Oregon Coast whale watching

May 30th, 2007, 06:01 AM
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Oregon Coast whale watching

We're going to the Oregon Coast the week of July 4th. We are thinking of doing a whale wathching tour. What are the chances of seeing a whale on these tours? I know there's some tours in Depoe Bay. Are there any other places that might give us a better chance of seeing a whale? Thanks.
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May 30th, 2007, 07:20 AM
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I think Depoe Bay gives you the best chance of seeing whales- there are some resident whales who stay there all year -
good luck ! Its fun
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May 30th, 2007, 07:29 AM
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The reason you find tours from Depoe Bay is because the year-round resident pod is most often sighted near there. Seasonal migration is done by July 4. You might get lucky and see some that decided not to go to Alaska, but your chances would definitely be better at other times of the year.
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May 30th, 2007, 01:27 PM
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I can't seem to find the migration dates. When do those happen?

Thanks for the help.
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May 30th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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The southbound migration is December - January and the northbound one from March into June.

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May 30th, 2007, 02:24 PM
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We took a good tour from Newport.
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