Winter Whale Watching

Whales traveling to Baja Mexico

In the winter, from mid-December through mid-January, the 20,000 whales travel south along the Oregon coast from Alaska to the warm lagoons of Baja Mexico.  Ecola State Park is a great place to view the giant sea mammals.  Learn more about how to spot them!

Whale Watching Week Spring

Spring Whale Watch  

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way toward  Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March. North-bound whales are observed all the way until June.   Spot Gray Whales on their migration north along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer at Ecola State Park.  Visit the Oregon State Parks website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations and volunteer schedules.