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Address: 80 S Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1950
Phone Number: +1 541-921-1323
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Whale's Tail Charters is dedicated to ensuring that your time spent whale...

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!

Join us at Whale's Tail Charters in Depoe Bay for an exciting and thrilling ride to see gray whales and other marine life. Our trips are fun, informative and interactive, and our Owner / Captain Gary is dedicated to making your Oregon coast whale watching trip an experience of a lifetime.

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Captain Gary was the best

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Caldwell, Idaho
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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of my life. We will book again with Gary when we come to the coast... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Gary was very personable, and knowledgeable about the area, Whales and sea life in general.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

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 right away, breaching & putting on quite a show. Later we observed a pair of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Justin and I were in the bay last week for our honeymoon, and decided to take a trip with Gary on the Zodiak. We are so glad we did!! We had a wonderful time, and got pretty close to some beautiful whales. We definitely have recommended you guys to family and friends. And look forward to taking another trip with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We did the 90 min tour. Saw the same whale several times but no others. Had a very nice guide. Would do it again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We had a good time with Captain Larry. The whales were being a little elusive, but we did find them. The pelican provided the comic relief. Check the information for migration times and weather conditions. It is worth the trip.

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Federal Way, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Fun! Head out into the Pacific on a Zodiac boat with your pilot Gary in hopes of seeing whales. We happened to hit the ocean on a day when it felt like being on a lake and saw a whale. What a great way to spend 90 minutes while on the Oregon coast in Depoe Bay. Check out Whale's Tail... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Gary our captain was awesome! Friendly &knowledgeable and we saw a breaching baby and a few swimming adult whales - it was a rough windy and foggy day but he kept us safe and my 8yro son was amazed! Great tour and great people to deal with !

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

At first we weren't sure if we would be going out since it was foggy, windy and the water choppy. We decided to have a go. We did have whale sightings and I could see that our Captain loved what he was doing. He was extremely informative on the different types of whales in the area. This was our first... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The Whale's Tail is a wonderful whale watching experience. We have been whale watching in many other areas and this was the single best experience. Gary is a great skipper and guide, knowledgeable and competent. Kit, who handles the reservations, was so kind and accommodateing when we had to make changes because our daughter was ill. Most places would have... More 

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