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Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises

3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
902-839-2417
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Tiverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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Red Deer, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Souris, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Did the 12:30 trip Sept. 8 2014. Must say I was very hesitant at the thought of going in a zodiac!! But, off we went. It couldn't have been a nicer day on the water. It took no time to sight some whales, and we got up close and personal. But not TOO close...I was very impressed at the level... More

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Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was the best whale watch we have ever been on. Tom was a great captain - really knows his stuff, including where the whales are. He found a pod of 5 humpbacks, with a juvenile whale that just kept on breaching. Definitely go with a Zodiac instead of one of those large boats. You are right down on the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I did the 12:30 excursion with three other adult family members in August. It was a great trip and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The weather that day was good and the Bay of Fundy was calm. We felt perfectly safe in the zodiac and were provided with all the proper overclothing to wear for the open ocean. We saw... More

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