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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 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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Concord, New Hampshire
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were one of the first tours of the season and Tom told us we would have a 50/50 chance of seeing a whale. It was a 3 1/2 hour tour and on the way Tom gave us a lot of information on whales and answered our questions. We ended up seeing a whale and it was thrilling! This is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We have gone whale watching with Ocean Explorations many times over the years and have never been disappointed! The drive there is great at any time of year. The ferry is quick and inexpensive. The trips out in the zodiac are fun (can be a bit bumpy, but that's part of the thrill for us!) Tom and his guides are... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Fantastic. Humpbacks up close and personal!! WOW!! A must do when in Nova Scotia. Tom was very knowledgeable and friendly. Zodiac ride was so cool and got us to the whales very quickly. Experience I will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

From the initial enquiry the process was seamless and we enjoyed an awesome three hours on the water. Tony is both knowledgeable and fun. We found Wales ahead of any group and the exhilaration as he gunned the engines having spotted a lone Wale was just fantastic. A unique way to watch nature close up and fun along the way.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

An outstanding experience with Ritchie and several humpback whales! We found the whales very quickly and Ritchie was able to follow them but also make sure that the sun was behind us so we could get our photos. He was knowledgeable and friendly. It was a glorious day but the hats and gloves provided were welcome. The ride in the... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The afternoon spent whale watching with Ocean Explorations was one of the most exhilarating and memorable experiences of our month-long vacation in this area. The Zodiac ride was thrilling and afforded us a much more personal view of the whales than would be possible in a bigger boat. With only a dozen people on board, everyone had a perfect view... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

They ask you to call the morning of your excursion to check the weather so we started calling the night before. There was a message saying he wasn't sure if we could go out because the weather was questionable. We started calling again the day of at 8 am and called all morning. He changed the message every couple of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Whale Watching from the Zodiac was an awesome experience. Right away we saw a pair of humpback whales. We were the only boat around them for at least 20 minutes. Tom moved the Zodiac around so that both sides of the boat got lots of time up close with the whales. Once other boats started coming over we moved to... More

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