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.
Summer and fall are the best times to go whale watching in Nova Scotia. Find yourself aboard a whale watching tour with lively commentary and local tales as you watch for any of the 12 species of whales that visit Nova Scotia each year.
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 off the shores of Northern Cape Breton and in the Northumberland Strait. Book a whale watching tour aboard a boat or zodiac in Inverness, Chéticamp, Pleasant Bay, Bay St. Lawrence, Neil's Harbour or Ingonish and get up close to these social sea creatures who are likely to be as intrigued by you as you are by them. Watch for other regular visitors such as dolphins, seals, porpoises, and seabirds... and if you're lucky, you may spot finback or humpback whales... or even a leatherback turtle or sunfish!