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Whale Research EcoExcursions

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Address: 234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number:
+1 541-912-6734
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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174 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 when necessary and were right quick to make very attempt to make the excursion a... More 

Thank elgreco251
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 noon takeoff in iffy weather. As we left, another boat tipped Captain Dan to the... More 

Thank Melissa77797
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 of us got to see a whale.

Thank Kennert A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 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 we would follow one another. You aren't on a big boat, you go out on... More 

Thank wineshells
Bloomfield, KY
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 and one humpback and were "fluked" by the humpback-all within 10 yards from the boat.... More 

1 Thank HustonsBloomfield_KY
Oshkosh, WI
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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! Also, the Zodiac boats are great fun to ride in! This was a highlight of... More 

1 Thank L H
College Station, Texas
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 tour. We went in October but will definitely visit again in the summer

2 Thank cpalit
Boulder, Colorado
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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, funny and very knowledgeable. What a great day...

2 Thank kylabaird1
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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. We met Carrie and her enthusiasm made us even more excited to see the whales.... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 work and passion (Carrie) is whales, does an excellent job of preparing you on what... More 

1 Thank Dennis G

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