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Whale Research EcoExcursions

#3 of 16 things to do in Depoe Bay Features Animals
234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-912-6734
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Fun and informative experience

My adult son and I joined 4 other people for an 8am excursion with Captain Dan. We loved being in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary R
Chicago, Illinois
These folks are the best with really great close up boats.

We’ve been with them in the past and the women that owns it has been both a Professor of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike G
Golden, Colorado
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
+1 541-912-6734
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My adult son and I joined 4 other people for an 8am excursion with Captain Dan. We loved being in the zodiac boat, rather than a big boat-was more exciting. With the small number of people, Captain Dan was able to answer all our questions....More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We’ve been with them in the past and the women that owns it has been both a Professor of Oceanography at OSU and a research associate with Jacques Cousteau. Still haven’t had the opportunity to ride with the owner (Carrie Newell – though we have...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum will educate you, and the trip is an adventure. Not only will you see the whales, but you will hear them as well. It is a once in a lifetime moment.

Thank familytraveler1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a memorable part of our trip. Carrie and Dan are knowledgeable, passionate marine biologists who obviously enjoy sharing their passion with others. Kids would love this trip as well. The wonder if nature is something you don't want to miss with these folks...More

Thank Debra N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip! There are so many whales in Depoe Bay and we got to see four up close! It is great going on a tour with an educated tour guide that can teach you about the life and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our trip! Captain Dan was so funny, friendly, interactive, and informative! He kept us laughing, gave us lots of good information about the marine life, and made sure everyone enjoyed themselves. We got to sees gray whale and some...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this a week in advance and on her website Carrie says that all trips are subject to weather. The morning of our trip, around 8:30, Carrie texted myself and the other group that was scheduled to go out that day on her 2pm...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

As our booked tour on friday was cancelled due to fog Carrie did everything so we could be on another trip on Saturday. And we were so lucky to see Orcas with their babies crossing the bay. Carrie was a perfect tour guide and gave...More

Thank digitalsun
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went and had a great time with Captain Dan on the 6 passenger zodiac. He was making us laugh while being informative the whole time. Luckily it was a sunny day because we got pretty wet! We were almost instantly greeted...More

Thank Kricket E
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Because of Coast Guard restrictions due to weather and conditions, we were not able to enjoy the excursion. However, I am awarding 5 stars because this is the most amazing group of people because they kept everyone appraised of conditions, acknowleged a change in scheduling...More

Thank elgreco251
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Megan S
24 January 2017|
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Response from Clarksheryn | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I'm not sure. There were a few children on another boat (8-12 years old). I'd call to verify. Must be able to wear a child's life vest. It's very enjoyable, staff is amazing& you feel their passion in the service they... More
21 November 2016|
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Response from Bret G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! That is right during the eclipse weekend. The coast will be inundated with visitors. The boats are most likely completely reserved on the 21st.
11 October 2016|
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Response from tdh42 | Reviewed this property |
Depoe Bay has year round resident gray whales. However, the weather on the Oregon coast in December is very iffy. You should check and see if the whale excursions even go out in December.