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Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
541-912-6734
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Depoe Bay
Type: Museums
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Silverton, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The lady that was the only staff member there was very friendly and helpful. For awhile we were the only ones in the museum and she took the time to walk us through some of it and explain all the whale pictures. She was very informative and knowledgeable. We will be coming back in August or September per her suggestion... More

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Tigard, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The view of the bay is tremendous. Plenty of visual aids to give kids and adults a better understanding of whales and other marine life.

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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Carrie and her team do a fabulous job with their museum, and their Zodiac whale watching tours. Carrie is a knowledgeable marine biologist who has done extensive research on the whales in the Depoe Bay, Oregon area. If you go on a whale watching trip try to get her as your guide and boat driver. Depoe Bay is known as... More

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Newberg, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

No whales right now. We plan to go back for whale sightings in March. The volunteers are informative and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Didn't see the whales at first but our guide didn't give up. He knew they were out there and made sure we got to see them. Such a fun ride out on the water! They make sure you're comfortable and taken care of.

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La Grande
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Lots to see and read. Everyone was looking for the whales swimming by - hard to see from shore, even with binoculars. Pretty crowded for a Sunday, making it hard to see everything. I'd go again, maybe earlier in the day. The museum employees love their work!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We went out at noon. We no more got out, we saw the spout of a whale. Very interesting and informative. Carrie was truthful in saying we had a 50/50 chance of seeing a whale. She gives a great presentation before you even get in the boat. Explained all the different types of animals we may see. There were several... More

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Carmichael, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Spent 7 days in Depoe Bay and had a very relaxing and fun time. This Museum was a great place to learn a lot about the local sea life. Will be back again soon.

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

A tour of the museum is good preparation for going out in the zodiac with Carrie or a member of her crew. We enjoyed the scale models, video and information about other creatures in the area.

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Richland, Washington
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31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

While the museum was interesting, the reason to go there is for the 1 1/2 hour whale watching tour! My entire family went out recently and it was the highlight of our family reunion. Carrie was our tour guide and she was fun, knowledgeable, and informative. And best of all, there were many whales to be seen! It was so... More

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