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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 3 Attractions in Tiverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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... more » 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) « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was not the best possible day with weather quickly deteriorating and whales being rather difficult to find. But at the end we found them. As several photos here show, we could have had an even closer experience if we had had more luck, but regardless of it, me & my girlfriend were overwhelmed by the experience. We especially liked... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What an adventure and opportunity to see these majestic creatures up close and personal! A real adventure for me and my husband. Tom is knowledgeable and professional and traveled where necessary to ensure we had excellent viewing. Whale watching is up there with the Grand Canyon in terms of "Must See's" in one's lifetime. The Zodiac ride is a blast... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The whale watching was amazing. The Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruise was the highlight of our vacation. The zodiac enabled us to get closer and more personal with the whales and dolphins than we expected. We were blown away. Richie was also a great guide providing interesting information on the whales and the area. All the staff were friendly making... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is true that the zodiac trip is worth the trip cost alone. The trip delivered as advertised. We saw some whales, seals and dolphins. Tom was a gracious host and runs a professional operation. If you want to see a lot of smaller whales, make a long drive to Cape Breton. But if the big ones are the ones... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

On a zodiac with only 7 people plus Dave the guide the this trip became a memory worth while remembering. Fantastic tour and we saw a lot of whales. I can really recommend this, it was fantastic!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Tom's personality, experience and service all made this tour much more memorable. We had an amazing experience whale watching in these waters. We saw a large number of whales on this day. It is amazing to see them in their natural habitat. A must do tour on a Nova Scotia holiday.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Zodiac is amazing. I think it's the best option because you can get so close and personal to those amazing gentle giants in the ocean :) We got extremely lucky on our tour. A humpback came within an arms reach away from our boat, so tom shut off the engine and let the whale check is out. He was a... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went on a whale watching tour on a zoodiac boat and got to see whales up close. Tom, our captains was excellent and all the staff was very nice and helpfull

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On the day of our booked tour the weather was questionable, so when we arrived at the office Tom informed us that there would be a 1-2 hour delay. As well, he was very honest and indicated that there was a pretty good chance we would not see any whales as there had not been many recent sightings, and told... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We didn't see any whales. Everybody says go in July or August. We went in June. The ride was wet and wild. They hook you up with these cool suits. The building they're housed in is gross. Wonder if it should be condemned. Going to the bathroom was an adventure in itself. That was the scariest part of the adventure.

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