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Whale Research EcoExcursions

#3 of 16 things to do in Depoe Bay Features Animals
234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-912-6734
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Number one thing to do in Depoe Bay

The museum will educate you, and the trip is an adventure. Not only will you see the whales, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carroll, Iowa
Whale watching

This was a memorable part of our trip. Carrie and Dan are knowledgeable, passionate marine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-912-6734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum will educate you, and the trip is an adventure. Not only will you see the whales, but you will hear them as well. It is a once in a lifetime moment.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a memorable part of our trip. Carrie and Dan are knowledgeable, passionate marine biologists who obviously enjoy sharing their passion with others. Kids would love this trip as well. The wonder if nature is something you don't want to miss with these folks...More

Thank Debra N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip! There are so many whales in Depoe Bay and we got to see four up close! It is great going on a tour with an educated tour guide that can teach you about the life and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our trip! Captain Dan was so funny, friendly, interactive, and informative! He kept us laughing, gave us lots of good information about the marine life, and made sure everyone enjoyed themselves. We got to sees gray whale and some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this a week in advance and on her website Carrie says that all trips are subject to weather. The morning of our trip, around 8:30, Carrie texted myself and the other group that was scheduled to go out that day on her 2pm...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

As our booked tour on friday was cancelled due to fog Carrie did everything so we could be on another trip on Saturday. And we were so lucky to see Orcas with their babies crossing the bay. Carrie was a perfect tour guide and gave...More

Thank digitalsun
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went and had a great time with Captain Dan on the 6 passenger zodiac. He was making us laugh while being informative the whole time. Luckily it was a sunny day because we got pretty wet! We were almost instantly greeted...More

Thank Kricket E
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Because of Coast Guard restrictions due to weather and conditions, we were not able to enjoy the excursion. However, I am awarding 5 stars because this is the most amazing group of people because they kept everyone appraised of conditions, acknowleged a change in scheduling...More

Thank elgreco251
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We were in suspense up until the last minute over whether our whale watch tour would be canceled because of weather and choppy waves. After a cancellation on our first day, we rebooked the next day and were hustled down to the wharf for a...More

Thank Melissa77797
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I went there with my oldest son's family from Sweden. The information and video before the actual whale watching was very good and the we had a compassionate lecturer/guide. The group of seven had to be split on two boats but they cooperated so all...More

Thank Kennert A
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Megan S
24 January 2017|
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Response from Clarksheryn | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I'm not sure. There were a few children on another boat (8-12 years old). I'd call to verify. Must be able to wear a child's life vest. It's very enjoyable, staff is amazing& you feel their passion in the service they... More
22 November 2016|
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Response from Bret G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! That is right during the eclipse weekend. The coast will be inundated with visitors. The boats are most likely completely reserved on the 21st.
11 October 2016|
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Response from tdh42 | Reviewed this property |
Depoe Bay has year round resident gray whales. However, the weather on the Oregon coast in December is very iffy. You should check and see if the whale excursions even go out in December.