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Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching

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1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
+1 902-420-1015
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They delude to see marine mammals

They do not warn you that the probability of seeing whales, dolphins and pinnipeds is low. They... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
isa833
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Cali, Colombia
Sydney Harbour Hopper

Leo was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable! We learned a lot about Sydney, Pier and... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Gail C
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1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

They do not warn you that the probability of seeing whales, dolphins and pinnipeds is low. They delude you by talking to you about marine mammals. The guides are not seen with binoculars and making the effort to see an animal. Although I expressed my...More

Thank isa833
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi isa833, Thank you for your review. We're sorry your experience did not meet your expectations. We communicate to customers before purchasing their tickets that whale sightings are not guaranteed. Having said this, there is plenty of wildlife to be spotted on our nature cruises....More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Leo was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable! We learned a lot about Sydney, Pier and Membertou. Paul, our driver, slowed down for pictures and gave us an excellent tour of the harbour. Would recommend to locals and visitors!

Thank Gail C
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Gail, Thank you very much for you review. We're so glad you enjoyed your Harbour Hopper tour in Sydney. We appreciate the recommendation :) Hope to see you in Halifax someday! Thank you, Jessica jmaclennan@mtcw.ca

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Took the Harbour Hopper land/water trip during Celtic Colours. Fun and energetic tour guide who loves Sydney and knows a great deal of its history -- which he did explain at some length to us. But I enjoyed it-- especially fascinated by any city that...More

Thank Pamela H
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Pamela, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your Harbour Hopper tour in Sydney! We agree - Sydney is fascinating and full of rich history. We love exploring by land and sea! Thank you for your kind words - we...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had an energetic and knowledgeable tour guide, the bus driver was great too! Even though we went on a cloudy, somewhat cool autumn day, we still had a good time. Would highly recommend for any age, but I think kids would love the trip....More

Thank Emma M
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Emma, Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your Harbour Hopper tour. :) The great thing about the tour is that its fun for all ages - we feel like we're kids again! Thank you for exploring with us by land...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great fun, great entertainment! Thank you Tom who will be a star one day. Top tip sit near the front so you can hear all the jokes!More

Thank RupertM78
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Rupert, Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed you Harbour Hopper tour exploring by land and by sea! Thank you for your kind words - we'll pass your message along to Tom! :) Enjoy the rest of your...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

It was a good tour overall. Yes, you're less likely to see whales compared to the Bay of Fundy, but they do put in the effort and go out quite far - we didn't see whales, but did see some porpoises, which was pretty cool....More

Thank CatherineCEO
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi CatherineCEO, Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your Nature Tour. We have been so fortunate in seeing a variety of wildlife on our Nature Cruises, but are sorry you didn't see a whale this time. We're but are happy...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We booked this as a shore excursion from the cruise.I know it clearly states that whale sightings are not guaranteed and if you accept this, you won't be disappointed. Our first doubts crept in when the girl who led us to the boat admited she'd...More

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Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi DiH711, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you did not see any whales. As you mentioned, sightings are not guaranteed. We have been lucky in that we've spotted a variety of wildlife this year - whales included. Unfortunately, the sightings are...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

The tour was well done, but a little over priced for 55minutes with only 15 on the water. The water should be the highlight and should be at least half the time. The tour guide was very good and entertaining, although he did make a...More

Thank Norm J
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Norm, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the Harbour Hopper tour. As there are more historical highlights on land, we have carefully designed the tour in order to reflect this. We are sorry you weren't completely satisfied with the water section...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited Halifax in late September We weren't optimistic of seeing too much, certainly not Whales, however we went more in hope. The boat offered basic but plentiful seating, inside and out, and over 2 levels. They also offered a choice of drinks aboard. Unfortunately...More

Thank D.N A
Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi D.N A, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you were unable to see whales on your trip. We do communicate this to guests - whale sightings are not guaranteed. That being said, we have had many whale sightings this season, as well...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you are crunched for time and want a tour that gives you a different experience, this is the one for you! Easy on-line booking. One hour tour from the road and the sea. Gives you a taste of all the areas you may want...More

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Jessica M, Public Relations Manager at Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi bcdazie, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed exploring by land and by sea aboard the Harbour Hopper! The tour certainly is a unique experience!:) We feel the best way to explore Halifax is by land and by sea....More

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Response from Lance J | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to get tickets when you are about to go on the tour. As stated in my review, this attraction DOES NOT provide a chance to see whales.
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