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“Whale watching from the water instead of the shore is more exciting”

Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum
Ranked #9 of 17 things to do in Depoe Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

the zodiac was comfortable, and even though the water was choppy, we did not feel seasick at all. Someone said it is because they don't use diesel fuel, so there isn't that awful smell. We were on a raft that had seating for six people. Our captain was very informative and obviously knew a lot about whales and was very proud of Carrie. He kept it interesting and entertaining, even playing the ukulele to try and coax the whales closer. We saw quite a few whales, maybe ten. It's hard not to see them at Depoe Bay. We saw them from our condo's balcony, but it is definitely more exciting and fun to see them from the water. A great experience. The museum has a bathroom, btw.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place isn't big, fancy, or new. They do have a friendly staff, and some interesting artifacts. Most people coming in are going on a whale watch. We weren't, but they told us we could get $ off if we come back to do this (save your receipt).

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Small but has lots of interesting things to look at. Also ask to see the short movie that is available. Check out the whale tours available. Great family experience.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Carrie and her team are great. This was a nice trip. The whale watch tour on the zodiacs lasted about an hour, and we saw plenty of gray whales.

The museum itself is just a bonus.

Highly recommend calling ahead of time and setting up a reservation if you want to go whale watching.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I took my 10 yr old grandson today to see the museum. I had previously taken two high school exchange students for the museum and the whale watching this last June. It was a hit for all ages and had a great time with both the older kids as well as with my grandson and husband.

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