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Address: Witless Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4K0, Canada
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What a rush!

As others have stated, in a full body suit to keep you warm and dry so warm clothing not required. Got remarkably lucky as a pod of 6-8 whales must have surfaced 100 times in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

As others have stated, in a full body suit to keep you warm and dry so warm clothing not required. Got remarkably lucky as a pod of 6-8 whales must have surfaced 100 times in the 90-minutes we were on-board, not 100 yards from shore. At one point a whale swam right alongside underneath the boat giving us a real... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience, we didn't know what to expect as with all wild life tours it's hit or miss or purely luck depending on how you look at it. Our tour guild was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable, you could tell he was doing the job out of pure enjoyment! The boat wasn't overly big which was nice, it seated 6... More 

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Yarker, Ontario
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A dozen Dolphins, Puffins, Gulls, Mirrs and sea caves. They provide full body Personal floating devices, which are perfect for being on the water. Warm clothes not required, these outfits do the job. Dan and Ray were the tour guides - very friendly, knowledgeable and humorous. Wish we'd stayed in the area longer - would have gone out again. Best... More 

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High Level, Canada
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53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Zodiac boat was quite an experience. The ocean was a bit rough and there were a few heartstopping moments as we bounced the waves and were bathed in salt water, but it was great fun overall. Saw whales and puffins and enjoyed the tour of Bird Island.

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Thank Debbie J
Nyon District, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a lovely way to see the whales, however as the zodiac is fast I fear it could be a bit invasive at times for the whales. The driver tries very hard not to disturb them while getting us as close as possible making this a fabulous way to see the whales, and as soon as we were near... More 

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Puffins, puffins and more puffins! Very close and they seemed to be observing us also. The staff was wonderful and gave us extra time for pictures!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Tyler took us on an AMAZING ride. This is a way better experience than whale watching from the big boats. We got close to the island where all of the sea birds live and even got to drive a bit into a sea cave! These are experiences you can't get on the bigger boats. We saw puffins and humpback whales.... More 

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Thank RachelJ443
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104 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Here is what you can expect at Elaine's B&B: great ocean views, comfortable rooms, friendly service, a decent breakfast, easy access to or from St. John's NL.

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Rutledge, Missouri
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Dan and Tyler took our group out in two separate boats. It was AMAZING! These guys know the bay like the back of their own hands, and are intimately familiar with whale behavior. They seem to have a sixth sense when it comes to finding whales - we were taken to a spot where a mother and calf were swimming... More 

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Caledon
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

What fun to actually chase down a whale! Our guide was very skilled and knowledgable. The tour of Bird Island was also quite informative. This tour was much better than those bigger boats.

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