Whale Watch Week March 2020 is Coming to Oregon Coast
The majestic Grey Whale migration is set to begin later this month along the Oregon coast and last's through the month of June. The official Whale Watch Week is March 21st through March 29th.
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 to watch whales as they blow, dive, spy hop and breach.
During the busiest weeks, thousands of gray whales migrate past our windows on their way to and from the waters of Alaska and Mexico. We keep watch all year long, you never know who might swim by. Many species including humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, porpoise and even blue whales have been spotted from our windows.
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 brings whales that feed along our coast from June to mid-November. We typically don't see hundreds of whales during this time but we consistently see between 5 and 15 whales every day!