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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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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 »
Had a great whale watching tour. Owner/guide is very knowledgeable. Saw whales surface numerous times and one swam right along the side of the zodiac. The zodiac allows occupants to get right on top of whales. They are attracted to noise.
Sadly can't give 5 stars as we didn't see whales! However it was made clear that the conditions were challenging for whale watching and we still had a fun boat ride, at a reduced price. Can't fault Tom and his team on anything. I understand most of his competitors had cancelled their trips, so at least we didn't miss out completely. Highly recommended.
Wonderful experience. We were lucky to have a nice day, with no waves or wind. Capitan Tom is an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable, friendly, and he went above and beyond to show us all the wildlife. We saw two humpback whales playing and splashing in the water, a few porpoise, and seals resting on some rocks. A thrilling 3 hour trip.
If you're in Nova Scotia. Do this. Run by marine biologist Tom Goodwin, you're taken out in a zodiac to the bay of Fundy to search for wales. The Zodiac seats up to 12 people and gets you up close and personal with the wales. We spotted Humpbacks and Minke Wales, along with seals and birds of prey. Tom's knowledge of sea life (wales in particular) makes the trip even better. Pre-booking is required, all suits, gloves and hats are provided and this is the best three hours I've ever spent on a boat.
Never try whale watch on a foggy day. If you have reservation, do cancel it if it is foggy. I won't blame this tour, if no whale witnessed due to foggy days. However, the tour is responsible to tell the guests that in a foggy day, whale may not appear and the guests should try another time. However we did not get any suggestion that it will be hard to see whale in a foggy day, UNTIL the END of the tour we are told "sorry no whales due to the bad weather". Even though we get discounted price, CAD50 due to no whale, however, we spent 3 hours for a hard trip on the sea to find no whale. I am not only spending money for the trip. By the way, I have scheduled 2 days accommodation in Digby, since I was told the weather matters for whale watch. If the tour suggested the risk of no show of whale, I can reschedule on a better day, instead of taking the trip on a foggy day. Not sure if the organizers simply think, these guests will schedule only 1 day for whale watch, so if the guests are informed the risk of no whale on a foggy day, they will cancel it and spend no money. Then an uninformed guest spending 50 dollars will always be better. 千万别在雾天观鲸！这家老板很不厚道，不会告诉你雾天可能看不到鲸鱼。钱是小事，时间和颠簸太不划算了。他家的船条件也很一般
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