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Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours

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Address: 325 Water Street, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-239-2189
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Come have a whale of a time with Mariner Cruises! Enjoy our friendlines,...

Come have a whale of a time with Mariner Cruises! Enjoy our friendlines, hospitality and expertise on board the Chad and Sisters Two as you watch whales and birds while sailing on the famous Bay of Fundy waters off of Brier Island. Expect to be amazed while making memories that last a lifetime!

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Chad and sisters two.

Most fantastic whale watch trip ever. Captain and crew went out of their way to make it exciting and comfortable. We even tracked an orca for a short while.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Most fantastic whale watch trip ever. Captain and crew went out of their way to make it exciting and comfortable. We even tracked an orca for a short while.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

When we set out for our cruise and tour, it was an extremely foggy day but the crew were not about to let that dampen our potential to see whales. The crew are not just tour guides but scientists too. We did see whales and every time we saw one, they took a photo and make notes in a log.... More 

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Coaldale, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great sunny day. Started off seeing porpoises which was nice. Sun was shining and crew was doing nice job looking for whales. Lo & behold 3 decided to humor us, 2 adults & a baby. They played next to us for a while then went deep, would resurface in 10ish minutes. Then they would play around some more this went... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We lucked out on the day that we sailed with Mariner Cruises. The whales were available for viewing. We saw a mom and her calf, and the calf rolled in the waves and played; but the best was a huge adult, that clearly enjoyed hanging around the vessel. It even raised its snout far out of the water, less than... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

What a fantastic adventure to see the humpback whales! Our original trip was canceled the previous day due to weather, but we were easily accommodated the following day. The vessel and crew arrived promptly. Their compassion was evident before we left the pier, as they assisted a handicap gentleman down the long plank so he could board safely. We were... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Make a reservation before making your way to Brier Island to avoid disappointment. Great tour, knowledgeable director and captain who get just as excited as the visitors when up close with the whales. So glad we were able to do this - highlight of our trip#

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A wonderful afternoon. We must have seen at least twenty Humpbacks and quite a few Dolphins. It's a bit of a schlep to get there but worth every inch. The crew were friendly and knew their business. I got some great photographs and some great memories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went on a Sunday, so the boat was full, but Penny and her crew handled the guests well, including several who were seasick in 4-ft. seas. We saw a lot of whales, primarily humpbacks who came very close to the boat. Penny and her crew are very knowledgeable and provided a lot of educational information about these magnificent mammals.... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Penny and her crew were awesome hosts - very welcoming and informative! They all spotted and followed the whales, and everyone on board had a great time. I will look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had the good fortune to take this tour today because yesterday was cancelled due to bad weather. We spent 1/2 the tour taking picture after picture of humpback whales who blessed us with their presence. My husband has mobility problems and the crew and tour guide helped get him on and off the pier/boat without making us feel like... More 

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