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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
345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4509
+1 541-265-6200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous crew and amazing sites. We must have seen 25 or more gray whales with humpback further out. Even the crew were taken with so many whales so close to the boat. I hated for this tour to end. Certainly a highlight of our trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C7111LZsuep
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The outing was filled with adventure, fun and education--and what a photographer's dream!!! The Naturalist was delightful--filling our day with facts while making it fun. We saw many, many whales and were able to get fabulous photos of these creatures in their own environment. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KARTISTtraveler
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This tour was on our itinerary and what a great time we all had! Sea lions and harbor seals were residents on the rocks that we could see from the marina. They are always fun to watch. The boat was very comfortable and could have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SusieCameron
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I am in a wheelchair, so before we made reservations we contacted them. We were assured that I would be able to be accommodated. The ramp going down to the dock is very steep. My husband took me down backwards. I am able to walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We had a great time with our kids who are 8, 11 and 12. They loved all the activities on board. We would go again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We were part of a tour group that stopped in for a whale watch. The captain and naturalist both were excellent guides and both were super impressed that we saw so many gray whales. It sure is frustrating trying to get good pictures of them,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken_Blanchard
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

They warned us several times that sea animals are wild and unpredictable so they “hoped” we’d see a whale but couldn’t promise anything. We were very glad to find a large grey whale in the Bay that we were able to observe for 30 minutes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kevinrC9817IY
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend this. Comfortable vessel. Lots of chances to participate. Knowledgeable captain and marine biologist. Would do this again. Great scenery. One of the best cruises of this type that I have taken. Don’t miss the sea lions in the nearby cove.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We were second tour of the day. Wasn’t very busy, boat had lots of room to view off all sides. We were on the top deck and the weather co-operated fantastically. We saw a grey whale (specific whale with scar on its back that returns...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Clintski
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been vacationing in Newport the past 3 summers and have been on a few whale tours. This was the 2nd summer in a row that we chose marine discovery tours and Delpha was our tourguide both times. This is an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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1 November 2018|
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Response from Kbecjeans | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember how often the tours run. It seemed like there was at least a morning and afternoon?? but maybe they go out more often than that during the busy season. Same as MrBill we had a large group so made a... More
12 August 2018|
Response from Kbecjeans | Reviewed this property |
$42 adults, $28 4-12