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

  • Golf at Salishan

    7760 North Highway 101 Gleneden Beach
    Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
    541-764-3632

    The top caliber Salishan golf course is eighteen holes of magnificence. Start on the front nine, surrounded by old-growth trees, and play through to the links-style back nine with spectacular pond and bay views.

  • Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint

    Oregon 97341
    800-551-6949

    Rocky Creek is a spectacular ocean-front park on a forested bluff overlooking the ocean. Offshore rocks provide spectacular wave action in storms and are nesting areas for birds and sea lions. The viewpoint is an official Whale Spoken Here site for watching migrating and resident gray whales.

Featured accommodations

  • 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.

  • 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

Featured Events

  • 2017 Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show

    220 S.E. Bay Street
    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    541-270-3944
    Saturday, Apr 22nd, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 23rd, 2017

    Thousands of pounds of locally caught whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection at the upcoming Annual Depoe Bay Crab Feed on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2017.

    The Depoe Bay Community Hall at 220 S.E. Bay Street is where Dungeness crab will be served on both Saturday and Sunday.  Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of brews in the beer garden courtesy of the Rusty Truck Brewing Co.

    The 22nd annual Classic Wooden Boat Show will display dozens of wonderful hand-crafted vessels on display at “the world’s smallest harbor” on both Saturday and Sunday.  While you’re there, try your hand at building your own vessel at the model boat building booth and bring it home.  It’s a fun experience for the whole family.  Admission to both events are free.

    On Sunday April 23 hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released into the harbor at the annual Ducky Derby.   Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes provided by Depoe Bay merchants, including clothing, dining passes and authentic shipwreck treasure.

    Thanks to a resident pod of gray whales, Depoe Bay enjoys year-round whale watching and has earned the title of “Oregon’s whale watching capitol”.  At the Whale Watching Center park rangers are ready to help spot gray whales.  The center is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission is free.

    For advance information please contact Nick Bruyer (Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce) at 541-270-3944 to plan your group trip.  Email address: r8vegas@gmail.com.

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