Whale Watching Report

Whale Watching Report 2015

December 31, 2015

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 16:36

A few whales today north of the city

The fishing boats out this morning saw up to three whales north of town up off Government Point feeding on the abundance of what appeared to be crab spawn in that area. That is one of the feeds they are quite fond of.

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:48

Still whales in our area

The last few whale trips we have taken are producing some decent sightings on most of the trips as the migration north continues. No real strong evidence it appears so far that any of the normal residents are back in the area but we do get feeding whales along our shoreline fairly regularly which might indicate some residents. Anyhow, some nice sunny weather beginning Wednesday thru next weekend is on tap for the coast.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 05:36

Saturday weather OK-Sunday even better

The ocean weather made a turn for the better for the weekend with “good-to-go” weather now for Saturday and really nice weather on Sunday. Come on down and go whale watching with us

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 14:53

Its been a tough weather week

It’s been over a week since we have gotten out to watch the whales as the ocean has just been to windy and sloppy to make it any fun out there. I know we still have a little more of it scheduled for the first of the week but possibly (finally) some change coming our way towards weeks end. We have seen a few wandering by out front so we know they are around when we can get out to see them.

Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:09

Ocean weather update

We had to cancel all of our ocean activites today due to rough ocean conditions. The forecast looks a little “nautical” for the next 4-5 days or so which makes us want to tell you to please call our office directly if you have any fishing or whale watch activites scheduled with us thru the end of this next week. We will keep you informed best we can on our APP and the website updates

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 13:17

Feeding whales

Another good whale Kodak moment onboard the Morning Star on Friday with whales in real close and feeding in our area. Again, this is great news as possibly these same whales will be here all spring and summer long enjoying all of the food available for them along our coastline.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 18:21

Quite the whale picture

One of the passengers on one of our boats this morning took this great whale picture while out with us Thursday. Great whale picture and as you can tell a really flat ocean.

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 18:41

Good whale sightings on Tuesday

The whale sightings were right out front a little on the north side and it appeared that the ones we saw were feeding. Thats good news as it might mean not only are the migrating whales going by but it also could mean some of our resident whales are around the area already.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 15:25

Rough seas on Saturday

The ocean seas were just a little to big and rough on a sunny day in Depoe Bay on Saturday to take the folks out on whale watch trips. Hopefully things will calm down in the days ahead.

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:05:17

Great Whale Watching Thursday and Friday


Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:01:21

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Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 18:52

Lots of whales

The ocean was full of northerly migrating whales today as three boats including the Sunrise ran trips all day and saw whales on each and every trip.

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 08:54

Excellent whale watching Saturday

Had trips all morning and afternoon yesterday and finished up at 5:30pm and saw whales on all of the trips it was reported. The northerly migration is underway.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:36

Northerly migrating whales should be beginning soon

If history is correct when it comes to predicting the whale migrations which in recent years has been correct we should start to see them here within a week or so swimming by Depoe Bay. Hopefully some will be looking at Depoe Bay as the summer home for them in 2015 and will stay with us like they have been doing. Hope for some good weather for the beginning of the spring breaks and whale watching here in Depoe Bay.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 15:15

A little early for the northerly migration but some whale spotted

The offshore bottom fishing boats are reporting some whales being seen still heading south about 5-7 miles offshore on Friday and Saturday. The Northerly return migration should begin here in a few weeks.

Date: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:12

Coupons on the website and the Tradewinds APP

The first installment of 2015 coupons are now visible on the Tradewinds website coupon link and the Tradewinds APP coupon link. The beginning date is March 15th, 2015. There are coupons for bottom fishing trips, Halibut trips & one and two hour whale watch trips. Coupons on the website are printable for your use and if you use our smartphone APP you only have to show the office staff when you check it the coupon you want to use on your phone and it will be honored.

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 17:59

Tradewinds says Hi to you folks in Redmond, Oregon and Boise, Idaho

For you folks in Eastern Oregon and Idaho we hope to see you out at the sportsman shows to be held in Both Redmond, Oregon and Boise, Idaho this next week, March 5,6,7, & 8. We will be at both locations with fishing and whale watch information and some valuable coupons for some great discounts for the 2015 season. Come see us at our booths.

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:11

Northerly migration will begin around the middle of March

The southerly migration is over even though there might be a small chance to see stragglers around but the chances are down the percentage ladder quite a bit. The whales will begin to make the return trip beginning around the middle to late March and then we will have migratory and resident whales in the area clear thru late fall.

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 18:46

It was a great Holiday season

The two week Holiday season will end tomorrow (Sunday) but we should have good whale watching for the next three weeks on the southerly migrating whales. Best time to plan a trip is on the weekends so we have enough folks to allow one of the boats to make the trip out to see them. We will be open when the ocean conditions are nice the next two months and open on a daily basis beginning March 1st.

Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 20:31

Lots of holiday whales

Had lots of trips the past few days and the whales are mostly out about two miles in about 180-200 feet of water and we have been seeing lots of them. They are swimming in pods of 3-5 whales and moving to the south quickly. Should be really good sightings for the next 3-4 weeks as they move by Depoe Bay