Top Tips for Planning a Whale Watching Getaway to Bella Beach Resort in Depoe Bay

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Spring is one of the best times to witness the majestic migration of whales on the Oregon Coast. Depoe Bay is known not only as the Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast… it’s also one of the best places in the world to witness these magnificent mammals.

Booking the right accommodations for your whale watching adventure is key and location is so important. Tucked in above a stunning stretch of coastline just outside of “downtown” Depoe Bay is the much-loves seaside community of Bella Beach. Offering Nantucket-style cottages with inviting front porches, community green spaces and on-property amenities including a playground, community fire pit and French-inspired café, Bella Beach is a favorite destination when planning a trip to Depoe Bay. Meredith Lodging has an extensive collection of Bella Beach vacation rentals ranging in size and price.

Ready to book your Bella Beach Whale Watching getaway? We want to help you plan a day to remember and have put together an itinerary full local favorites not to be missed.

A stop at Left Coast Coffee will have you wide awake and alert for whale spotting! Choose from a wide assortment of craft made coffee, espresso drinks, teas, smoothies, and freshly baked pastries.

There are many whale watching tours to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites:

For a fun and educational experience, we recommend Whale Research Eco-excursion.You can look forward to seeing giant whales, seals, sea lions, and seabirds on these expert-led excursions.

Since 1938, Tradewind Charters has been providing premier charters for whale watching, bird watching, and sportfishing. Known for their friendly and knowledgeable crew, and modern, fully equipped vessels, we guarantee you will have a fun, safe and memorable experience.

Dockside Charters, Inc. offers whale watching tours on their comfortable 50-foot Delta charter boats, which include heated cabins, restrooms, and indoor and outdoor seating. This charter service can also accommodate large groups, perfect for family get-togethers!

Prefer to stay on land? Head to the large viewing deck at The Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. This facility is perched on a seawall, providing expansive ocean views, perfect for spotting whales. Park staff and volunteers are always eager to answer your questions, and will gladly help you spot whales, seals, and other marine life.

Interested in learning more about whale watching and other fun activities available in Depoe Bay, check out Discover Depoe Bay.

After an exhilarating whale watching experience, head to Beach Crest Brewery for some brews and bites, and toast to a day to remember.

Ready to book your whale watching vacation? You can view our entire Bella Beach/Depoe Bay Vacation rental collection online, or call our friendly Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay.

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