Our Boats

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Whale’s Tail Charters offers a fun and exciting way to explore the beautiful Oregon coast! Our low-to-the-water boats are comfortable, quiet, and highly maneuverable, offering an incredible perspective of whales and other marine wildlife along with the stunning coastal scenery.

With a maximum of six passengers on each boat, each tour is a more personalized experience. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating experience of our amazing whales and the beauty of the Oregon coast.

We provide our 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 whales and marine life. We are the first zodiac whale watching boat in Depoe Bay, and have been inspected and approved by the state of Oregon and have all the newest safety equipment.

We operate two RHIB (Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat) boats. We take 2-6 people so there’s no overcrowding, no diesel fumes to smell, we have 360° viewing, it’s quiet, roomy and faster than the larger boats so you get to spend more time around the whales.

Zodiac inflatable boats are the safest and most stable boats in the world today with all the new construction methods, technology and the new designs allowing necessary safety systems to be in place. Because of their safety reputation, inflatable boats are now the standard for use by the military and other agencies because of its speed, maneuverability, and safe stable ride.

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The Whales Tail in Whale Cove

When you first think about it, you might wonder if an inflatable boat is as safe as a larger fiberglass or wood boat. The fact is inflatable boats are just as safe and more stable than larger boats. Inflatable boats are more buoyant because of the inflatable collar or tubes, these inflatable sections help spread the buoyancy out over the entire boat.

One indication that inflatable boats are safe is that they are preferred by the Coast Guard as offshore rescue vessels. The reason the Coast Guard prefers these boats is because they are stable and handle better.

Unlike larger boats, an inflatable boat sits flat on the water and has a low center of gravity. Which means they don’t roll like the larger boats. Another feature is you won’t have to smell diesel fumes; hence, you won’t get seasick.