An expert on marine mammals says theres not enough information to link the death of a humpback whale to the thousands of dead sea creatures which have washed up near digby, n. Bay of fundy whale watching tours are run out of st. Meet the whales of the bay of fundy tourism new brunswick. The digby name appears prominently on restaurant menus far and wide, thanks to the world famous, mouthwatering scallops harvested off its shores. Choose a tall ship, whaling vessel, catamaran or speedy zodiac. Andrews, youre on the international super highway for migrating whales. Turn right on whale cove rd and whale cove campground is. The bay of fundy is a world renowned whale watching area, with tour boats sailing from the digby neck shores on a daily basis from june through october. Ocean explorations whale adventures, tiverton, nova scotia. 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. This area is great for bird watching, beach combing, hiking trails, birds, whale. Although whale cove campground is not on the water, we do have views from our bay of fundy look off and bay of. And, although they are know to visit the area, its considered rare to see a blue whale, sperm whale, killer whale. In actuality, the story of the tremendous bay of fundy tides is no less the stuff of legends.
The fundy aquarium ecozone is situated where the mouth of the bay of fundy meets the gulf of maine in the atlantic ocean. Most people say the digby area is better because you are more likely to see very large whales, including the right whale. Its home to the highest tides in the world, beautiful rugged shorelines, and a wonderfully diverse group of whales. At least eight species of whales are to be found in the bay of fundy, including the minke, humpback, fin whale and the endangered northern right whale. Hello, i am spending a week in nova scotia at the end of august 2015. Upwelling deep ocean water generated from tides surging into the bay of fundy fosters an ideal environment for marine life. Whale watch in the bay of fundy digby neck nova scotia.
Brier island whale watch whale watching tours in brier. Digby neck whalewatching rough guides rough guides. Whale watching tour on the bay of fundy off of brier island nova scotia. The endangered north atlantic right whale, whitebeaked dolphins, sei whales and pilot whales are occasionally observed. A humpback whale waves with its pectoral fin northern right whale tail whalewatching in the bay of fundy. 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 whalewatching excursions from late may to midoctober. Freeport is a village in digby county, nova scotia and it is located on long island in the bay of fundy. These dramatic tidal surges force the oceans nutrients to the surface where they help produce healthy blooms of plankton.
By mac trueman telegraphjournal september 0105 despite the concern of a local marine biologist, one of no th ameri cas most eminent whale scientists says a liquefied natural gas plant on passamaquoddy bay would not be a significant threat to the north atlantic right whales that summer in the bay of fundy. A whalewatching trip is a must on any east coast vacation. Fantastic sighting of four humpback whales in the bay of fundy, nova scotia. Mariner cruises has been offering nova scotia whale watching and birding tours off brier island, in the bay of fundy since 1994. Most common species seen are the minke, humpback and fin whales, harbour porpoise and atlantic whitesided dolphins. You can sail from digby, tiverton or east ferry, or you may choose to embark from the spectacular brier island in the bay of fundy. The drawback for some is that it may take much longer on the water to reach the whales. One of the things we want to do is go whale watching.
Whale cove is in a beautiful picturesque village situated along the bay of fundy. Andrews, grand manan and campobello island in new brunswick and out of various harbours near digby, nova scotia. The bay of fundy whales in micmac lore, it was a giant whale, who angered the god glooscap and created such a splash with his mighty tail, that the water sloshes back and forth to this day. Halifax an endangered north atlantic right whale was entangled in a mess of fishing gear off the nova scotia coast just as many of the mammals were beginning their annual trek into canadian waters. Nova scotia to new brunswick ferry service bay ferries. I have gone several times in cape breton and once in the digby area and they were all wonderful trips here is some information. Bay of fundy whale watching mariner cruises whale and. The fundy ferries can give you a feel of the powerful run of the tides or an opportunity to see whales and porpoises as you and your car sail from one part of the bay to another. Humpback whales nova scotia bay of fundy, petit passage.
This is from a trip to nova scotia we took and specifically a whale watching cruise in the bay of fundy. Baie saintemarie is a bay located in western nova scotia, canada, in digby. Finback whales, minke whales and harbour porpoises are the first to. The bay of fundy is situated between nova scotia and new brunswick. It remains nova scotias premier whale watching organization. Whale watching on brier island, near digby, nova scotia turns into a. As i dont want to hire a car i was planning on staying in halifax for the week and taking organised tours to explore the city and the surrounding area. Kingsbrae arms is situated just up king street from the harbor where the excursions begin.
