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
Petit Passage Whale Watch
3450 East Ferry, Digby Neck