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Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

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Address: Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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Passionate

Passionate is the word that describes Carrie and her associates. And that comes through on the talks and the boat trips. The weather the day we went out was not the best and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Walhain, Belgium

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Walhain, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Passionate is the word that describes Carrie and her associates. And that comes through on the talks and the boat trips. The weather the day we went out was not the best and the sea was about on the limit for the trip. However, despite the conditions, they went out of their way to find us some whales. We got... More 

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Ten Mile, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The woman running the museum was rather pushy, stating that if we wanted to go on a whale tour, we would have to decide in the next couple of minutes because there was a boat that would be leaving soon. She also stated that there probably wouldn't be another boat tour going out. Once on the boat we chased one... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The whales are like family to them and I learned so much about whales while on this tour. The boats hold up to six people and they provided blankets and jackets so we could stay warm and dry. The museum is a little dated but the employees are so passionate about what they do that you can't help but over... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The museum is excellent and has some things you just don't see any more. My great joy was seeing the skull of a Stellar Manatee. They went extinct years ago so I'm glad Carrie was able to snag the skull. I love all of God's creation, especially the great whales. It was an absolute blast for my wife and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The museum is a little dated and scant, but the tours are reasonably priced and awesome. We saw whales, sea lions, seals and rare birds on our tour. Carrie, our guide is passionate about her work and took great care of us.

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Visalia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Displays are well laid out and have very informative information distributed throughout.Great to follow-up with whale watching tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A lot of people left reviews complaining of how small it is. Yes, it's small,but it's very well organized and has a bit of everything and kids are allowed to touch a lot of things! I would stop by again!

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Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There is some very good information and displays but its a really small museum. It was part of our whale watching tour otherwise I would not have visited.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I enjoy the water and water life. This is a cool place to take kids. I love going to Depoe Bay and watch the whales in the open.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Didn't do a whale tour, just the museum. Rude staff who were more concerned with carrying on side conversation then helping customers. Took about 3 mins to see all. Next visit we will skip this one.

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