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Whale Research EcoExcursions

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234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
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Amazing Ride!

This was our first time ever on a boat in the Ocean, let alone whale watching! I am so glad we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chantelle C
Great time with Captain Al-Best Tour in Town

This is the best tour company option in town by far. As many have said, it is owned and operated by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
krschoen
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Missoula, Montana
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time ever on a boat in the Ocean, let alone whale watching! I am so glad we chose Carrie's Whale Watching for this trip. All the staff (including deck hands and other captains) were so helpful and accommodating. They treated our...More

2  Thank Chantelle C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best tour company option in town by far. As many have said, it is owned and operated by a marine biologist that has done extensive research for many years with the local gray whales (and has written her own book), and Captains...More

Thank krschoen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed the reviews and picked this whale watching company. Initially we went to the museum run by the owner, and watched a video. The owner is a marine biologist, so very knowledgeable. Our trip was cancelled because of weather, but because we had to...More

Thank Terri K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. Captain of our boat took care of us and although a chilly ride, made it entertaining and worth going. Saw whales, sea lions etc...well worth the visit and would do it again.

Thank jlm777
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We loaded the grandson (6 yrs old), niece (61 yrs old) and wife and I into their ex-seal pontoon boat and joined six other guests in a great experience. The first whales were along the shore just outside the bay and were a bit hard...More

2  Thank Ancientjim
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We have been wanting to do the whale watch cruise & having our son come to visit was the motivation to get us out there. We probably went a little too late in the season but still have a great time. The whale museum is...More

3  Thank FliteAttendntParents
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went as a family and everyone loved it. You get to see the whales up close and personal. The tour guide tells you lots of things and makes it fun too. The lady who runs it is a serious researcher and this comes through....More

2  Thank anita3695
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We had been looking forward to our whale watching excursion for months now. We rode with Captain Al out to look for whales and he found us some. We had a great time with him.

1  Thank fencepost
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This was our second trip it was foggy out but within 10 min saw a whale come within 20 ft of our boat the wife and love whale watching on the zodiac boats !!!! and will do it every chance we can get.

Thank Kyle H
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had an incredible time!! Captain Al was knowledge and funny. We saw so many whales and with a little luck and knowing the whales we got to see one whale up close!

Thank Heidi D
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Rick H
22 March 2018|
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Response from krschoen |
I would call to verify for sure, but it seemed she said this morning that they often times travel through until mid-April.
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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
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dogcrazy73
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.
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