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“Tour of a lifetime!”
Review of OQ Close Encounters Twillingate - CLOSED

OQ Close Encounters Twillingate
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Grant was AMAZING! He took four of us on his Zodiac with double kayaks. Then, we were "launched"off the side for a couple of hours of thrilling time with the humpback whales and so close to the Iceburgs! I was so nervous with the swells but he was so calming and reassured me especially ! Can't say enough about his enthusiasm, kindness and giving us the best tour of anything we have ever experienced! We couldn't sleep when we got back to the hotel! We were so "pumped"from something like this! The Iceburgs in the sunset (yes, a sunset trip) were outstanding! At the time, we were following 5 humpbacks. Grant always stayed close by which was a comfort for sure! If you are in Twillilngate, you HAVE to go with Grant!!! His mom had made him supper and he had a bit of it left over and even offered us his sandwich! What a guide! He knew so much about the area too! This is a MUST - whether you just ride in his Zodiac or try kayaking! You wont regret this! We will NEVER forget this experience!

2  Thank NancyS55
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Grant (the tour guide) is fun and very knowledgeable about the community, whales and icebergs. His enthusiasm is infectious. We did the zodiac tour rather than kayak due to the weather conditions. It is great to zip around so quickly. We saw a few humpback whales pretty close to our boat and saw some spectacular icebergs. It was just the two of us and Grant, so the overall experience was pretty amazing.

Thank Jon D
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Three hours of kayaking close to icebergs and then around Burnt Island with Grant made for a very special day. I'm an experienced kayaker but not around icebergs so great to go with someone who knew the area and was up to speed on history, geology and marine life as well. It's a great way to see a different side of Twillingate.

Thank AdventureLeigh
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Simply can't say enough good things about this experience. We got to kayak within a few feet of two Humpback whales (one even swam under us) and an iceberg! Definitely a once in a lifetime adventure.

Thank gypsynester
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