the folks onboard. We had trips later in the day as well so hope the critters stayed around for the whole day.


Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 15:46

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Whales around the area


Have not heard any specific reports from our whale watch boats the past few days but I do know there have been whales around the area. Have been hearing some of the morning WW rubber boats out there describing whales around the condos just north of town and one down south but nothing specific coming from our cruise boats.


Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 14:26

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We didi see whales out there this afternoon


Actually it was one whale that we saw today about a half mile or so north of the city right in close to the shoreline. Both the Morning Star and the Mariner were out there this afternoon. We got one really good view when he swam out towards our boat before turning around and heading back in close to the rocky shoreline. With the little swell that we have now but lots of wind chop it made it a little difficult to get real good views. The spouts were blown down by the wind so quickly you really had to have good eyeballs out there on this day.


Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 18:06

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Don’t believe we saw whales today


We had one WW cruise out today and with the left over swell that graced us yesterday we could not get to where the whales probably were. The whales have been inshore pretty much next to the shoreline and within about a half mile was as close as we could get today. Better ocean tomorrow into the weekend.


Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 14:36

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Forecast better after Tomorrow (Wednesday)


The daily afternoon NOAA forecast just came out and the wind forecast all the way thru the weekend they were predicting has been reduced quite a bit. So after another rather unusual large swell forecasted for tomorrow we should be a lot better beginning on Thursday thru the weekend. Hope-Hope !!!


Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 13:40

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Big Waves Today


No whale watching today as the ocean for this time of year was unusually rough. Might not have been fun out there and finding them would have been even more difficult. Tomorrow (Wednesday) does not sound real good either. We will keep you informed.


Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 15:13

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2nd boat a little luckier


Didn’t know we had two whale watch boats out there this afternoon. The 2nd boat left about 10-15 minutes after the first boat and guess what? On the last five minutes of the trip they were out there when the whale appeared just right out in front of the harbor. So some of the folks saw the whales and some did not. We run good cruises at Tradewinds folks as we have back-up plans in case we don’t see whales. Like the ever present sea lions perched on the buoys, beautiful scenery, sea birds and the trip when the tides let us into Whale Cove to see the harbor seal colony. Most of the time we find whales but there are those times when we don’t.


Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 14:57

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You would think that a 40-foot long animal would have a tough time hiding


Did not see a whale on our whale watch trip today after doing the ultimate search just about everywhere. As soon as we got back into port one was spotted about a half mile out next to the first buoy. About a half hour later it was still there more then likely feeding. As good as we are finding whales it is hard to believe for a whole hour they can hide like that but it does happen from time to time.


Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 14:28

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Another cow and a calf out there this afternoon


One cruise out today on the Mariner and even with all the wind out there today they found a mom and her baby swimming around. The pair put on a good show in the windy conditions down south of Depoe Bay a couple miles.


Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 15:42

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Wednesday afternoon whale watch “Pumpkin Cruise”




We call them Pumpkin Cruises because they are school groups that are required to wear the orange life vests we have on all our charter boats. So as you look at the picture you will see lots of orange in the photo above just before they left the dock this afternoon There were quite a few Gray whales in the area today and even this morning a pod (4) of Killer (Orca) whales.


Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:56

Current Report:


Orca’s off Depoe Bay Wednesday morning


Hopefully any cruises we send out today will have the opportunity to see the pod of Orca whales that some of our fishing boats got to see this morning. They were hanging around out from of the harbor for quite a while this morning so maybe they will hang around. One time all four (3 adults and 1 calf) of them came within 50 yards of the entrance to Depoe Bay.


Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 14:17

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Cow and a Calf on the whale cruise today


The last migratory whales to go by are usually the mothers and there young ones and we had a good show watching one of these pair today as the Mariner caught up with them just on the south side of the harbor this afternoon.


Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 17:36

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Have A Terrific Memorial Day Holiday


We honor our military men and women


Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 14:02

Current Report:


Good Memorial Day weekend whale watching Sunday


The Kadaho reported that the whale watching was really good Sunday on a spectacular ocean. Lots of sunshine and no wind on a flat ocean. CORRECTION We saw whales on some of the 4 trips we took, but not on all of the trips.


Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 15:20

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Good Whale watching Saturday




As the above pictures tells you the whale watching for Gray whales was really good today with good sightings and whales putting on a really good show for the folks on board. The Morning Star took this photo of todays action.


Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 13:52

Current Report:


Whales right our front Thursday


Good whale watching today as a few were right out in front of the harbor and quite a few more up off of Lincoln City some of the fishing boats reported. They all seem to be feeding which is a good sign that our resident whales are here for the summer.


Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 18:20

Current Report:


Good whale watching Wednesday


Had several boats out today at the same time watching three whales the report was and they were really on there game today not only showing tail shots but breaching. It was quite a show today and only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.


Date: Monday, May 19, 2014 at 13:24

Current Report:


Whales still in the area


No cruise boat reports so far this day (Monday) but the whales were spotted in the area this morning so hopefully we will find them for the passengers onboard the cruises today.


Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 16:45

Current Report:


Great sightings today


Not a whole lot of particulars but was told that there were whales everywhere today and great time for all of the Tradewinds faithful.


Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 07:12

Current Report:


Saw some whales today


The whales have scattered since a few days before when we had lots of them around and they do move around looking for the best food sources. We did see them but they were a little scarce today.


Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 15:07

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Good whale watching today and besides our regular cruise schedule Tradewinds Depoe Bay welcomed 160+ kids from the Portland Autobon Society. It was great having them and they saw whales.


Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:55

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Only 1-hr trips for whale watching NOW thru the early fall


Hey whale watching folks…The migration northerly is over and the local (resident) whales appear to be here so we will not be running anymore 2-hr trips. The 2-hr trips are run as the migratory whales can be quite a few miles offshore and then when we get there we still have to find them. They can be close to shore or 5-6 miles offshore. The summer whale watching is when the resident whales are here and they are not only right next to the shoreline feeding but very easily found. 1-hr trips are in most cases plenty of time to not only find them but have great sightings. We still will run 2-hr trips if we have larger groups wanting that as we have to have enough on a trip to make it worth wild ($$) to the boat operator.


Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 05:54

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Ocean weather outlook


The forecast for ocean weather thru Saturday looks very nice with not much swell at all in the forecast and winds only moderate and normally in the afternoon. Should be good whale watching days right on thru the weekend.


Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 15:26

Current Report:


Lots and lots of whales today


The most beautiful ocean of the spring was with us today with little or no wind and little or no swell. The whales must like it also as there were up to 7-whales in the area today with two of them moving north at a good clip and the other five swimming and diving in circles a few miles south of the harbor. The report off the Mariner our cruise boat today that they were obviously feeding down south and on all of the dives displayed there tail flukes. Terrific sightings today.


Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 19:18

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Great Gray whale picture taken on the Morning Star Sunday afternoon



Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 14:51

Current Report:


Beautiful ocean and whale sightings excellent


Three great cruises today where we had great sightings on all three of the cruises we ran today. There were some sightings today out between the buoys about half way and whales both north and south of the harbor around the natural coves which border the Depoe Bay entrance. Lots of great weather not just today but next week thru the forecast period looks good also.


Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 16:37

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Lots of sunshine and lots of whales Saturday


After some morning cloudiness and rain showers things cleared up nicely in the afternoon cruise hours and we also saw quite a few whistles on the trips today. Tomorrow more sunshine and a much nicer ocean and hopefully lots of whales.


Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 07:35

Current Report:


Not today folks (Thursday)


Gale warning in the forecast for today so about the time that we begin for the day the ocean might be a bit messy. Things will be better by tomorrow so we take a day off and get ready for tomorrow.


Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 14:24

Current Report:


Whales out there again today


No details on the sightings today but we do know that our cruise boats saw whales on all of the trips out today. It continues to be really good sightings.


Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12:51

Current Report:


Beautiful weather and lots of whales


Beautiful sun drenched day with very little wind and a really nice ocean. To make it even better the report is that the whales are inside, outside north and south of the harbor today. Just one of those days where the migrating whales are around still and some of the resident whales are taking up residence in our rich feeding grounds around Depoe Bay. Lets hope it keep sup.


Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 15:01

Current Report:


One whale watch trip today


No sure if we saw any on the trip itself but the office told me that they saw several whales right out in front of the harbor late this morning so they are in the area feeding and moving around.


Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 09:40

Current Report:


No whale watching trips today


The ocean is a real mess today but unlike the winter months these systems hit quick and leave the area just as quick. Tomorrow and most of next week looks nice from the forecast. See ya then.


Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 19:38

Current Report:


Much to windy, wet and rough today


Sorry folks as there have been lots of whales out recently offshore and nearshore but today the ocean around 11am turned upside down so all was cancelled today. Tomorrow (Sunday) does not sound much better but next week looks really good.


Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 15:30

Current Report:


Whales are out there close to the shoreline and offshore


The fishing boats while they were running north saw quite a few whales close to the beaches and even some breaching whales. There were also some reports from the fishing boats of some that were still a few miles offshore. Our cruise boat found one right next to the 1st buoy only a half mile offshore but after an initial good showing just disappeared. So they went looking for another.


Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 13:15

Current Report:


Whales are out there today


Heard a while ago that there are whales both north and south of the harbor inshore today as well as some still going by migrating offshore a ways. Were out there today on a very warm day with temperatures in the 80’s down here. Thank goodness it will be back to normal (60’s) by tomorrow.


Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 07:20

Current Report:


Good weather next four days


The next four days look perfect for getting out to see the whales. We will let you know what the weekend looks alike when we get a little closer.


Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 16:21

Current Report:


Too rough today….


….Lets look towards Wednesday and beyond


No whale watching today as it was windy, cold, wet and the ocean was a little rough. Looks like by the forecast that we are looking at some good weather beginning around Wednesday into the weekend. Very little wind and calm seas are predicted. Give us a call as there are still whales out there if we can only get some good spring weather to get out and see them. Some of the resident whales might just be going by and making a turn to the East to stay with US for awhile (like all summer).


Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 06:01

Current Report:


Nop whale watch adventures in the past few days


A little to much swell and wind the past few days and we will see what happens as we go into the weekend. No real bad forecast but it still is predicting moderate swells will some wind and rain so we will keep our fingers crossed for some moderation.


Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 16:19

Current Report:


Interesting looking weather next 5-6 days for any whale watching


Not exactly the ideal ocean weather forecast one might be hoping for thru Saturday to take a whale watch tour but also not the kind where we just tell folks to forget it as it look too rough also. Its gonna be day to day and hopefully after a few more days here things will begin to calm down some. Best bet is to keep in touch with this update as we will do the best we can to keep you informed but also call the office directly as they can see things right out there front window.


Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 06:51

Current Report:


Too rough today


Twenty foot swells surround Depoe Bay today so NO activities today and even tomorrow looks not like a do-able day. Will keep you informed.


Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 16:25

Current Report:


No whale watching and none tomorrow


There was no whale watch trips today and will be none tomorrow because of adverse ocean conditions. The winds came up pretty early today and with a growing swell forecasted we chose not to run trips and cancel them all for tomorrow. We will let you know when the ocean weather improves.


Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:34

Current Report:


A short whale watch update


Heard this morning that we have been running pretty much daily whale watch excursions out to see them go by or any that have staked out a claim in the area already. Only one trip per day (normally around NOON) so I was told as since the spring breaks are over we are a little short of people in the area to run more then just one. There was however no word on sightings even though I bet that they have been seeing them as historically this is a decent time. More if it becomes available by the cruise boats.


Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 15:40

Current Report:



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Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:40

Current Report:


Whales going by


Good migratory whale sightings going on right now and beautiful oceans to go cruise on. We have cruise boats out there today and seeing lots of whales. Its a great time to go whale watching.


Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 15:15

Current Report:


Feels like Spring is here


The ocean weather for all ocean activities sounds really nice thru Saturday folks. Give us a call.


Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 06:42

Current Report:


Most of the spring breaks are over…


…but the week ahead ocean weather forecast looks good


Looking for a nice day to fish with us or a whale watch trip? Looking ahead at the ocean forecast now thru the end of next week looks really promising. If you plan to be in the area or looking for a fishing trip or cruise give us a call.


Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 13:03

Current Report:


Not sure what happened on the whale watch cruises today??


The word back to me was that as soon as we crossed the bar and began to head out to the migration routes the fog came in, the rain started down hard, the wind came up and it became more difficult. If I hear anything later I will pass it on to you.


Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 14:59

Current Report:


It was a little lumpy in the middle grounds…


…but there were sure lots off whales out there


Really nice ocean outside where the whales were which made for a great ride on the Mariner and Captain Dan & for the folks and lots and lots of whales to see so it was a great ride. The bar crossing was a little bit of a lumpy feeling but the Tradewinds skippers have so much experience that it just made for a a little more excitement for the folks riding on the wild Pacific. Fun ocean today and lots of whales.


Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 07:11

Current Report:



Sometimes you get lucky on Gray whale cruises and see the Orca’s at the same time. They are spectacular and thanks to one of our passengers who shared some of the pictures he took on the cruise.



Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 18:45

Current Report:


No reports today


Not sure we had any cruses today as first off no report came my way and secondly the ocean grew some this afternoon with some pretty good winds this afternoon might have stirred things up. Hopefully tomorrow.


Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 16:35

Current Report:


What a Whale of a whale watch day it was!!!


It was quite a day on the whale grounds as Captain Dan on the Mariner reported not only lots of Gray whales but the Orca whales were out there as well today. We had to charge double ($$) because of the Orca’s. Only kidding!! The crowds were great today as we took “lots and lots” of folks out there today. Not knowing exactly how many in numbers like sometimes we are able to report so lets just call it “lots and lots” on a beautiful ocean.


Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 15:23

Current Report:


Excellent sightings today

Good whale sightings on all of the trips today as the migratory whales did not pull any disappearing tricks today.

If your trying to decide which day to go try tomorrow (Wednesday). Hardly any swell and hardly any wind. By the far the best day this week. Should be great whale watching.


Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 14:22

Current Report:


Whale watching Yea and Nay today


As migratory whale watching seems to always be from time to time one trip is a not-so-good one and the very next one can be a real good one (or visa versa). Keeping that in mind, so it was today. Our first trip of the day at 11am we looked and looked and the ocean was like a desert and then the 12:30 trip we found them right off the bat. It was almost at the same spot we were looking just minutes before on the first trip. That is migratory whale watching as sometimes they can be a mile offshore and the next hour 3-7 miles offshore. There never seems to be a set pattern to them.


Unlike summer whale watching where we can find them blindfolded like we do on foggy days quite often. Anyhow, there out there folks so pick the right trip.


Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 08:15

Current Report:


Fishing boats out this morning so whale watching should be a GO


We do have fishing boats out this morning and the word is that possibly we will have the rest of this work week of good enough weather to get out whale;e watching. Give us a call if you are planning on being in the area. We will have a weekend forecast in a few days.


Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 09:37

Current Report:


Another NO GO day


The bad news is there will be NO cruising again today but there is good news at least for a day on the horizon. Monday looks like it is going to be a decent day so if you are a spring breaker or otherwise I would certainly make some preliminary plans for Monday as we have a decent shot for tomorrow. Will let you know how things look going forward in the week.


Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 14:24

Current Report:


The bad ocean weather has no effect on the whales….


…but it sure does for getting the cruise boats out


Sure wish we had better news for you for tomorrow going forward but we are just in a bad stretch here and right now unfortunately for everyone there is not a lot of relief in sight. Possibly looking at Tuesday or Wednesday for some relief maybe. As always, we will keep you up-to-date on any changes but for now things are not looking real promising thru Monday.


Date: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:31

Current Report:


Another rough ocean day


Sorry folks…No whale watching today due to rough ocean waters. Hopefully something might happen for us this weekend.


Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 08:30

Current Report:


Another day with all the boats in the harbor


The weekends looking very iffy


Really rough ocean conditions out there today which will cancel all of our ocean activities for this day and tomorrow looks like more of the same. The weekend right now also does not look good but we will keep an eye on it for you as we get closer.


Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 08:36

Current Report:


Nothing happening today on the whale watch front


All of our ocean activities were cancelled for Wednesday and we are keeping an eye on the rest of the week thru the weekend. Unsettled weather appears to be in the forecast thru Sunday with the best day right now appearing to be Friday. We will keep you up-to-date.


Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:37

Current Report:


No whale watching today or Wednesday


Unsettled ocean weather is upon is


The ocean right now out front of Depoe Bay is a real mess and the forecast is not good at least thru Wednesday. Right now even the weekend (could) be up in the air as we look at the extended forecast and the unsettled ocean weather forecasts models. We will keep you informed daily.


Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 14:46

Current Report:



Saw whales all day today folks




Whales on the move and we were out there with our whale watch boats all day showing them to the folks. It has been a great weekend enhanced by a even better Spring Break Monday with 350 more cruisers today. Tradewinds Depoe Bay, without a doubt #1 on the entire Oregon Coast.


Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 13:09

Current Report:


Excellent whale watching so far today


With several rounds of trips so far with the multiple boats we have out today the reports are that sightings have been excellent. The northerly migration is obviously going strong now and there are lots of whales out there.

It needs to be explained however that the Pacific Ocean is a large body of water and from time to time the whales that are out in front of our harbor are to far north to catch up with them for the next trip an hour or so later. So we depend on a new crop of them coming up from the south for the next trip. Most of the time this is no problem but once in a while we can’t find any. You chances of seeing whales is north of excellent this time of year but not 100%.


Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 08:13

Current Report:


Additional whale sighting information from yesterday


The charter boat Mariner was offshore a few miles watching the whales yesterday and ran across a pod of whales where one of them breached five different times. Now that is not a rare occurrence but it does not happen all that often either. It was a great thrill for the passengers on that boat. The Morning Star another Tradewinds boat extended his time over the trip length to run the extra distance for his passengers and also take in the show. I can say with absolute truth here….Only @ Tradewinds Depoe Bay.


Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 20:21

Current Report:


Late night whale report


The whale report for Sunday was an interesting one. When the whales showed up there were lots of them it was just the first half of the day they were hiding on us. The 2nd half of the whale watch day we saw lots of them.


Unfortunately this happens on the migration routes in winter and early spring as all of these whales are moving very quickly and they can be anywhere from close to shore to 2-to 7 miles offshore. Sometimes we just get unlucky and not enough help out there to help find them. We had another huge day taking the folks out but only around half of our guests got to see the whales today. Those that did saw some great sights.


Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 16:55

Current Report:


Sorry but No whale report today


Did not get a report from the whale watch boats today. I know we had trips going out so were sorry that we have no report for you at this time. Possibly something might come in a bit later.


Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 16:56

Current Report:


Another close to record TW whale watch day…


….and whales also


The only report that came my way today on the whale watching was we were seeing them on the early trips but did not hear anything about the later in the afternoon trips. I can and hope only that we did see them all day today.


Not sure if we keep the number of folks coming thru our house on a daily basis year to year but I do know we were close to 300 whale watchers taking part today on a really nice ocean. Thank you to everyone who booked with us today and hopefully you will all come back and see us again.


Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 14:46

Current Report:


No whale reports today


Not sure if we had any whale watch trips today but the good news is the first three days of the spring break sound like really good ocean weather so it would be a great time to come down and see the migrating whales heading back north. The long range forecast calls for a possible building swell for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.


Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:30

Current Report:


A bit to rough today


There will be no whale watch trips today as the ocean flared up this morning as forecasted making bar crossings somewhat a little to nautical for the entire day. Quite a bit of improvement is forecasted for tomorrow so things look decent after today.


Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:49

Current Report:


The WHALES are here


Got out on our first pre-Spring Break whale watch adventure today and there here!! The boat is currently still out there (12:55pm) watching a pod of migrating northern bound whales. So with this information (we should) have whales clear thru springtime and into the summer and into the fall as well. After the northerly migration is over then we will have our local or sometimes called resident whales here so let the fun and the best whale watching on the coast here at Tradewinds Depoe Bay begin. We are certainly the best on the coast as we have 7-possible vessels who can whale watch and we have trips beginning in the morning hours and going clear thru the afternoon as long as we have folks wanting to go. Give us a call.


Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 15:15

Current Report:


Nice day today but NO boats out on WW trips


The weekend ocean weather looks just GREAT (right now)


Sure had a really nice coast weather day on Tuesday and the next few days looks breezy and a moderate ocean to deal with. The good news however is Friday is a “tweener” day with fairly decent weather in the forecast and the opening weekend of Spring Break #1 looks really nice. Lets hope it all holds true.


Quite a number of whale watch folks have already booked for the weekend and during the Spring Breaks when the weather is nice people flock to the coast to see the whales. If it was me, I would call or go online and get a reservation for any of the days during the spring break time period. We have been seeing some going by so it should be a great weekend. No worries though as we take walk-ups as we have plenty of vessels (7) who are certified to take the folks out to see the whales.


Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 14:52

Current Report:


The upcoming weekend ocean weather looks promising


With the beginning of the Spring Breaks on the horizon for this weekend we are hopeful for this unpredictable ocean weather to start thinking that spring is here. We have room for you whether its fishing or whale watching your looking for because we are the ones that have plenty of boats available for you…big or small. Call for reservations or reserve over the Tradewinds reservation system off the homepage of the TW website.


Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 09:34

Current Report:


No attempt to whale watch today


To much ocean weather today as even the fishing boats stayed tied to the docks today. As Spring Break begins next Saturday lets hope the ocean gets all of this out of its system before then. We will keep you informed right here.


Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:49

Current Report:


Whale watchers on your marks


This morning we are spotting some whales in the area slowly beginning to filter by on there ways North. No big pods yet as they are singles so probably still a few days to a week away from the big numbers. But there are enough around where if the weather is good we can begin to take the trips out there to see them.


Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 19:25

Current Report:


Just not a lot to talk about right now folks….


….but it won’t be long


Were still about 10 days to two weeks away from the beginning of the northerly migration of the Gray whales past Depoe Bay and then we also have some rough ocean weather around the area this entire weekend. We will give you the information as soon as we begin to see them starting to go by. You will read it here only at Tradewinds Depoe Bay.


Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 08:51

Current Report:


Rough seas around the Depoe Bay area this weekend


Still a little early for northerly migration whales to begin showing up just yet as we are still probably about 10-days to two weeks away from that. They should be here by the spring break times. Not a good weekend anyhow from what it looks like to go on a ocean cruise as it sounds wet, windy and moderate to heavy seas in the forecast. Call the office for the latest ocean conditions information.


Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:09

Current Report:


Tough weather thru this week


Hoping for a change in the forecast as the report thru this week into Saturday does not sound really nice. Sounds like wind, rain and moderate seas in the forecast. Will let you know and hopefully so that it will change some between now and then.


Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 08:33

Current Report:


Bad weather in the forecast


Looks like we are in for a spell of inclement weather thru at least Friday so it appears The whale report is not real promising right now anyhow as we are a bit early for the northerly migration to begin. We should begin to see the start of that here in 10 days to two weeks and then have whales in the area thru the fall months. Will let you know when we begin to see a few.


Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 21:52

Current Report:


Right now we seem to be in between the migration periods


No whale sightings today but it won’t be long before the whales begin going by on there annual northerly migration. Historically we should be seeing quite a few of them within the next two weeks. The spring breaks coming up towards the last week of this month should have a number of them going by. We will let you know when they begin to appear.


Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 20:49

Current Report:


We await the northerly migration to begin


So far only an occasional straggler whale is going by as it is a little early historically for the northerly migration to begin but we should be starting to see them in good numbers by the middle of March thru April. Then our resident whales should begin to show up after that for there summer stay. We will let you know right here when all of this begins.


Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:24

Current Report:


Hello Boise


Idaho Sportsman Show


Tradewinds will be in your city next Thursday, February 27th thru Sunday, March 2nd


Look for the Tradewinds Depoe Bay booth beginning next week as we come to your city with loads of information, prizes and discounts on fishing and whale watch trips. Drop by our booth & see ya at the sportsman show at the fairgrounds !!!


Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 17:27

Current Report:


Good seeing all of you folks at the Portland Sportsmen Show


Next stop…BOISE, IDAHO


The weather was really nasty most of the days in Portland which certainly held down the crowds but we still saw a whole mess of nice folks who braved the conditions and were out at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show. Nice to see you all and will see you and all those who could not make to the Expo Center this year in Depoe Bay.


Our next stop is at the Idaho Sportsman Show, February 27th thru March 2nd in Boise Idaho.


Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 08:50

Current Report:


Spring must be just around the corner


Portland Northwest Sportsman Show begins soon


Wintertime is slowly disappearing and Spring is just around the corner. As Tradewinds Depoe Bay gets ready for the 2014 fishing and whale watch season we will begin by seeing all of our old and new valuable customers at the Portland Northwest Sportsman Show running at the Portland Expo Center February 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th. We hope to see you all there as we will have experienced folks there to help you plan your visit to the Central Oregon Coast and give you all the information you will need about ocean fishing and whale watching. Drop by our booth for the chance to win valuable prizes such as fishing trips and whale watch adventures. We will also have valuable coupons for discounts off your upcoming fishing and whale watch cruises. Tradewinds Depoe Bay is the largest charter company on the Oregon coast and we will provide you with fishing and whale watch cruises that you will long remember. Hope to see you all in Portland at the Tradewinds booth.


Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 07:21

Current Report:


Whale watch tours going out on nice days


During the rest of the winter months until March 1st we will be running whale watch tours when the ocean conditions are decent and we have enough folks to go. Weekend dates in these winter months seem to work the best as we have to have a minimum number in order to go. Contact our office directly for more information and if NO answer leave a message and we will get back to you in a timely manner.


Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 12:02

Current Report:



Happy New Year Everyone


Lots of these Kodak Moments out there today




The Morning Star with Captain Dustin is out there on a beautiful New Years Day taking the folks out to see the migrating whales at the Whale Watching capitol of the Oregon Coast, Tradewinds Depoe Bay. The weather sounds good for the next few days for sure so give our office a call and make your reservations while the ocean weather is holding. Lots and lots of whales in the area.


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