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Address: 3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-839-2417
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Description: Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises is the maritimes ORGINAL Zodiac...
Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises is the maritimes ORGINAL Zodiac ("ocean rafting") whale/seabird adventure! Celebrating 25+ seasons, founded by biologist Tom Goodwin, in 1986! "one of the best" (Lonely Planet) and the most recommended by accomodation providers in the area. Ask them "who is the BEST?" and go with THEM (ie.we'll see you then)
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We booked on the spur of the moment. We were aware that that it was early in the year for whale watching and that they were just beginning to arrive in the Bay of Fundy. Tom did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The first hour was a full throttle flying over the waves trip. first half hour of that was awesome, last half hour i was thinking about jumping overboard. But never did I feel unsafe, Couldnt ask for a better Captain, and we saw a mother humpback and her calf which made the trip so worth it, on the way back... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We booked on the spur of the moment. We were aware that that it was early in the year for whale watching and that they were just beginning to arrive in the Bay of Fundy. Tom did not make any promises. He thought we should see some Minkies. We thought we would be disappointed when after an hour we has... More 

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Waterdown, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Our family of four went on the zodiac in August. We were warmly greeted and, having arrived early, given ideas for island fun. The zodiac trip was exhilarating on the way out and absolutely magical as we tracked a pair of humpback whales. When they disappeared below the surface we waited to hear the spout when they returned and headed... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took a zodiac tour as 2 families: 4 adults, 1 teen, 2 tweens, and three 8 year olds. None of the kids had ever been whale watching before so this was all new to them. They were very excited to see whales, seals, porpoises, and sea birds. Our guide, Captain Tom, was excellent. Very personable and very knowledgeable. We... More 

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Herford, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Thanks for this experience, we saw the whales very close, and we had a very safe feeling. This trip was exciting and successful- there were 4 humpback whales including a child whale! Zodiac and captain Tom is the best.

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Ava, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We are always game for whale watching and have been on the routine ones where you go the same route and there they are folks, hope you had a good time. Either you see them or you don't. However, this trip with Tom on the Zodiac was very exciting! We all hung onto the ropes along the boat sides (except... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Tom, our guide took us out on the Zodiac to see whales. 10 people on this trip. First we saw a couple of whales and that was great. Then, we lucked out and there was 5 Humpback whales circling our zodiac and another boat. We also saw puffins just swimming in the water and later on the way back some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

In July 2014 we booked a tour and were so lucky to watch a lot of whales: Minky and a family of right whales ( eubalaena glacialis). This was our greatest impression in the Digby area, we are so glad that we did the tour with Ocean Explorations and the unforgettable Captain Tom! It is soon obvious that he has... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have visited Nova Scotia every Summer for past 18 years. After testing a couple of the larger boats for whale watching, we decided to try Ocean Explorations and the zodiac and have never considered going back to the larger boats. We have been out w/Tom on the zodiac at least once a year for the past 15 years and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was the best experience of our ten day trip around Nova Scotia. The zodiac really made the difference in getting closer to more whales... much more maneuverable than the bigger boats. Plus it is a fun and exhilarating ride! Tom was an awesome guide. He knows so much about the whales, but what I liked best was that even... More 

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Address: 3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-839-2417
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Tiverton

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