Whale Watching Adventures
Whale Watching in Nova Scotia
‘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 12 species of whales, chances are you’ll see porpoises, seals and seabirds while out on the open water. The best times to go whale watching in Nova Scotia are in the summer and fall months and you're sure to find yourself aboard a whale watching tour with operators offer live commentary, local tales and even a whale sighting guarantee.
Whale Watching on the Bay of Fundy
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 off Digby Neck, Long Island, and Brier Island. Experience a whale watching adventure by boat or zodiac and enjoy getting an up close view.
Whales, Trails and Periwinkle Tales
Learn about the fascinating life of our sea creatures, great and small, by taking part in Whales, Trails and Periwinkle Tales. Discover life in our tidal pools, such as the plankton that attracts whales to our coast, before heading out on the Bay of Fundy to see them.
Looking for a deeper dive into the world of whales? Head to Cape Breton Island and visit the Whale Interpretive Centre in Pleasant Bay on the world famous Cabot Trail.
Whale Watching in Cape Breton
Pods of Atlantic pilot and minke whales spend their summers gorging on squid off the shores of Pleasant Bay and Chéticamp. Book a boat or zodiac whale watching tour and get up close to these social sea creatures who are likely to be as intrigued by you as you are by them. Keep an eye out for other regular visitors such as dolphins, seals, porpoises, and seabirds... and if you're lucky, you may spot a leatherback turtle or sunfish!