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Spring Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

Oregon Whale Watching 2022 on the Oregon Coast offers front row seats to witness the yearly migration of the grey whale.

Some 25,000 individual Gray Whales will be cruising the coastline from March to June, returning to cooler Alaskan waters after birthing their calves in the warm temperatures of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

The more temperate spring months are also breeding season for Harbor Seals which inevitably draw a whale population we normally associate with Puget Sound, Washington, The Orcas.This past week they were spotted chasing seals offshore at Sport Haven Beach, Brookings.

Spring Whale Watching on the Oregon CoastWhale Watching can be observed as gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route to Alaska from Mexico. Spouting geyser-like blasts of spray can be seen from the towering coastal bluffs. The Oregon Coast offers front row seats for those wanting to witness the gray whales migration.

Although Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay remains closed for now, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says it’s scheduled to reopen in late spring 2022.

‘Whale Watching Spoken Here’ program is also hoping to see folks again this year but until we have more information on that, refer to the map on their website to find the best places to watch whales on the Oregon Coast.

Spring Whale Watching begins in March

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims past Oregon around the end of March and north-bound whales can be seen all the way until June.

Summer and Fall bring Oregon’s resident Gray whales close to shore to feed. There are approximately 200 whales that remain in Oregon’s coastal waters during the summer migration. The central coast in particular is a hot-spot for whales from June to mid-November.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns on the Oregon Coast can be home base for your trip to the Oregon Coast to witness this yearly migration. From Lincoln City to Port Orford there are inspected and approved bed and breakfast inns of the Oregon B&B Guild to provide the ultimate in Oregon Coast Lodging.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places will end March 12. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Spring Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

Winter Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast offers front row seats for folks to witness the yearly migration of the grey whale.

Winter Whale Watching can be observed as gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route from Alaska to Mexico, spouting geyser-like blasts of spray as they go. Thanks to towering coastal bluffs and a string of beaches set aside as state parks, Oregon offers visitors front-row seats for whale watching. People come from all over the United States to learn about the gray whales that migrate past our coast each year.

The Whale Watching Spoken Here program, unfortunately has been cancelled for the winter season. Blame COVID. In the meantime check out this video from Winter 2019. It has some great tips on how to look for gray whales migrating this time of year. The volunteers hope to be back for the Spring migration in 2022.

Located on U.S. 101 along the seawall in scenic Depoe Bay, the Whale Watching Center is but one place to the center locate and watch whales as they blow, dive, spy hop and breach. About 18,000 gray whales will pass by in about 4 weeks, from mid-December to mid-January. The same locations are still great viewing spots.

Whales are visible from Oregon’s shores year round! Even more during the winter and spring migrations. Use this map to help plan your next whale watching trip. These are some of the best places to spot gray whales during the winter and spring annual migrations.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns on the Oregon Coast can be home base for your trip to the Oregon Coast to witness this yearly migration. From Astoria to Port Orford, 6 inspected and approved bed and breakfast inns of the Oregon B&B Guild will provide the ultimate in Oregon Coast Lodging.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Spring Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

Winter Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast offers front row seats for folks to witness the yearly migration of the grey whale.

Winter Whale Watching can be observed as gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route from Alaska to Mexico, spouting geyser-like blasts of spray as they go. Thanks to towering coastal bluffs and a string of beaches set aside as state parks, Oregon offers visitors front-row seats for whale watching.  People come from all over the United States to learn about the gray whales that migrate past our coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during Watch Weeks so they can teach others while watching the whales too. If you love whales you, too, can be a volunteer!

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department park rangers are ready at the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay to answer your questions and help you find whales to watch.  Located on U.S. 101 along the seawall in scenic Depoe Bay, the center is a perfect spot for visitors to locate and watch whales as they blow, dive, spy hop and breach.  Whale Watching Week runs Friday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 31st (5 Days), although this is not the only time. you can see the whales.  About 18,000 gray whales will pass by in about 4 weeks, from mid-December to mid-January. The same locations are still great viewing spots.

Trained volunteers at 26 “Whale Watching Spoken Here” sites help visitors spot  gray whales during the winter and spring annual migrations. The volunteers are on duty 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to help visitors see the marine animals and offer information about their migration.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns on the Oregon Coast can be home base for your trip to the Oregon Coast to witness this yearly migration.  From Astoria to Port Orford, 16 inspected and approved bed and breakfast inns of the Oregon B&B Guild will provide the ultimate in Oregon Coast Lodging.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.