Although i have heard with changing weather patterns seem to be changing this in some areas. Mariner cruises whale and seabird tours home facebook. I went whale watching in nova scotia, canada, and was lucky to witness multiple humpback whales playing, flipping their tails, spraying water, making noises, jumping out of the water, right in front of my eyes. This offthebeatenpath journey highlights regions that are home to local fishing communities, teaming with wildlife, and offer a glimpse into life outside.
Operators hope to catch a peek at the black and white whales after they were spotted in the bay of fundy for the first time in 14 years. May 31, 2011 the bay of fundy is one of the richest marine habitats in the world and is therefore the summer feeding ground for many marine mammals, seabirds and saltwater invertebrates. Peer a little closer and youll see the citadel, the starshaped fortress that still stands guard from its hilltop perch. Finback whales, minke whales and harbour porpoises are the first to arrive in the spring. One of the most popular places to visit in nova scotia is peggys cove, but i had to put it on the list its a mustsee for good reason. Humpback whale pulls off onceinalifetime backflip cbs. Humpback whales, fin whales, and pilot whales are some of the most common whale species in the highlands. I went whale watching in nova scotia, canada, and was lucky to witness multiple humpback whales playing, flipping their tails, spraying water, making noises, jumping out. Killer whales are best observed from mid july through the first week of september.
You can go whale watching from every side of nova scotia, which makes choosing where to go a bit of a challenge. Home travels one week in nova scotiawhat to see, do and eat one week in nova scotiawhat to see, do and eat. Whale watching in nova scotia nova scotia travel guide. This is also where you can find one of the most photographed lighthouses. As well as being a thrilling adventure, our whale watching cruises yield important information on endangered or rare species of whales like the humpback, finback and right whales, and on other species of cetaceans whales, dolphins and porpoises and on seabirds.
At the sign of the whale nova scotia crafts and art gallery. How to see whales on your next trip to halifax discover halifax. Mark has been offering whale watching tours off the coast of cape breton, nova scotia since 1994. Swim with dolphins in mexico, caribbean and jamaica at dolphin discovery up to 39% off. Experience whale watching in nova scotia atlantic canada. Bay of fundy whale watching stock photo download image. The bay of fundy and northern cape breton are great spots for this great adventure. The highlands is recognized as a prime whale watching spot from the shores. Aug 24, 2015 the breaching whale was photographed last week off the foggy coast of nova scotia in the bay of fundy, a popular summer feeding ground for whales. Brier island whale watch whale watching tours in brier.
Up to 12 species of whales are to be found in the bay of fundy during the summer months. North atlantic right whale eubalaena glacialis in the bay of fundy nova scotia canada c7td0p from alamys library of millions. Mar 25, 2016 c and i were joined by his family on a trip to nova scotia. Its about a 45minute drive from halifax along the lighthouse route to reach peggys cove, making it an easy daytrip from the capital, or a great stop if youre on a longer nova scotia road trip. Whale watching tour disentangles humpback off nova scotia cbc.
The waters that surround nova scotia are home to so many whales in the summer, you may see these spouts all around you. At baxters harbour, i walked along the rocks westward until i came to this open shore. Thousands of visitors and residents have been introduced to the wonderful world of whales. Digby neck whalewatching rough guides rough guides. Whale watching cape breton, nova scotia, canadacapt marks. Ocean explorations whale adventures, tiverton, nova scotia. In fact, the last one was when we were invited to visit chicago in 2018. Best spot for whale watching tour in august nova scotia.
We pass iconic lighthouses, stop briefly near pearl island one of the few colonies of puffins in the province and often see dolphins, a variety of seabirds. Most important towns are ilulissat, aasiaat and sisimiut the inland ice is an about 3 kilometers thick ice sheet, covering 80 percent of the island. Brier island whale and seabird cruises home facebook. Whaletrips quebec the best tips for whale watching in. They feast on the enormous amounts of krill, squid and schools of young herring, pollock and mackerel found in the bay as a. Jul 22, 2017 fall and rise of the tide in the bay of fundy at halls harbour, nova scotia time lapse duration. If you dont want the best, but still see whales on your cape breton part of your trip head to pleasant bay.
