Winter on the Oregon Coast: Wildlife, Scenery, Storm Watching and Lighthouses
Winter in Oregon is a stunning time of year. See why as you observe seals and sea lions, learn about coastal ecology and storm-watch while enjoying breakfast at a historic lighthouse.
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Program No. 8238RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience the rugged beauty of the central Oregon coast in the winter, when Mother Nature pounds the coast with thrilling surf and lashing winds. Discover three lighthouses on the Oregon coast, historic structures that are all the more important in the winter weather, and hear their legends and stories. Learn about Oregon’s wildlife on cliffs high above the great Pacific and in temperate rain forests.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile per day on gravel pathways with gentle slopes. Optional additional walks to lighthouses.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Observe seals, sea lions and seabirds, and visit the spectacular Oregon Coast Aquarium.
  • Enjoy a fantastic seven-course gourmet breakfast served at Heceta Head Lighthouse Keeper’s House.
  • Experience the dynamics of ocean and weather from the comfortable vantage point of your resort’s large windows overlooking the surf.
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Nancy Fitzpatrick
Nancy Fitzpatrick is the Executive Director of the Salmon and Albacore Tuna Commission. She has a teaching degree but followed husband Mike as he began commercial fishing for salmon in a dory boat in Pacific City, Oregon. Nancy began working for the Oregon Salmon Commission in 1989 and the Albacore Commission in 2006. She currently represents both commercial fisheries through promotion, education, communication and research. She and her husband live in Lincoln City, OR.
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