Win a South Coast Whale Watching Experience!

Whale Watching with South Coast Tours and one night's lodging at the Wildflower Inn

Adopt a whale by 12/31/22 to be entered into a drawing to win a free one night’s stay at the Wildflower Inn, located in Gold Beach, Oregon and a trip for two to go whale watching with South Coast Tours in Port Orford. Each whale adopted is another chance to win!

Hotel accommodations and tour are subject to availability at time of booking, so please book ahead. Lodging and tour certificates must be redeemed in 2023.

Adopt a Whale!

Do you love gray whales as much as we do? Would you like to help our team continue to do the work we’re doing? Consider adopting one of the gray whales profiled on this website!

Select the whale(s) you’d like to adopt along with your name and email address. Upon hitting the “submit” button you’ll be taken to our secure foundation donation page where you can complete the adoption process.

Your adoption fee will be a donation to the GEMM Lab in the Marine Mammal Institute at OSU to support our research and outreach activities, including this website, gray whale photo-ID matching, and distribution of our research findings to various groups to improve understanding and management of gray whales in Oregon waters.

Along with our sincere gratitude, you’ll also receive an adoption certificate for each whale that you select as well as the name of your choice (yours or a dedication/gift) posted under “Friends” on that whale’s profile page.

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Select the whale(s) you'd like to adopt:
Each whale adoption is $50 USD.
How would you like your name to be displayed on the whale profile(s) that you have adopted?
Your email address will be used for sending your adoption certificate(s) as well as linking your selected whales to your payment via the OSU Foundation portal.