The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a longstanding visitors favorite that has received awards and praise from publications like USA Today, Costal Living and the Portland Business Journal. This special attraction provides a home for dozens of marine species while furthering the educational outreach of their unique exhibits through special tours and activities. There's more than enough here to keep your group occupied for a full morning or afternoon, and it's all located less than a 25 minutes by car from Channel House.
A visit the aquarium can take you through viewing tunnels under the Pacific Ocean, then to shore for a closer look at seals and otters. Jellyfish, giant rays and skates all reside here, but don't forget to visit the aquarium's outdoor gardens too - these beautiful environments reflect what the coast looked like before humans arrived and serve as a home to species outside the aquarium's immediate protection.
Before making your visit, check out the website for more information about special tours and encounters that may overlap with your visit. With these, you can get up close to octopus and seals, or go behind the scenes for a different look at what it takes to run an aquarium. Don't miss a trip to this world-class "living classroom" during your next stay with our Depoe Bay, OR hotel!