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Marine Discovery Tours

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345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4509
+1 541-265-6200
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I've never seen a live crab up close

It was a great two hours. You can sit inside or be out on the deck. The waves on the ocean part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Never wanted to get off the boat.

This was an amazing experience for my wife and I. It was full of whales, crabs fishing, porpoise... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Welcome aboard Marine Discovery Tours - Oregon's #1 Whale & Sea Life Cruise! Whether you're traveling solo or with a group, we'd love to share our "Floating Adventure" endorsed by the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Teams of professional and friendly captains and naturalists tell stories that range from gray whales and other coastal sea life to the seasons of Oregon's largest fishing fleet! Fun activities await, as "volunteer deckhands" help with catch and release crabbing, plankton pulls with microscope viewing and navigation lessons. We are local experts who are passionate about delivering a fun, safe activity - you can count on our captain's seasoned knowledge to find the calmest routes on our ocean, bay and river ecosystems. We specialize in marine education field trips for over 7,000 students, annually. Tour groups love our "stretch limo" vessel with a heated cabin for all, seating and complimentary coffee and tea! We're happy to offer exclusive charters for Special Events from reunions to Celebrations of Life/Ashes at Sea - take over the Discovery as your own! Our cruise season is March - October - advance reservations are always a good idea!
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab traps” (7 reviews)
“boat ride” (6 reviews)
“crab pot” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4509
+1 541-265-6200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great two hours. You can sit inside or be out on the deck. The waves on the ocean part of it were exciting (never felt in danger at all) and we saw four whale sittings. We put out to crab pots and...More

Thank MidwestEmptynester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience for my wife and I. It was full of whales, crabs fishing, porpoise and a wonderful crew. They narrated the whole trip and even let you drive the boat and hold crabs if you want! I would have paid to...More

Thank Adam s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tour for young children adults and oldies but goodies.The crew knew thier jobs which made our trip so enjoyable. We had a brief but accurate safety meeting and were told the sea was a bit choppy, then they told us where to...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As part of our Trafalgar tour, we went on a two hour cruise out into the ocean and bay looking at sea life. We saw a few whales, many sea lions and countless birds. The boat was handled by a very professional crew. Part of...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have been on a few whale watching boats, but this was so much more. Don't think that you are going to spend all of the two hours out at sea. But I will say that you will have fun, and they will give you...More

Thank dkrug10042
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a fantastic experience! We called the day before to book a two hour whale and sea life tour the staff was so very friendly and helpful. We arrive to find out that we would be a part of a rather large family reunion group...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was one of our favorite activities of our two week trip to Oregon. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Our kids loved the crab fishing, the sea life viewing - everything. It was not cheap - but it was worth it. If money had...More

1  Thank Nathan B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had some time to kill and decided on a "boat ride". We did not want a "whale sighting boat". We went for the Marine Discovery cruise. We were pleasantly surprised! We got a bayfront tour, a marina tour and and ride onto the ocean....More

Thank Fran F
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Regarding poor reviews -- they clearly state it is the captains decision -- and he will provide a tour of the bay and estuary are if conditions aren't calm or clear enough to go out on the ocean. We had beautiful weather, and the entire...More

Thank cork_777
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The whole family loved this trip. The captain and staff were nice. Everyone enjoyed seeing the humpback whales, and crabbing. The weather was beautiful with low winds and the ocean wasn't choppy. Plus, all of my kids experienced driving the boat!! We recommend everyone to...More

Thank brezidawn
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Questions & Answers
2 June 2017|
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Response from AnchorPierTeam | Property representative |
Thanks for the great question from Colorado and comments by Nancy P! We know that gray whales migrate in the spring, then feed during the summer and fall along Oregon's coast line. We have seen an increase lately with the... More
Sandy S
27 May 2017|
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Response from AnchorPierTeam | Property representative |
Indeed, as one of our nice guests replied - the Discovery has a modern marine "head" - visualize a compact RV. "We never leave home without it"! Looking forward to welcoming you aboard :)
Davan G
1 April 2017|
Response from AnchorPierTeam | Property representative |
Hi - Delighted to hear that you want to visit our spectacular Oregon Coast! We are a perfect family activity... something for all ages to enjoy: Largest passenger vessel on the coast with inside seating in a heated cabin... More