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Whale Research EcoExcursions

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Address: 234 South East Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341
Phone Number:
+1 541-912-6734
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Incredible Experience

My wife and I and three others had a blast with Capt. Dan and his 6-passenger Zodiac boat. He was extremely knowledgeable of not only the whales but also of other marine life... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Bloomfield, KY
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Bloomfield, KY
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I and three others had a blast with Capt. Dan and his 6-passenger Zodiac boat. He was extremely knowledgeable of not only the whales but also of other marine life and the history of this quaint town. We saw five gray whales and one humpback and were "fluked" by the humpback-all within 10 yards from the boat.... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

SO glad we opted to go out with Carrie for whale watching. Her knowledge of the whales is outstanding and her co-pilot, Kida, the whale sniffing dog was an added treat. We saw whales from the moment we left the harbor, and plenty of them! Also, the Zodiac boats are great fun to ride in! This was a highlight of... More 

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College Station, Texas
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9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Carrie and her crew were amazing. The tour was really nice and we got to see a few whales. They were amazing at spotting them from far away and getting us up close with the whales. Their experience and passion for this shows throughout the tour. We went in October but will definitely visit again in the summer

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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went whale watching and what an amazing experience. We saw about 10 different whales within 20 feet of our boat. And we were also lucky enough to see a humpback 🐋 whale. Which was a real treat. Dan was our captain and he was kind, funny and very knowledgeable. What a great day...

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Heard whales sightings were great, so we were lucky to find Whale Research EcoExcursions. It was great, because not only did we see whales, we watched a video starring Carrie and she educated us about gray whales and why they come to Depoe Bay, Oregon. We met Carrie and her enthusiasm made us even more excited to see the whales.... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you are looking for a whale watching experience that will educate you before and during the time on the boat, this should be your choice of tours in Depoe Bay. The time spent watching the video on gray whales from a person who's life work and passion (Carrie) is whales, does an excellent job of preparing you on what... More 

1 Thank Dennis G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Chef LeeZ Thai Cooking Class Bangkok and crew truly enjoyed this whale of an experience. Following a relaxing self tour of their mini museum and quick photo intro to whales and the whales we may see we hopped into a extremely safe Zodiak style boat built for tours. only a few hundred meters out to see we spotted our first... More 

1 Thank Kruzon
Redmond, Washington
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82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Experience was definitely better than Average but not quite to the level of Very Good. If the tour had really been closer to 1 1/2 hours of actual on the water whale watching it would have been so much better. Told to arrive at 1:50 pm for 2 pm to 4 pm whale watch excursion. Stood around. At 2:05 went... More 

1 Thank tdh42
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous trip Labor Day weekend with several whales up close, and amazing weather. Captain Dan and his mighty ukulele provided us with the best trip we could have asked for. Don't pass up this tour.

Thank lsulittle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Carrie & her staff are fabulous! They live what they do, it shows. Watched 30 minute film before whale watching which was quite informative & fun to view. Had Captain Dan for our boat ride. He is a hoot & loves the se & whales. Had many sightings & great pics of local whale resident Eagle Eye. Great value, fun... More 

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