Want to learn about our local resident gray whales and the history of Depoe Bay? Here you can experience transiting the world’s smallest navigable harbor and unique narrow harbor entrance. Hop aboard the Whales Tail for an exciting and thrilling ride to see gray whales and other marine life. Because we are faster than the larger boats you actually get to spend more time with the whales. Our trips are fun, informative and interactive, and our Owner/Captain Gary is dedicated to making your whale watching and wildlife trip an experience of a lifetime.

The Whales Tail was the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon coast. The Whales Tail is a ridged hull zodiac style boat specifically designed for marine mammal viewing, our high-speed whale watching tour is the fastest, most comfortable way to view the ocean’s most spectacular and magnificent animals. The Whales Tail offers the ultimate in comfort, safety and performance and was designed for whale watching and is equipped with the latest navigational, communication and safety equipment and has been inspected by the state of Oregon.

The Whales Tail provides passengers with the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, first class vessel, the highest possible safety standards and added value from an on-the-water education of not only whales and marine life but navigation and boat handling. We emphasize science and conservation while maintaining a fun and professional atmosphere. The Whales Tail is dedicated to ensuring that your time spent whale watching with us is the highlight of your vacation. We pride ourselves on our level of excellence in customer service and seamanship. So sit back and enjoy as we take you on the ultimate whale watching adventure!

From there we will spend the next 1 to 1 1/2 hours familiarizing and educating you on not just whales but the entire marine eco-system. We take the time to show you all of the wonders of the sea and ensure that your trip is not only exhilarating but also educational. While we journey out to find the whales, you’ll have the opportunity to see a diverse marine ecosystem, including harbor porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles, seals and sea otters. Learn about our local resident whales, such as Scarback who I first saw in 1985 off Newport, Oregon while doing research on Oregon State’s University research ship Wecoma.

This is a great way to enjoy the natural wonders and spectacular wildlife that lives off the shores of the Oregon coast. We live in a unique part of the world where Mother Nature provides us with abundant sea life; see these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. This is all about making memories for the entire family.

Make your Reservation’s now and see who’s watching you!

Whales Tail @ (Dockside Charters)

270 Coast Guard Dr.

Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341

GPS Coordinates: Lat. 44°48.552 N, Long. 124°03.564 W

Phone: 541.765.2545

Toll Free: 1.800.733.8915