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Dockside Charters

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Coming to do some fishing? You cannot go wrong with Dockside...hint...request Tacklebuster the... read more

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Fritz Z
Waldport, Oregon
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We had the greatest time, besides mom getting super sick and making us go back before we caught our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Oregon coast Premier Charter fishing and Whale Watching. Rockfish, Ling Cod, Salmon, Halibut, Tuna. Located on Depoe Bays waterfront right next to the boats just past the coastguard station. Public restrooms and plenty of public parking, turn east...more
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270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1922
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Reviewed yesterday

Coming to do some fishing? You cannot go wrong with Dockside...hint...request Tacklebuster the best boat in the fleet....IMHO! Great check-in and awesome customer service! Thank-You DSC! Always my favorite!

Thank Fritz Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went out on the F/V Triumph couple weeks ago. We came home with two fish each. The skipper was by himself and he was trying to run the boat and be on the back with us. There was a total of 6...More

Thank orbuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the greatest time, besides mom getting super sick and making us go back before we caught our limit. it was a good trip with good tackle.

Thank SRATours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went fishing with Dan on the smoking real today. He did a great job making sure we were having fun catching fish! We all limited out. We saw a lot of whales while we were fishing. I have fished with dockside charters many times...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the boat ride and whale watching. It was a little cold. I would take a hat and coat. My hubs got sea sick so he didn't love that. Friendly crew. I ordered the tickets online. When we got there I skipped a long...More

Thank Autumn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a 12 hour halibut fish. First time halibut fishing and the crew were very helpful. The boat was safe the crew was so good and safe. Tyler and JT the boat captains did such a good job making sure we didn’t go...More

Thank Travelling_norm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice boat, easy check in, friendly staff. We left the harbor right on time. There was a reasonable amount of people on the boat, so we were able to move around easily to see the whales whenever they were spotted. Seating was also available...More

1  Thank Ady61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been fishing with Dockside Charters for the past fifteen plus years. We have never had a bad experience and even in the worst of conditions - always had a great time. I have always felt very safe and very well taken care of....More

Thank jkleavitt
Reviewed May 29, 2018

We got our tickets from Jim at the Dockside Booth on main street, (Coast Highway). He's a super guy, full of information, encouraged us to take our dog, friendly and genuine. Liked him so much I stopped to say hi and wave every time we...More

3  Thank Scott A
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We did the one hour whale watching in May and had an amazing time! We saw probably 4 different whales and a few even jumped out of the water for us. The captain always made sure to point them out so everyone has a chance...More

Thank Emilie J
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March 27, 2018|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, whale watching is a year round event at Depoe Bay. I am sure you could book a tour by calling Dockside Charters.
Tracie B
February 24, 2018|
Response from Kathleen1924 | Reviewed this property |
I would go to their web sites they post updates. We also call the week we are planning on going out. They are very helpful !
Eve-dennis B
June 13, 2016|
Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
When my hubby and I went on our trip 2 weeks ago, I Googled "Dockside Charters, Depoe Bay, Oregon." And found the pricing and reservation number on the website. You can click around and find what you're looking for there... More