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“Awesome whales”

IslandStyle Fishing Whale Watching & Charters
Guildford, England
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Awesome whales”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We booked the whale watching but needed to find more punters in order to secure the booking - cruise critic did the job and helped us to make new friends on our cruise too. In the end there were 8 of us - the main boat had problems but Jerry turned up on time at the jetty as planned in another smaller boat. Not luxurious but we all fitted comfortably and off we set in the quest to spot whales. It took a while but there they were, Bryte whales, loads of them - jumping fish trying to escape the whales and fishermen catching loads from their small boats. We also saw a whale shark and a Manta ray who had just caught a fish and swam under the boat with th fish in it's mouth. In the end we did not know which way to look!! I think Jerry was almost as excited as us! A wonderful afternoon and our trip back to the ship along the shore meant we also had a great view of the island of Dominica. Thank you Jerry - a super experience - no refund required!!!! :-)

Visited December 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“No Show”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Had tour booked with them. Had confirmed trip and they NO SHOWED at the pier day of charter.
They are horrible. We had to make alternative plans with my whole family with NO notice. They were even called by some nice people on the dock and said they had no boat, then lied and said they had sent an email informing me our tour was canceled. The local people said the owner is not a very reliable person and a "Jokester". Well I was not laughing.

Visited November 2012
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London
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Surprised”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

After having completely given up on the idea of seeing anything other than birds, we thought we were headed back in to shore after what was obviously a tourist trap. Boy were we wrong!!

We saw a herd of about 30 pilot whales, it was absolutely breath taking. They were very inquisitive and we were literally surrounded by them. Soon after a pod of about 25 Fraser dolphins. They are a rare type with pink bellies. Very big in size and they were jumping all around the boat.

At one point we were surrounded by more than 50 mammals of the sea, and we watched them as the sun went down, and headed back in.

Amazing and romantic!!

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Island Style Fishing and Whale Watching is a terrific day out”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

My husband and I signed up for a private 1/2 day fishing and whale watching excursion with Island Style, specifically with the captain Jerry and his mate. We were able to see dolphins, whales in the distance, schools of skipjacks (we actually hooked two) and saw the island from a different view.

Jerry took us out on the Proud Mary which is a large, beautifully maintained boat. He is extremely knowledgeable good guy who put out many lines for my hsuband and kept a lookout for whales/fish from above. Highly recommend him and his boat!

Visited October 2012
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“A whale of a time”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

It was something I always wanted to do, see whales in the wild and to get a photo of a whale tail as the creature dived, here in Dominica with this guy's help I did it. great time on board very knowledgable crew, patient too.

Visited October 2011
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