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Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises

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223 Water St, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
+1 902-839-2995
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Really wonderul day with lots of whales

When I read reviews of things like whale watching tours, it seems as though so much of the how the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amy H
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Fantastic Sitings of Mother and Baby Humpback Whales

We went out on the Mega Nova afternoon trip. It was quite foggy, visibility of about 100 metres... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lord Throgmorton
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Surrey, England
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You'll join a scientific survey as we explore the Bay of Fundy, a corner of the Atlantic that's incredibly rich in marine life. There are humpback, finback, and the critically endangered right whale. You'll see porpoises, dolphins, and seals as well as seabirds that come as far away as Antarctica-an entire marine ecosystem in action.Join us on the Mega Nova, a 50 foot vessel certified to carry 50 passengers r on our 24 foot Zodiac, the Cetacean Adventure, certified to carry 12 passengers for a whale watch experience you will never forget!Dedicated to research and education since 1984. Cruises daily. May to October
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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223 Water St, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I read reviews of things like whale watching tours, it seems as though so much of the how the reviewer feels about the experience depends on things beyond the control of the tour operator - whether or not the whales cooperate and the weather...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out on the Mega Nova afternoon trip. It was quite foggy, visibility of about 100 metres. Every so often the boat stopped, turned off the engines and we waited to try to hear the noise of the whale breaking surface so we could...More

Thank Lord Throgmorton
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We booked a tour on the Zodiac and LOVED it! We were checked in easily and provided the full bodied float suits - these are fantastic and keep you warm and dry. Our captain took us to a few different areas. The only whales left...More

Thank mandyroth
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My family and I took the cruise Sept 23/17 and would highly recommend! Our afternoon was on the Mega Nova. The staff/crew was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the whales history to date as was the captain of the ship.we seen 11 whales 🐳...More

Thank bannm04
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Yes, it is a long drive from anywhere ! It was foggy, even though the forcast was suppose to be clear and sunny, go figure! We went out with 12 total on the Zodiac and it was great. We did have my reservations after an...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We chose to go out in the zodiac. The sun was shining but the winds were picking up. Flying along the waves was exhilarating. There was a scarcity of whales as most were feeding up in the gulf this summer but our skipper/guide kept searching...More

Thank freedom155032
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Everything about this trip was excellent it was a misty day but the sea was calm and the whales were amazing.

Thank patw225
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We had such an amazing trip with Penny and the crew!!! They seemed to know exactly where to be and predicted the whales behavior perfectly!!! Was definitely worth the long drive!!!

1  Thank Angela N
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Even although the weather was not on our side with quite limited visibility our guides on this whale watching trip and the skipper got us up close with a mother and calf who were totally relaxed and put on an amazing display of breaching and...More

Thank Jambos44
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Even though it was very misty, we went out in search of whales. What an adventure! The crew were incredibly knowledgeable and told us a lot about the whales and other marine life. Although visibility was poor, we saw several humpbacks, notably a female -...More

Thank Bernie P
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Dhaval S
August 23, 2017|
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Response from ramandeep s | Reviewed this property |
There are not a lot of options to reach Brier island using public transport/tourist bus options. Check websites like kijiji and you might find someone willing to drive you their for a charge.
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Ann292013
July 30, 2017|
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Response from LovingHolidayTime | Reviewed this property |
I think the Zodiac is better, moves at higher speeds and reduces possible motion sickness. Although, when it's sitting still in the water, and you're waiting to see a whale, you may feel it then. Ultimately, Zodiac is... More
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lindagazo
April 26, 2017|
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Response from SLonergan | Property representative |
Hello Unfortunately, we don't recommend the zodiac for children 5 and under.
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