Marine Discovery Tours
Marine Discovery Tours
4.5
Boat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
About
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!
Newport, Oregon
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Travellers talk about
(30 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
190 reviews
Excellent
153
Very good
24
Average
8
Poor
2
Terrible
3

nanasnest
Spokane, WA123 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Excellent tour enjoyed by all of our family group ranging in age from 7-81. We were fortunate to see a large number of whales. The grandkids loved the activities put on by the naturalists. Dropping crab traps in the water on the way out and checking on them on the way back. Holding the crabs content in knowing that they were going back in the ocean. A fun day had by all.
Written September 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nancy S
Langlois, OR2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The ship itself was clean and pleasant - well cared for. The Captain was excellent, striving to show us as much wildlife as possible. He also gave you a sense of complete trust. The 2 young Scientists that handled the activities were completely genuine. They were very accommodating-great with the children and adults! Knowledgeable, pleasant and kind. Yes, it's a bit 'spendy' but worth it in my pinion.
Written August 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LeAnn
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Had such a great time on the Marine Diacovery Tours. We had the pleasure of watching four whales! The crew and captain were great!
I highly recommend taking a trip out the next time you are in Newport!
Written August 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jennifer M
De Soto, KS5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great staff. They were Knowledgeable about marine life! Snacks on board. Willing to answer questions. Once a whale was spotted we hung out there so we could see it several times
Written August 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

hallsandolr2017
Billings, MT18 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great experience. Probably 6th time we have gone. Never disappoints! Kids love it naturalist engage them very well. Plus we saw whales 🐋 🐋🐋
Written August 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jean E
7 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful. Informative. Cheerful and knowledgeable crew. At the beginning of the trip we dropped crab traps into Newport Bay, then we went out into the ocean. We got lots and lots of looks at gray whale. Also saw plenty of auks flying and swimming. Then we came back and pulled up the crab traps. All the crabs were identified and eventually thrown back in.
Written July 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mary H
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We booked our outing on a whim and could not have been more pleased. The weather was splendid and the educational items were interesting. We were lucky enough to spend the majority of time in the presence of a magnificent gray whale. The captain relayed his own personal story about this particular whale which was good to hear firsthand knowledge as well as the information from the two marine biologists on board.
Written July 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nick D
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
My kids and us had a fun time! We got to see two whales! They also caught two crabs and a sea star that they let us hold. Super informative!
Written May 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cindy H
Meridian, ID4 contributions
Jun 2022
would not recommend this if your really wanting to go out to the ocean to see whales
we spent our entire time just in the bay it was boring and uneventful!
Written February 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

James Clark
Parma, ID1 contribution
Sept 2022 • Family
This was a great experience. Highly recommend if you have kids or want to go out onto the ocean. This was are second time and would do it again.
Written September 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 188

MARINE DISCOVERY TOURS - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)