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Wolf Experience
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Ages 1-120
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Public restroom


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  • 10076 E Alsea Hwy, Tidewater, OR 97390, USA
    Tour time is 1:00 p.m. We will meet at 10076 E Alsea Hwy Tidewater, Oregon 97390 this is the Old Tidewater gas station at the bottom of our private entrance. If you have booked a tour and need additional directions or assistance please call 541-609-7771 and a tour coordinator will assist you.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 248642P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The weather does vary. We recommend dressing for cool, possibly wet weather. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Our road is not suitable for low profile vehicles such as sports cars. Pets are not allowed on the sanctuary grounds.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Wolf Experience?
    Wolf Experience price starts from C$128.97. Discover and book Wolf Experience on Tripadvisor
    What is the Wolf Experience cancellation policy?
    Wolf Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Wolf Experience on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Wolf Experience?
    Wolf Experience is hosted by White Wolf Sanctuary & Educational Facility. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact White Wolf Sanctuary & Educational Facility on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Wolf Experience on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Wolf Experience?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Wolf Experience on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 248642P1

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    • White Wolf Sanctuary & Educational Facility
      214
      Tidewater, Oregon
      Joined in September 2012
    • Paradise62740467660
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely Visiting a Wolf Shangri-La
      Nicola put her heart and soul into giving us the utmost wolf education she could possible pack into 2 hours. Her knowledge of the history of wolves and current statistics of their lives in Oregon, throughout the U.S and around the world was astounding. We were able to view 5 wolves, 2 up close, but always through the wire fence. This made photography difficult. The other 3 wolves were viewable from a distance. We really had hoped we could at least pet the wolves but this was not allowed. That being said, my husband and I enjoyed delving into the “Wolf World” a little deeper than we ever had before. This was our 3rd visit to a wolf sanctuary. Well done, Nicola, and all the caretakers at White Wolf Sanctuary!
      Written January 9, 2024
    • mikecL1574US
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Crazy Cool
      This is a very cool experience. A chance to see adult wolves up close. You will gain an appreciation for what these alpha predators mean to the whole ecosystem. Take the time and go!
      Written January 1, 2024
    • Doxysmile
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well Worth The Cost
      Abso-f**kin-lutely the BEST family outing!! We all enjoyed Nicole’s informative and interesting presentation about Wolves! The walk around the property to see the wolves and their habitat was exciting, as we were able to get up close & observe the magnificent wolves!
      Written December 5, 2023
    • Jinlondon96
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Little Red lied!
      A wonderful couple of hours learning about and observing these majestic animals. They have been so misrepresented in popular culture that it’s important to educate people about their true nature and vital role in our ecosystem. As others have said this is not a ‘zoo’ experience: it’s an opportunity to learn about wolves and see them in a caring habitat, plus of course support the great work that the sanctuary does.
      Written September 23, 2023
    • SanDiego_MK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly informative and impressive
      We were delighted to accidentally discover this tour on TripAdvisor just before we were leaving the Oregon coast. The combination of being able to see wolves very close with the fact-filled presentation by Nichola (spelling?) became one of the highlights of our trip!
      Written July 31, 2023
    • adrianahV1367TQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      The wolf sanctuary visit exceeded our expectations! Nichola was a great host and the team communicated clearly and often with logistic details. The wolves were amazing of course! Learned a ton more about them and we were treated to a howling chorus. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you again for a wonderful experience!
      Written April 3, 2023
    • 717lyndsayb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Lovely visit and hubby already wants to do again. Highly knowledgeable staff and very informative tour. Highly recommend.
      Written February 21, 2023
    • J8968LSkatherine
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great information
      Excellent presentation before the tour. It was extremely informative and our tour guide was very knowledgable.
      Written February 19, 2023
    • Experience781527
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth the visit!
      We participated in a nature talk and then a brief walk around to the enclosures. The wolves were lovely and beautiful, and I learned a lot about wolf conservation. I would absolutely recommend to others. Staring into those golden eyes of these majestic creatures is something I am likely to never forget.
      Written January 28, 2023
    • alyseg2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience! Highly recommend
      Such a great experience! Our tour guide Nicola was so kind, fun, and informative! It was great to get to learn about the beautiful wolves from someone who has been volunteering there for so many years. The wolves were so trusting with her so they came up so close to the gate! We had lots of fun and we will definitely be back. What an incredible memory. Thank you so much WWS and Nicola!
      Written January 9, 2023
    • 827mikalac
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      AMAZING experience & great work being done to help the Wolves!!
      This was an INCREDIBLE experience and I cannot recommend it enough. The staff care so deeply for these majestic creatures and it is evident by the way they speak about the wolves. We learned so much from the guide!! Please go and support the amazing work being done at White Wolf Sanctuary!!
      Written December 12, 2022
    • D7072GDkellyp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting and informative
      Brought my friend and husband. We were only people in your. Nicola was so knowledgeable and welcoming! Her presentation was interesting and informative. The wolves are very well cared for and ambassadors to educate us humans about their true value and nature!
      Written December 6, 2022
    • Kaseydenae
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely experience
      Our host was very informative and kind to us! We learned a ton and were very happy with our experience. We got to hear the wolves howl twice! It was so neat and added to the overall experience and we feel so lucky!
      Written November 14, 2022
    • ADrake81
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A howling experience 🙂
      My guide was most excellent and being able to experience the wolves howl! I learned so much more about wolves and how important it they are for ecosystems! I am excited to come back to see if the wolves made it to the coastal forests!!
      Written November 5, 2022
    • GenavieveMA
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Most Excellent
      We had the time of our lives. Highly recommend going early we were the only ones! Our guide was highly educated and even raised some of the wolves there. Very amazing experience!
      Written October 9, 2022
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    Anna B
    Portland, OR3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    Our guide, Nicola (sp?) is one of the most personable and knowledgeable educators on the importance of wolves in our ecosystem. I sometimes find my mind wandering during lectures but she kept me engaged the entire time. Afterwards, we toured the sanctuary and were able to see all 6 of the majestic wolves in their habitat. She has spent a lot of time with the wolves and was able to relate cute anecdotes on each and every one. Needless to say, I am now a supporter of wolves and will highly recommend this place to everyone I know. There isn’t much advertisement so I hope these wonderful reviews of the White Wolf Sanctuary will help raise support and love for the Wolves.
    Written May 6, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! we rely on reviews to help spread the word about the sanctuary. Thank you for your support, Anna!
    Written May 7, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    TiggerPooh A
    Corvallis, OR13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    Our family of 5 had a wonderful, educational experience at the White Wolf Sanctuary. Our guide was knowledgeable of the wolves and of the challenges wolves face in the country. WWS is a sanctuary for wolves to live out their lives. It is not a rehabilitation center for reintroduction into the wild. The wolves are well cared for.

