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Have you ever had the dream of becoming a Marine Biologist? Have you ever marveled at nature programs and wondered what it would be like to be one of those researchers? Well, here is your chance! Join gray whale researcher and marine biologist Carrie Newell and her TEAM of Marine Mammal Naturalist Captains as she takes you into the realm of the gray whale.

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Gray whale, Eagle Eye, approaches Carrie's boat, giving whale watchers a close encounter.

We want to give you an adventure without sacrificing comfort! At left, top of the line captain seats for the ultimate in comfort. At bottom, five of our guests are modeling the coats we provide for your trip. We also provide, blankets, hats, gloves and rain gear. While these are summer time trips the temperatures out on the ocean can be quite chilly, please dress warmly.

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Trips will run throughout the year but the best times are June-September when our summer resident gray whales return to feast on our nearshore mysid swarms. February - April is when we see northward migrating gray whales on their way from winter calving grounds in Mexico to Alaskan summer feeding grounds. December - January we see migrating gray whales heading southward. In the summer there's a high probability that we will be seeing a whale within 5 minutes! "These returning residents recognize my boat and many times approach us within a few feet!"You will experience a whale watching trip like no other since your captain is a marine biologist whose graduate work was with these summer resident gray whales. Carrie will give you an educational talk at the beginning of each trip and show you whale models, baleen, whale lice, whale barnacles and her book of these local whales. On the ocean guests will have the opportunity to photograph and identify individual gray whales.

This is a true learning experience as Carrie instills new knowledge and an appreciation, not only for whales, but all marine life. You will KNOW individual gray whales, sea lions, seals, seabirds and MORE!!!! Your adventure will be a personal trip with a maximum of six passengers.

Check list before your trip, 1. Call early the morning of your trip or the day before at 541-912-6734 ( Carrie would like to confirm ocean conditions with you.) 2. Dress in layers including warm jackets, hats and gloves. 3. Please check in at the Museum 1/2 hour prior to your scheduled departure time. WE HAVE A 24 HOUR REFUND CANCELLATION NOTICE



Our regular daily 1 1/2 Hour Trip . . . . . $40.00/person

1 hour and 2 hour trips are special request booking only. Please call for further information.

1 Hour Trip . . . . . $30.00/person/

2 Hour Trip . . . . . $50.00/person

(Discounts of 20% for 12 and under children, no children under 2 years of age.)

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Call Today to Book a Trip: 541-912-6734

Daily trips are planned according to ocean conditions. We do not go out in rough seas, the calmer the better.

Call a couple of days in advance for an ocean report. Depoe Bay Ocean Cam

Daily departures are scheduled at - 10am - 12pm - 2pm -

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