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Address: P.O. Box 123, Highway 101, Downtown, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541.765.2345
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Whale watching

I always wanted to see a whale so we booked this trip out on the ocean to find one. The winds wee blowing and the waves were really high. The boat rocked back and forth the whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Everett, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had booked one of the boats 3 months in advance for a private party. Once we arrived, I was told that the boat Captin thought the bar was to rough for the boat. So we were placed on one of the larger boats that happen to hold 15 people and only had 7 people already on it. I pointed... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took a big group (24) out on a tradewinds chart. Our boat was the morningstar and we had a great time. We followed a pair of whales for long period time as they surfaced many times and one of them even breached a total of 7 times. The captain clearly knew what he was doing and kept us well... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I always wanted to see a whale so we booked this trip out on the ocean to find one. The winds wee blowing and the waves were really high. The boat rocked back and forth the whole trip. I got seasick to the point that I couldn't move. I did see the blow hole of a whale but that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Captain/crew were polite and friendly, there were around 9 of us on the boat (The Morning Star). Price for an hour of whale-watching was really good, even if we hadn't seen any whales the boat trip was fun in and of itself. Saw a decent amount of whales, spouts and tails, did get close enough to see the back of... More 

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Portland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We did a tuna trip last summer on the Kadaho. Awesome boat! Unfortunately, the boat was over sold, so we had 16 guys trying to fish. Not enough poles to go around. There were probably 16 poles, but the 6-8 that catch fish are usually on or near the stern of the boat. So we were told to rotate through... More 

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salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have fished with these people since I was 12 years old. John Kennedy was president then, so you know how long ago that was. Their boats are very trustworthy and their skippers are very knowledgeable and helpful. the trip out is very exciting as you have to exit the bay through a very narrow channel1 Good luck fishing!!

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Riviera, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My sister-in-law and I took the 1 hour whale watching trip and it was awesome! Saw lots of whales. Personnel were friendly and informative. Looked like a great company to use for charter fishing as well, as lots of salmon and crabs were being cleaned at the cleaning table as we left.

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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Crew friendly. Seen a whale within the first 5 minutes! Crew pointed out every whale that was spotted.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I went on a half day bottom fishing trip and had a blast! Neither of us had much experience fishing, and the staff was really helpful and fun. We both caught lots of rockfish, and my daughter caught a big ling cod that everyone was admiring! It was great to have them filleted right at the port... More 

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Winnenden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

on the boat getting outside of the bay is the best part, also chasing the whale is so bumpy. At the end we saw whales. But we saw them even better from the shore. The price for a one hour cruise was acceptable. So in total - do it

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