    The tour starts with a presentation about their wolves and other types of wolves, their importance to the ecosystem, and how to identify their tracks. Throughout the presentation, our host engaged our children asking and encouraging questions. The wolves are beautiful and you just wish you could pet them (no you can't). They have a sample of fur that was previously shed from the wolves to touch. You are able to see them up close during the walking part of the tour where you get to meet all the wolves they have at the moment.
    Written August 13, 2020
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    Thank you so much for your support
    Written November 24, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Happiness292041
    3 contributions
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    Apr 2021 • Family
    My family and I recently did the wolf experience, and had a fantastic time. Our guide, Nicole, was wonderful and very passionate about the wolves. She shared so much information about the wolves and their current state in America, and my family learned a lot from her. She made sure to answer any questions we had completely, and made the experience exceptional. She was also accommodating with my daughter who is disabled, and made sure she had a great time as well. The wolves at the sanctuary look very healthy, and it seems that the sanctuary cares about them a lot. We plan to come back in the future, and definitely recommend experiencing the wolves as well!
    Written April 13, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your support!
    Written October 10, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Melinda C
    1 contribution
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    Sept 2021
    This was a fantastic experience. Very educational--I even learned (or perhaps, relearned) a few things. There was such a wide age range of participants as well, from seven years old to well over seventy.

    My daughter wanted to have a real-life wolf visit for her birthday and this was a great option. We turned the whole thing into a day trip to the Oregon Coast, in early September when the weather is still nice.

