Discussion in 'Oregon' started by Berlinfg, Apr 25, 2011.
Whale watching season is between December and January (winter), and March and May (Spring).
Best spots for whale watching will be look outs with lighthouses, though there are many other on-shore spots to go to. Having said this, the most numbers of sightings are found in Neahkahnie Mountain on the north coast and Yaquina Head on the central coast top the list.
What to bring with you for a whale watching trip are wind-proof parkas, gloves, wool socks and a warm hat since weather can get stormy. Oh don't forget to bring a pair of binoculars.
The Cape Perpetua area is incredible, from Devil's churn to the giant spruce trail. You can check out tide pools and awesome forest trails. The best view of the coast is at the top, there is a stone structure on a trail you can overlook the pacific coast.
There is a whale watching center in Depoe Bay, hey track whale sitings all day long. If there is not one visible in the bay there, you can take one of the tour boats out where there is a family of whales. But ask if they are seeing the whales, I had a friends come out and take the tour and the whales were not there.
Morning light (with the sun at your back) is often helpful for spotting blows. Afternoon light reflects off the water and makes viewing difficult.
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