University of Oregon

Traveling to OIMB

By land (in your own car): Take Highway 101 to Coos Bay or North Bend. Follow signs to “Ocean Beaches”, “Charleston”, or “Sunset Bay”. Charleston is approximately eight miles from Coos Bay. As you enter Charleston, cross the South Slough bridge and turn right on Boat Basin Drive. OIMB is approximately one-half mile on the left at 63466 Boat Basin Drive. Driving from Eugene takes two-and-a-half hours. Driving from Portland takes about five hours.

By air (Southwest Oregon Regional Airport): Service to North Bend is provided by United Airlines via San Francisco).
A cab from the airport to the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston costs about $15-20. Call Yellow cab (541) 267-3111 to arrange.