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Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises

3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
+1 902-839-2417
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Absolutely Amazing Experience

Absolutely amazing experience! I would do this a hundred times over! The captain was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile

Amazing whale watching experience! We saw whales breaching out of the water. BEAUTIFUL. Tom was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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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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3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
+1 902-839-2417
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience! I would do this a hundred times over! The captain was very experienced and very friendly. We got so close to the whales, just as close as their pictures advertised. We seen whales, mother and baby, a seal, dolphin and many puffins....More

Thank E1500UWmichellef
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing whale watching experience! We saw whales breaching out of the water. BEAUTIFUL. Tom was an superb guide, helpful and kind.

Thank 255anoukm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the tour in late July and had our 4 children ages 4 - 10 on the zodiac with one other couple from Germany. After about 30 mins of waiting, the Captain spotted a humpback. After about 15 mins of watching the whale...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Tom was fantastic - very knowledgeable and more than willing to answer all of our questions. We had close to 3 hours on the water and saw humpback whales, harbour porpoises, sea-lions, Puffins, and lots of other sea birds. The land staff were also...More

Thank Kinuck2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful sunny day, sea was as calm as you like, told it was the calmest it had been all year, and we were looking forward to seeing Humpback Whales. ~20 minutes outside of the harbour bay and we came across a couple of small pods...More

Thank DCMIT1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome trip with Tom Goodwin. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about Marine life. The zodiac was a great way to go - smooth ride and much more intimate than a large boat. Definitely worth the bit extra. We saw 5 humpbacks as well as...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome time with Tom Goodwin . The zodiac was an amazing experience by itself. But seeing dolphin, porpoises, seals and multiple humpback whales was unbelievable. & the Breaching whales omg wow

Thank MikeBelluardo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day out in the Zodiac with Captain Tom. We witnessed breaching humpbacks, a playful orca, many porpoise and sunbathing seals. Contact Dave in the office, he is very knowledgeable and helpful with making your plans.

Thank J-A-P-E-S-33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fun and exciting trip on board Tom's Zodiac. We saw numerous humpback whales and they put on a magnificent show simply basking in their ocean playground. Lots of fins and tails entertained us. It's an adventure you will not forget. The only...More

Thank SandravdM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a amazing experience that we all hugely enjoyed. All of us were fascinated by the Whales. The Zodiac boat ride was fun. Tom is hugely knowledgeable. Well worth it.

Thank tw1232017
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18 March 2017|
Response from Tom G | Property representative |
Sorry, short answer is 'no'. I have opened some years as early as june 4-6th, usually it is mid June 9-15th. This year it is END of June. In fact the last few years has been a bit disappointing in June. We (still... More
21 September 2016|
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Response from travveller95 | Reviewed this property |
August through October.
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12 August 2016|
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Response from travveller95 | Reviewed this property |
E-mail Capt. Tom. He's a straight shooter and will give you a good answer.