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Address: Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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Carrie went above and beyond!

Upon scheduling whale watching by recommendation a month earlier, we requested to go on Carrie's boat as she is the expert on whales and has a passion for sharing her knowledge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Upon scheduling whale watching by recommendation a month earlier, we requested to go on Carrie's boat as she is the expert on whales and has a passion for sharing her knowledge with people. When getting on her boat, there were two too many people for her boat and no one was willing to go on a different boat. We thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We just went on a whale-watching with Carrie. She knows the whales by name and made this experience unforgettable. We saw a few whales. The museum is interesting too....Carrie has a lot of amazing photos for display and sale.... Definitely recommend this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were fortunate to see a family of gray whales where the momma was teaching her baby how to feed. This allowed more viewing time than a blow of water and waiting 3-5 minutes for the next surface. We chose Carrie because of her marine biology background and study. Different than fishing boats filling time for extra profit, Carrie knows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Outstanding day! Lots of whales. Carrie is passionate and knowledgeable! She was focused on us having a great experience! Highly recommend.

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Gresham, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

While watching our instructional video - which was very informative - we were told that there were killer whales out there and so we were hurried out to the boats and managed to see a pod of killer whales, 2 were babies and we got "fluked" - weather was good, and our guide was fun and informed. We were told... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

May 1, 2015 10am - no fault of WREE it was a clear day but windy which made the ocean horrible and sitings impossible. Our male guide made it clear he wasn't the regular guide and stated he would rely on us to point if we saw anything. He drove around a lot but again the swells made it impossible.... More 

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Take note: on the website they claim "Guided By Captain Carrie Newell Professor of Marine Biology" (she is in fact a fully credentialed & accomplished marine biologist) as well as on the large sign out front. Not so much. When I went she was at a conference, and staff also admitted she is often teaching college. So others guide many... More 

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Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I'm sure that Carrie herself offers a great trip, and I know that no one can guarantee whale sightings. But prospective customers should be advised that Carrie doesn't conduct all of the trips, and except for summer, not even most of them. When we boarded the boat, our guide told us that he doesn't know much about whales. He reminded... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My 8-year-old daughter and I were lucky enough to take an ecoexcursion with Carrie and her whale-watching dog this month (April 2015). I cannot recommend this experience more - it was one of the best experiences imaginable. Carrie is so personable and so incredibly knowledgable and able to share that knowledge in a way that a non-scientist (and even children)... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

I have always wanted to go on a whale watching trip and finally did it with Carrie Newell. When Oregon Field Guide went looking for whales, they went with her and so I did, too! Be sure to reserve your space early, as the trips can fill up, often a day in advance, especially with sunny, calm weather. We met... More 

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Address: Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Depoe Bay

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