‘Awe-inspiring’ may be an over-used cliché, but when a whale breaches the ocean’s surface, lunges out of the waves, and re-enters with a loud smack and plume of water, well, it’s awe-inspiring.
Along with many species of whales, chances are you’ll see porpoises, seals and seabirds while out on the open water. The best times to see whales are in the summer and fall months, and many operators offer live commentary, local tales – even a whale sighting guarantee.
Whale Watching Brier Island & Digby Neck
The Bay of Fundy coast is as popular with whales as it is with people. Many species – including the rare right whale - come to mate, play and feast on plankton in the rich waters. Go on a whale-watching adventure by boat or zodiac and enoy a sea with a view.
Go Snorkeling with Whales!
Don your mask, snorkel and fins for a soft-in-water encounter with whales with Snorkel With Whales in Cheticamp. After taking a zodiac tour out to the whales, you’ll enter the ocean and float quietly on the surface, allowing the natural curiosity of the whales to draw them closer. This is an encounter in the whales’ environment on their terms, turning the tour participant into the exhibit.
Whale Watching in Cape Breton
Pods of Atlantic pilot whales spend their summers gorging on squid off the shores of Pleasant Bay and Chéticamp. Book a zodiac tour and get up close to these social sea creatures, who are likely to be as intrigued by you as you are by them. And later in the evening, enjoy what the whales were having and order some fresh calamari at a local restaurant.