Spring Break Means ‘Whale Watch Week’

Whale Watch Weeks Announced!

The Spring 2018 Whale Watch Week will be March 24th – 31st. Spring 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 watch the north-bound whales all the way until June.

The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during the two official watch weeks. Our official Whale Watch Weeks typically take place during the last week in March. For more than 30 years, our trained volunteers have helped visitors watch whales at sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast.

We definitely know whale watching. Learn more about whales at the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay year round, or join us at any of our locations during the Whale Watch Weeks for an amazing display of ocean life!

So bring your binoculars for a chance to see gray whales passing by the Oregon coast during Whale Watch Week, March 24-31. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 designated whale watch sites along the coast from 10 am to 1 pm daily – including the Neahkahnie Mountain overlooks along Highway 101 – to help visitors learn about the whales’ migration and feeding habits and offer tips on how to spot them. A map of the watch sites is available online at www.whalespoken.org.