Grey Whales and Where to Spot Them

URL: Grey Whales and Where to Spot Them
Phone: (541) 765-3304 ext 3407

Every year over 18,000 gray whales travel the Oregon coastline. They migrate south towards their breeding grounds in California and Mexico and then back up to Alaska. If you want to spot a gray whale, you can search yourself, charter a boat, plane or helicopter, or join a tour.

As gray whales move towards their breeding grounds, they travel quickly and they stay about 5 miles offshore. Most travel between December and January and as many as 30 whales pass by each hour.

On their return trip, the whales move much slower. They stay as close as half a mile from shore and you can see them clearly. They typically appear between February and May. About 200 whales also stay on the Oregon coast between June and November. Almost 40 seem to particularly like the Depoe Bay area.

Our Depoe Bay condo rentals at The Village at North Pointe offer spectacular ocean views from every single unit. You can search for water spouts with binoculars from the comfort of your own deck or patio.