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Marine Discovery Tours

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345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4509
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Absolutely Amazing!!!!

We took the 2 hour sea life cruise. We enjoyed every bit of it. We were able to view 8 whales, more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MoparWade
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Boise, Idaho
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Fabulous local marine 2 hour boat tour

Educational boat tour. Very knowledgeable crew. Safe boat indoor bench seats with tables. Hands on... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Sandra O
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“crab pot”(19 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 2 hour sea life cruise. We enjoyed every bit of it. We were able to view 8 whales, more than average I’m sure. We found the trip to be very educational as well as a great time. There was a group of...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Educational boat tour. Very knowledgeable crew. Safe boat indoor bench seats with tables. Hands on experience

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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

This place does an excellent job showing and teaching the area while having fun. Kids (and adults) could take a turn piloting the boat. They dropped a couple of crab traps before heading out to sea to look for whales. Be forewarned it can be...More

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AnchorPierTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Marine Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thanks very much for your kind words! We have so many great stories we love to share, ranging from the latest in marine mammal and ocean research to using our crabbing activity to highlight what's happening in our Oregon fisheries... glad to hear you had...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We had great weather and lots of time viewing several gray whales. Very informative and engaging. Time at sea reduced time in river. I want to return for that part.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Everyone was very informative and helpful. We saw gray whales in September along with many sea lions, harbor seals and native sea birds. Of course, every outing depends a lot on the weather and the cooperation of the wildlife so you can't blame the staff....More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

We thought this was a great little tour - not really long, but packed with information about the Newport area. Yes, we happened to have a beautiful day and were able to go out into the ocean and yes we saw whale there. They are...More

Thank pam w
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

It was a great two hours. You can sit inside or be out on the deck. The waves on the ocean part of it were exciting (never felt in danger at all) and we saw four whale sittings. We put out to crab pots and...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience for my wife and I. It was full of whales, crabs fishing, porpoise and a wonderful crew. They narrated the whole trip and even let you drive the boat and hold crabs if you want! I would have paid to...More

Thank Adam s
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is a tour for young children adults and oldies but goodies.The crew knew thier jobs which made our trip so enjoyable. We had a brief but accurate safety meeting and were told the sea was a bit choppy, then they told us where to...More

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

As part of our Trafalgar tour, we went on a two hour cruise out into the ocean and bay looking at sea life. We saw a few whales, many sea lions and countless birds. The boat was handled by a very professional crew. Part of...More

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speedy102
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Thanks for the great question! Our boat cruises with a minimum of 15, to a maximum of 49 per departure. Please keep in mind that we have seating inside our spacious cabin for 49, as well as upper and lower outdoor decks with... More
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