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Whale Research EcoExcursions

Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
541-912-6734
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Depoe Bay
Type: Boat Tours
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There was questionable weather on the day our trip was scheduled. Carrie was fantastic working with us and our schedule to ensure we had a trip out. The wait was well worth it, as we saw three very active whales on our trip. Carries staff was all warm and welcoming, her museum was great, and she is very enthusiastic about... More

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Waco, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We booked an 1 1/2 hour trip and even though it was a cold and foggy day it was an awesome trip! We saw 2 whales and had a very enjoyable trip out. The waves were pretty big but we had no problems and our captain, Joe, did a great job keeping us informed of where to look and pointing... More

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On a previous visit to Newport, we did the Marine Discovery Tour, and while it was enjoyable, we didn't see any whales. However, on this trip, with captain Kevin (Carrie was captaining another boat just ahead of us but she was in constant radio contact with Kevin) we saw about 6-7 whales! We even got fluked! Kevin also took us... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First of all, we've been out in Depoe Bay twice and have yet to see a whale from the zodiac, but it's like fishing...sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But with Carrie(the research scientist), you really don't lose if you miss seeing a whale. She's a kick, loves what she does and has a ton of enthusiasm and info to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Anyone looking for a whale watching trip on the Oregon Coast should look no further than Whale Research EcoExcursions. We went out on a Saturday and had great weather, sun was shining and was a pleasant temperature. On this trip we had Kevin. He is a very capable captain and brings a sense of humor to the trip. He is... More

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Merritt, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to Carrie's on the suggestion of our B&B host, Dian Forbis (An Ocean Paradise Whales Rendezvous B&B). We are so glad she sent us here. Carrie & Kida, her dog & expert whale locator, are great & Carrie is so very knowledgable of sea life. The ride in the Zodiak was such fun & we saw whales! We... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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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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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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