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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 videos from around Nova Scotia

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).

Cape Breton Whale Watching Tours

Hop aboard a whale watching cruise with a whale watch tour operator located along Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail to see pods of curious pilot and minke whales that are often drawn close to the boats. Hear them ‘sing’ by listening on a hydrophone in an equipt boat. In Pleasant Bay, make sure to visit the Whale Interpretive Centre.

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