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Lunenburg Whale Watching Tours

PO Box 11, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
902 527 7175
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Ranked #9 of 10 activities in Lunenburg
Type: Boat Tours
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Trois-Rivieres, Qc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We saw no whales, only a few seals and puffins (bring some heavy duty binoculars). We got wet from all the waves. They could have warned us to move our bags or they would get soaked (and disgusting) from sea water. Pretty much a waste of time and money.

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Guelph, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We took this tour at the beginning of July. They still ran the trip and took our money despite the fact that it was extremely foggy out on the water. I would have expected experienced boatmen to have known what the conditions were. It was very hard to hear any of the commentary as they did not use any sort... More

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Madison, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have been on several whale-watching cruises and this, by far, was the worst. We didn't do our homework and should have paid more attention to the bad reviews; they are accurate. We recognize that spotting whales is a matter of luck and we wouldn't have been nearly as annoyed not seeing any if the woman in the office hadn't... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wish I had read the reviews before going. Our trip was as described by many of the low reviews. No whales. We saw a couple common harbour seals on a rock at one point. Good views of the Lunenburg Harbour and sea caves, but consider whether you want to spend this much to see just that.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you plan to go on any whale watching cruise remember that you can't schedule whales to show up on demand. It is a chance you take whether or not you see any wild life. If you go with the attitude that you are going to enjoy some time on the ocean then you will not be disappointed. I just... More

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Kentville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Our group of 25 adults and children really enjoyed our trip. It was a damp day and calling for some weather so we opted for the shore tours of lunenburg, the ovens. We also saw some seals which the kids really enjoyed. We were lucky to also see some lobster fishermen pulling traps. Some of our group is from here... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The trip started out great, the women at the counter was very friendly and I boarded the boat with the attitude that if we see whales great, but if we don't at least I got to spend some time on the water with my boyfriend and his family, my favourite place to be. The crew was great, gave us a... More

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We chose a beautiful and sea calm Saturday afternoon. Our attitude going in was to enjoy the boat ride, some incredible scenery including caves...and that everything else would be a bonus. We saw absolutely nothing during the 3 hours except for 1 porpoise. Instead of becoming upset, we chose to go the social route and had fun and chatted with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was the most disappointing whale watching trip we've ever been on with not even a sighting in the distance. We had been told the humpbacks had moved on but that sighting of minke whales was likely. First there was a trip round the harbour then we saw The Ovens sea caves and a couple of seals. The mood on... More

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Carp, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

As others have said, its a tricky business looking for whales. Unless as in many places with multiple boats, the captains are sharing locations and visiting the whales in groups or one after the other, they are not easy to find. We were out on a good day the crew did find whales. The boat left roughly on time and... More

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