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Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

Address: Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Depoe Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Southwest WA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Full of great little tidbits of information, this was a fun diversion from a day of boutique shopping. Plus, you have a great opportunity to duck out of the wind, and view some whales, right from the beautiful window view!

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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great place to learn about the area and history. Very informative regarding whales and the marine life in the area. Must stop! It is also located near the "world's smallest harbor". ;-)

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Carrie happened to be off our boating day, however our experience was still very awesome and highly recommended. First class operation. Ask for Carrie's boat if you sign up.

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Homestead, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There is about a half mile of parking on Hwy 101 in front of this place. Depoe Bay boasts and really can about it's resident whales and the fact that they are very near shore. In the morning we visited we saw at least 10 whales, perhaps more, they were all over the bay spouting and coming to the surface.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Whales LOVE her - this is the boat trip you want to go on to see them. Thanks Carrie for making my wedding party so delightful - everyone was so in love with their whale trip!!! :)

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Anaheim Hills, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the place to go when in Depoe Bay. Learn about the whales that are seen off shore year around. It's informative, fun, and FREE!

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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166 reviews 166 reviews
56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

No only were all our 'shark' questions answered but we really enjoyed seeing the various parts that make sharks so scary. Very hands on and great for adults or kids.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We only did the museum. We didn't know of the tour until we got there. When we go up this way again we will be sure to do the boat tour. People came back raving. The museum was quite informative. We all learned something. Worth the visit but go for the boat tour too.

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Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The museum is Carrie Newell's own collection. Carrie is a marine biologist that has made some important discoveries about resident whales. We did a 1.5 hour tour ($40 per person) and it was SOOOO AMAZING. We will be back. Make sure that you're on Carrie's boat so that you get to ride with her and her dog Kita who barks... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Carrie is passionate about her museum, whale tours and the people who she serves. You can't go wrong if you book a whale tour with her. She is highly qualified and has the knowledge and books she has written about Oregon Coast sea life, in particular the Depoe Bay resident whales to illustrate how much she cares. Her story about... More 

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