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Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

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Incredible and Informative Whale Watching

This was one of the highlights of our time in Depoe Bay. Went on the boat with Carrie. She has a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Syracuse, Utah
Wonderful Whale watching!

This experience is guided by a woman, Carrie, who is deeply committed to the whales of Depoe Bay... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
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Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our time in Depoe Bay. Went on the boat with Carrie. She has a vast knowledge and incredible passion for whales and other marine life which quickly caught on with everyone. We saw more whales than you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This experience is guided by a woman, Carrie, who is deeply committed to the whales of Depoe Bay. Her enthusiasm and commitment is palpable and contagious. We saw a plethora of whales and heard the individual stories of each. It was a great time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chvgt
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This place is SOOO worth the visit. RESERVE ahead! Tour starts out with a short movie and it features the owner Dr. Carrie who has studied the whales at Depoe Bay for many years. You get a science education and a cool whale watching excursion....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michal S
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Took a whale watching tour with Dr. Carrie on 9/17. It was the best experience ever. Dr Carrie was awesome it just wasn't a whale watching tour. Dr Carrie actually taught everyone about the whales while on the water. We saw 6 different whales. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cheign
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very informative. Didn't know Depoe Bay had resident Whales! Buy their book. Very good to identify Whales with their unique markings

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank orbuck
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great time, saw so many whales. So informative, Perfect day, great time, would recommend using this company!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank pamstone2018
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I went with my sister and sister-in-law. We saw Ginger the whale. Captain Joe drove the boat, and he was personable and very experienced. All around great experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amber A
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The real reason to go here is to go on a whale excursion. It's not really worth visiting just for the museum. It is, however, interesting to look around.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Didn't spend much time in the museum this trip but thoroughly enjoyed the Whale Watching Tour in a zodiac boat. Had hoped to be on owner Carrie's boat but she had her college students there for a field trip. We weren't disappointed in our guide...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The shark and sea life museum was actually really cool! Lots to look at and some interactive things for the kids. I'm an adult, but I learned a lot of things I didn't know. The movie that Carrie did was kind of hokey, but was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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18 February 2018|
Response from Nicole R | Reviewed this property |
There are many, but we chose The Whale, Sea Life, and Shark Museum at (541) 912 6734. We liked the idea of the smaller boats to be closer to the whales. The animals are in this location year-round, but call to ask... More
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
Museum $5 and whale watching is $40. Need to call for reservation and they may have headed south. Depoe Bay area is best. Great veiws. Good luck. Great place