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Address: 270 SE Coast Guard Dr, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: +1 541-921-1323
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Description: Hop aboard the Whales Tail for an exciting and thrilling ride to see gray...
Hop aboard the Whales Tail for an exciting and thrilling ride to see gray whales and other marine life. Our trips are fun, informative and interactive, and our Owner / Captain Gary is dedicated to making your whale watching trip an experience of a lifetime. The Whales Tail is dedicated to ensuring that your time spent whale watching with us is the highlight of your vacation. The Whales Tail provides passengers with the adventure of a lifetime through excellent customer service, seamanship, first class vessel, and highest possible safety standards. So sit back and enjoy as we take you on the ultimate whale watching adventure!
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Grey Whales

One of the best grey whale watching adventure on the Oregon Coast, great guides, fun trips in rigid bottom rafts. Very safe and inexpensive. The salt water breeze and bird's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
JOHN W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

One of the best grey whale watching adventure on the Oregon Coast, great guides, fun trips in rigid bottom rafts. Very safe and inexpensive. The salt water breeze and bird's are wonderful, sea lions basking on bouy at eye level, good photo opportunity abound.

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Story, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Been out with Capt Gary several times over the years and he doesn't disappoint. We've seen whales each time we've gone and even though there are no guarantees in wildlife watching, Gary is as good as anyone at finding the resident gray whales. We never felt the least bit anxious either when the seas got rough. You do have to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife thoroughly researched this tour and was told by the tour operator that a 1.5 hour whale watching experience would cost $22/person on a 26 foot boat. When we checked in we were informed the price would be $36/person ($72 for the two of us vs. an original quote of $44). The receptionist explained that they were using a... More 

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was our first time out watching grey whales, it was an amazing adventure! We were able to see the whales up close, we saw at least 5-6 different whales on our excursion! Gary was very informative and knowledgeable. We always felt safe while out on the water. We had an absolute blast, it definitely was one of the highlights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was one of the most memorable experiences of my life! Our captain, Gary knew exactly how to maneuver the boat to give us most amazing views of the whales! I can't wait to come again soon!

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Wilsonville, Oregon, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful whale watching experience! We arrived @ 7:30 am to check in at Depoe bay docks. The weather was a bit chilly but we had layered up and it was fine. Actually it was perfect- the sun was shining and no wind or fog which according to our guide was this only happens 5% of the time. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Delayed a day due to the weather, but well worth the journey from Portland. Gary was great, helping us spot whales by sound and scent. We even saw Eagle Eye!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This was the most fun day for all of us. We saw several whales - they swam right under us. The captain was wonderful. The ride was so much fun. Great value for the price! Highly recommended! We will do this again. Thanks Capt Gary.

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Lynnwood, Washington, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went out to see the whales and saw two - one gray was fairly close. Captain Gary was pleasant and knowledgeable. The boat was small but that made the trip more fun and personal - no loud speakers like on the bigger boats.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been on a few whale watching tours around the U.S. and this one definitely ranks among the best! Captain Gary is great; he is very knowledgeable and committed to finding you whales. The great thing about this tour is that they use small rubber boats; it may sound scary but it's not. You feel completely safe and so... More 

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