Whale Watching Center

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The Depoe Bay Whale Center is currently open winter hours:

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.


Park staff are ready at the Whale Watching Center to answer your questions and help you spot gray whales. Located along the seawall in scenic Depoe Bay, the center is a perfect spot for you watch whales as they blow, dive, spyhop and breach.

Whale watching takes place almost year-round on the Oregon Coast. The whales migrate past on their way to and from the waters off Alaska and Mexico. We watch whales in the winter from mid-December through January. Spring watching begins in March with the peak near the end of the month and finishes in June with mothers and babies traveling north. Summer brings whales that feed along our coast from July to mid-November. The center is home to the Whale Watching Spoken Here  volunteer program, which sponsors the winter and spring break Whale Watching Weeks. Visit Whale Watching Spoken Here for  2015-16 volunteer registration and training schedule.

2015-2016 Whale Watching Weeks
Winter - December 27th - 31st 2015

Spring - March 19th - 26th 2016