Later in December and Early January is a great time for whale watching on the Oregon Coast. This is typically when the numbers are highest during the whale migration. (again in March and April) For the guests of Lincoln City Beach Retreats you will be able to sit right at the window, grab those binoculars and watch to your heart’s content. The easiest way to spot them is to watch for the spray of water from their blowhole. This is best when the sea is calm and you don’t have a lot of white caps. Once you know their location you can then focus your binoculars in the general vicinity for a closer view. If you would prefer a more up close experience I might suggest taking a short trip down to Depoe Bay (10 miles south on 101) and booking a trip on a whale watching boat.
All along the coast during the height of the migration (December 27-31, March 19-26) you will find “Whale Watching Spoken Here” sites (map) with volunteers that can help you observe this natural phenomenon. This program is sponsored by Oregon State Parks. Locations with guides close to Lincoln City include the Inn at Spanish Head and Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint.
What are you waiting for… Book your visit to the Oregon Coast for a Whale of a time!