Spring Whale Migration

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The annual spring migration of the California Gray Whale is approaching.   Typically, we will see the whales begin their northbound migration to their summer feeding territories in Alaska in mid March (ish).   They will have their young ones with them so they are often closer to the shore and easier to see during this time.  In the southbound winter migration we will see 20-30 whales per hour pass by... the spring migration has fewer per hour but the migration will extend for multiple months. Oregon Parks does an official whale watch where there will be volunteers stationed along the coast helping visitors understand what they should look for and pointing out whales that are passing by.   Keep in mind that here in Depoe Bay area there is a group of whales that will make this their summer home.  You opportunity to see whales in Depoe Bay is great!!!! We also have a number of great charter companies that take their boats out for short whale watch tours at a reasonable price most of the summer (weather permitting of course).   Plan your trip to the Coast now.   Pacific View lodging has accommodations ranging from studio motel rooms to larger duplexes and single family homes.  Our properties are located in Depoe Bay, Lincoln City and Netarts.  For more information about whale watching you can visit Oregon Parks website