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Whale's Tail Charters

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80 S Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1950
+1 541-921-1323
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Closer look at whales

We liked this company better because it was worth paying a bit more to be on a smaller boat - you... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Going again next weekend!

We were very apprehensive about the trip, but our captain was so knowledgeable and kind (and we... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
StarlaandBob P
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Whale's Tail Charters is dedicated to ensuring that your time spent whale watching with us is the highlight of your vacation. Our boats provide passengers with the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, seamanship, first class vessels, and highest possible safety standards. So sit back and enjoy as we take you on the ultimate whale watching adventure! Trips and Rates: 8:00am | 10:00am | 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm | Secure Online Booking, 1 Hour $30.00 or 1 1/2 Hour $40.00
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  • Poor2%
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“captain gary” (5 reviews)
“small zodiac” (2 reviews)
“minute tour” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
80 S Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1950
+1 541-921-1323
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We liked this company better because it was worth paying a bit more to be on a smaller boat - you don't have crowds of people (zodiacs only carry 6 people) and it was actually a smoother ride than being on a bigger boat. We...More

1  Thank Staceylace86
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We were very apprehensive about the trip, but our captain was so knowledgeable and kind (and we loved his little doggie!) that we immediately relaxed and had so much fun! It was two days before our 25th wedding anniversary and we can't recommend it highly...More

Thank StarlaandBob P
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Visited haystack rock in cannon beach to see tide pool critters at low tide (a must see) and was talking to bird conservation guy who said there is a whale pod off the coast down in Depoe Bay and if I had time make the...More

Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We went on the noon 1 1/2 hour trip with another couple, almost as soon as we left the harbor we saw a grey whale! The operator worked hard to get us near the whales, but they were being pretty elusive. We saw one tale...More

1  Thank Roddy66
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This small boat was really fun to ride in! The Captain is very knowledgeable about the Bay and all of the wildlife in the area. We saw several whale spouts and got pretty close to some gray whales. We actually heard the spout before we...More

1  Thank hteeman
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had been on this adventure before and saw lots of whales. We decided the kids should experience the fun this time. Wouldn't you know...no whales. That's just the way it goes. The kids still enjoyed the ride, and I must say...More

1  Thank M D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I booked all three trips for one day and came away with some amazing pictures of gray whales and sea lions. Captain Gary was very knowledgeable. As an avid whale watcher, I much prefer the Zodiacs over the usual boats because you're closer to the...More

2  Thank kalefiend
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I booked an hour and a half whale watching excursion with Captain Gary. It was a 6 man Zodiak boat. We loved our experience. Gary was a great skipper and we saw many whales. It was one of the most thrilling experiences...More

2  Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I must admit I was a little apprehensive boarding the Zodiak craft for the 90 minute tour. However, there was way less motion and rolling than on larger boats I have experienced. We immediately saw Gray Whales almost right out of the channel. Our guide...More

2  Thank mabeez
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This smaller Zodiac ride was definitely an initimate way to experience the the bay, since you are right on the water & feel all the swells. Skipper Gary putted the craft out past the buoy and found a young whale he was familiar with almost...More

2  Thank Nadine T
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