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Marine Discovery Tours

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Newport, OR, USA
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About Marine Discovery Tours
Welcome aboard Marine Discovery Tours - Oregon's #1 Whale & Sea Life Cruise! Whether you're traveling solo or with a group, we'd love to share our "Floating Adventure" endorsed by the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Teams of professional and friendly captains and naturalists tell stories that range from gray whales and other coastal sea life to the seasons of Oregon's largest fishing fleet! Fun activities await, as "volunteer deckhands" help with catch and release crabbing, plankton pulls with microscope viewing and navigation lessons. We are local experts who are passionate about delivering a fun, safe activity - you can count on our captain's seasoned knowledge to find the calmest routes on our ocean, bay and river ecosystems. We specialize in marine education field trips for over 7,000 students, annually. Tour groups love our "stretch limo" vessel with a heated cabin for all, seating and complimentary coffee and tea! We're happy to offer exclusive charters for Special Events from reunions to Celebrations of Life/Ashes at Sea - take over the Discovery as your own! Our cruise season is March - October - advance reservations are always a good idea!
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Ellijenn wrote a review Sep. 2020
Washougal, Washington52 contributions12 helpful votes
The boat and crew were top notch. A little more crowded than we would have liked during covid. Some family groups just did not give enough space. The ride and guide information was great. We were able to spend time in the Pacific ocean and the bay. We did not see any whales on this trip, but did see a porpoise, seals, and plenty of sea lions.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jennifer M wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Our family had an incredible experience on the 2 hour excursion. We saw gray whales, porpoises, birds of prey, seals, and of course crabs. Delpha was always willing to answer our questions and help us have a great experience. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get out on the ocean and see marine wildlife in it's habitat. We went during the summer of Covid and were very comfortable with the social distancing and disinfecting processes that they had in place.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Nick H wrote a review Sep. 2019
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Done this cruise a few times it's a must do if in new port seen lots of whales up close and staff is great
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Date of experience: September 2019
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SalfromIL wrote a review Sep. 2019
Cave Creek, Arizona910 contributions608 helpful votes
We'd seen grey whales galore in Depoe Bay the day before our tour. I asked on the phone if the ship would head that way and the person on the other end said "probably". Well, they didn't. Yes, we saw a couple whales well in the distance but the day before I'd seen a ship a couple hundred yards from a several grey whales. There were 30 to 40 people on board, which seemed overcrowded as just about everyone was outside. Only 6 or 7 people could be on the top deck at a time so the main deck was crowded, especially when a whale was spotted. They did throw a couple crab traps over the side in the harbor and pulling them up and seeing the crabs they caught was entertaining.But we saw very little else in the way of wildlife so the tour was disappointing.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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MarkWing wrote a review Sep. 2019
Dallas244 contributions113 helpful votes
This was my second trip with Marine Discovery Tours, and both were lots of fun. Both times were with tour groups. The staff and crew were friendly and energetic and so helpful. You'll see the coast, maybe some whales and learn about the area.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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