Cruise along the Oregon Coast and you’ll find one of the Northwest’s best whale watching spots, along with great seafood, French-inspired cuisine, a public house serving Chicago-style pizza and a spot for gemstones and collectibles.
Sights and Events in Depoe Bay
Framed by cliffs and cradling waters brimming with shrimp, the city of Depoe Bay serves as a natural grandstand for whale watching. Tens of thousands of Pacific gray whales migrate along the coast each year; some linger through October. Get tips on how best to view these aquatic giants from experts at the Whale Watching Center.
Depoe Bay is one of the best places on the Pacific Coast to see gray whales, thanks to abundant bull kelp beds filled with the tiny shrimp that whales eat. Take a 1½-hour boat tour with Whale Research EcoExcursions to watch the mammals cavort in the water, spouting or diving, flukes skyward, toward the ocean floor.