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As of September 9, 2013 the Depoe Bay Whale Center will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM until 4 PM. The Whale Center will be open daily starting Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
Park rangers are ready at the Whale Watching Center to answer your questions and help you spot gray whales. Located along the seawall in scenic Depoe Bay, the center is a perfect spot for you watch whales as they blow, dive, spyhop and breach.
Whale watching takes place almost year-round on the Oregon Coast. The whales migrate past on their way to and from the waters off Alaska and Mexico. We watch whales in the winter from mid-December through January. Spring watching begins in March with the peak near the end of the month and finishes in June with mothers and babies traveling north. Summer brings whales that feed along our coast from July to mid-November. The center is home to the Whale Watching Spoken Here program, which sponsors the winter and spring break Whale Watching Weeks.
2013-2014 Whale Watching Weeks
Winter - December 26th - 31st 2013
Spring - March 22nd - 29th 2014