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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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Worth stopping. Good for kids

They monitor the whales that have been seen out in the Bay on a daily and hourly basis. This is... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
New York
No whales but worth the visit.

The staff was very friendly and informative. They were good with all types of people and appeared... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2015
Middletown, DE
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Ellingson Street and Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR
+1 541-912-6734

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

They monitor the whales that have been seen out in the Bay on a daily and hourly basis. This is interesting. The docents are enthusiastic and informed. Kids will like seeing all the shark and whale bones and other interesting items pertaining to marine life....More

1  Thank SailorBoy55
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The staff was very friendly and informative. They were good with all types of people and appeared to really like what they were doing. The displays and information posted were educational. A nice way to spend some time.

1  Thank bjdav
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Passionate is the word that describes Carrie and her associates. And that comes through on the talks and the boat trips. The weather the day we went out was not the best and the sea was about on the limit for the trip. However, despite...More

Thank MarcelJGBrown
Reviewed 11 July 2015

The woman running the museum was rather pushy, stating that if we wanted to go on a whale tour, we would have to decide in the next couple of minutes because there was a boat that would be leaving soon. She also stated that there...More

2  Thank ShellyEllison
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The whales are like family to them and I learned so much about whales while on this tour. The boats hold up to six people and they provided blankets and jackets so we could stay warm and dry. The museum is a little dated but...More

Thank blushingmc
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The museum is excellent and has some things you just don't see any more. My great joy was seeing the skull of a Stellar Manatee. They went extinct years ago so I'm glad Carrie was able to snag the skull. I love all of God's...More

Thank MJSpock
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The museum is a little dated and scant, but the tours are reasonably priced and awesome. We saw whales, sea lions, seals and rare birds on our tour. Carrie, our guide is passionate about her work and took great care of us.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Displays are well laid out and have very informative information distributed throughout.Great to follow-up with whale watching tour.

Thank 524teejay2
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

A lot of people left reviews complaining of how small it is. Yes, it's small,but it's very well organized and has a bit of everything and kids are allowed to touch a lot of things! I would stop by again!

Thank Consentida D
Reviewed 1 June 2015

There is some very good information and displays but its a really small museum. It was part of our whale watching tour otherwise I would not have visited.

Thank William D
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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