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I learned interesting facts about whales, lots of info and located nearby La Chocolatera; I liked... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Av. General Enriquez Gallo, entre calles 47 y 50 | 1109#, Salinas 241550, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

I learned interesting facts about whales, lots of info and located nearby La Chocolatera; I liked that it was not too long!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dream801097
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Website says to call for an appointment, however; phone is picked up and set down, no way to speak to someone. Tried speaking in multiple languages. Very used to customer service (lacking) in Ecuador, but this is the worst.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alicia E
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Efrater
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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Endacil
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mcmstuart
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

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Nicky M
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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Lili Tayri R
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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Christian A
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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Breezy L
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.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Etienne2810
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