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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 #10 of 10 Activities in Lunenburg
Type: Boat Tours
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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took this tour in August and still had a pretty good time despite not seeing any whales. Being out on the ocean was very nice and seeing Lunenburg from that perspective was cool. We saw a few seals and lots of birds (including puffins). The guides had some good knowledge and shared it with us during the tour about... More

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North bay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Our experience was a great boat tour. Guides were informative, it was also a foggy day but we were able to see the town, some seals, fairly close, puffins and other birds, caves. Dolphin like thing at beginning but also was not pointed out. No wales were seen and I agree, nothing said on arrival, seriously disappointed 10 year old.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I agree that seeing whales entails a little bit of luck, but previous tours that I've been on have used intelligence/communication with other groups to increase the odds. The leader of the tour said they saw whales 60% of the time, which I suspect means 50%. Pretty expensive for 50/50. I've since talked with some locals, who said other tours... More

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Trois-Rivieres, Qc
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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164 attraction reviews
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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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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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