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Address: Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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Fun ride but got only glimpses of the whales

We went on the boat in the 1st week of Aug 2016. There were 2 boats going out during the afternoon time-slot. We were with Captain Dan, as the group requested to go on Carrie's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the boat in the 1st week of Aug 2016. There were 2 boats going out during the afternoon time-slot. We were with Captain Dan, as the group requested to go on Carrie's boat. Captain Dan was jovial and interesting. It was too bad that the day we were on the boat it got windy (but sunny), and... More 

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Ocala, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum collection you view before the boat trip is really interesting and the video informative. We were disappointed at first the Carrie was in another boat, but Captain Dan turned out to be great. We never got a real close or long encounter with the whales, but caught many glimpses and countless blows. The ride itself was invigorating and... More 

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Havre de Grace, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went out with Carrie, a marine biologist and her whale-sniffing dog, Kita, on Carrie's Zodiak boat (which used to belong to Jimmy Buffett!). We got up close and personal with several whales, learned so much about them and reveled in Carrie's enthusiasm. This woman loves what she does and it shows! She really wants her clients to have a... More 

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Somewhere on the planet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic trip out from Depoe Bay with Captain Carrie Newell Professor of Marine Biology in her Zodiac with Kida her superstar dog who barks every time a whale is nearby the boat. 13 Grey Whales were in the bay today so there was constant action. The trip starts with a great 20 minute educational video before make your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carrie Newell is one of the most knowledgable people on the Grey Whale I've met and I have been watching whales for over 35 years. Not only do you get a wonderful trip to watch whales, but, you get to learn something too! There's no price on knowledge and she is more than willing to share some with you. Excellent... More 

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Aloha, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went out with Carrie for the 5th or 6th time this last Sunday (July 24th 2016) and was blown away by all the whale sightings. One of the other captains came over the radio and called it a "Whaleapalooza". Even Carrie seemed amazed and said she counted 24 different whales. There were groups of three and four different whales coming... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a surreal experience! This company rocks! The boat captain rocks, he's funny, knowledgeable and entertaining! Told us the whales names and even a history of them. We got close to a lot of them, saw "sharking" "flukes" and even a whale breach! Definitely happy that I went with this company. Customer service from the phone to the nice woman... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Fantastic trip!! My sister-in-law booked the six of us on a whale watching tour. After arrival and checkin we had to wait around quite a while (35 min.) for the pre-tour video. Video was by marine biologist Carrie Newell who is a researcher and also runs the tours. It was very informative but a little cheesy as far as video... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Our whale watching tour was nothing less than amazing - this was a bucket list experience. My wife and teen son had a great time. The ride alone was a lot of fun. We saw 10 whales, many up close, and got many photos. While this was my only whale watching experience, it seems the smaller craft offer more than... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We saw lots of whales & Sea lions, and our Captain was very Knowledgeable. My 12y/o son has Autism, and the Captain was GREAT with him! The Educational Video was very Informative, and the Owner, who also goes out...is literally a Marine Biologist there in Depoe Bay. I got Motion Sick while out, and the Captain did his best to... More 

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