Sunday, July 4, 2010

Whale Watching in Depoe Bay Oregon at Dockside Charters

July 3
We had good whale sightings all day from Rocky Creek to North Point. The weather was sunny with light winds and sea conditions this morning, but the wind did come up this afternoon which made the ocean a little choppy. If planning a whale watching trip in the next few days it's usually better in the morning as the wind does have a tendency to come in the afternoons.

July 2
We did see a whale today just South of Rocky Creek that put on a good show while feeding close to shore.

Dockside Charters located in Depoe Bay, Oregon offers whale watching zodiac style aboard the “Whales Tail”. This is a very unique experience that puts you "up close and personal" for observing Oregon's resident gray whales. This is a great trip that gives you and your family an adventure that is not to be missed along with some great memories. Here you can enjoy the incredible scenery of the Oregon Coast, transit the worlds smallest navigable channel, and enjoy watching gray whales, humpback whales, orca whales, seals, sea lions, and other marine life.

The Whales Tail takes up to 6 people and has all the latest safety equipment.

Whale Bits
A mysterious gray whale sighted off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea has been seen again off the north east coast of Spain. The second sighting, made 23 days has perplex whale experts. Gray whales were thought to be extinct across the Atlantic Ocean, so the appearance of an individual within the Mediterranean Sea was a major surprise. Now it is not clear where the whale is heading or why.

Once, three major populations of gray whales existed in the western and eastern North Pacific Ocean, and in the North Atlantic. The North Atlantic population of gray whale became extinct sometime in the 17th or 18th Century, for reasons that are not clear. No sightings of the species had been made in the Atlantic Ocean since.

That was until a single individual gray whale was sighted off the coast of Herzliya Marina, Israel on 9 May 2010. That sighting excited the experts it could either mean that the gray whale had recolonised the Atlantic Ocean, or that a single gray whale had shattered the record for the longest known migration by the species.

The whale appeared to be consistently heading south at a slow pace. It is the first time a gray whale has been seen in the western Mediterranean Sea. Its likely route would be to leave the Mediterranean, and then head north along the coasts of Portugal and France, possibly coming as far north as the UK and North Atlantic waters. I'll keep you updated on the latest news.

Something new this year we are offering are sweatshirts that have our Whales Tail logo on the back, different colors and sizes are available.

Daily Trip Times
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm

Thank you for visiting our website, we hope to see you aboard the Whales Tail.

Dockside Charters
270 Coast Guard Pl.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

Phone: 541-765-2545
Toll Free: 1-800-733-8915