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Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises

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Address: 3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
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Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises is the maritimes ORGINAL Zodiac...

Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises is the maritimes ORGINAL Zodiac ("ocean rafting") whale/seabird adventure! Celebrating 25+ seasons, founded by biologist Tom Goodwin, in 1986! "one of the best" (Lonely Planet) and the most recommended by accomodation providers in the area. Ask them "who is the BEST?" and go with THEM (ie.we'll see you then)

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Great tour!

Highly recommended! Don't look anywhere else, don't go for a big boats, just go with Tom! If you are planning to see the whales, this is your place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marina O
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Brockville, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour (my husband, 13, 12 & 10 year old and myself) was in the evening on the zodiac. It was our first time and it did not disappoint. Tom was good and tried being informative. There were other guests on the boat looking for a thrill ride so I think his enthusiasm turned to irritation. We saw a seal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended! Don't look anywhere else, don't go for a big boats, just go with Tom! If you are planning to see the whales, this is your place.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The tour was fantastic from start to finish! We had Tom as a tour guide who was so knowledgable about the whales and able to educate us as well as knowing exactly where we will find them. We were able to see 9 whales during the tree hours spent on the water. We saw humpbacks breaching and feeding which was... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My friend and I had a fantastic time during our trip to see the whales in the Bay of Fundy. I've been on whale watching tours in other places and knew that there is a chance we won't see any whales. But Captain Tom, a trained biologist, could read the signs in the water and took us to an area... More 

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Birchover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Tom is friendly, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable his understanding of the wales behaviour made our experience possible. His clear respect for the environment is a model to emulate. This was an amazing experience on an amazing trip. I cannot recommend whale watching with Tom too highly.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous day in the sunshine with Captain Tom. We watched a pair of humpback whales playing and later saw the very rare "right" whale. Thanks Tom!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent trip. Tom, the owner/guide was extremely knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time. The whales were magnificent.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Thanks to Tom we had an incredible experience on our tour. As well as a few fairly close whale sightings, a mother and a calf and a few seals, we had an amazing, up close encounter! A curious whale came to hang with us, it went under our boat a few times and slowly bobbed its head in and out... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Captain Tom is fantastic and the gear provided kept us warm and cosy. We had beautiful fall weather and saw so, so many whales. It was a day I will never forget; worth every penny spent and more. We went early and Tom suggested we do the Balancing Rock hike, a terrific add on.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! A sunny day on the water in a Zodiac watching whales. Whats not to like! Tom is a great guide - informative, witty and entertaining. Worth it for sight of these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat as well as the exhilarating trip in the boat.

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