Lots of past discussion regarding just this is available by typing whalewatching into the search function here at the nova scotia forum. Cape breton is the other top destination for whale watching, with most tours running from cheticamp or pleasant bay, both on the western side of the cabot trail here the season is a little longer tours start in may as opposed to june from the digby area and youll spot humpbacks, pilots, minke, sei whales and dolphins. Whale sightings cape breton nova scotia whale watching tours. They feast on the enormous amounts of krill, squid and schools of young herring, pollock and mackerel found in the bay as a result of the powerful fundy tides. Whaletrips greenland the best tips for whale watching. Common sightings on our whale watching tours throughout the spring and summer a variety of mammals thrive on the abundance of marine life near the coastlines of cape breton island. We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from the whale watching capital of nova scotia. Especially cabot trail in the north of the cape breton peninsula is deemed one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. Brier island whale and seabird cruise in nova scotia canada is watching whales and seabirds and much more. Killer whale with dolphin pod off nova scotia a rare. About lunenburg whale watching tours we are one of the oldest boat tour operators in nova scotia. Whale watching with captain mark in pleasant bay, nova scotia.
Brier island whale and seabird cruises, westport, nova scotia. Mariner cruises has been offering nova scotia whale watching and birding tours off brier island, in the bay of fundy since 1994. When you take part in a whale watching adventure on the bay of fundy you can expect to see minke, fin and humpback whales as well as the rarest large mammal on earth the north atlantic right whale. Any suggestions on the best area to go whale watching in nova scotia brier island, lunenburghalifax area or cape breton my family of 4.
The capital nuuk is in the south, the disko bay with the giant sermeq glacier is located in the west. Nst is a trainz site for railroads of nova scotia put into trainz. If are travelling by plane, train, cruise ship or tour bus chances are you will be brought directly into the city. Sail with captain dennis cox, cape bretons most experienced whale watch captain. Nova scotias original zodiac whale adventures the waters at the mouth of the bay of fundy from the ledges off brier island right up the digby neck are important feeding areas for many species of cetaceans whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and a wide variety of seabirds. The nova scotia stranding network documented whales and dolphins stranded on the coast of nova scotia between 1991 and 1996 hooker et al. You can get to the city in a couple of different ways. Taken from the times globe, wednesday, august 2599. Dec 5, 2015 many people ask mewhen is whale watching season in nova scotia.
I was especially impressed to learn that the northern right whale, the most endangered whale, visits our shores. Beached whale saved by more than 100 nova scotians in. Where are the best places to see whales in nova scotia. The bay of fundy, with a coast shared by nova scotia and new brunswick, has the highest tides in the world.
Cycling, hiking, whale watching, kayaking theyre all on offer in this magic corner. The northern right whale is usually only seen in late summer to the fall. Digby neck whale watching find out more explore book your trip books features the nutrientrich waters of the bay of fundy attract dozens of whales, and several companies in digby neck, a narrow finger of land that nudges out into the bay of fundy, organize daily whale watching excursions from late may to midoctober. Fourhour whale watching cruise for one, two, or four adults from cape ann whale watch up to 40% off. In august of this year, i had one of the most amazing wild life experiences of my life.
North atlantic right whale eubalaena glacialis in the. I have been lucky on the days i chose to go having clear. Baleen whales our 3 most common baleen whales are finback whales, humpback whales and minke whales. I have taken several tours and late july and august seem to be the most successful with less to no fog. Lunenburg whale watching tours 2020 all you need to know. Bay of fundy explorer terrapin tours bus tours from. Whale watching with captain mark in pleasant bay, nova scotia august 20, 2019 august 20, 2019 by zach the best choice for whale watching on cape breton island is captain mark. Can anyone recommend a great whale watching tour location for mid august. Welcome to at the sign of the whale gallery carrying paintings and original prints by some of nova scotias finest artists. As well as being a thrilling adventure, our whale watching cruises yield important information on endangered or rare species of whales like the. During the spring, you can expect to see fin whales, minke.
