Whale Watching Center

  Construction Advisory 05/31/16
Whale Watching Center is currently closed. We will re-open a section of the facility on Friday July 1st at 10:00 AM. Construction will continue for the next several weeks and the facility may close with little notice. For the latest updates, please email us at Whale.watching@oregon.gov or call our main park office at 541-265-4560
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The Depoe Bay Whale Center is currently CLOSED for a scheduled construction project:


We will have a partial re-opening starting Friday July 1st at 10:00 AM.

There will be ongoing construction for the next several weeks and the facility may be closed with little notice. For the most up to date information, please contact us via email at, Whale.watching@oregon.gov or at our main Office at 541-265-4560.



***Alert  Starting June 1st 2016, the Whale Watching Center will be closed due to a renovation project. Stay tuned for an updated projected timeframe. For project information you can contact us at our main park office at 541-265-4560 or email Whale.watching@oregon.gov

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.

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

Spring - March 19th - 26th 2016