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Whale Research EcoExcursions

Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
541-912-6734
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Depoe Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Carrie, the woman who runs the place, is INCREDIBLY knowledgable and enthusiastic about her work, which made it that much more fun. We had originally planned on going on Saturday, but weather prevented any boats from going out. The next day, Carrie took the time to call us and let us know that there would be a window of good... More

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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Carey is a scientist studying the local grey whales and has become friends with all of them. Her museum explains a lot, and trips in her zodiac are always joy-filled. Her love for and wisdom about these great beings are life-changing.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We really enjoyed our tour with Carrie and her dog Kida. It's a small boat, but not scary. Carrie is very knowledgeable, and Kida is just plain fun. She barks every time she sees a whale spout, and hangs over the edge of the boat until you're afraid she'll fall out. We saw California and Stellar Sea Lions, a Sunfish... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Carrie was an awesome guide, incredibly knowledgeable about whales and extremely personable. We were able to see 5 whales and other wildlife. I highly recommend this to anyone, it's something you won't forget!

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Carrie is a fabulous teacher and committed to her work--and that her passengers have a great time, that they are informed and that they are safe and enjoy themselves. I went out twice and saw whales both times, the second time being the most extraordinary with two whales crossing in front of us. I understand that people are disappointed if... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We came to Depoe Bay from Illinois in the hope of seeing whales and we were not disappointed. We went out with Carrie 4 times in 5 days and saw whales every time. She knows the resident whales so well that she recognizes and has named them. She never chases them, but brings the boat near areas where they are... More

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I tried three separate times to book a tour with Carrie, hearing how wonderful she is. Each time I got up early and had to call multiple times in the morning to see if we were officially going. Each time the trip was canceled. Seriously? I understand small craft advisories, and one time the ocean definitely wasn't safe, but three... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I felt Carrie was so passionate and knowledgeable about her whales. I have gone 3 times in a matter of a few months and each time was great. I saw whales on each trip and had such a great time. Her dog Kida made the trip even more enjoyable as she was so friendly and into searching for the whales... More

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Plover, WI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

What a great experience for my son and I! It was his first gray whale siting up close. So close we could smell it's breath! Whew! Not good, but amazing to be that close. We only saw one whale but we hung out with it for over an hour, watching it spout and dive. It was very close. I only... More

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Fantastic whale watching experience in Depoe Bay Oregon. Zodiac trips accompanied by a wonderful marine biologist Carrie. And Kita, the dog, goes too!!!

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