A gray whale sighted on a Newport whale watching outing.Every year, countless visitors make their way to Newport to enjoy a coastal retreat. This Oregon town is filled with endless adventures, which means you’ll never run out of things to do during your stay at The Embarcadero Resort. While there is always something new to discover, there are some outings that every visitor to Newport should experience at least once, and one of the top ones is whale watching. 

When Is Peak Whale Season?

There are two different peak whale-watching seasons in Newport. The first occurs in the winter from around mid-December through mid-January. The second takes place from late February through May or June in the spring. These seasons line up with whales’ migratory patterns as they travel to and from Oregon’s shores to Mexico’s warmer waters. 

However, you can also spot the animals during the summer and fall. This is when resident gray whales get closer to shore to feed. This means you have several chances to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures. 

The Best Ways to Go Whale Watching

You have several options when planning your whale-watching adventures, including guided tours and on-land viewing spots.

Guided Tours

Guided excursions are great for those looking to get a closer look at the whales that call these waters home. Marine Discovery Tour offers a two-hour cruise led by naturalist guides who will teach you about the animals you see. While Newport Tradewinds is known for its fishing charters, they also offer year-round whale-watching tours.

Viewing Locations

If you’d rather remain on dry land, there are several spots known for whale sightings near our Newport hotel. These include Yaquina Head and Cape Perpetua State Scenic Area. Another fantastic option is the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay. Here you can learn about whales by talking with the staff and volunteers before using the provided binoculars to see if you can catch a glimpse of one. 

Discover New Adventures near The Embarcadero

The living space of a Newport resort room to unwind in after going whale watching.Whether your upcoming visit is your first or fifth time staying at The Embarcadero Resort, there is always something new to do. On this trip to Newport, go on a whale-watching excursion. You’re sure to make memories with the ones you love most while searching for these beautiful creatures.

No matter what adventures fill your days, rest easy knowing you have a cozy place to call home. Our coastal Newport resort has everything you could want on an Oregon getaway. Our spacious and comfortable accommodations are the perfect place to rest up for another day of fun. Treat yourself by booking one of our suites, which comes with a fully-equipped kitchen. Call 541-265-8521 to learn more about our resort and its amenities or ways to save on your stay.