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

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 NEW

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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Tom took our party of 7 on a wonderful exclusive tour, we saw everything we had hoped to see including puffins and dolphins and lots of whales. the highlight of our trip was when a humpback whale did a full breach right in front of the zodiac, we have some wonderful pictures. tom did a good job of warning us... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Okay, seeing whales is always and the tendency is to rate a company well if you see whales and poorly if you don't. They can't control the whales....However, we did see about 12 Humpback and 3 Minkes on this trip. The guide was knowledgeable, the gear was excellent and the survival suits kept us warm and dry. Friendly people and... More

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Fayetteville, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went out on a 12:30 excursion (on August 18th). It took maybe an hour before we saw anything, but the ride was fun. We saw several whales, a seal, and even a deer on shore. Captain Tom was a great leader, providing great background and commentary. When they say dress in layers, definitely dress in layers. It was foggy... More

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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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