Depoe Bay Oregon may be known as the “World’s Smallest Harbor,” but the full-service fishing charters and whale watching excursions provided by Dockside Charters are anything but small. “We started this business 35 years ago with a business plan to set ourselves apart in the industry by providing a higher level of personal service to our customers,” says owner, Dorinda Goddard.

The impact from COVID-19 has taken a toll on Dockside and the entire fishing industry, but Goddard says they have been fortunate to be able to maintain their staff and payroll and ultimately resume operations under the state and local guidelines. “In some ways, the slow down has given us a chance to reevaluate what is important to us – our community and our team,” says Goddard.

It is through that spirit, and help from the Pass It On Project, that Dockside Charters came up with the perfect way to help people in their community. They are giving away 10 – $100 gift certificates to customers who want to go fishing and enjoy the open ocean for a half day of fun. Additionally, they are donating resources to the Depoe Bay Food Pantry, which has been struggling with the unprecedented need for food among community members who have lost their job. With Columbia Bank picking up the tab, Dockside Charters is doing their part to help the community during rough seas.