Spring Whale Watch Week Begins March 21

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.

Whale-watching enthusiasts will head to the Oregon coast beginning next Saturday for Spring Whale Watch Week.

Each year, the Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at 24 locations spread out on the coast during spring break week, beginning March 21 and running through March 29.

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.

Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteers will be stationed at the 24 designated coastal locations March 21-29 from 10 AM to 1 PM.

You don’t need to go far if you’re in the Manzanita area – the nearby Neahkahnie Mountain Overlooks offer some of the best seats in the house for spotting whales!

For more info on Oregon whales, visit Oregon State Parks

Photo credit: Nadia Gardner