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Marine Discovery Tours

345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365
541 265 6200
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Ranked #3 of 10 activities in Newport
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Itasca, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Pacific NW
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I would recommend this tour for those new to coastal waters, visiting for the first time, etc. The crew is knowledgeable and friendly and provide lots of information about the area, the ocean, the wildlife. For those who have spent a fair amount of time at the coast and beaches, exploring tidepools, visiting other marine education centers ..... this tour... More

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Ontario, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was our 3rd trip with Captain Tom. Always a pleasure! Captain Tom has a great sense of humor and it's been an excellent experience every time. It's going to be a shame if/when we lose him to Hawaii! In any case, best of luck Captain Tom!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My kids had a fun time. We didn't see a whale :(. But, they caught some crabs and let the kids hold them. We saw pelicans, porpoises, and sea lions. My seven year old was even allowed to drive the boat for a bit. Wish we saw a whale, but they of course can't guarantee it. Fun times!

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LOGAN, UT
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We tried this cruise and although we had no kids with us we noticed the crew really got in to teaching them things at every opportunity including asking for volunteers so they could have a Hands on experience. By the time you get out to the ocean you have about 45 minutes out there which we felt was enough. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This was the most amazing experience!! My kids had a blast and so did I !! We saw whales and plenty more!! The Captain was so nice he let the kids drive the boat! Everything they do is hands on and even educational!!!!

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Florence, Oregon
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We like to come to Newport for this boat parade to kick off the Christmas season as it is nice to ride along on the boat in the parade. Always good cookies and hot chocolate and good service.

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