Depoe Bay

Your visit to the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast” is sure to be a memorable one. There is a resident pod of grey whales which makes its home off Depoe Bay from March through December. Visitors from everywhere come to whale watch either from the new Whale Watch Center, the many shore observation spots or you can take a charter out for a closer look.

Depoe Bay has the smallest natural navigable harbor in the world consisting of six square acres. Because of the proximity to the ocean, fishermen or whale watchers can be from dockside to viewing or fishing in a matter of minutes.

A huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area which enables visitors to shop or dine always within view of the ocean. This is the only town on the entire coast with this amenity. Waves run beneath lava beds and build pressure to spout water as high as 60 feet into the air. These are known as spouting horns and are visible during turbulent seas and stormy weather.

Featured activities

  • The Spa at Salishan

    7760 North Highway 101 Gleneden Beach
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
    541-764-4300

    Wood. Stone. Water. At Salishan Spa the restorative elements of the Oregon coast environment surround you. Our full line of salon and spa treatments will renew your body and spirit.

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97301
    800-551-6949

    A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and resident gray whales. Take your binoculars -- this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see oceangoing birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship's boiler at low-tide.

Featured accommodations

  • An Ocean Paradise Whales Rendezvous B&B

    147 N Hwy 101
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    541.765.3455

    Come & share our spectacular million dollar view of waves & whales, as we sit just 50 feet from the Ocean’s Edge. One look at the view from your suite or deck at the crashing waves below, will make you understand why this is named, An Ocean Paradise... Enjoy the vast Pacific Ocean views from every window of your suite. Each suite has its own private outdoor entrance and a large private outdoor area with a wood fire pit while you enjoy the amazing view. Our two suites come with elegant antiques, gas fireplace, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, WiFi, cozy robes, satellite TV, DVD, & binoculars to watch the whales...yes, a perfect place to whale watch, sometimes just off the rocks below, only 50 feet from you. Please go to our web site; www.whalesrendezvous.com 541-765-3455

  • Vacasa - Depoe Bay

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    503-208-9861

    From whale watching off your private deck to curling up by the fireplace, there's no better place to stay in Depoe Bay than a Vacasa vacation rental. We offer a wide range for every taste, from oceanfront condos to warm and spacious family homes in the heart of town. Indeed, every Vacasa home in Depoe Bay is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

Featured Events

  • Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed, Wooden Boat Show & Ducky Derby

    Depoe Bay Harbor & Community Center
    220 S.E. Bay St.
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    877-485-8348   |   541-765-2889
    April 21 - 22, 2018

    Depoe Bay will be cooking up locally caught Dungeness crab and showing off colorful classic wooden boast at the world’s smallest harbor. Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of thirst-quenching brews in the beer garden.

    On Sunday "the world’s smallest harbor" will see hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released to race in the annual Ducky Derby. Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes provided by Depoe Bay merchants, including clothing, dining passes and an authentic antique silver shipwreck treasure coin.

    On both Saturday and Sunday a free model boat building demonstration provides both the young and young-at-heart with the opportunity to build a boat to take home. It’s a fun experience the whole family will enjoy.

    Admission to all activities is free.  Pricing for Dungeness crab meals will be announced prior to the event.

    Saturday, 11am – 5pm; Sunday, 11am – 3pm

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Featured Deals

  • Mill Casino RV Park ~ Winter Getaway Package

    Join us on the Southern Oregon Coast for your Winter Getaway! Package includes friendly five-star service, $40 in dining credits that can be used in any of our dining venues, a bottle of sparkling cider, and an overnight stay in the heart of the Southern Oregon Coast. Packages start at just $60. To book this package please call 800-953-4800, ext. 3 for rates and availability.      

  • 7th Night Free

    Book a reservation for six nights ANY DATES this year and get your seventh free. During Summer, Christmas, Thanksgiving, any time you want to enjoy savings, just let us know! Type "7th night free" in your notes section if booking online, or mention it when you call 503-965-5776 to make a reservation! Not to be combined with any other offer. Free night will be of…

  • Sand Rail Package – Three Rivers Casino Resort

    This package includes one night lodging, a guide-driven 30 minute sand rail tour at Sand Dunes Frontier, free miniature golf, $10 free slot play for each guest age 21 and over, and free shuttle service to and from Sand Dunes Frontier. Package does NOT include 10% tax. See link above for all package options and for more information.

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