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Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours

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325 Water Street | Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
+1 800-239-2189
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Incredible tour with fantastic knowledgeable staff

When planning for our family trip to Nova Scotia, a whale watching tour was a top "to-do." When... read more

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Great time whale watching

Highly recommend taking this whale watching tour great friendly staff with lots of facts and... read more

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Come have a whale of a time with Mariner Cruises! Enjoy our friendlines, hospitality and expertise on board the Chad and Sisters Two as you watch whales and birds while sailing on the famous Bay of Fundy waters off of Brier Island. Expect to be amazed while making memories that last a lifetime!
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325 Water Street | Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
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When planning for our family trip to Nova Scotia, a whale watching tour was a top "to-do." When researching tours in the Brier Island area there were several operators to choose from. After reading the reviews and doing some additional research we decided to book...More

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Highly recommend taking this whale watching tour great friendly staff with lots of facts and knowledge was a fun venture for the whole family

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We had this booked for the day of my 50th and although it was a bit misty and foggy we were up close with a mother and her calf. The crew of the boat keep you entertained with facts about the whales and other wildlife....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited while we were vacationing in Halifax. Long drive but worth the trip. About four hour trip and two ferries to catch ($7 each on the way there, free on way back). Not much to do on brier’s. All staff were great. Beware that just...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing experience! Definitely checks the box on the bucket list. We were very nervous our 4 hour journey one way to the Island would be for not. The weather was rainy, VERY foggy and cold, and we were worried we would not see whales. The...More

Thank Marissa J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My little family had an incredible experience whale watching! It was breathtaking to be so close to these massive beautiful animals. Our guides were outstanding. Knowledgeable and kind. It was obvious they have a love and respect for these animals and safety for both passengers...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Experienced the most exhilarating event ever. From the time we boarded the boat to the time we got off we were treated royally. Great information and the crew’s enthusiasm was contagious. Sea life was abundant and the whales cooperated in a splendid manner. Breaching, fin...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have nothing but praise to offer this whale watching outfit. I have sailed with many other companies and Mariner tops them all! I am a return guest and the respect this company has for the surrounding wild life is why I keep coming back!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The 12:30 tour on Aug. 16th was a trip of our life....we were overwhelmed with nature and the whales....but also by the professionalism demonstrated by Penny, Amy and all the crew on the boat. We will definitely recommend Mariner Cruises to all we know!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm so glad we made this little extra trip to Brier Island. The tour provided by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff was fantastic. There was never a dull moment and when it came time whale watching we were not disappointed. At one point in time,...More

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James R
17 August 2018|
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Response from watersmunro | Reviewed this property |
I would agree that yes they go rain or shine. If the weather was severe then probably not but rain doesn’t really matter to a whale or porpoise😁
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dkorwood
22 May 2017|
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Response from Juan-Y4254WQjuanm |
From Digby, you need to count with 1.5 hours to get to Brier Island as you will get 2 Ferries to get there. You just follow the street down the Digby Neck. We were there a 23feet Mobile Home without any problem.
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vish d
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