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Whale Watching tour in Annapolis Royal?

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Whale Watching tour in Annapolis Royal?

Hope someone can help, we will be spending a day and half in Annapolis Royal and will book a B&B but we would like to spend a few hours on a whale watching tour, can someone recommend one near the town of Annapolis Royal, we also plan on seeing the Historical Gardens - Good idea?

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1. Re: Whale Watching tour in Annapolis Royal?

The best place to go Whalewatching is down to the islands off Digby Neck. It's aprox a 1 hr drive from Annapolis Royal to East Ferry.

Petite Passage Whale watch leaves from there www.ppww.ca

Ocean Explorations is based at Tiverton which is a 10 min ferry ride from East Ferry.

www.oceanexplorations.ca

Pirate's Cove cruises also goes from Tiverton.

www.piratescove.ca

There are others farther on at Freeport & Westport, but the boats in the area all go to the same place , where the whales are feeding that day.

It's a great experience & the best area to see these large whales.

Check to see if any of the accommodations in Annapolis Royal offers a package deal with Whale Watching included.

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2. Re: Whale Watching tour in Annapolis Royal?

Thank you, staying a hillsdale house and we looked at ocean explorations but they use dinghy's which might be a little rough for us, What about the Fundy complex? they offer tours from the Digby marina

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3. Re: Whale Watching tour in Annapolis Royal?

The ride on the 'dinghys' probably isn't as bad as you would expect. The Rigid hulled Inflatable boats they use are quite large, with a solid hull and inflatable tubes that give them amazing stability - part of the reason for their use in search and rescue. They are much faster than the conventional larger boats, and don't have a tendency to roll as much in rough water as the larger round hulled boats do, which is what helps create the feeling of sea sickness for those prone to that. Plus you are out in the fresh air which also helps.

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4. Re: Whale Watching tour in Annapolis Royal?

Re: The Fundy Complex, I don't believe that it goes to the same area as the boats down by the islands, therefore wouldn't be where most of the whales are. I'd suggest that you google the ones I listed & get the reviews on them.

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5. Re: Whale Watching tour in Annapolis Royal?

Here is some more information:

http://bayoffundy.com/about/whales/

tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g154967-i326-k45585…

http://goo.gl/maps/MszQ

http://www.brierisland.com/ Brier Island

http://www.brierislandwhalewatch.com/ Brier Island

http://www.novascotiawhalewatching.ca/ Westport

http://www.oceanexplorations.ca/ Tiverton (They use Zodiac or similar inflatable craft.)

www.ppww.ca East Ferry

www.piratescove.ca Tiverton

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