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Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises

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3395 Hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
+1 902-839-2417
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Whale watching trip of a lifetime!

Captain Tom is a genius. His knowledge understanding and empathy with the whales ensured that we... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
movie b
via mobile
A highlight of our trip to Nova Scotia

After reading up on the different companies offering whale-watching, my husband and I decided to go... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Surrey, 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 14 October 2017 via mobile

Captain Tom is a genius. His knowledge understanding and empathy with the whales ensured that we had a fantastic trip. We were "mugged" by two awesome humpback whales which played with us for about half an hour, swimming under and beside the zodiac. One came...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

After reading up on the different companies offering whale-watching, my husband and I decided to go with Ocean Explorations and take advantage of Tom's expertise. The process was seamless from the initial contact by email until the conclusion of the tour. And what a tour...More

Thank Laurie-Frank88
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We expected a fast and bouncy RHI boat out to where the whales were and a couple hours of sightings interspersed with missives from our guide about their ecology and the other marine life around us. That's what we got, with the bonus that we...More

Thank StillAqua
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Went on a whale tour in September on the Zodiac and had a most lovely time! The company was amazing and the experience was unreal! We got to see humpbacks breaching and it was breath taking! The boat was very fun and comfortable, great to...More

Thank 537natalia
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Ocean explorations is the only way to see the whales. It was an amazing experience. A zodiac boat is the only way to get up close to the whales. There was another cruise liner ferry type boat on the water with us andbit scared the...More

Thank crystaldreams12
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I rarely give an excellent review but this company earned it. Tom and his crew were a great help and support in the initial phase of planning this experience. Tom was patient and answered all questions and offered a number of great suggestions that made...More

Thank Hoach
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing adventure with the incredibly knowledgeable Tom. Saw humpbacks frolicking and feeding, surrounded by dolphin. The zodiac is perfect- you can get so close yet feel so safe. Want to go again!

Thank CinAck
Reviewed 19 September 2017 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 11 September 2017

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

Thank 255anoukm
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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
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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
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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.