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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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Informative visit in wonderful Depoe Bay

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
patrick D
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Thank JillT-J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Brush Prairie, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Unique, non commercial approach that we thoroughly enjoyed. The whale watching tours are fantastic, almost able to touch one baby! No binoculars needed here. The museum is set up as a classroom, educational exhibits. Nothing flashy or slick but you get a clear understanding of the marine environment and animals. Like the others said, go for the whale watching and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nicely done exhibits are research based so you learn something about sea life. The price is right and rarely crowded. Best time to go is when it is open on the weekend.

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Thank Andrew C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The museum itself is small, and I wouldn't stop for just that, but the whale watching tours are amazing. They give you some background on the area, and have pre-scouted where the whales are. They also have names for the whales! They are very personable and the owner greets every guest.

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Bells, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited while waiting on whale charter. Full of information that I enjoyed. But wouldn't go out of my way to stop by this place.

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Hurricane, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Excellent view of the coast. The whales travel by a little ways off shore. The port access is right next to the building and it is very interesting to watch the boats get in and out through the NARROW passage and waves.

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This place is pretty cool with all kinds of info and samples of sea creatures. There is even a shark cut-out to stick your head thru for a photo opp!

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