You will discover and can photograph old town lunenburg from the water, see miles of rugged nova scotia coastline and observe and hear the rush of waves plunging ancient sea caves. I went whale watching in nova scotia, canada, and was lucky to witness multiple humpback whales playing. The whales use the bay as a feeding ground, nursery and play area. Nova scotia is a province that welcomes you in and leaves you breathless.
Search for humpback whales, sei whales, minke whales, pilot whales, dolphins and fin whales. Lawrence, quebec, new brunswick, nova scotia and newfoundland offer more than 40. The humpback whale measures 57 feet and weighs 90,000 lbs. I currently have one booked out of brier island but that may turn out to be quite out of my. If seeing orcas is a priority, please keep these dates in mind when you book your tour with us. Jan 19, 2017 nova scotia dead whale dfo officials questioned as ns fish kill cause remains unknown fisheries and oceans canada officials say there are still no answers as to what caused a massive fish kill in. Whale watching an amazing experience on the bay of fundy. Whale sighting off baxters harbour, nova scotia august 16. My page on travelling to nova scotia will help you in getting to the province. I sat there for a while in the quiet solitude and heard this sound but didnt think anything of it. Experience whale watching in nova scotia atlantic canada travel. Mariner cruises whale and seabird tours 325 water street, westport, nova scotia b0v 1h0 rated 4.
Cape breton whale watching,nova scotia whale watching,zodiac. Things are busy until labour day, on the first monday of the month. Well, the whales start to arrive in the spring and stay until late fall. Cruise to halifax, nova scotia royal caribbean cruises. Another dead whale has washed ashore in nova scotia, and it looks like this one may be staying for a while. Tourists on a whale watching boat watch as a family of humpback whales surface to breath in the bay of fundy off the coast of nova scotia. Providing the perfect base to explore the enchanting coastlines of the maritimes and quaint colourful towns of nova scotia, halifax is a vibrant and cultural city, so you can really enjoy the best of both worlds. Trips usually last between two and three hours, though those from westport brier island tend to last longer between three and five hours. Jul 29, 2015 the bay of fundy, with a coast shared by nova scotia and new brunswick, has the highest tides in the world.
It had been a while since wed been on a press trip. We wanted to explore a little bit of our own country and we were so amazed by how beautiful the east coast is. This is a question that i get a lot when i speak with folks visiting nova scotia. Lisa mccully, a motheroftwo, has been informally identified as a victim of yesterdays gun rampage in the eastern province of nova scotia.
It is really hard to imagine that we can come so close to these gigantic animals. Pleasant bay is known as the whale watching capital of cape breton and marks the. The bay of fundy and northern cape breton are the best places to see whales in. A group of whale watchers off nova scotias south shore spotted a. Killer whale with dolphin pod off nova scotia a rare sight cbc. Halifax doesnt often spring to mind as an excellent city break destination. The humpbacks dont start to arrive until june and by midjune that are very abundant. Theres also the choice between the bigger cruisestyle boat or the smaller zodiac. The humpback is most regularly seen in the bay of fundy but has also been seen in cape breton. Cruise to halifax, nova scotia halifax was founded as a naval base in 1749 but youd never know it from the vibe of this bustling urban capital today. Great trip, seen lots of whales, very knowledgeable crew members, boat is very steady, the boat ride is 23 hours long, bring extra clothing as it gets cold in the bay.
