Whale Watching

Majestic whales. Photo by Mariner Cruises

Majestic whales. Photo by Mariner Cruises

The Digby Area and specifically Digby Neck and Islands are one of the best places in North America for whale watching. The massive amount of untapped energy of the Bay of Fundy is the fuel for a fragile ecosystem that provides a nutritious food supply to numerous species of birds, fish, bottom-dwellers like lobsters and scallops, and of course whales. By late springtime Finback Whales, Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoises are the first to arrive from their southern migration grounds. In June, the Humpback Whales return and by late June these whales are abundant in the Bay of Fundy. White-sided dolphins are also often seen. Other whales that consider the Bay of Fundy their home are the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, Pilot whales, Sperm and Blue Whales. White Beaked Dolphins, Bluefin Tuna, Sea Turtles and Basking Sharks have also been sighted.

Some of the many bird species at the Bay of Fundy include the Atlantic Puffin, piping plover, several varieties of gannets, and many more.

Whale Watching Companies:

Our members:

Who is watching who. Mariner Cruises picture

Who is watching who. Mariner Cruises picture

Mariner Cruises Whale & Seabird Tours
Westport, Brier Island
1-902-839-2346
1-800-239-2189
whales@novascotiawhalewatching.ca
www.novascotiawhalewatching.ca

 

A whale up close. Photo by Ocean Explorations

A whale up close. Photo by Ocean Explorations

Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises
Tiverton, Long Island
1-902-839-2417
1-877-654-2341
office@oceanexplorations.ca
www.oceanexplorations.ca

 

 

Humpback whale. Picture by Petit Passage Whale Watch

Humpback whale. Picture by Petit Passage Whale Watch

Petit Passage Whale Watch
3450 East Ferry, Digby Neck
1- 902-834-2226
petitpassage@eastlink.ca
www.ppww.ca

 

 

 

Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruises
Westport, Brier Island
www.brierislandwhalewatch.com

Other local whale watching companies:

Freeport Whale & Seabird Tours
Freeport, Long Island
www.whalewatchersnovascotia.ca