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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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Because of Coast Guard restrictions due to weather and conditions, we were not able to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
Worth the cold, wet ride!

We were in suspense up until the last minute over whether our whale watch tour would be canceled... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
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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 2 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My cousin and I went on a whale watching excursion in early April and saw some gray whale tails! Dan was our captain and he was absolutely fantastic! The two boats that went out were in constant communication about if they spotted one and then...More

Thank wineshells
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My wife and I and three others had a blast with Capt. Dan and his 6-passenger Zodiac boat. He was extremely knowledgeable of not only the whales but also of other marine life and the history of this quaint town. We saw five gray whales...More

1  Thank HustonsBloomfield_KY
Reviewed 7 November 2016

SO glad we opted to go out with Carrie for whale watching. Her knowledge of the whales is outstanding and her co-pilot, Kida, the whale sniffing dog was an added treat. We saw whales from the moment we left the harbor, and plenty of them!...More

1  Thank L H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Carrie and her crew were amazing. The tour was really nice and we got to see a few whales. They were amazing at spotting them from far away and getting us up close with the whales. Their experience and passion for this shows throughout the...More

2  Thank cpalit
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went whale watching and what an amazing experience. We saw about 10 different whales within 20 feet of our boat. And we were also lucky enough to see a humpback 🐋 whale. Which was a real treat. Dan was our captain and he was kind,...More

2  Thank kylabaird1
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Heard whales sightings were great, so we were lucky to find Whale Research EcoExcursions. It was great, because not only did we see whales, we watched a video starring Carrie and she educated us about gray whales and why they come to Depoe Bay, Oregon....More

2  Thank sbgibbs1
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you are looking for a whale watching experience that will educate you before and during the time on the boat, this should be your choice of tours in Depoe Bay. The time spent watching the video on gray whales from a person who's life...More

1  Thank Dennis G
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Megan S
Are there age requirements for the trips?
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
I am interested in scheduling a whale watching trip on the Zodiac boats. We will be in Depoe Bay Aug 19, 20, and 21, 2017. Please let us know about ANY availability those days. (We have at least 8 people interested; possibly 12-15. We could split up to two different days and times; we don't have to all go together.)
22 November 2016|
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Response from vetteheadracer | Reviewed this property |
Contact Carrie through the Whale Research EcoExcursions website OregonWhales.
Is December a good time to see whales or are they no longer migrating?
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.