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Dockside Charters

270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1922
+1 541-765-2545
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A [gray] whale of a time!

Went on a whale-watching trip on the Tacklebuster. The boat departed and returned on time. We saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauren M
Portland, Oregon
Absolutely great!

Hubby gets seasick, but I promised him we wouldn't be in real deep water. Oops! We went out... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Linda C
Moorpark, California
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located on Depoe Bays waterfront right next to the boats just past the coastguard station. public restrooms and plenty of public parking,turn east at Depoe Bay 's only stop lite and follow bay street to the waterfront.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1922
+1 541-765-2545
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a whale-watching trip on the Tacklebuster. The boat departed and returned on time. We saw multiple gray whales fairly close. The 1.5-hour trip was a good amount of time. The price was definitely worth the adventure!

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Hubby gets seasick, but I promised him we wouldn't be in real deep water. Oops! We went out farther than I expected since the whales were farther out that day. About 1/2 or more of the passengers were bending over buckets before it was over...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We have gone fishing with this Charter numerous times and never had a bad experience. The boats are clean and the staff is exceptional . They are always there to assist . Plus our fish limit has always been reached each and every time!

1  Thank Kathleen1924
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We were on The Sampson and had a great whale watching hour. The crew make sure you are comfy (wish the one guy hadn't been smoking tho) and they excel in your enjoyment. Only wrinkle was when we bought our tickets (4 of us) she...More

Thank alexa1
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

At least once a year we go whale watching on the coast. We have gone with Dockside for the last five or so. They have convenient access to the docks, which is easy for people with mobility issues. This year we went for my birthday....More

Thank orcagrrrl2003
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I was sad to find out the trip was canceled, terrified when a call came that it wasn't and even felt worse with the office staff making me feel like a total idiot. I'm sure the guys are great! The office gal will scold you...More

2  Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I lost count of how many whales we saw on our hour long tour. The captain was awesome and very knowledgeable. The deck hand was very good at helping spot whales. We were on the Samson. The boat was very clean and well taken care...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We took their whale-watching tour on the Sampson. With the whales hanging out just outside the harbor in Depoe Bay the boat hardly had to go anywhere, but the captain was skilled at getting close enough to the whales for all to enjoy while keeping...More

Thank AstroDiver
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Captain was excellent and went out of his way to get us on the fish we were looking for. Fished on the Starship will fish this again

Thank basspro6401
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went out with Captain Kain on the Starship. We were treated very well, the Captain was extremely helpful and worked hard to keep us in the fish. The boat was 1 fish short of a full limit, outstanding. Can certainly recommend the Starship and Captain...More

Thank Steve_the_fisher
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Eve-dennis B
13 June 2016|
Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
When my hubby and I went on our trip 2 weeks ago, I Googled "Dockside Charters, Depoe Bay, Oregon." And found the pricing and reservation number on the website. You can click around and find what you're looking for there... More
Mary S
23 May 2016|
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Response from syrahgirl | Reviewed this property |
We stay at the Whale Cove Inn! ⛱
8 April 2015|
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Yes they clean vacuum seal and freeze fish. For a fee but so worth it!