Depoe Bay Oregon Whales

View aerial drone footage of gray whales in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Visit beautiful Depoe Bay- see the whales - watch the ocean - breathe in the coast. You’ll have a great visit

People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon’s shores all year long although some months are better than others.

In the Winter we watch nearly 25,000 gray whales from mid-December through mid-January as they travel south to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico.

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.

Summer & Fall bring whales that feed along our coast from June to mid-November. You probably will not see hundreds of whales during this time but do not be surprised if you see a whale along the coastline anywhere at any time! The Central Coast is a hot-spot for whales from May through October.

Use the map lower on this page to help find a great place to look for these amazing ocean giants!

What are the best dates to visit Depoe Bay and see whales?

In the Winter watch nearly 25,000 gray whales from mid-December through mid-January as they travel south to the warm lagoons of Baja, Mexico.

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.

Summer & Fall bring whales that feed along our coast from June to mid-November. You probably will not see hundreds of whales during this time but do not be surprised if you see a whale along the coastline anywhere at any time! The Central Coast is a hot-spot for whales from May through October.

Get really close to a grey whale

Where can I see whales in Oregon?

Whales are visible from Oregon's shores year round! Use this map to help plan your next whale watching trip. These are some of the best places to see whales!

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Plan your Depoe Bay adventure

Come to Depoe Bay and get close up with gray whales

Where to Play

Depoe Bay is home to many resident gray whales

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