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Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises

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3395 Hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
+1 902-839-2417
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Terrific Whale watching with Tom!!

My 14 yo son, 21 yo daughter and I were all smiles after our Zodiac whale watching adventure!! We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DrJoshNola
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Highly recommended!

If you’re looking for whale watching in Nova Scotia, this is the only way to go! Tom was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jamie C
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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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3395 Hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
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+1 902-839-2417
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My 14 yo son, 21 yo daughter and I were all smiles after our Zodiac whale watching adventure!! We saw a threesome and several individual humpbacks feeding, surfacing, splashing, blowing as well as several sunfish! He maneuvered his Zodiac as close to the whales as...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re looking for whale watching in Nova Scotia, this is the only way to go! Tom was very informative about all the animals we encountered, and you can tell he loves his job. The zodiac was so much fun on its own, but being...More

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an amazing time yesterday out on the water with Tom. The zodiac whale watching experience was all I had hoped it would be and more. Tom shared his knowledge of marine life while providing us with many amazing sightings of whales and other...More

Thank Connie L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good job Tom and your staff. Friendly and competent. Thank you. We‘ll have a lot to tell our friends in Switzerland!!!! :-)

Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Seems as though we were on the same trip as a few other reviewers here. It really was amazing with the 7 humpbacks surrounding us and the calf playing. Dolphins swimming with the boat for a while, the fin slapping whale so close to us...More

Thank Jen D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my trip to the Digby Neck. Racing across the water in the Zodiac suited up in our orange floater suits made me feel like we were on a true exploratory mission (or from scene of a James Bond film). We...More

Thank JeppoInc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such an incredible trip with Ocean Explorations on July 7th and I would highly recommend them. We saw seals, dolphins, minke whales, and lots of humpback whales. We were so lucky to see whales breaching right in front of us and lots of...More

Thank JennLax22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my trip to Nova Scotia. Captain Tom is very knowledgeable about the whales in the Bay of Fundy area. We were able to get really close to the whales and got there much quicker than the big boats. I saw...More

Thank Erin P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was very organized from beginning to end. Tom was very knowledgeable about the sea life. He told us when to get our cameras ready for the best shots. He communicated with his colleagues to know where to go for the best chance of whale...More

Thank Olson9999
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That was my second whale watching trip in 4 years and it beat my first one by miles! We saw grey seals, puffins, dolphins and first a couple of humpback whales and later a group of 7, with a baby and all close up. They...More

Thank Ludger H
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Tom G, Owner at Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks ... did you receive the videos and photos I sent? ... also looking forward to seeing - receiving your pictures of the breaching, schoene Reise! tom

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lovingleigh
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Tom G | Property representative |
Sorry, short answer is 'no'. I have opened some years as early as june 4-6th, usually it is mid June 9-15th. This year it is END of June. In fact the last few years has been a bit disappointing in June. We (still... More
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LittleHeather2014
September 20, 2016|
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Response from travveller95 | Reviewed this property |
August through October.
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Rachael G
August 12, 2016|
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E-mail Capt. Tom. He's a straight shooter and will give you a good answer.
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