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whale watching trips

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whale watching trips

Anyone ever been on any of the whale watching trips

around Depoe Bay? We are going to be there the end

of the month. Just wondering if this would be something

fun to do or not.

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1. Re: whale watching trips

If your talking the end of April I think it's some late to see migrating whales but I understand there are some resident whales in the area. How about going on a fishing trip and taking some good rockfish or maybe salmon back to Idaho with you.

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2. Re: whale watching trips

Thanks for your reply.

I'm not much of a fisher, more of

a spectator. Maybe I'll just have to

purchase some fish to eat. :)

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3. Re: whale watching trips

There is a resident pod in Depoe Bay. We go down 3 or 4 times each year to Depoe Bay. We are owners at Whale Pointe. we see whales from our room maybe every third time, but I have never plotted when, and we go in all seasons. Some of the locals say they leave for awhile in winter.

The migrating whales are too far out to really enjoy.

We see the Depoe Bay whale boats out fairly often. In summer every day spring and fall more than week-ends. Winters not often.

We can see two and sometimes three of them hovering in one spot, and sather they have something sotted. I know when they hover in front of WP the whales can be seen, cause we do.

The building at north end of brige usually has a local or two who knows what is happening with the whales.

we have seen the from Yaquina Head, but even those sort of close end hard to see. If I was going whale watching it would be Depoe Bay, water gets deep quickly because of rocky shore line

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4. Re: whale watching trips

hello Phirl

Can you tell me would it be worth going out whale-watching from Depoe Bay in the first or second week in July?

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Irishrovr

It might be. I have neveer done it, but we see them from shore often enough do not need to.

Not sure how full those boats are, and whether you need advanced reservations. The local whale experts in building north of bridge could probably give you an idea if you can wait

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6. Re: whale watching trips

Thanks, I will probably wait and see when we get there then.

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7. Re: whale watching trips

We've been whale watching several times over the years - our favorite trip out of Depoe Bay so far was with a company called Whale Research Expeditions. It was on a zodiac, and was run by a biologist, Carrie Newell. Very nice folks.

I'd go with them again in a heartbeat. Check them out.

http://www.whaleresearchexcursions.com/

I think it's a great activity to do, especially on a sunny day. It's fun even if you get skunked on the whales.

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