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Whale Research EcoExcursions

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234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-912-6734
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Fantastic experience

We loaded the grandson (6 yrs old), niece (61 yrs old) and wife and I into their ex-seal pontoon... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Portland, Oregon
What a great experience!

We have been wanting to do the whale watch cruise & having our son come to visit was the motivation... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Flossmoor, Illinois
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-912-6734
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Reviewed 4 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

1  Thank Ancientjim
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

1  Thank FliteAttendntParents
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

1  Thank anita3695
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
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
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
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We did the whale watching trip with Carrie and it could not have been better. She is knowledgeable and has such enthusiasm for the whales.

1  Thank Rita H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

we had a great experience with Whale research Eco excursions. Our captain L was very kind and he raced pelican to get nice photos of pelicans flying on the surface of the ocean and we saw bunch of whales. I strongly recommend this place. Thanks,...More

Thank Shiv508
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Really enjoyed our trip out on the Zodiac boat and we did get to see some whales. The little video we had to watch first was a bit corny though - reasonably informative but too long. The staff were all really nice, would recommend this...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a terrific time on our whale watching outing! We started out by spending time in the whale and shark museum which was very interesting! Then we watched a short movie where Carrie, the marine biologist, explains what you will be...More

Thank Becky98
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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.