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Brier Island

Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 800-239-2189
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Whale watching

Went on a whale tour then explore the island enjoyed the whole trip . Seen lots of whales the tour... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
Ann K
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Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Awesome Island, Great Whale Watching - Worth going

Brier Island is definitely a great place to visit if you like the outdoors or want to disconnect... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2018
Jeremie89
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Went on a whale tour then explore the island enjoyed the whole trip . Seen lots of whales the tour guide was really good. Marine cruise whale tours.

1  Thank Ann K
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

Brier Island is definitely a great place to visit if you like the outdoors or want to disconnect from all the technology, everyone is friendly and it’s a relaxing spot. Also a great spot if you like taking photos of landscape. You will need to...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

What an awesome, relaxing, friendly place to go! Great little hikes, great whale watching, good places to eat even though there are only a few.

4  Thank Susan A
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Although its two ferries and a drive to get there, Briar Island offers something for everyone, shopping, hiking, whale watching and peace.

1  Thank Geoff H
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Brier island is a whale watching hotspot in the world. Best time to go there is July and August, September is also ok, but the whales starting to leave the area at that time of the year. I've been there at least 20 times and...More

2  Thank DermitW
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We did two whale watches from Brier Island and each time explored a little afterwards. The only down side is that it can be very busy on the weekends, so if you prefer a little less people, the weekdays are a little lighter. The ferries...More

1  Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We come to Brier Island every second year and we still find new things. The people are wonderful. Its a small Island that is a must see if you are coming to Nova Scotia.

1  Thank lisadroy
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

We went all over this island. The wildflowers are beautiful, the basalt rocks were impressive, and the seals were out hunting in 2 different locations. The lighthouses are great too, on every corner of the island! Must go whale watching if you are here, but...More

3  Thank Morgan W
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

After traveling a day to get here I was a little crabby & thinking "What are we doing here?" A good night sleep, GREAT Food, Whale Watching & INCREDIBLE Friendly People - all made this an IDEAL trip for me! It's just a magical little...More

3  Thank Ruth R
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

I visited Brier Island for a Whale Watching Cruise with Mariner Cruises there. What a wonderful experience. Arriving on the Island brought back personal memories because I grew up on a similar Island in Newfoundland. The Whale Watching was a never to forget experience. A...More

1  Thank deepbite
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Graham J
August 28, 2016|
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I think it would be very difficult and expensive to get there with public transportation. You will really need a car.
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joan-alcomeau
September 25, 2015|
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Daily cruises June to October
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