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The Whale Watching Center

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Native Oregonians 1st whale experience!

I didn’t even know we had resident Gray Whales! I’m sure it’s fun to book a boat and get on the... read more

Reviewed today
Portland, Oregon
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Good for kids and adults

I was really impressed with the volunteers here- they patiently answered everyone’s questions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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119 S Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1951
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Reviewed today via mobile

I didn’t even know we had resident Gray Whales! I’m sure it’s fun to book a boat and get on the water too but it was a last minute drive up the coast so I parked and low and behold , whales! I saw tons...More

Thank LKS11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really impressed with the volunteers here- they patiently answered everyone’s questions. Also, it’s free. The building is full of information about whales. If you are lucky you’ll see a whale spout or tail. There are also boat tours. Well worth a stop.

Thank Robing100
Reviewed 1 week ago

The one hour trip was just perfect. The whales were feeding in Depoe Bay, 5-8 mins. from the docks. Our Captain gave us a full one hour, not less by one second. The captain did everything he could to put us onto whales. We saw...More

2  Thank happytoberetired
Reviewed 1 week ago

I unfortunately didn't see the whales when we stopped. However, my mother and daughter saw one surface and splash its tail or however you want to say it and that made the stop here worth it as my two year old was so excited about...More

Thank MamaS14
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We saw about 40 gray whales in two hours. Just sitting outside a watching the ocean. Binoculars are great if you can track them, but to see them at first, scan the ocean. Worth the time to find a place to park and sit on...More

2  Thank Otto W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

First things first... this is FREE so I'd recommend stopping in and talking to one of the staff on duty, of course you can see the exact same thing standing on the walled sidewalk but like most people there we didn't know what we were...More

1  Thank GV27OCMD
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were able to see whales from the whale center. They keep an eye out all day and show you where to look. It was amazing and such a great experience!!

1  Thank travelbugluv
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We loved it so much we went back the next day! We saw resident whales both days! The volunteer within the center was amazing and very knowledgable. There was a lot of educational resources within the building, and you could also walk upstairs for more...More

2  Thank Mysti N
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is an easy post-Gracie's Sea Hag breakfast stroll across the road. A board in the window teases you with what has been seen today. There is plenty of educational material inside to develop your and any children's interest, including videos. There were two sets...More

2  Thank 192iaina
Reviewed 22 June 2018

They have lots of info and few trinkets to buy. They set up a live feed from a video camera zoomed out to where the whales are offshore.

Thank jkoregon
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