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The Whale Watching Center

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so many gray whales!

incredible experience - had a seat on the small boat (6 passengers) - great views. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Diego, California
Saw numerous whales

Visited the Depoe Bay whale center for a few hours. We saw numerous whales and seals. One whale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael L
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119 S Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-1951
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Reviewed 6 days ago

incredible experience - had a seat on the small boat (6 passengers) - great views. Lots of pictures iphone was good enough. whales got very close to the boat.

Thank mle456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Depoe Bay whale center for a few hours. We saw numerous whales and seals. One whale came within a few hundred feet of the center.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn about whales, especially if you are traveling with kids! They have lots of "learning" opportunities. This is part of Oregon State Parks so the staff knows their stuff. This is not a commercial tourist trap. I was very impressed.

Thank newportmiller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a recent trip. Nice place with tons of information on whale watching. Very informative and knowledgeable staff. We saw several whales from this spot. They also have binoculars and cameras that help you see them. It encouraged us to take a...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped today while going through the area and the staff was very helpful in helping you locate whales to watch! We saw several today!

Thank C_Ky_Traveller_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The observation deck of the whale watching center is lovely. It is such a great place to see grey whales who hang out, year round, in Depoe Bay. The day we were there, we saw five separate whales, spyhopping, blowing spouts and etc. We had...More

Thank MelindaLIsle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t even know we had resident Gray Whales! I’m sure it’s fun to book a boat and get on the water too but it was a last minute drive up the coast so I parked and low and behold , whales! I saw tons...More

Thank LKS11
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I was really impressed with the volunteers here- they patiently answered everyone’s questions. Also, it’s free. The building is full of information about whales. If you are lucky you’ll see a whale spout or tail. There are also boat tours. Well worth a stop.

Thank Robing100
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The one hour trip was just perfect. The whales were feeding in Depoe Bay, 5-8 mins. from the docks. Our Captain gave us a full one hour, not less by one second. The captain did everything he could to put us onto whales. We saw...More

2  Thank happytoberetired
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I unfortunately didn't see the whales when we stopped. However, my mother and daughter saw one surface and splash its tail or however you want to say it and that made the stop here worth it as my two year old was so excited about...More

Thank MamaS14
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