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Dockside Charters

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Address: 270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1922
Phone Number: +1 541-765-2545
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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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Great day of Whale watching on the Tacklebuster!

We have visited Depoe Bay many times but have never taken time to go out on a whale watching tour there. We finally did that last weekend. WOW! The crew of the Tacklebuster was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Roberta F
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Canby, Oregon
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Canby, Oregon
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited Depoe Bay many times but have never taken time to go out on a whale watching tour there. We finally did that last weekend. WOW! The crew of the Tacklebuster was great! We saw too many gray whales to count, one came up so close to the boat we could almost pet it! We have watched whales... More 

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Thank Roberta F
philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to find the cruise we were hoping to take had already left. The coordinator said that there were enough people so another cruise would leave in about an hour. As things turned out, there were only the four of us. We were delighted when the captain said he would go out anyway. It was a perfect day on... More 

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Thank ktsmomPhiladelphia
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have fished with several outfits in California and Oregon and Dockside is definitely my favorite. They have always been very reliable, respectful and accommodating. Especially now that I live in Boise and book my trips in advance, I need to make sure I get on with a team that I can depend on. Team at the front desk have... More 

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Thank Ahmad_Niroumad
Crescent City, CA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cancelled our fishing trip claiming it was too rough, but watched as they sent other boats out in the morning. Rude, unprofessional, and made no attempt to make it right. Wonder if they overbooked or just didn't know what they were doing, many others showed up with no boat to go fishing on that morning. Will never return.

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Bohemia, New York
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156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went whale watching as a group of six and had a great time. The 4 adults and 2 children in our group were treated wonderfully with a very helpful Captain and crew. We were treated to the sight of many whales, a Harbor Seal and the beautiful Pacific Coast. We had so much fun that a smaller group (1... More 

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Thank Robert C
Eagle, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are very experienced fishermen. My son and I booked a trip for 5 hr bottom fishing with understanding that the clock starts ticking the moment they release the lines from the dock. We were told that we would be on a 6-man boat. Well, when we showed up, we got stuck on a 14-man boat (Kadaho)...which included folks doing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

THE ABSOLUTE WORST BUSINESS I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH!!! Came all the way from Florida as a graduation gift to come fishing and enjoy the coast. This company canceled not once not twice but five times. Being from Florida I have been out on a plethora of boats and I understand being cancelled for weather. However, they not only canceled... More 

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1 Thank Angelo P
California
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out with Dockside twice two years ago and had great trips. We came this year, and booked two more trips. One with Lars on the samson, bottom fishing and only got two fish, which was shocking to me as I have never had poor rockfishing, but he did everything in his power, short of live bait, to put... More 

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Washington State, USA
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lady at the counter was nice and gave us a good laugh. We got on the tacklebuster boat and had a great friendly crew! They put us over the fish even on a semi rough condition day. We all limited out and had a wonderful time. This was our second trip out with the TackleBuster and I highly recommend that... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to deep sea fish for years and now was my chance! We were staying in Cannon Beach and drove over 2 hours at 3 in the morning to get here by our check in time. I was a little disappointed from the get go. Our boat captain was nice but the helper or "deckhand", I think... More 

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