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Whale Research EcoExcursions

Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
541-912-6734
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Depoe Bay
Type: Boat Tours
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a fantastic time with Carrie and her dog. Her boats are very comfortable with the captains chairs for everyone to sit in. We saw a humpback whale lunge feeding which was amazing. Highly recommend Carrie and her company for whale watching!

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Although there are several options for whale watching in Depoe Bay, taking a trip with a marine biologist on a small boat seemed the best way to go. Included with the trip is admission to the Whale, Shark and Marine Life Museum, which in itself is well worth seeing. We first "met" Carrie Newell on one of the videos shown... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Zodiac boats limit the passengers to 6 people, so it's very personal. The boat trip, by itself, is great- the whales are wonderful! Carrie will get you pretty close to the whales- you can smell them, really. Each person gets a blanket, so you won't get very cold. We were fine in pants, long-sleeve shirt and jacket. There is little... More

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Central Utah
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I decided to go to Depoe Bay for our vacation this year. We decided to include a whale watching trip beyond watching for whale spouts from our condominium. When I researched the options, I saw that Carrie Newell's whale watching rated higher, on average, than the other options. I made reservations a few weeks before our trip.... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went whale watching with Carrie and Kita the dog whilst on vacation in Depoe Bay, saw one Gray whale for the majority of the trip - Morisa - including three tail flutes, breathtaking. Boat very stable, no spray and great to get around quickly. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great trip!

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Corvallis, OR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was advertised as a tour with Carrie, a marine biologist & I guess if we had thought about it we would've realized that there's no way she could conduct 4 tours a day. We had seen her return with a boatload of whale watchers the day before, and the sign in front advertises "Whale watching tours with a marine... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Carrie is wonderful. She has so much knowledge to share. Even though the weather wasn't good, we were unable to see whales, she managed to take us to see two sea lion babies and their Mothers. We will be back for sure.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Joy and I got a discount offer to this vender through Groupon. We enjoyed the museum, though I would certainly not visit Depot Bay just for that. We saw two whales from a distance and smelled whale breath, not a pleasant smell, by the way. And Joy had fun on the boat, not getting even queasy despite the wind and... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The museum was very interesting, the video enlightening and the Zodiac Trip was phenomenal. The weather cooperated and made it a perfect day. Great day for pictures and the skipper helped make them work. Highly recommend this trip and lunch and the Tidal Raves topped it off.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and I were traveling along the coastal highway and decided to stop in Depoe Bay to do some whale watching. I had done a lot of research and knew that Carrie was THE best-- she was actually a big part of the reason we decided to stop in Depoe for the night. We went out on a late... More

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