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Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

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Address: Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
Phone Number: 541-912-6734
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Whale watching+ a museum

Carrie and her team are great. This was a nice trip. The whale watch tour on the zodiacs lasted about an hour, and we saw plenty of gray whales. The museum itself is just a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jason745
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carrie and her team are great. This was a nice trip. The whale watch tour on the zodiacs lasted about an hour, and we saw plenty of gray whales. The museum itself is just a bonus. Highly recommend calling ahead of time and setting up a reservation if you want to go whale watching.

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Willamina, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 10 yr old grandson today to see the museum. I had previously taken two high school exchange students for the museum and the whale watching this last June. It was a hit for all ages and had a great time with both the older kids as well as with my grandson and husband.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mrs. & I went whale watching. The tour we took was fantastic!!!!! A top Marine biologist is the curator or owner of the museum: Carrie Newell. We saw a 20 min film before the tour & she then came in & shared a bit more & also what to expect on the tour. The lady was worth the tour.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice exhibit to get education on the whales, sea life and sharks. The exhibits were nicely one. Free admission to anyone going on Carries Whale Tour.

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Cardston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow this place was amazing !! The staff is very knowledgeable about whales for sure!! The museum is small but very interesting the gift shop is great lots of ocean stuff!! The actual tour was really well worth the $40 !! The tour guide was very well informed and we saw at least 8 different whales !! The zodiac was... More 

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Talent
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love the oregon coast in the winter with all its wind rain and storms. So we were driving along doing different attractions for fun and this is probably the worst one. It was very run down when we went. Looked as if some of the displays were just broken pieces and old bones randomly picked up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

ideal short informative visit if you are interested in marine life in Depoe bay (and why else would you be there!) Carrie Newell a wonderful marine biologist who does great tours set he place up and has created a fascinating little museum which has some very nice exhibits

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Thank patrick D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Great tour on a zodiac with educated and well-informed guide. Good value for 40. and we had a great time! We saw a number of whales with several calves.

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Oakdale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to book a whale watch trip. Staff member was very friendly and eager to tell us about the whales. Unfortunately, our trip scheduled was cancelled due to weather, but we still saw whales from shore. Hope to still get out during our stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Whale watching with the Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum is amazing. We watched a 20 minute video that educated us about the whales and their habitat. We went out on the bay in a Zodiac (think PT boat) with a wonderful guide Dan. we saw lots of whales and learned more about them. This is a great adventure.

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