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Discovery Sea Adventures

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Bonavista, Canada
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About Discovery Sea Adventures
We offer the most authentic and exciting experiences on our Fast Rescue Craft. Tours depart three times a day from our dock in Bonavista, adjacent to the Matthew Legacy building on Roper Street. Each trip runs between 2 1/2 and 3 hours. Come see Humpback, Fin and Minke Whales on our trips. Other sightings may include: icebergs, puffins, ocras, seals, porpoises and a variety of sea birds.
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Nicole Walsh wrote a review Aug 2020
Manitoba, Canada1 contribution
Highly recommend this whale tour. Worth the travel from Manitoba. So close we could almost touch them, but you will hear them first! Brought teens and parents, all had an unforgettable experience. Felt safe with Captain Bob, his many years of local experience was obvious. The smaller boat is the way to go. We were scheduled for the morning tour, but the wind was unreasonable, Bob offered to take us out in the evening and made sure to keep a close eye on the weather which thankfully worked out in our favour. You might consider staying a couple days in case the weather does not cooperate.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Gerry wrote a review Aug 2020
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What an amazing day on the water! The captain had 6 no shows and still took my wife and I out. An absolute gentleman and second to none captain! We seen whales playing for 2.5- 3 hours. We can't recommend Discovery Sea Adventures enough! You have to experience this for yourself and I promise you won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Chris P wrote a review Aug 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada5 contributions
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Amazing customer service! The owner/captain didn't have the minimum 4 people to take out for the boat tour, and since we were in Bonavista and this was one of the highlights of our trip he still offered to take us at a slightly increased rate for the 2 of us. Once on the water we found a group of Fin whales (approx 5) within minutes, we hung around them (within 10-15 feet) for approx 20 minutes, however he was quick to note that he wanted us to see Humpbacks, and he wanted us to see a breech. We then left and even though the humpbacks that he had seen the day before had moved locations we still located them within about 30 minutes. We stayed around several groups of humpbacks then for somewhere around 1.5-2 hours (20+ whales). We witnessed these monsters breaking the surface for that entire duration, with massive tail slaps, whales coming within 5-10 feet of the boat, and we did indeed see one massive breech like he had wanted us to see, an amazing experience! All the while we hung around these massive humpbacks we went in through many large rocks and “skyscrapers” along the Trinity bay coast. Due to the size of the zodiac we could essentially go everywhere. The next time I visit Bonavista I will certainly do this again and I encourage everyone to try the ”small” zodiac, such an up close experience, with a small group of people. Due to the zodiacs size and power you can cover much more ground in the same time as the other larger boats and access many areas others cannot (such as the “Skyscrapers”). 12/10 in our books!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Leah M wrote a review Jul 2020
Pouch Cove, Canada7 contributions
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I cannot say enough about our zodiac tour out with Bob this week. It was one of those days where you have to stop and really appreciate what you get to experience. We went out on the 1pm tour and within minutes we could see whales spouting. You can tell that Bob really loves what he does and wants his guests to have the best experience possible....and we did! The whales put on an incredible show everywhere we looked and Bob was cautious and informative at the same time. I could have stayed out there all day watching the whales and will definitely be back again. Best money I have spent this year.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Lorraine M wrote a review Dec 2019
Port Perry, Canada15 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time!!! Bob is an excellent tour guide and went out of his way to find us a whale. We went on our tour at the end of whale season so finding a whale proved to be a challenge. However while hunting for a whale Bob toured us along the coast to see sights that you just can't see on land. Bob is friendly and knowledgeable. We are hoping to be back for iceberg season.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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