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

  • Cape Foulweather

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    877-485-8348

    Cape Foulweather was discoverd and named in 1778 by the famous British navigator Captain James Cook. It was at this Point that Captain Cook first sighted the mainland of North America on the Pacific Coast, and one of the sudden storms which greeted his arrival almost put an end to his historical expedition. The fierceness of the storm is reflected by the name he gave this rugged landmark - Cape Foulweather.

  • 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

  • An Ocean Paradise Whales Rendezvous B&B

    147 N.W. 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

  • Oregon Beach Vacations in Depoe Bay

    Depoe Bay, Oregon
    1-800-723-2383

    Oregon Beach Vacations is the premiere vacation rental company on the Northern and Central Oregon Coast. Each rental property is unique in its location, decor and general feel. Oregon Beach Vacations offers over 250 homes and condominiums from North Bend to Gearhart with a wide variety of amenities including oceanfront locations, pet friendly homes, theatre rooms, hot tubs and gourmet kitchens. Discover the advantages of renting a cozy vacation home or luxury condominium from Oregon Beach Vacations. A professional team of reservation agents is ready 24/7 to help you plan your dream vacation at the Oregon Coast by providing helpful information about local activities, attractions and dining.

Featured Events

  • Whale Watching Week

    OPRD Whale Watching Center, 119 Hwy 101
    Depoe Bay , Oregon 97341
    [1] 541-765-3304
    Saturday, Dec 27th, 2014 - Wednesday, Dec 31st, 2014

    People come from all over to learn about the gray whales that migrate past the Oregon coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during watch weeks so they can help others spot the whales. For more than 30 years, our trained volunteers have helped visitors watch whales at 24 sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast. We definitely know whale watching. Learn more about whales at the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon. Rangers are ready to answer your questions.

    Gray whales migrate past the Oregon coast during two special times of the year.

    Gray whales migrate past the Oregon coast during two special times of the year.

    Gray whales migrate past the Oregon coast during two special times of the year. The southbound migration peaks just around the winter holiday season and the northbound migration has one of its two peaks near the end of March during spring break. This created the best possible match of whales and visitors!

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