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Marine Discovery Tours

345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365
541 265 6200
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Ranked #7 of 12 Activities in Newport
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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Captain Bob and Delpha were GREAT! They made it a point to speak to everyone on the boat and to make everyone comfortable. There was a 4year old very precocious little girl. They both let her "help" and they made her feel very special. The trip was for whale watching but was so much more. They shared local history and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I was skeptical about going on this tour but I'm so glad I did. Well worth it! The captain made it fun and they were very educated and it showed. We saw two whales, porpoises, and jellyfish! So much fun. I'd highly recommend!

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Macon, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went on the tour at the end of July so we had no expectations of spotting any whales, just wanted a nice boat ride. The captain and naturalist made the trip very enjoyable for everyone. There were several small kids on board and they had a blast setting and picking up the crab traps. They all got to hold... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Great value, great tour!! Captain and naturalist were super nice and very professional and knowledgeable. It was fun and informative. Great fun for the whole family.

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CANBY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took the tour at the beginning of July. The captain and 'naturalist' we SO nice. Our kids ages 2-7 all loved it. It was very interactive, the kids got to see how crabs are caught in traps and they got to hold them and we got to view plankton under a microscope. We even got to see Grey Whales!... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I don't know if we were disappointed because the trip was geared toward a school field trip, but we found there to be little narration from the captain and the staff. I would have hoped we would have learned more about the Oregon Coast as we are not from the area. The boat is well maintained and the kids on... More

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Itasca, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

What a great time! Our captain, Don and naturalist, Fran, were knowledgable and friendly. They provided interactive learning for the kids on board and answered any questions posed to them. Both were fantastic at pointing out sea life while on our tour and explaining terms, Oregon sea history, and whale migration patterns. Worth every penny!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The title of my review was exclaimed by my friend part way through the tour. While some of the joy was good luck (a clear day, partly sunny behind us but with enough cloud cover that we were able to spot the whales more easily -- and we saw at least 3 whales including a simultaneous double blow by two... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is an ideal way to experience the ocean for the very first time. It is primarily an educational outing, You learn about sea life of all sorts. You see for yourself what the ocean looks & feels like when you are out in it. The crew was very helpful when several people experienced motion sickness. We looked for whales... More

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Burley, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My group of 42 senior travelers loved our afternoon cruise with Marine Discovery Tours. The weather got a bit rough and they immediately took us back to the bay where we cruised up river learning more about the area and the marine life. We put out crab pots at the start of the tour and pulled them up when we... More

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