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The Dory Boats of Pacific City

Pacific City Dorymen

For more than 100 years Pacific City is home to a unique Dory Fleet. There are over 300 vessels that call Pacific City their home port. These flat bottom boats are pushed into the ocean right off the sand on Pacific City beaches. Watch them launch into the sea in the early hours (around 5am typically) and wait for their return after their days catch (sometimes 10am sometimes 1pm!). The Dory boats are completely tide and weather dependent. Please respect our Dorymen by watching for parking signs and keeping the Dory side of the cape (the right-hand side) free and clear so they can safely land and launch. Try a Dory charter if you are interested in a firsthand experience. Learn more on the official Dorymen Association Website.