Oregan State Parks wants to make seeing a whale even easier this holiday season

Dec 13 2019, 10:34 pm

If the prospect of going to another winter holiday market, or listening to roving carollers at a Christmas event is making your eye twitch, then we have just the event for you.

Every year, people come to learn and be awed by the magnificent whales that travel along the coast of Oregon. While whales are visible at any time of the year, some months have a noticeable increase visibility, making it your best chance of spotting a whale.


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According to Oregon State Parks, in winter, nearly 25,000 gray whales swim along the coast where they travel south to the warm waters of Baja, Mexico.

Between Friday, December 27, to Tuesday, December 31, you can watch whales along the coast as they migrate.


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Oregon State Parks have the Whale Watching Spoken Here program that places several volunteers at whale watching sites where they help visitors watch various sites.

You can find more information on where exactly to watch whales here, with many a reasonable drive from Portland.

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