Whale Watching Center

  Construction Advisory 08/02/16
Whale Watching Center is currently Open Friday through Sunday. Construction will continue for the next several weeks. Park interpreters and volunteers will be stationed outside the building during afternoons Monday through Thursday weather permitting. For the latest updates, please email us at Whale.watching@oregon.gov or call at 541-765-3304
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  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)

**** Whale Watching Center is currently Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Park interpreters and volunteers will be stationed outside the building during  afternoons Monday through Thursday weather permitting.

Construction will continue inside the faclity for the next several weeks.

For the latest updates, please email us at Whale.watching@oregon.gov or call at 541-765-3304.


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.

2016-2017 Whale Watching Weeks
Winter - December 27th - 31st 2016

Spring - March 25th - 31st 2017