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Address: 32 Water St, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Not much impressive but we did see some whales

Brought family to Digby today, called the booking office in the early morning although the forecast called a bit rain and wind but the trip was still a go. The staff were friendly... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We made the manic dash from Annapolis Royal to get to Digby in time for a quick lunch and the whale watching trip. We'd booked the Garrison House inn for evening meal based on the punished timings. The nearby cafe had appalling service as it was understaffed and probably not expecting so many people. We rushed our meal. The boat... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

you MIGHT catch a glimpse of something here, but the whales (Humpbacks) feeding grounds are located off of Brier Island. In Digby, you spend your money and take your chances. on Brier Island you WILL see whales!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Brought family to Digby today, called the booking office in the early morning although the forecast called a bit rain and wind but the trip was still a go. The staff were friendly at the reception desk. The captain looks like an old fisherman, he seems quite experienced. The whole trip was fine, the captain took about 1.5 hrs took... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

There are hardly any whales in this area, I would not recommend going whale watching from Digby. No sight of anything.

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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

There are 3 company's on BRIER ISLAND.....that is where the whales are...NOT IN DIGBY!!! Mariner Cruises - Brier Island Whale Watch and Welcome Aboard.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Booked our whale watching trip for 4 adults 2 months prior to the actual date & asked the relatives we were staying with in Dartmouth if they'd mind driving us the 2 hours each way to Digby. We did as we were advised & rang before leaving in the morning & were disappointed to be told that the trip wasn't... More 

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Amherst, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

My family recently went on a tour with the Dockside Whale Watching and Charters. They were very accomodating and we found the crew to be knowledegable and very authentic. We were thrilled to be able to watch a young humpback play for quite a while - what an experience! Thanks so much.

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Chatham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

We took the Dockside Whale Watching tour out of Digby on Aug 15, 2012. We tried the day before to see whales out of Lunenburg with no success, so were really taking a chance and spending a considerable amount knowing that we might not see whales again. Pat and Tag did a great job in scouting our a juvenile humpback... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Hi, On a whim of a suggestion from a local at a tourist attraction in another city...... I drove 2 hours to get to Digby NS to do a whale watching tour........to find the last boat had already gone out. Fair Warning I --- this is the kind of thing you MUST plan ahead for. Fair Warning II ---- I... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

A group of us went on the Dockside whale watching tour in July 2012 and the weather was pretty miserable (heavy mist, shifting into rain). We were out for three hours and did not see any whales. We saw a few porpoises and seals in the distance - but that was it. The crew was pleasant and it likley would... More 

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