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Whale Watching in Nova Scotia

Whale watching tours should be at the top of your list of activities on your Nova Scotia vacation. Whale watching can be found throughout the province, but the best whale watching is along Cape Breton’s world famous Cabot Trail and around the Bay of Fundy’s Digby Neck area. The tours will show you not just whales but also other Atlantic marine wildlife including seals and sea birds in their natural habitat.

Whale Watching on the Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy is a marine paradise because the waters of the bay are important feeding grounds for many whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea birds. Watch humpbacks—the clowns of the sea—frolic and breech, marvel at the huge finbacks, and meet the friendly minke (pronounced "ming key”) whales. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the Atlantic White Sided Dolphins or the rare North Atlantic right whale (one of the rarest whales in the world).

Cabot Trail Whale Watching Cruises

Take a whale watching cruise along Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail, and your trip may even be accompanied by Celtic fiddle music! Pods of curious pilot whales are often drawn close to the boats by the music and you can hear them ‘sing’ by listening on a hydrophone. In Pleasant Bay, make sure you visit the Whale Interpretive Centre before you head out on a whale watching cruise!

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