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Address: 270 Coast Guard Drive, P.O. Box 552, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: +1 541-765-2545
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Description: located on Depoe Bays waterfront right next to the boats just past the...
located on Depoe Bays waterfront right next to the boats just past the coastguard station. public restrooms and plenty of public parking,turn east at Depoe Bay 's only stop lite and follow bay street to the waterfront.
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Very nice whale watching trip

We saw a whale and had a nice boat ride looking at the Oregon coast. Even if we hadn't seen a whale, it would have been worth the cost for the scenery

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Holland, Michigan
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Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We saw a whale and had a nice boat ride looking at the Oregon coast. Even if we hadn't seen a whale, it would have been worth the cost for the scenery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My party went bottom fishing with Captain David Peterson on the Smokin Reel on Sunday and had a fantastic time. I can't say enough good things about our trip and have to say their "top ten reasons why to fish with dockside" on their website are absolutely true. Book a trip with Captain Dave, you won't regret it.

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Kuna, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We booked a 5 hour rock fish and lingcod fishing trip for our dad's for fathers day and they had an excellent time. The water was low and very rough so the fishing was not th greatest but despite they had a great time and it was well worth the money. The next day we booked an hour long whale... More 

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Glide, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Dockside Charters is right in the center on the harbor. The harbor is a really fascinating place formed by a lava flow years ago. I am told entering the harbor from the ocean takes a lot of skill. You can easily see why when looking down from the US 101 bridge which is high above the entrance. We were too... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We decided to charter a boat while we were staying with friends nearby. We called ahead and found out that we would be going out on the Smoking Reel for Bottom Fishing. While the first half our day was very slow, our captain did not relent in finding us the best fishing, while showing us his favorite parts of the... More 

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Elmira, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Reserved two 52' boats, the Samson and the Endeavor. Brought along 38 friends and had a great time fishing. Both Captains and their crews did an excellent job of getting us to the fish and bringing us back home. The office staff was friendly and very helpful. Would recommend anyone wanting to go fishing at sea to contact Dockside. Lots... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went out for 5 hours of fishing and had a great time. Never had been before. Didn't know what we were doing, and they were so helpful. We had a great captain, caught lots of rockfish and got them all cleaned for $1 each at the end of the day. Highly recommend...but take something for sea sickness before. It ruined... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went out on a short excursion with my teenage son and nephew. I had dramamine along, just in case, which I recommend; one of the teens felt queasy around the 20 minute mark. We did see some gray whales (not guaranteed you'll see anything, of course). We had a fairly large group on the boat. The biggest downer were... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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58 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had so much fun! It was our lucky day because we saw whales immediately and multiple ones. We even got to see a whale breach which apparently is very rare. The weather was good for us and the water wasn't too choppy. We had a blast and the boat captain was great.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had us show up and waited until all the other charters had left then said "the weather was too bad" i.e. 'only 8 people showed up so its not worth our while.' Every other charter went out and had a great catch. Had they let us know instead of have us show up and wait till 8:10 to say they... More 

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Additional Information about Dockside Charters

Address: Address: 270 Coast Guard Drive, P.O. Box 552, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: +1 541-765-2545
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Depoe Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

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