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Tradewinds Charters

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Address: Highway 101, Downtown, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541.765.2345
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Whale Watching

Went in an excursion a couple of days ago. Overall pretty good. We saw multiple whales which was awesome. We left right on time I expected the captain to share a. little more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mbmoser
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in an excursion a couple of days ago. Overall pretty good. We saw multiple whales which was awesome. We left right on time I expected the captain to share a. little more information about the whales. Also if you go make sure you are on the right of the boat. The folks on that side had a much better... More 

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Thank mbmoser
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The weather was a typical Oregon Coast day....in the summer....misty, drizzeling, windy and a tad cold. Perfect for whale watching because the whale's love it in Depoe Bay. Just standing waiting for our turn to board the boat we saw a smaller grey whale swimming in the bay just below the parking. The charter was easy to find right off... More 

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Thank Heather W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a 6 pack (small boat) with my wife and 3 kids. Limited on crabs. Kids were able to catch quite a few fish themselves. Great experience for them as well as us. Motion sickness patches recommended if you sea sick.

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Thank Steve K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw a whale, not too crowded. It was awesome! My family loved it-Tradewinds knows what they're doing. Once in a lifetime experience that I'll definitely do again.

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Thank Krista B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved the boat ride and seeing all the whales. I thought this was a great value for an hours boat ride. $38 for adult and 2 kids plus my 4 year old was free. You can probably see the whales from the shore too but we got close and they loved finding them all. Water was choppy and it... More 

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Thank Beth S
Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! This has to be one of the funnest whale watching trips I have been on. It was an hour long, but it was amazing. The day was absolutely perfect! The weather was not too hot and not too cold. The ocean was calm with some big swells that made being out to sea so exciting. The captain... More 

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Thank kdnopera
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We did indeed see whales, which was the primary objective of the trip, but the captain did not provide very much information on whales, other animals in the area or surrounding geography. We have gone on similar tours out of the Boston area and the trip was fascinating as the captain shared insights throughout the trip. Trade winds was primarily... More 

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Thank Brett M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My boys loved this experience and is the only event they continue to talk about from out vacation. It was incredible to see a baby humpback.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Friendly crew, nice boat and saw a whale! Trip was short (only an hour) but as it only cost $20 it was pretty good value. The whale was so close to the bay though that it really didn't matter! We were slightly off season, so didn't see the migrations, but even off season they normally have a small resident population... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We did this trip today during our stay in Lincoln City. We did the hours trip , and we didn't head too far out from the Harbour as there was a male Whale swimming close to the shore. He was the only one we saw , but it was worth it. This place apparently has resident Whales and Sea lions... More 

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