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For a chance to see some of nature's most majestic creatures in wild Nova Scotia, take a trip on Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises. Expert crew man the daily tours, launching into the open sea on large rigid hull inflatable boats aiming to show you as much of the Nova Scotian wildlife as possible. Marine biologist Tom Goodwin leads the trip, which will take you from the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, to the ledges off Brier Island, and as far as Digby Neck, all significant feeding areas for many species of whale, dolphin and porpoise. Wrap up warm and take your camera for breathtaking photos. Weather will dictate your trip and remember these are wild animals, so there's no guarantees of a sighting. Arrange to visit Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises and other attractions in Tiverton using our Tiverton route builder tool .
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Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises Reviews
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 ha... more »
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 ini... more »
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. T... more »
We had such a great experience with Captain Tom. This is a unique whale-watching experience due to their use of a zodiac boat, which is smaller (thus more intimate) and closer to the water than other whale-watching boats. Tom was fun (while still being serious about what we needed to do), knowledgeable about all of the sea life we saw, and made sure that we saw as many whales as possible. We found three separate pairs that eventually all came together for a grand finale in which the six were all surfaced at the same time, only 5-6 metres from the boats! Incredible experience!
Whales! We saw so many. Tom is full of information on the marine species in the area. We were in whale territory within 15 minutes of entering the bay. We were out for a good 2.5-3 hours and saw whales for the majority of the time.
Fantastic experience. Captain Tom is knowledgeable, entertaining and a great host on his super fast boat. We saw lots of humpback whales.
Our captain was Tom and he was great. Informative, bubbly but serious about safety. We saw tons of whales but even with a smaller number it would have been a good experience. Only improvement area is the house that they run the place out of. It's kinda run down. But the house is not really why you go there anyway.
WHALES WHALES & MORE WHALES!! What an amazing, once in a life time experience. We truly could not have asked for a better day out on the water with Captain Tom. There were so many whales, we didn't know where to look. We saw humpbacks, minkes and finback whales. We got to witness some lunge feeding as well which was very cool. One whale even waved a few times (I'm certain he was trying to say hello). While I understand it's luck of the draw in terms of whether you will see whales that day, Tom's expertise and professionalism are top notch. Within 20 minutes of leaving the harbour we found our first whale. He knew where to look and seemed to spot them a mile away! We also saw harbour porpoises, dolphins, seals, a bald eagle and 2 puffins. We were also the only boat out in the bay for at least an hour before all of the other large, noisy boats made there way out. Tom's tour was a bit pricier than some of the other local tours, but well worth the money. Would highly recommend it. Thank you!
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