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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bedford, Indiana
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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank lsulittle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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mesa, arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised when the experience began as we were ushered into a theatre and expected a 'how to be safe on boats' film. Instead we got a film about the gray whales that summer in Depoe Bay which was extremely well done and full of information that was new to us, and we have been whale watching before. We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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