People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon’s shores all year long although some months are better than others.
Spring whale watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we can see north-bound whales all the way until June.
Summer & Fall bring whales that feed along our coast from June to mid-November. We typically don’t see hundreds of whales during this time but we consistently see between 5 and 15 whales every day.
Spring 2018 Whale Watch Week will be March 24th – 31st. Some of the best places to view whales around Waldport include:
-Yaquina Head Lighthouse ( 33 miles north of Owlhaven)
-Don Davis Park in Newport (22 miles north of Owlhaven )
-Cape Perpetua Turnout south of Yachats (19 miles south of Owlhaven)
-Cook’s Chasm just south of Yachats (21 miles south of Owlhaven)
-Sea Lion Caves Turnout near Florence (36 miles south of Owlhaven)
Thanks goes to the Whalespoken website for this information.