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Review of OQ Close Encounters Twillingate - CLOSED

OQ Close Encounters Twillingate
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2014

The trip was over 3 hours but felt like minutes! We got to see some really neat icebergs, were not rushed at all, had silent, peaceful moments and had a great tour guide. absolutely worth the hundred bucks!

Visited August 2014
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19 reviews from our community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It is just what it says it is -- a close encounter.”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a wonderful way to view icebergs and whales -- up close and personal. We were just three on the zodiac plus the driver. We went right up to several icebergs (keeping a safe distance of course) and followed a humpback whale for 30-40 minutes. It was lazing away, just coming up for air every 4 or 5 minutes. And then, all of a sudden, it got a spurt of energy and breached right in front of us -- then went back to lazing away. There weren't a lot of whales around that particular day, but we got great time with the one that was.

Visited July 2014
Thank Ellicottg
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Joliette, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wish come true!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Early July I dropped by this place in order to realize my dream of kayaking among icebergs! Mitch and Grant were adorable. I had such a blast! A "private" late afternoon trip (because we were three). Thanks Grant for the breathtaking pictures you took of us!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank TanyaLaf
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Mississauga, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tour of a lifetime!”
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!

Visited July 2014
2 Thank NancyS55
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London, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“So much fun!”
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.

Visited July 2014
Thank Jon D
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