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Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum

Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
+1 541-912-6734
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What a Whale of a Great Day

Whale watching with the Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum is amazing. We watched a 20 minute video... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Lesley L
One of a kind

Unique, non commercial approach that we thoroughly enjoyed. The whale watching tours are... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Kathryn K
Brush Prairie, United States
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Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
+1 541-912-6734

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Whale watching with the Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum is amazing. We watched a 20 minute video that educated us about the whales and their habitat. We went out on the bay in a Zodiac (think PT boat) with a wonderful guide Dan. we...More

Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Unique, non commercial approach that we thoroughly enjoyed. The whale watching tours are fantastic, almost able to touch one baby! No binoculars needed here. The museum is set up as a classroom, educational exhibits. Nothing flashy or slick but you get a clear understanding of...More

Thank Kathryn K
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Nicely done exhibits are research based so you learn something about sea life. The price is right and rarely crowded. Best time to go is when it is open on the weekend.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The museum itself is small, and I wouldn't stop for just that, but the whale watching tours are amazing. They give you some background on the area, and have pre-scouted where the whales are. They also have names for the whales! They are very personable...More

1  Thank Katie P
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Visited while waiting on whale charter. Full of information that I enjoyed. But wouldn't go out of my way to stop by this place.

Thank nat_wilson2830
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Excellent view of the coast. The whales travel by a little ways off shore. The port access is right next to the building and it is very interesting to watch the boats get in and out through the NARROW passage and waves.

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This place is pretty cool with all kinds of info and samples of sea creatures. There is even a shark cut-out to stick your head thru for a photo opp!

Thank Patrice D
Reviewed 20 April 2016

if you're driving through Depoe Bay this is definitely a place to visit. And if you get a chance go on the whale watching trip too!

1  Thank Jacks737
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This place was worth a stop. It doesn't take long to see, and is full of information. Right next the bridge. There is public parking down the street and up the hill. Clean restrooms. There were spotting scopes set up when we were there and...More

1  Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed 16 March 2016

for the size of the place you can take a family to there and have a great experience learning new things about the coast here and learn at types of information on whales that run by here all year long.

1  Thank John M
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2 November 2016|
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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