    Nicola was a great guide, and she even drove us in her vehicle because ours would not make it up the road. She was pleasant and personable and even gave us a restaurant recommendation that we later dined at and loved.

    Our daughter wants to return soon! Not surprising that some of the others on the tour were on a second visit as well.
    Written September 13, 2021
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    Thank you so much, we are happy all had a good time.
    Written October 6, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Y9592MUdavidc
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    My husband and I were the only ones for the tour the day we went, but our tour guide Nicola gave us the full experience anyway! They had 5 rescue wolves there the day we went, and 4 of them were out and about so that we could see them. We had plenty of time to observe the wolves, and Nicola answered all of our questions and gave us lots of information about wolves. It was a good 2 hour experience, and certainly one of the highlights of our vacation to the Northwest. I was SO glad we decided to do this. The money we spent goes to support the work of rescuing and caring for these beautiful animals, and so I felt it was worth the price. Never having seen wolves in the zoo, especially white ones, I thought it would be an experience that would make our trip special, and it did not disappoint! We weren't allowed to touch them; but we could take all the photos we wanted. I would gladly go again!
    Written September 3, 2023
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    Thank you so much for visiting, and supporting the wolves.
    Written September 5, 2023
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    Josh F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    The tour started with a presentation brimming with valuable information before the walk-about happened. They did an excellent job of explaining the way their enclosures worked and demonstrated their humane treatment of these beautiful animals. To get to see something so rare up close was thrilling. Definitely worth checking out if you love visiting rare species!
    Written June 7, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your support!
    Written October 10, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Dana L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    Amazing experience. Wolves are such majestic creatures and it was great to get to see several of them up close. Our guide had strong connection and deep understanding of wolves and the issues surrounding them. Definitely recommend.
    Written May 30, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your support!
    Written October 10, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    RedLeaf W
    Portland, OR3 contributions
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    Sept 2022
    Such an amazing Refuge for these majestic and misunderstood wolves. Very educational and informative. I thought I would just see a few wolves but arrived to find Nicola, very enthusiastic about her efforts in the care and awareness of these beautiful animals. The experience allowed education and conservation to be the primary focus and yet left a good amount of time to meet the pack. The love and care being provided were wonderful to see.

    Will be sure to recommend WWS to friends, family and coworkers!
    Written September 17, 2022
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    Thank you so much for taking the tour, your support and kind words.
    Written September 18, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    AC
    Grass Valley, CA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an awesome experience! We were staying in Eugene and made the 2-hour trip in the rain to get there and it was so worth it. I learned so much being there and getting educated on the history, migration, mating, ecosystem and lives of wolves—I am forever grateful for the time they took with us. We were able to hear all 7 wolves howl together and it was incredible to get to be there for that. Howling is guaranteed, but we got lucky! I fell in love with these sweet creatures and they have a permanent place in my heart now. We couldn’t touch them, but they were close through the chain link fence so it was up close and personal. My reluctant (to learn anything new) teen even loved it. Im so glad I dragged her there because she got to experience something she’ll never experience in her like again. Im so happy we did this tour and recommend 5+++ stars anyone who can do this tour to do it. It’s been a major highlight of our Oregon trip, and honestly a highlight of my life. Thank you all for your dedication to these beautiful, misunderstood, majestic animals. ♥️
    Written June 18, 2022
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    Thank you so much for visiting and your support!
    Written July 1, 2022
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    Lia
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    This was an absolutely enchanting and highly educational adventure that a friend booked. Every moment, from the Jurassic Park vibes of the drive in, to glimpsing the wolves from the gravel road, to learning (to my shock and pleasure) that we are approaching 200+ wild wolves in oregon and learning all about their history, seeing the size of their feet, and finally walking around to meet each wolf, learn their story, and (lucky us) hear them howl—wow. I heartily recommend booking this adventure to everyone and have been telling my friends and family who love the oregon coast that this is a must-book private tour. I wear my wolf shirt all the time now, too. Thank you so much to the wonderful volunteers and conservationists whose work and care made this experience possible.
    Written March 5, 2022
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    Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! The wolves appreciate your support
    Written March 6, 2022
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