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Whale Research EcoExcursions

Address: Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Depoe Bay
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

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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2 reviews
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Black Forest, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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