Whale Watching on the Bay of Fundy

The Bay of Fundy is brimming with marine wildlife, and Nova Scotia’s Fundy Coast is one of the best places to experience it. View a fascinating array of marine wildlife, see the people whose lives depend on the ocean and explore the Bay of Fundy, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Each Spring and Summer a variety of whales, porpoises, seabirds and dolphins make their way back to the waters off Nova Scotia as part of their annual migration. And each year thousands of people head out on the water to witness it first hand.

Humpback Whale
Measuring 57 feet and weighing in at 90,000 lbs, the humpback is most regularly seen in the Bay of Fundy.

Harbour Porpoise
The smallest cetacean in the Bay of Fundy and grows to 4-6 feet in length.

White Sided Dolphins
Growing 6-10 meters, they have a tall dorsal fin, pointy snout, characteristic yellow strip along the side, black back, and white belly.

Harbour Seals
These seals are 5 ft in length and average 200 lb. Grey to brown or black in color with mottled spots. Infants may be white and learn to swim very soon after birth.

Gray Seals
Can weigh up to an incredible 800 lbs and have a “horse-like” snout appearance. The young are white and remain out of the cold water for 2-3 weeks until they have accumulated enough of a fat layer to protect them from the cold water.


There are many local tours and cruises available along the Digby Neck area ranging from Zodiac tours to private charters. In fact, some of the Interpreters who accompany you on the cruises are Marine Biologists who are studying the local eco-systems.

Whale and seabird cruises are available from Digby, Brier Island, Tiverton, and Westport.