The fundy complex combines restaurants, nightlife, and sightseeing to give visitors and locals myriad ways to enjoy the bay of fundy. Taking a brier island whale and seabird cruise in nova scotia is watching whales and seabirds and much more. Any recommendations as whether it is better to go near digbybrier island area or to go off cape. We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from the whale watching capital of nova scotia. This is one reason why the bay of fundy is worldrenowned for its whale watching. As well as being a thrilling adventure, our whale watching cruises yield important information on endangered or rare species of whales like the. Whale watching bay of fundy area or off cape breton. New brunswick nova scotia service has identified the key categories in which we are changing our operations to effectively provide a safe environment for both passengers and employees to combat the spread of covid19. Bay of fundy whale watching with ocean explorations youtube. Meanwhile, boardwalk seating along the water is an apt extension of dockside restaurants relaxed. Ocean explorations zodiac whale cruises bay of fundy. The bay of fundy is known for having the highest tide changes in the world and is a rich. And the draw of the worlds highest tides brings some of the worlds rarest whales to the waters of the bay of fundy. Observations of marine mammals in the petit passage.
Set sail from the petit passage on the digby neck and quickly came across these beauties. The fin whale is one of the largest whales swimming in the bay of fundy. About brier island seabird and whale watch cruises. Bay of fundy is a very natural, unspoilt location for whale watching. Our family of 4 will be camping at fundy national park august 1215 and during this time we would like to go whalewatching and kayaking. But this charming fishing community is much more than the scallop capital of the world. There are several tours to choose from, but they all head to the same place where the whales are.
Second entanglement second right whale found snared in canadian fishing net. It looks like last years change in bay of fundy shipping lanes could provide even more help to the highly endangered right whale than scientists had hoped for. Biologists at the centre for coastal studies, in provincetown, mass. And some of the best whale watching in north america. New brunswicks expert whalewatchers will help you have the experience of a lifetime. Not enough information to link dead whale to other dead. At an impressive 79 feet and 265,000 pounds, fin whales are an absolutely amazing sight to see from a safe distance, of course. Explaining the tides tides are the periodic rise and fall of the sea caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun on the earth. Where we are bay of fundy located between maine and nova scotia, the bay of fundy has the highest tides in the world. Ferries run across the bay, connecting saint john, new brunswick with digby, nova scotia. Trips usually last between two and three hours, though those from westport brier island tend to last longer between three and five hours.
I understand that bay of fundy is the best place for whalewatching but what everyone seems to. Brier island whale and seabird cruises became a limited company and continues to lead research and education cruises in the bay of fundy. Whale watching in the bay of fundy nova scotia forum. In some areas, when conditions align, there can be a vertical change of 16 metres 53 feet. It is also joining a scientific survey studying an area teeming with marine life.
Guests experience both extreme high and low tides in the same day at hopewell rocks on the bay of. The nearest international airports are in saint john, moncton, fredericton, and halifax. The bay of fundy is one of the seven natural wonders of north america, and its easy to see why. Coming from the princess of acadia ferry from saint john, new brunswick, drive shore rd until you reach the second stop sign at the top of the hill, turn right at the fourway stop and drive down digby neck until you see the sign for whale cove. Holiday inn truro, admiral digby inn restaurant and cottages, and super 8 by wyndham truro ns. I would love to have an opportunity to go whale watching and i have read that the bay of fundy is the best place to do this. Explore one of the best whale watch tours out of tiverton on digby neck, nova scotia, canada. Amazing whale watching on sept 19, 2007, with ocean explorations zodiac whale adventures in tiverton near digby on the bay of fundy in nova scotia, canada. If you are travelling to nova scotia you have to go whale watching. Planning a family vacation to nova scotia with 2 adults and 2 teenagers.
Popular activities in and around digby include birdwatching, golfing, lobster boat tours, nature walks, and whale watching. H a l i f a x, nova scotia, july 14 a second endangered north atlantic right whale tangled in fishing gear was spotted thursday in the bay of fundy, and research boats were trying to. Whale watching on the bay of fundy its a whale of time in the bay of fundy. Tour director, biologist tom goodwin takes visitors to view whales, seals and sea birds in the bay of fundy.
Who doesnt want to go to the bay of fundy to see whales. Our signature fundy coastal tour is based out of moncton, new brunswick and is a oneofakind tour in canada and the world. Two big humback whales made their own show around the boat for 1,5 hours. White beaked dolphins, bluefin tuna, sea turtles and basking sharks have also been sighted. Liz gill goes whale watching in new brunswicks bay of fundy where the nutrientrich atlantic waters attract more. 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. Describes boat, tour, location, charter, pricing, amenities, accommodations and. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to. Andrews bythesea, new brunswick, canada our bay of fundy whale and wildlife cruises provide the opportunity to experience whales, seals, porpoise, eagles, a variety of seabirds, rugged seascapes, lighthouses, herring weirs and aquaculture. At fundy restaurant, diners gaze out of the 80foot glass solarium to watch the boats and boardwalk while enjoying fresh seafood such as lobster and scallops.328 577 1413 853 771 607 1513 1564 199 1042 948 1587 1051 1328 1179 1014 984 181 241 183 1397 942 836 887 1137 1281 263 238 117 517 78 763 906 1047 162 1083