We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 3395 hwy 217 | Box 719, Tiverton, Nova Scotia B0V 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-839-2417
Website
Description:

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)

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 192 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Breathtaking Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
frananderson869
,
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 181: English reviews
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Helpful?
Thank frananderson869
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank horserider4ever
Birchover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
Thank PaulTozer
Toronto
Level Contributor
46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank gottago2012
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Julia D
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank 387cherylf2016
Halifax, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Customers777
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Footstepper
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
229 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

It was raining hard, but we were clothed very well in suits that were provided. The ride to the sea was extremely bumpy. You should like it. In this case it's awesome. Otherwise a "challenge". However, the zodiac is part of the experience, which is great! We saw 7 whales very close by and I can completely recommend the trip.

Helpful?
1 Thank DeeJay2010
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is our third whale watching trip and this has been the best! Just thirty minutes into our trip, Captain Tom was able to spot a mother whale and her calf. We were on a zodiac boat before but this was smaller which made it a more intimate experience with the whales. The mother and her calf were right by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mario C

Travellers who viewed Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises also viewed

Brier Island, Southwest Nova Scotia
East Ferry, Southwest Nova Scotia
 
Tiverton, Southwest Nova Scotia
Brier Island, Southwest Nova Scotia
 

Been to Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?