The Whales Tail provides passengers with the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, first class vessel, the highest possible safety standards and added value from an on-the-water education of not only whales and marine life but navigation and boat handling. We were the first and original zodiac style whale watching boat on the Oregon coast. We are the only zodiac style whale watching boat in Depoe Bay who has been inspected and approved by the state of Oregon and have all the latest safety equipment. I hope you will join us on a exciting whale watching excursion aboard the “Whales Tail”.
How to Find Us
We are located on the Central Oregon Coast, half way between Lincoln City and Newport, highway 101 passes right through the center of town. Turn east at the only traffic light at the north end of the bridge and follow the road down around to the backside of the bay, past the Coast Guard Station, into the harbor parking lot. Our office is located in the middle of the parking lot right across from the boat docks. “No” stairs to climb to get down to the boat.
The Whales Tail, LLC
270 Coast Guard Dr.
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
GPS Coordinates: Lat. 44°48.552 N, Long. 124°03.564 W
Toll Free: 1.800.733.8915
I recently retired from Oregon State’s University Research Ship “Wecoma” which included scientific research of whales to sampling the bottom of the ocean to name a few. I have over 40 years of going to sea from small boats to large ships and numerous maritime schools.
Here’s some of my Credential’s
Licensed – U.S. Merchant Marine Officer.
Licensed – Master of Steam, Motor or Sailing vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons upon ocean’s.
Licensed – Radar Observer Unlimited / ARPA, automatic radar plotting, Unlimited.
Licensed – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, GMDSS Radio Operator’s License.
Licensed for use of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System radios on board any vessel.
Certificate of Celestial Navigation Ocean’s, Unlimited.
Certificate of Ships Security Officer, Pacific Maritime Institute.
Certification – STCW Endorsement Endorsement attesting the issue of a certificate under the provisions of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, Capacity: Officer in charge of a navigational watch (1600 gross tons upon ocean’s), Proficient in taking charge of Medical Care.
Certification – U.S. Merchant Mariner’s Document Holds the following ratings and endorsements: Engine Room, Medical Care, Lifeboatman, Fast Rescue Boats, and Any Deck Rating upon ocean’s.
Training – Completed Basic and Advanced Maritime Firefighting in compliance with STCW.
Training – Completed assessment in Bridge Team work Procedures, Bridge Resource Management.
Training – Completed Shipboard Safety Training in compliance with STCW.
Training – Completed Person in Charge of Medical Care in accordance with STCW.