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“Can't Top This Whale Watching Experience!”

Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Tiverton
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Owner description: 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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“Can't Top This Whale Watching Experience!”
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Wow! We had a blast on the zodiac adventure. We originally planned on going out on a bigger, covered boat but lucky for us they decided not to go out that day due to the windy weather and choppy seas. Knowing I was disappointed that they weren't going out, the tour operator called around and mentioned that Ocean Explorations was planning on a 3:30 expedition despite the weather and we could make a reservation if we wanted. I was a bit hesitant about going out in the smaller, open boat (we are not "spring chickens") but once we got to the office and saw the insulated, full-body suits we would wear I told my husband "let's go for it" and I'm so happy we did! We got to our destination quickly in the smaller, faster zodiac. We saw several whales and got very close to them. Captain Tom was very knowledgeable about the marine life and was very willing to answer questions. No matter where you stood/sat on the smaller zodiac boat you had a great view of the whales. On the way back, Capt. Tom took us close to the shore so we could see the seals swimming and resting on the rocks. As an added bonus we alos saw a bald eagle and a puffin. Great trip!

Visited July 2011
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Bedford, Massachusetts
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“A High Point of our trip! SUPERB!”
Reviewed 23 July 2011

Captain Tom is extremely knowledgeable, very experienced. We saw whales very shortly after setting out. We saw RAFTS of puffins, very exciting! The Zodiac ride is SOOO much fun! This was well worth the money and the time, and I would go again many times. We saw humpbacks lunge-feeding, it was amazing!

Visited July 2011
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Jasper, Georgia
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“Best Excursion ever taken! Great Whale Watching Trip in NS, Canada!”
Reviewed 20 July 2011

It is hard to describe how awesome this adventure was for my husband and I. We placed on a strange suit (floater suit) to protect us from weather and water in case we fell in and got on a small Zodiac boat and went right out to see whales within 5 minutes. Now this was on July 1, 2011 - Canada Day so maybe we were just there at the right time, but it was AWESOME! One whale began rolling on its back and it was amazing. We had several encounters with Humpback Whales, Seals, Puffins and even a Minke whale. We were right at water level with nature, not on some large boat racing to the edge to fight the crowds to see everything. We only had 9 people in our boat including the captain. What a lifetime memory we made! Highly recommend this if you are anywhere within 3 hours or so of this drive. We came from Halifax and it made for a great day!

Visited July 2011
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New York
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“Best WhaleWatch in the Bay of Fundy”
Reviewed 24 June 2011

This is by far the best whalewatch in the Bay of Fundy - Tom's knowledge of the sea & the whale's behaviour, along with the speed of the Zodiac brings you up close & personal to the whales...We saw humpbacks breaching; rolling; flipper slapping; tail slapping; lunging - it was a holy moment! Plus we saw storm petrels, gannets, shearwater & puffins, not to mention a minke whale on our way back in to Tiverton. Tom's zodiac is able to maneuver fast & follow the whales far better than any other vessel in the area. Thank you Tom for a memory-making day!

Visited June 2011
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Indiana
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“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 26 November 2010

During a great trip to Nova Scotia we decided to go on a whale watch trip. I would highly recommend Ocean Explorations for this exciting adventure. Everything was very professional and safety was a priority.During our trip we saw ten humpback whales including a mother and calf. It was an adventure of a lifetime! The Bay of Fundy is a great place to watch whales. Later in the week we decided to go on another whale watch tour out of Pleasant Bay Cape Breton, but it couldn't compare to the experience we had at Ocean Explorations.

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