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Address: 250 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport, OR 97365-4535
Phone Number: (541) 265-2206
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Just so sad....

The gift shop upstairs is so cute, then you descend into...sadness. The fish all look very unhappy. It seems like a fun idea: turn a boat into an aquarium, but the result is just... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carrie F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gift shop upstairs is so cute, then you descend into...sadness. The fish all look very unhappy. It seems like a fun idea: turn a boat into an aquarium, but the result is just not great. Spend the money and visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium instead.

Thank Carrie F
Portland, Oregon
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've reviewed about a hundred places in TripAdvisor and have never felt it appropriate to be outright negative about a business. This attraction is the one exception. With our senior discount, we each paid $10 to walk through a gift shop down into a viewing area with a small number of common fish and a small tide pool exhibit with... More 

Thank Eugene F
Fruitland, Idaho
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The gift shoppe is a great to shop...however do not pay to see the undersea gardens aquarium. Very cheesy and not much to look at. My kids were bored and we were there maybe 20 minutes. Too expensive! However, we did buy some good souvenirs from the gift shop, so stop there.

Thank HollyDW
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The water was dirty causing it hard to see the fish. The diver show lasted about 5 minutes. We would not advise our friends or family to spend their money here.

Thank David M
Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Just part of the tourist fun and highlights you must take in while here in Newport. Educational and comical. I think the guy in the wetsuit has just as much fun at his job as well as the people watching him. Worth every $$$! Make sure you're aware of the time each show starts so you don't have to wait.... More 

Thank Leanne R
Bellevue, Washington
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The Oregon Undersea Gardens is a great place to spend an hour or so while visiting the Newport area.

Thank Charles C
Veneta, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I have visited this attraction before but it always amazes be when the diver comes out a feeds the fish and explains some of there different personalities I enjoy it every time.

1 Thank 844pat
Murrieta, California
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122 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Undersea Gardens used to be the only thing in Newport. That was ages ago. Since then Newport has grown, but Undersea Gardens has not. As an adult, it is small, cramped and cheesy, having to compete with the Oregon Coast aquarium across the bay. Nevertheless, seen through the eyes of a 6 year old it is incredible. There is a... More 

Thank SoCalOregonian
Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

There was really not much to do or see here. Watched a 10 minute show and that was about it. They did have a cute little gift shop. If you do the 3 activities including the wax works and Ripleys you might as well take it in but not worth just doing it alone.

1 Thank Crystal B
Lufkin, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Shoestring operation. Minimal education content watching a diver interact with limited number of underwater creatures. Did kill some time, and if was raining (which it wasn't), would be an indoor escape.

Thank LufkinSid

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