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Address: Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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The best for watching whales

Before you get on the boat you watch a video on whales and Carrie's involvement in research. Very interesting and made the actual watching more fun. The boats seat 6. Though we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Before you get on the boat you watch a video on whales and Carrie's involvement in research. Very interesting and made the actual watching more fun. The boats seat 6. Though we saw the same whale several times it was fun. There was a larger boat with watchers near by. We heard the guide telling the passengers that 'several whales... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in whales and/or marine biology, you owe it to yourself to take this trip. We got close enough to the whales to smell their breath. While the smell is horrible, to be that close to a whale is amazing. Kida (Carrie's dog) makes it worth it all by herself. A dog trained to spot whales? You... More 

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Boise, Idaho
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have been on a few watches with other companies, this is by far the best and honestly the only way to go! Even if you don't have a huge whale showing the ride is amazing. Everyone says you must get on Carries boat but I think all the captains are great and you can usually hear Carrie over the... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were told that Depoe Bay has a year round population of whales. We went out as group of three Zodiacs. We found one whale, Ginger, who at least stayed around and made repeated showings which was exciting. We even got to smell whale breath (yuck). We were disappointed that we were not in Carrie's boat since our guide didn't... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was so much more than just watching whales in the ocean due to Carrie, the owner, who just happens to have 4 degrees in the sciences! She told us about the personalities of the whales in such an interesting way that they ceased to be mere giants in the water. All the details made the entire experience unforgettable. We... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family of five had a reservation for the 2pm tour on July 3rd but when I checked in on the 2nd the weather was looking doubtful. The communication was great though and on the 3rd when it looked iffy for the 2pm tour we worked it out easily to take the 1pm tour instead. We only say two whales... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

First thing we did when we got onto the coast was go on a whale watching trip. We watched a movie before the trip and it gave you info about the ocean and whales. Carrie ended up being our guide. We got to see 3 whales and was fluked a few times. The seas were getting rough so we ended... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. We saw whales almost immediately upon entering into the bay and continued to see whales for the entire hour and a half that we were on the water. Carrie is extremely knowledgeable about these whales and we were really glad we were on her boat. The captain of the other boat was... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Although we didn't have Carrie take us out, we went out with Captain Al, who did a great job. He was enthusiastic and we were all amazed at how close the whales came to our boat. I was initially worried about the small boat (I've read Moby Dick), but soon I became comfortable. The seats on our boat were padded... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We saw whales and that's what it's all about isn't it. Not that they can control if the whales appear or not. You do a lot of sitting and waiting for them to come up. We saw two whales. But "Ginger" made many appearances for us. We met Carrie but she was not our boat driver. The guy we had... 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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