We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dockside Charters

Features Animals
Open Now: 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 5:30 am - 6:00 pm

Dockside Charters
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (128)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab”(24 reviews)
“fish”(86 reviews)
“captain david”(7 reviews)
Oregon coast Premier Charter fishing and Whale Watching. Rockfish, Ling Cod, Salmon, Halibut, Tuna. Located on Depoe Bays waterfront right next to the boats just past the coastguard station. Public restrooms and plenty of public parking, turn east...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 5:30 am - 6:00 pm
See all hours
270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1922
+1 541-765-2545
Reviews (262)
Filter reviews
261 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews crab fish captain david whale watching deck hand ling cod great captain these guys professional staff charter company filet nice boat highlight of our trip oregon coast great price see whales sea bass
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 261 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went out today with James Pederson on the Triumph. We had a group of 5, and the weather was great. Captain James runs a great boat, works tirelessly to make sure we all had a great time. His knowledge, and commitment to making sure we...More

Thank rodneyrobbins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Captain and deck hand were both fantastic. Caught crab and limited on rock fish. Couldn’t have been a better day.

Thank KenDaugherty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On September 30th my husband and I was honored to be hosted by Captain Dave and deck hand/bait boy Nick on the boat Hot Pursuit. Each of them greeted all 13 guests by asking our names and shaking our hands welcoming us. During the 5...More

Thank Terri A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the whale-watching tour yesterday & it was the best forty bucks we’ve ever spent! Saw some magnificent whales & took some incredible photos! The Captain & Crew were friendly & knowledgable. The boat (Tacklebuster) was clean & we were able to move around...More

Thank Getaway526408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this place we got to see a lot of whales and we able to get some great pictures of the whales the staff was very friendly and helpful

Thank GarylBrittenJr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on the one hour whale watching tour. The whales are close to shore so we started seeing whales just outside the harbor. We saw so many whales, some very close to the boat (close enough to smell their breath). It...More

Thank rntraveler2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know you may be hesitant on the price. I was skeptical if there would be enough time to see any wildlife while on this short one hour boat ride. Depoe Bay is the whale watching capitol for a reason! These captains know where the...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kain Crawford Captain of the Starship is amazing! He got us into the fish so quick we had our limit in a couple of hours! We also got some awesome crab and saw some whales in the process! This was an amazing trip! We will...More

Thank Ahogie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not fond of boats but we wanted to see some whales so off we went. It was so fun to see the whales spouting and breaching. Lars and Shad were great at spotting whales and trying to get us fairly close. Price was very...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I always use Dockside Charters for our whale watching tours during vacation. They are very nice and well priced. The boat is large and the captain and first mate are very friendly and more than happy to answer questions. We look forward...More

Thank Rachel L
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Travelodge by Wyndham Depoe Bay
444 reviews
.65 km away
Four Winds Motel
50 reviews
.84 km away
Whale Cove Inn
403 reviews
2.64 km away
Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort
415 reviews
3.56 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 36 nearby restaurants
Tidal Raves
1,966 reviews
.74 km away
Bay View Thai Kitchen
184 reviews
.18 km away
Pirate Coffee
177 reviews
.97 km away
Gracie's Sea Hag
1,296 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 20 nearby attractions
Whale Research EcoExcursions
214 reviews
.17 km away
The Whale Watching Center
88 reviews
.26 km away
Ainslee's Salt Water Taffy
75 reviews
.27 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
28 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, whale watching is a year round event at Depoe Bay. I am sure you could book a tour by calling Dockside Charters.
Tracie B
25 February 2018|
Response from Kathleen1924 | Reviewed this property |
I would go to their web sites they post updates. We also call the week we are planning on going out. They are very helpful !
14 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