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Tradewinds Charters

Highway 101, Downtown, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-765-2345
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Fantastic !

Brilliant ! Cannot be faulted. Everything information wise was available and the whole trip was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maria W
via mobile
Great Whale Watching Trip

We went out for a hour long whale watching trip. We can across 3-5 different whales. We followed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Centerville, Utah, United States
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Highway 101, Downtown, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-765-2345
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant ! Cannot be faulted. Everything information wise was available and the whole trip was well organised and safe. We saw many whales and quite close up too so it was everything we expected and more !

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out for a hour long whale watching trip. We can across 3-5 different whales. We followed them down the coast as they feed. Captain was great at giving information about what we were looking at, what the conditions were under the water that...More

Thank centervilleGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an enjoyable afternoon watching whales in the Depoe Bay Area with tradewind charters. I chose this company since they use a larger boat with little chance of splash so that I could bring my DSLR on board. The trip was good. We could see...More

Thank Devesh D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This company will not go out in more than 57 foot of water. Very poor Captain of the Kimberly Ann. Captain not very agile or quick at all to gaff keeper Ling Cod. Fished us in kelp beds never a 1/4 mile off shore ranging...More

Thank basspro6401
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the past I have avoided Tradewinds Charters because of the steep flight of steps down to the boat. Dockside Charters was fully booked so I went out with Tradewinds. We were on Mr Max. The journey over the bar was uneventful. We were soon...More

Thank tsc1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and almost always go on whale watcing trips when we visit the Oregon Coast and we always go with Tradewinds Charter. This time it was not as warm or sunny , so we de3cied to go anway and though it was quite cold...More

Thank Cheeks46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The change to go out on the ocean and get "close" to whales is an exciting trip. Less than a miles from the shore we spotted our first whale. When it dove the captain turned the boat around and followed and we were close by...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about the staff at Tradewinds. We were on the road trying to plan our whale watch and we were in and out of service areas. The staff reached out to us when service dropped and gave us many options...More

Thank kblkmw
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Took my three sons on a crabbing excursion. Was a lot of work but we came home with our limits of crabs and good memories.

Thank Darin N
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The boat was fine, not a lot of seats, but that is to be expected on a small boat. We did get to see a whale, though it was from a distance. Tip: If you can ask to get on at the dock, the stairs...More

Thank Steve Y
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10 June 2017|
Response from Widlfire | Reviewed this property |
I just checked on tradewinds depoe bay and found a scrolling list of what they were catching. Their phone number is 541-445-8730 for more details. Hope you have a fun time and don't get seasick!
20 March 2017|
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Response from gonzotravelor | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. At this time Fish and Wildlife has not given dates for this fishery. In previous years this has been quite slow and possible may not have a season then. The best fishing may be Rock fishing... More