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Address: Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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I can mark this off my bucket list!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW 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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Sheridan, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I first went out on a whale watching trip with Carrie Newell on Labor Day 2013 and my life has never been the same. I knew I loved nature but was not feeling a part of the natural world. Carrie's excitement and call to the gray whales to come to the boat amazed me as wild 45 ton cetaceans from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We took the whale watching excursion with Carrie in December 2014. We saw at least eight whales and one gray whale breach. It was an amazing sight. The boat was very comfortable. The best thing about the whole trip was Carrie's enthusiasm and her knowledge and passion for what she does.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We followed the advice of other travelers and signed up for a whale watching excursion, with a special request for Carrie's boat. Undoubtedly the other guides with the Whale Research EcoExcursions are excellent, but a trip with Carrie is something we'll remember for the rest of our lives. We were fortunate to get good weather and we saw a dozen... More 

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Damascus, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Carrie shares her expansive knowledge of the whales with ease and the right amount of eagerness. Her dog spots them and I learned quickly to sit right by the dog and look in the direction he was looking. Great adventure. Eager to go again.

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Lacey, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I had an amazing time on Carrie's boat. We are dog lovers so to have Kita in our boat finding the whales with us was AMAZING. We saw a total of 11 whales on our trips (went September 15th). We had a few close encounters too! This whale watching trip made our vacation at the beach!

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It is very obvious that Carrie is passionate about whales and her passion is infectious. We booked a 1.5 hour tour for 8 am. You may have to be prepared to be a little flexible. Carrie contacted us at 7 am that morning to say she was delaying the trip by a half hour due to the tide. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our first ride in a Kodiak. Our captain, Carrie, made sure we saw lots of whales blowing, feeding and fluking. She was very knowledgeable about whales. Carrie had blankets for everyone on the boat. Was the best day.of our vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to the whale museum as a side trip and found out that they also did whale watching tours! If you have the time I would recommend signing up for the whale watching trip it was well worth the money and wait. We had a very personable captain that loved explaining and teaching us things all about whales, sea... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What a fantastic experience! Carrie is very knowledgeable and also a lot of fun. We saw 4 whales on just a one-hour trip. She knows them all so we "met" them by name! As the website says you really do not get wet or seasick in the Zodiac, and her dog (who accompanied us on the boat and sat on... More 

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