The Best Locations in Oregon to Whale Watch and When [MAP]
Have you ever been whale watching?
It's a pretty amazing experience. And the Oregon Coast is known for wonderful whale watching. Did you know that people from all over the world visit to learn all they can about Gray whales?
Some months for whale watching in Oregon are better than others.
Prime Spring watching runs from the end of March through June.
The Gray whales travel north toward Alaska. Summer and Fall are awesome for watching Oregon's resident Gray whales close to shore. Approximately 200 whales stay close to Oregon's coast during the summer.
From June through November, the central coast is THE HOT SPOT to watch.
According to a release:
Oregon State Parks celebrates the migration twice per year during Whale Watch Weeks in late December and late March. The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at 24 whale watching sites, ready to help visitors see and learn about migrating and resident Gray whales.
You can learn more about Oregon Whale Watch Weeks here.
The above locations are watching sites staffed with volunteers to answer your questions and help visitors see and learn more about migrating and resident Gray whales.
How many people are into whale watching?
In 2021, the volunteers from the above locations alone spoke with over 52,000 whale watchers from all around the world. Whale watching looks like a cool hobby, doesn't it?