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Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises

#1 of 5 things to do in Westport Features Animals
223 Water St, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
+1 902-839-2995
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This was Amazing! 9:30 AM Whale Watch - We saw 12 Humpback Whales!

This was truly an amazing experience! I don't think we could have asked for a better trip. We saw... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roanoke, Virginia
You HAVE TO go whale watching!

Going whale watching with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises is truly one of the most fantastic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Walton, Ontario
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You'll join a scientific survey as we explore the Bay of Fundy, a corner of the Atlantic that's incredibly rich in marine life. There are humpback, finback, and the critically endangered right whale. You'll see porpoises, dolphins, and seals as well as seabirds that come as far away as Antarctica-an entire marine ecosystem in action.Join us on the Mega Nova, a 50 foot vessel certified to carry 50 passengers r on our 24 foot Zodiac, the Cetacean Adventure, certified to carry 12 passengers for a whale watch experience you will never forget!Dedicated to research and education since 1984. Cruises daily. May to October
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
223 Water St, Westport, Nova Scotia B0V 1H0, Canada
+1 902-839-2995
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Reviewed yesterday

This was truly an amazing experience! I don't think we could have asked for a better trip. We saw 12 Humpback Whales, our guides knew them all by name, based on their markings. The Captain knew exactly where to go to find them, and they...More

Thank mellogray
Reviewed 6 days ago

Going whale watching with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises is truly one of the most fantastic experiences our family has ever had! We got very lucky with a beautiful sunny day and the fact that we had whales with us throughout the entire 3...More

Thank JDMitch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If scientist need whale DNA they can have my clothes. Whales came right up to the boat and put on a show, including stinky spouting! We've seen whales all over the world but never so many so close. We saw only humpback whales, most memorably...More

Thank Blancaontheroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time going whale watching. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable, we didn't only get to see whales, seals and sea birds but also learned about them. We saw many whales that came very close to the boat, was an amazing afternoon!

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jamie was our captain and he was outgoing, patient, and safe! We saw two humpback whales. One calf, and his mom. Jamie made sure we had sufficient time watching the whales and also made sure everyone got pictures. 100% recommend the zodiac trip!

Thank Ashkineeg-kwa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great attraction for all. The crew are knowledgeable and do their best to see that everyone has a memorable experience. There is a head (washroom) onboard, Coffee/Tea is served, and there is a covered area to get out of bad weather. I've...More

Thank BurnsNovaScotia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing humpbacks and seals and dolphins observed and kids had a blast! Staff was knowledgeable and willing to share info. The fact there is no technology used to attract whales is great! Loved it and highly recommend it.

Thank Asiya M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing afternoon on the Mega Nova for our whale watching. Overall, we saw 6 whales, sea lions, harbour porpoises, and dolphins. The best whale viewing was with a Mamma and her calf. So sweet. It seemed like the calf was very curious...More

Thank Foxtail21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always want to go whale watching . Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises had a face boom contest last year and I won a pass for 4 people. So after years of wanting to go I got to go. The crew of the...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Zodiac on one day (July 29) and the next day (July 30) on the Mega Nova. Pros & Cons to both.... The Zodiac brings you at eye level to the whales when they come in close for a visit and there's...More

1  Thank Deborah K
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30 July 2017|
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Response from LovingHolidayTime | Reviewed this property |
I think the Zodiac is better, moves at higher speeds and reduces possible motion sickness. Although, when it's sitting still in the water, and you're waiting to see a whale, you may feel it then. Ultimately, Zodiac is... More
26 April 2017|
Response from SLonergan | Property representative |
Hello Unfortunately, we don't recommend the zodiac for children 5 and under.
20 January 2017|
Response from SLonergan | Property representative |
Good Morning! Thank you for your interest in our whale watch. June is considered early for whale watching as the whales are just arriving from their winter areas. Though not as plentiful as later in July and August, we do... More