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Murphys The Cable Wharf-Whale Watching

#7 of 14 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Halifax Features Animals
1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
+1 902-420-1015
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Totally Awesome

We sat on the patio which is partially covered and enclosed so even on a day of 50km winds, like... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
western Canada
via mobile
No animals at all seen

For the money it was very disappointing. Staff were knowledgeable but when all you see are gulls, a... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
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“marine life” (9 reviews)
“minke whale” (3 reviews)
“hour cruise” (3 reviews)
1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
+1 902-420-1015

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We sat on the patio which is partially covered and enclosed so even on a day of 50km winds, like today, it was great! Aw3some views right on the water. We shared the 2 piece fish and chips. Perfect for 2. Way too much for...More

Thank GratefulTravellers42
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

For the money it was very disappointing. Staff were knowledgeable but when all you see are gulls, a lobster they bring up from the pot and a seals head it was a boring 2 hours. Certainly wouldn't recommend it in September !!

1  Thank annearundale
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I purchased a ticket online just after my conference in downtown Halifax. (This means I did not read any reviews on it.) After purchasing the ticket, I read some review and 5 stars were given from people who saw whales and 1 or so stars...More

1  Thank Suna P
Reviewed 11 September 2016

first of all, there is absolute no guarrantee that you will see any wildlife, as animals don't keep schedules! You have to be lucky to see some. On our trip, the captain did his best to find something to see and even made some detours...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This boat ride was very enjoyable but wasn't a whale watching tour. There are 2 levels to the boat - the bottom level is mostly enclosed with a bar and booth seating and the upper level is open with plastic picnic tables. The crew included...More

Thank Nikki1978_32
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We did not actually go on this Wale watching trip as Murphy's cancelled our allocation the night before our cruise ship was due to arrive!!!! To make matters worse they had sold the whole allocation for the cruise to the cruise line and could not...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

2 Minke whales and dozens of dolphins!! We were delighted to join the crew in their excitement once we spotted the marine life. The crew dropped a microphone into the water in order for us to hear various calls from the dolphins. A lobster trap...More

Thank compumarker
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Nice trip for 2.5 hours on the water in the sun. Friendly and enthusiastic crew who are marine biologists. However this is NOT a whale watching your. We did not see any seals, whales or sealife. We only saw a lobster which the crew had...More

Thank Happytraveller190737
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed the cruise. Staff was very knowledgeable about the harbour and local attractions and sea life. We didn't see any wildlife other than the birds which we fed at the end of the cruise. Kids loved it and wife didn't get sea sick....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was a great trip. We saw seals and porpoises. Unfortunately no whales that day, but we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Great value. Lots of information about people the history of Halifax. Lots of activity in the harbour to see.

Thank Margieh661
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Jean M
Hi, we want to go whale watching on the 19th. Can you tell me if we need to book early and what time is the trip. There are 5 of us and any time is good.
14 July 2015|
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Response from Lance J | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to get tickets when you are about to go on the tour. As stated in my review, this attraction DOES NOT provide a chance to see whales.