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Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises

#1 of 5 things to do in Westport Features Animals
223 Water St, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
+1 902-839-2995
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Whales Galore!

This was a wonderful whale watching experience. I am sure, from other reviews and information, that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Exciting Zodiac

We completely enjoyed our time on the Zodiac, and were ecstatic at the chance to see a Momma... read more

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You'll join a scientific survey as we explore the Bay of Fundy, a corner of the Atlantic that's incredibly rich in marine life. There are humpback, finback, and the critically endangered right whale. You'll see porpoises, dolphins, and seals as well as seabirds that come as far away as Antarctica-an entire marine ecosystem in action.Join us on the Mega Nova, a 50 foot vessel certified to carry 50 passengers r on our 24 foot Zodiac, the Cetacean Adventure, certified to carry 12 passengers for a whale watch experience you will never forget!Dedicated to research and education since 1984. Cruises daily. May to October
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
223 Water St, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
+1 902-839-2995
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a wonderful whale watching experience. I am sure, from other reviews and information, that this is the best company on the island. The crew, including a marine biology student who served as naturalist (thanks, Lisa!), was entirely helpful, competent, congenial. We saw many...More

Thank katasha
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We completely enjoyed our time on the Zodiac, and were ecstatic at the chance to see a Momma humpback with her baby. They were very curious and then both breached several times for us to enjoy! The body suits are very warm, but hang on...More

Thank LovingHolidayTime
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were so excited to get out on the Ocean and do some whale watching. The thought of going out in a Zodiac was a little scary but Captain Jamie quickly put everyone at ease. He was not only informative and down to earth but...More

Thank AlwaysAskALocal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We didnt see whales but thats nature! The crew were WONDERFUL & the Captain tried really hard to find whales for us... even in the fog! Bring warm clothes as it gets very chilly on the water.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! This was truly an experience of a lifetime. We saw 17 humpback whales who put on a spectacular performance for us. The operators were extremely knowledgeable and we learnt so much. The captain of the boat did a great job getting us in the...More

Thank Brittany G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was amazing. The crew on board were very knowledgeable about the area and about the whales and birds. You can tell they really care about the wildlife they work with. There were many whales (mostly humpbacks) to see. An incredible experience to witness...More

Thank Courtneyheather
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got in mid-day and did a whale watching trip with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises. It was the Zodiac tour and it was a blast. Waves, salt spray and whales. Very cool. Take the big boat if you want something more sedate. My wife...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were knowledgable and delightful! We saw whales up close and learned much about their personality and habitat. It was an absolutely incredible experience and well worth every penny spent.

Thank Juanita B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience. The staff are extremely knowledgeable friendly and accommodating. The whales we saw were upfront close and real performers

Thank mckenna1932
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time and saw whales so close you could touch them The crew were very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions So much fun!!

Thank wsbmcdonald
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26 April 2017|
Response from SLonergan | Property representative |
Hello Unfortunately, we don't recommend the zodiac for children 5 and under.
21 January 2017|
Response from SLonergan | Property representative |
Good Morning! Thank you for your interest in our whale watch. June is considered early for whale watching as the whales are just arriving from their winter areas. Though not as plentiful as later in July and August, we do... More
14 September 2016|
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Response from kellywesthaver2016 | Reviewed this property |
At low tide it would be difficult to get down the ramps, if there was anyway that you could it is well worth the trip!