The best time of year is between june and august to join a charter or board a zodiac to get up close and personal with 12 species of whale that visit nova scotia s shores including fin, minke and pilot whales. At the sign of the whales online presence is a continuation of its 33 year storefront gallery which closed in early 2014. Fin whales are an awesome sight,at 75 ft long, are massive next to our 28 ft long fibreglass hull zodiacs. The big boats offer a calmer ride for people who arent keen seagoers but the zodiac lets you get much closer to the whales and at eye level. Whale watching in beautiful brier island nova scotia canada. Due to its location and natural beauty, brier island is one of the top places in canada to go whale watching. While vacationing in nova scotia and for residents too a whale watching tour in the bay of fundy should be on the top of your list of things to do. Canada shooting rampage prompted by domestic dispute. After labour day, everything is quieter because the kids are back in school. The nutrientrich waters of the bay of fundy attract dozens of whales, and several companies in digby neck, a narrow finger of land that nudges out into the bay of fundy, organize daily whale watching excursions from late may to midoctober. Some whale experts are guessing the abundance of bluefin tuna has. These particular areas are exceptionally rich in nutrients that attract a variety of whales, fish and other marine wildlife. I personally have not done any whalewatching tours out of cape breton island but have had many successful trips from the brier island location. The whale is sitting on an isolated stretch of the east river, near new glasgow, n.
Hike the stunning landscape of nova scotia s cape breton island, exploring by car and on foot and stopping at trailheads along the cabot trail and throughout highlands national park. Hi laberge, you have already chosen the best spot for whale watching, at brier island, or digby neck on the way there. It is also joining a scientific survey studying an area teeming with marine life. We had a great and an amazing experience with mariner cruises, we really enjoyed the trip and the whale watching and its definitely something we would do again with them. Touristic areas if you can call them that are in the south and in the west of greenland. Researchers with the department of fisheries and oceans, canada documented strandings on the beaches of sable island l ucas and hooker 2000. Whale watching in july and august vancouver island. Small and relatively remote, brier island sits at the mouth of the bay, on the tip of a thin spit called digby neck. In fact, the activity is really a mustexperience for any visitor, with the opportunity to see the finbacks and minkes that arrive in may and the humpbacks that come in june, all of which stick around through the summer and even into october. Taking a brier island whale and seabird cruise in nova scotia is watching whales and seabirds and much more. The breaching whale was photographed last week off the foggy coast of nova scotia in the bay of fundy, a popular summer feeding ground for whales. The community is located on the cabot trail, 141 kilometers from port hawkesbury. Killer whale with dolphin pod off nova scotia a rare sight a group of tourists got the thrill of a lifetime this week the rare chance to see a killer whale off the southwestern coast of nova.
Sep 25, 2016 in august of this year, i had one of the most amazing wild life experiences of my life. Daniel hays, who happens to own an island off the shore of nova scotia, apparently became disenchanted with his life and was able to talk his wife into joining him for one year, with their child actually, daniels step son, and two dogs, and live on this remote hunk of rock. Hello sunryz710, this is glenn from nova scotia tourism the best time of the year for whale watching is anytime between july and midoctober. Our threehour tours include a variety of activities depending on the route and weather conditions. Beautiful and touching aerial video of nova scotia canada in 4k. September is a very pleasant month to see nova scotia. Dozens of nova scotians police, firefighters, surfers, but mostly, ordinary residents spent their new years day using people power to save a beached whale, pulling it back to sea with. Upon arrival in halifax, enjoy a picturesque drive up to baddeck for a waterfall. Besides whale watching, the bay of fundy is also famous for having the highest tides in the world. This holiday makes the last long weekend of the summer the final chance for many people to slip away to the cottage. Nova scotia court records confirm he was ordered to receive counselling for anger management after pleading guilty to assaulting a man in the. Ill be arriving in halifax on august 18 for 9 nights and will have a car. Earlier this year we had backpacked around ecuador and peru, and enjoyed a digital detox along the way, free of work and campaigns we were ready for another partnership that suited our interests, and the nova scotia tourism board. The cape breton highlands, also known as the highlands, is a mountainous region in northern cape breton island, nova scotia.585 1164 666 182 1132 448 1465 376 1429 265 1091 357 797 576 1105 26 836 455 708 1364 644 1523 506 10 1388 730 906 4 1000 911 515 677 618 899 971