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Dockside Charters

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Depoe Bay, OR, USA
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Oregon's best whale watching and charter fishing service. Whale watching and sight seeing cruises! Clean Comfortable Well maintained boats for the best fishing & whale watching adventures We also offer Dungeness Crab options with all ROCKFISH AND LING COD TRIPS.
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Ash Lee wrote a review Aug 2021
Kalispell, Montana6 contributions
We booked an Whale Watching trip and had a fantastic time. Our boat was the Tacklebuster and the captian JT was a super nice guy. I believe the deckhand was Kyler/Tyler, I cant be certain as we kept to the front of the boat and only spoke briefly in loading and unloadibg. JT got us out and we followed a few whales at a distance down the coast. He was very imformative and explained where we were, what to look for and the history of the resident whales. We had a blast and enjoyed every minute of it. We’ll be back again, to book a fishing adventure and will be sure to request the Tacklebuster.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Aaron P wrote a review Aug 2021
Valparaiso, Indiana20 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great tour today. Only saw 1 whale from a distance, and the ride was a little choppy at times, but that is nobody’s fault, and how the chips fall sometimes. Everyone we dealt with was great. 0 complaints.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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jacMontana wrote a review Jul 2021
Glendive, Montana6 contributions
When booking a trip through Dockside, you can choose which boat you would like. I hope more people list their boats in the reviews to help others decide which to choose. Our boat was Outer Limits. The captain was condescending from the start and the deckhand was pretty unhelpful (with the exception of pulling in fish) and seemed pretty uninterested in being there. I highly would NOT recommend that boat to anyone. We had teenagers with us in our six-member party and they didn't help us make sure our group could stay together. We had members from our group spread out all over the boat. With that said, they offered no extra help fishing, just an attitude of annoyance when our inexperienced fishermen lost a fish. We have done fishing charters before, even in Depoe Bay, and the experience can be improved greatly by a staff who makes an effort. The staff on Outer Limits actually made our experience LESS enjoyable. As for Dockside itself, the process of booking was smooth, getting licenses on the premises was very easy and the location was good, as the walk to the boat and fish cleaning afterward was pretty convenient.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Greg P wrote a review Jul 2021
Florida768 contributions237 helpful votes
Whale watching excursion and it was a rough ride but fun. This not for people who have any motion sickness. We did not see any whales but the captain was informative and the crew were kind and fun to talk to. I would try this again in the future when more sittings are reported otherwise it is like a ocean rollercoaster.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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GSauce82 wrote a review Jul 2021
New York47 contributions14 helpful votes
The overall charter fishing experience was okay -- we caught a decent number of fish and generally enjoyed ourselves. However, the employees on the boat seemed like they didn't want to be there. They were pretty cold throughout -- minimal conversation, smiles, or happiness. There was very little instruction on the use of the equipment. Word to the wise: DO NOT buy the crabbing add-on. The shellfish license + $20 add-on fee = $29.50 to just pull up a crab trap. NOT WORTH IT. Overall, not a stellar experience. Rather disappointing. Employee attitude is something that is within their control. Improving that alone would improve the whole experience.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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