Halifax Whale Watch Excursion Reviews

Halifax offers some of the best whale watching excursions available: watch humpback whales frolic in the waters as you marvel at their large finbacks.
The tour was very interesting although we did not get to see any whales.
Sail Date: October 2017
The tour was very interesting although we did not get to see any whales. I would caution individuals that the vessel used is not friendly to handicapped or elderly passengers as you need to be able to climb a ladder should you want to ... Read More
The tour was very interesting although we did not get to see any whales. I would caution individuals that the vessel used is not friendly to handicapped or elderly passengers as you need to be able to climb a ladder should you want to seek shelter from the wind or possible rain. You board this vessel on its upper deck. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Waste of money, rude staff, tiny boat.
Sail Date: September 2017
Waste of money, rude staff, tiny boat. Wish we had done something else completely.
Waste of money, rude staff, tiny boat. Wish we had done something else completely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So-so.
Sail Date: July 2017
So-so. Noisy, crowded diesel boat ride out to the ocean and back. Didn't see any whales. Saw some seals. Bar on board but no food. Friendly crew. Time for shopping at the terminal on return.
So-so. Noisy, crowded diesel boat ride out to the ocean and back. Didn't see any whales. Saw some seals. Bar on board but no food. Friendly crew. Time for shopping at the terminal on return. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We didn't get to see whales, but we saw seals, caught a lobster, saw a light house and learned ...
Sail Date: July 2017
We didn't get to see whales, but we saw seals, caught a lobster, saw a light house and learned about Halifax,
We didn't get to see whales, but we saw seals, caught a lobster, saw a light house and learned about Halifax, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
No whales but that wasn't the problem, had to walk at least a quarter mile to the boat.
Sail Date: June 2017
No whales but that wasn't the problem, had to walk at least a quarter mile to the boat. Not good for elderly or handicap people.
No whales but that wasn't the problem, had to walk at least a quarter mile to the boat. Not good for elderly or handicap people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This excursion was very good.
Sail Date: June 2017
This excursion was very good. While we didn't see any whales, we saw a few seals. In general, it was a guided tour around the Halifax harbor and out to sea on a small boat. The topography and landscape were beautiful, the seas were ... Read More
This excursion was very good. While we didn't see any whales, we saw a few seals. In general, it was a guided tour around the Halifax harbor and out to sea on a small boat. The topography and landscape were beautiful, the seas were calm, and it was a beautiful day. But, I could easily see becoming seasick if the seas had been rough in any way. Also, it was a long walk from where our cruise ship docked to where the Whale Watching boat departed. So, be aware! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A nice boat ride around the outer harbor but the whales had gone south.
Sail Date: October 2016
A nice boat ride around the outer harbor but the whales had gone south. The naturalist was very knowledgeable and they told us all about lobsters.
A nice boat ride around the outer harbor but the whales had gone south. The naturalist was very knowledgeable and they told us all about lobsters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Unfortunately the whales did not cooperate but the naturalist was knowledgeable and informative on ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Unfortunately the whales did not cooperate but the naturalist was knowledgeable and informative on other sea life.
Unfortunately the whales did not cooperate but the naturalist was knowledgeable and informative on other sea life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice boat trip but no whales.
Sail Date: September 2016
Nice boat trip but no whales. We did not go out far enough. I found out I should have gone whale watching in St. John
Nice boat trip but no whales. We did not go out far enough. I found out I should have gone whale watching in St. John Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Harbour withuot wifi!
Sail Date: September 2016
Harbour withuot wifi! Great!
Harbour withuot wifi! Great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Brilliant knowledgeable amusing guides, unfortunately only spotted one whale in the distance!
Sail Date: September 2016
Brilliant knowledgeable amusing guides, unfortunately only spotted one whale in the distance!
Brilliant knowledgeable amusing guides, unfortunately only spotted one whale in the distance! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Would have been nice but while we were watching a whale the boat returned to pick up a group from ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Would have been nice but while we were watching a whale the boat returned to pick up a group from another ship. Some people got off because it was not going to return in time. Poor response from excursion staff on board, and poor handicap ... Read More
Would have been nice but while we were watching a whale the boat returned to pick up a group from another ship. Some people got off because it was not going to return in time. Poor response from excursion staff on board, and poor handicap services. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
5 minute walk lost half the people.
Sail Date: August 2015
5 minute walk lost half the people. Boat was so overcrowed and hot; could not move around and see much. No whales, but a few seals and a lobster. Waste of time and money.
5 minute walk lost half the people. Boat was so overcrowed and hot; could not move around and see much. No whales, but a few seals and a lobster. Waste of time and money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Two hour boat ride to see seagulls.
Sail Date: June 2015
Two hour boat ride to see seagulls. They have no idea where they are going.
Two hour boat ride to see seagulls. They have no idea where they are going. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very organized and a good value.
Sail Date: June 2012
Very organized and a good value. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales! Certainly not Disney's fault but we were disappointed. Because we chose to go Whale watching we were unable to get to Peggy's Cove and the Titanic ... Read More
Very organized and a good value. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales! Certainly not Disney's fault but we were disappointed. Because we chose to go Whale watching we were unable to get to Peggy's Cove and the Titanic memorial site. A little sad about that! Halifax is lovely and we did have a nice time strolling the port area and visiting their museum and Titanic exhibit though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line