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Address: Dock 3, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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Grey Whales Galore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank WestG65
Yakima, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Clarkston, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, if you are going to do a whale watching tour this is THE company to go through. Carrie is so knowledgeable about the whales and other marine life and she is also the absolute sweetest person. Every time she sees a whale is like the first time - she gets so excited - and she really wants... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this experience and don't quite know how to start this review. First of all, I booked this far in in advance and specifically requested Carrie to be our guide. At no time was I told that the day I was coming was Carries's day off, so I was very disappointed when we arrived and were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun!!! Daniel was our captain, he was fun and informative. It was fun going out in a smaller boat. I can't say enough to good things about this tour!

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