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Sea Watch Tours

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AlbertKatz wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ontario, Canada88 contributions69 helpful votes
We went August 13, 2020, and despite covid-19, the boat was full- face masks were mandatory, and because food etc was not available we were told to bring snacks & drinks & be prepared for it be cold out on the Fundy water. After 2 days of heavy fog, we were fortunate that the 13th was a glorious day, and relatively warm. We were delayed in leaving because the Captain was waiting for two families, just getting off the ferry at North Head. As soon as they arrived, off we went. About 1/2 hour our a whae was seen in the distance and I thought, OK, they found a whale and will now get paid (it's free if no whales are seen), and we'll turn back now. Wrong! we were out for two more hours before turning back to Seal Cove, where the boat is docked. And we saw whales, fin whales, Humpback, many of them, some quite close by, at one time three around he boat, and dolphins, coming almost up the boat and puffins in the water of flying. and seals. It was glorious. The captain and crew were excellent, and carefully described what we were seeing, naming whales they had seen on previous years (by the markings on their flukes). It was a wonderful outingand if back on Grand Manan, one that I'd gladly take again. Strongly recommenf.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kevin M wrote a review Jul. 2020
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As a party of 4 we went on the puffin tour on July 16,2020. Captain Wilcox and crew were knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. . Unfortunately my back acted up and did not permit me to go ashore as did all other passengers. They reported a fantastic experience from seeing and hearing puffins up close as they stood in a blind. They have great pictures. I stayed on the boat but was able to see many puffins on the water and in the air.Captain Wilcox called in some puffins which allowed me to take up some close up pictures.. He told me calling is very hard on his throat so he does not always do it or for any length of time. I appreciated that he did it for me.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Robert C wrote a review Sep. 2019
Kanata52 contributions20 helpful votes
The 4 1/2 hour tour was bang on the owner's promise of seeing whales or the tour is free - our tour was not free. Took a little while for the whales to show but before they did, we saw many acrobatic dolphins, a hugh variety of birds & some seals & a few puffins. The whales when they did show themselves were a joy to see. They are as big as you thought and some even bigger! Captain Peter and his crew know where to go to find whales and easily maneuvor the boat so everyone gets a view. They are so knowledgeable about the whales to the point they know them by name. If you have the time, make this a "to-do" item on your bucket list. This trip is exciting and not risky!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Teri M wrote a review Aug. 2019
Riverview, Canada10 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I booked a tour for August 9th which cancelled due to fog and chop. We hopped on the wait-list for the following day and crossed our fingers. The stars aligned with morning fog clearing and a group cancellation. Captain Peter and his crew of Durlan and Scott were informative, friendly and professional. They obviously love what they do. Lots of information was provided about the islands we passed on the way out to sea on our search for a whale. We were fortunate to find Tornado, a Humpback, and her calf. The hour and a half we spent watching them as they tail-slapped, breached and waved seemed like just a few minutes. The calf swam right up to the boat to check us out. When whales were out of sight, Durlan pointed out several seabirds, some porpoises and even a Puffin during our tour. I would highly recommend Sea Watch Tours!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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SidGerryts wrote a review Aug. 2019
Strathroy, Canada88 contributions1 helpful vote
Very knowledgeable and gracious hosts. We were able to track down a couple of humpback whales and saw them breach numerous time. We were fortunate enough to see the tail twice. Coffee and hot chocolate served on board. Very enjoyable experience
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Kenda W, Owner at Sea Watch Tours
Responded Aug. 14, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. We're glad you enjoyed it. It's always a special treat to see whales breaching. I wish we knew what we did, or didn't do, to miss out on that fifth star.
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