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Address: 3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-839-2417
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Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises is the maritimes ORGINAL Zodiac...

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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This was a great adventure! We saw 7 humpback whales, multiple dolphins and were guided with humor by our marine biologist Captain Tom Goodwin. Our safety was foremost and no one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great adventure! We saw 7 humpback whales, multiple dolphins and were guided with humor by our marine biologist Captain Tom Goodwin. Our safety was foremost and no one got sea sick, including me; I have had my share in the past. We were in a rubber boat called a zodiac and could get up fairly close. If... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful day with calm seas which made spotting whale much easier. We saw a total of 8 Humpbacks and 2 Minke whales a large number of dolphins and seals.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We researched our trip to Nova Scotia for several weeks and were a bit skeptical with the various whale watching operations. The websites for most are bare bones but we trusted in TripAdvisor yet again and it surely did not let us down. Tom has been operating whale watching tours for 35 years around the Maritimes and it is very... More 

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malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been to a few whale watching cruises. This is the first time we saw a few humpback whales and fairly close range too. We saw the spout, the tail, the fin! Also saw puffins and Minke.. The booking was easy, by phone calls. We paid cash and got a small discount. They provided the warm suits and life jackets and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best whale watching experience I have ever had. We saw 3 different types of whales, each breaching numerous times. Tom is professional and knowledgeable. Ocean Explorations is highly recommended!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not have asked for a better experience! Saw lots of whales and had a baby curious about us. Was something we will never forget! Captain Tom was very knowledgeable and professional. Would recommend him to anyone.

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Wash, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a professional operation that knows the area and how to ensure folks both have fun and see whales, dolphins and other marine life. Easy to get to by car with plenty of parking. There is a reasonable priced food stand at both ferry points so you can get something to eat or drink. Kids will enjoy this, but... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing whale watching tour - 10 -15 humpbacks, plus dolphins, porpoise, 2 puffin & other seabirds. Tom was super knowledgeable, laid back and pleasant. Zodiac was fun, felt safe entire trip.

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day was perfect, when we arrived we were greeted by David who was just excellent and seemed truly happy to be at his job. Captain Tom is just awesome and explained everything to our group as we were heading out. We saw our first whale after only being out on the water a very short time. We then ventured... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank You Tom we had an incredible time. We watched multiple whales and a calf swim around us for the majority of the trip. Tom was a wealth of information. We would highly recommend this tour. We will definitely be back in the future. Thanks Again Christine, Calgary

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