Spring Whale Watching in Yachats Oregon
Adobe Resort located in Yachats Oregon is a great place for a refreshing retreat from everyday life. Our resort is nestled between the lush forested mountains of the coast range and the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean. Yachats’ beaches are perfect for clam diggers, fishermen, and watching the most dramatic surfing in the world during the months of December- February. One of the most popular things to do while in Yachats though is to whale watch!
An estimated 18,000 whales make their way past these shores. Mostly gray whales but also a few other species. Gray whales grow up to 50 feet and can weigh 80,000 pounds. If you’re lucky, you may get to experience a gray whale spouting through its blowhole. This sometimes happens if they’re close to shore, and there’s nothing like hearing the giant hiss of water. Grays dive for three to six minutes, then re-emerge to blow three to five times. It is spectacular.
While late December is often the peak of the migration, it doesn’t all happen during one month. Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims by around the end of March and we watch the northbound whales all the way until June. From June to mid-November whales fee along our coast. We don’t see hundreds of whales during this time but we see plenty of whales each day.
The Adobe Resort is right on the ocean’s edge. So while we don’t have a whale-watching program on our facility it is not uncommon to spot a whale from our ocean shore. With plenty of whale watching in Yachats you will also experience sea lion caves, fishing, crabbing, hiking trails, and sightseeing galore. Our Resort is the ideal place to experience all the wonders on the Pacific Ocean. With amazing beaches and amenities, you will never miss the wonders that Yachats Oregon has to offer.