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Dockside Charters

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270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1922
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Whales!!

I had a blast! I was afraid I wouldn't get to see any whales. I couldn't seem to see them from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
debn3
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Great Experience

Went fishing with Dockside Charters (Tacklebuster) on Feb. 15th. The weather was OK but the ocean... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Brian S
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (24 reviews)
“fish” (85 reviews)
“whale watching” (36 reviews)
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270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1922
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a blast! I was afraid I wouldn't get to see any whales. I couldn't seem to see them from the beach when other people were saying they could see spouts. The captain was great and I finally got to see spouts,backs and even...More

Thank debn3
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Went fishing with Dockside Charters (Tacklebuster) on Feb. 15th. The weather was OK but the ocean wasn't always cooperating. We were the only boat to go out of Depoe Bay that day. The bar crossing was interesting both ways but once we got out in...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible experience! We took three children and two adults and had the best time ever on dockside charters. The captain and deck hand were personable and so helpful. Despite tangled lines and lost hooks, they patiently and kindly took care of all of...More

Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Went on a whale-watching trip on the Tacklebuster. The boat departed and returned on time. We saw multiple gray whales fairly close. The 1.5-hour trip was a good amount of time. The price was definitely worth the adventure!

Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Hubby gets seasick, but I promised him we wouldn't be in real deep water. Oops! We went out farther than I expected since the whales were farther out that day. About 1/2 or more of the passengers were bending over buckets before it was over...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

We have gone fishing with this Charter numerous times and never had a bad experience. The boats are clean and the staff is exceptional . They are always there to assist . Plus our fish limit has always been reached each and every time!

1  Thank Kathleen1924
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

We were on The Sampson and had a great whale watching hour. The crew make sure you are comfy (wish the one guy hadn't been smoking tho) and they excel in your enjoyment. Only wrinkle was when we bought our tickets (4 of us) she...More

Thank alexa1
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

At least once a year we go whale watching on the coast. We have gone with Dockside for the last five or so. They have convenient access to the docks, which is easy for people with mobility issues. This year we went for my birthday....More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

I was sad to find out the trip was canceled, terrified when a call came that it wasn't and even felt worse with the office staff making me feel like a total idiot. I'm sure the guys are great! The office gal will scold you...More

3  Thank Jaime M
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

I lost count of how many whales we saw on our hour long tour. The captain was awesome and very knowledgeable. The deck hand was very good at helping spot whales. We were on the Samson. The boat was very clean and well taken care...More

Thank Ron S
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Bhdhjh
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.
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Tracie B
February 24, 2018|
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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 !
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June 13, 2016|
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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
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