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Museo de las Ballenas

Av. General Enriquez Gallo, entre calles 47 y 50 | 1109#, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
+593 4-277-8329
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So much to know about whales.

Dutch born naturalist Ben Haase has a wealth of information to offer. Just ASK.... He speaks five... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Efrater
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Unbelievable insights into the world of whales

We found this place by accident. We were a bit bored by Salinas as a whole and were looking for a... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Endacil
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Av. General Enriquez Gallo, entre calles 47 y 50 | 1109#, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Dutch born naturalist Ben Haase has a wealth of information to offer. Just ASK.... He speaks five languages.

Thank Efrater
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We found this place by accident. We were a bit bored by Salinas as a whole and were looking for a cafe, away from the main seaside road. As it often is the case when you are traveling, unplanned and unforseen meetings are those that...More

1  Thank Endacil
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Ben Haase has created a wonderful, interesting, educational and informative museum on his property. He is passionate and knowledgeable and it shows in his tour. This is a must see while in Salinas for the entire family. It's a very affordable $3.00 per person and...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting this small private museum requires an advance appointment call, so I almost missed going. I'm glad I took the time to call! Housed in an unassuming building with a small restaurant in front, the best thing about this collection is the passion and knowledge...More

1  Thank Nicky M
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Salinas Whale Museum is a private collection of specimens of marine mammals that is open to the public since June 2004 in the city of Salinas, Santa Elena Province. Its creation is due to the initiative by Ben Haase and Fernando Felix, researchers have...More

1  Thank Lili Tayri R
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This little museum is the work of Ben and his small group of museumsupporters. You get a guided tour by Ben himself for 3 USD pp.. He knows everything about whales. The exhibition is skeletons and pickled baby whales. This is a must in Salinas...More

Thank Christian A
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very interesting to go see this small museum but the owner is most passionate about whales and a wealth of information.

Thank Breezy L
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

The place is far too small to show everything they could show but the enthousiasm of Ben Haase makes you become interested even if you started without. Good exhibition and lots of facts to be learned.

Thank Etienne2810
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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Not your typical museum. No fancy displays. Just a passionate naturalist with enough bones and data and a willingness to share his stories and enthusiasm and to teach you more about whales than you ever thought possible. It's hands on..please touch experiencial visit. Coming originally...More

Thank Geoffrey B
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

The guide knows what he is talking about. The place is small, but volumes of information. A real treasure in a small package. We eight visitors loved it!

Thank jzmackenzie
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