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Whale Research EcoExcursions

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Address: 234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: +1 541-912-6734
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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an amazing experience

Carrie and her crew were amazing. The tour was really nice and we got to see a few whales. They were amazing at spotting them from far away and getting us up close with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
College Station, Texas
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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carrie and her crew were amazing. The tour was really nice and we got to see a few whales. They were amazing at spotting them from far away and getting us up close with the whales. Their experience and passion for this shows throughout the tour. We went in October but will definitely visit again in the summer

Thank cpalit
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went whale watching and what an amazing experience. We saw about 10 different whales within 20 feet of our boat. And we were also lucky enough to see a humpback 🐋 whale. Which was a real treat. Dan was our captain and he was kind, funny and very knowledgeable. What a great day...

Thank kylabaird1
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard whales sightings were great, so we were lucky to find Whale Research EcoExcursions. It was great, because not only did we see whales, we watched a video starring Carrie and she educated us about gray whales and why they come to Depoe Bay, Oregon. We met Carrie and her enthusiasm made us even more excited to see the whales.... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a whale watching experience that will educate you before and during the time on the boat, this should be your choice of tours in Depoe Bay. The time spent watching the video on gray whales from a person who's life work and passion (Carrie) is whales, does an excellent job of preparing you on what... More 

Thank Dennis G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chef LeeZ Thai Cooking Class Bangkok and crew truly enjoyed this whale of an experience. Following a relaxing self tour of their mini museum and quick photo intro to whales and the whales we may see we hopped into a extremely safe Zodiak style boat built for tours. only a few hundred meters out to see we spotted our first... More 

Thank Kruzon
Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Experience was definitely better than Average but not quite to the level of Very Good. If the tour had really been closer to 1 1/2 hours of actual on the water whale watching it would have been so much better. Told to arrive at 1:50 pm for 2 pm to 4 pm whale watch excursion. Stood around. At 2:05 went... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous trip Labor Day weekend with several whales up close, and amazing weather. Captain Dan and his mighty ukulele provided us with the best trip we could have asked for. Don't pass up this tour.

Thank lsulittle
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Carrie & her staff are fabulous! They live what they do, it shows. Watched 30 minute film before whale watching which was quite informative & fun to view. Had Captain Dan for our boat ride. He is a hoot & loves the se & whales. Had many sightings & great pics of local whale resident Eagle Eye. Great value, fun... More 

Thank Clarksheryn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We've been three times. The first time was in the middle of winter and we didn't see any whales. We were disappointed but had a great time. Carrie called us the next day and offered to tag along on a trip the next day since we were skunked the first time. We couldn't take her up on the offer them... More 

Thank Bret G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Four of us went on the 2 hour tour with Carrie. She was extremely knowledgeable. She knew and probably named all the whales. We saw over 15 whales. One in particular named Comet we were even able to call her over to our boat. She gave us and She gave us a show when we were all able to get... More 

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