Planning a family vacation to nova scotia with 2 adults and 2 teenagers. By adopting a bay of fundy humpback whale you support the ongoing research conducted by brier island whale and seabird cruises research division which includes rescue efforts by fundy east whale rescue. The bay of fundy is known for having the highest tidal range in the world. Moira brown, a senior scientist with the new england. Some sources believe the name fundy is a corruption of the french word fendu, meaning split, while others believe it comes from the. The bay of fundy is one of the seven natural wonders of north america, and its easy to see why. So when you see a right whale you can report it right onto. Home to over eight species of whales and a whale population that can exceed 300 at any one time, the bay of fundy is a fantastic destination for whale watchers. Andrews, a charming resort town, board a 55foot power catamaran to journey among islands and passages where tidal currents are strong. Many other marine mammals are found in the bay including fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales. I am planning to travel in nspei and possibly nb from aug 23 to sept 5 full days with my my husband and three adventurous boys 8, 10 and 10. About a dozen of us were making the threehour crossing to grand manan island, new brunswick on saturday, june 5, for a workshop the next. Home facebook flickr youtube contact us copyright 2012 brier island whale and seabird cruises. You can sail from the mainland of either province, or you may choose to embark.
By requirement, all bay of fundy recommended experience whalewatch companies meet or exceed the high standards of the whale watching code of ethics. These studies will give everyone a better understanding of these animals and their habitat. A right whale that was entangled was freed after a longrunning, fivehour rescue on saturday in the bay of fundy. Interesting facts about the bay of fundy just fun facts.
Visit the cape dor lighthouse perched at the point where the minas basin meets the bay of fundy, or spend an afternoon wriggling your toes in the tidal flats of five islands park. One of the things we want to do is go whale watching. Whale watching in the bay of fundy, canada go eat do. The bay of fundy serves as the summer home to many northern atlantic right whales the most endangered whale in the world. Right whale freed from fishing gear in bay of fundy as the whales move around we need to keep addressing it and we also need to keep working with the fishermen because someone will. Ocean explorations whale adventures, tiverton, nova scotia. The humpback whale is the most common large whale in the bay of fundy. Whale watching bay of fundy area or off cape breton.
In actuality, the story of the tremendous bay of fundy tides is no less the stuff of legends. She helps whale campers understand basic whale and marine mammal research during our friday morning sessions with her. St andrews bythesea is an attractive seaside town laid out on a grid plan. Call us to book 15065294481 2018 by fundy tide runners. Twice a day the tide advances and retreats by as much as 52 feet 16 meters, leaving land previously covered by sea exposed and vice versa. The bay of fundy is a world renowned whale watching area, with tour boats sailing from both the nova scotia and new brunswick shores on a daily basis from june through october. Andrews, youre on the international super highway for migrating whales. And the draw of the worlds highest tides brings some of the worlds rarest whales to the waters of the bay of fundy. The nutrientrich waters of the bay of fundy make it a feeding ground for marine life, and prime whale watching territory. When in nova scotia, youll want to make time to explore the bay of fundy, home. October 20th is really very late in the season, so your chances of seeing whales arent all that good.
The bay of fundy whales i n 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. Tangled whale rescued in bay of fundy down east bangor. 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. I understand that bay of fundy is the best place for whale watching but what everyone seems to recommend is briers island. St andrews sandpipers lobster aerial whale tail return to about bofep. A humpback whale waves with its pectoral fin northern right whale tail whalewatching in the bay of fundy. Upwelling deep ocean water generated from tides surging into the bay of fundy fosters an ideal environment for marine life. The best month to go whale watching is definitely august. Best time to visit bay of fundy in august nova scotia forum. The bay of fundy is located between the canadian provinces of new brunswick and nova scotia on the east coast of north america.
New brunswicks expert whalewatchers will help you have the experience of a lifetime. Providing over 22 years of safe and enjoyable whale watching adventures and nature tours on the bay of fundy in new brunswick, canada. These dramatic tidal surges force the oceans nutrients to the surface where they help produce healthy blooms of plankton. Finback whales the bay of fundy giant and the second largest in the world. Liz gill goes whale watching in new brunswicks bay of fundy where the nutrientrich atlantic waters attract more than 15 species from june to. The bay of fundy is known for having the highest tide changes in the world and is a rich.
A marine biologist and leading researcher of north atlantic right whales has declared 2016 a banner year for the beleaguered bay of fundy. Finback whales, minke whales and harbour porpoises are the first to arrive in the spring. Bay of fundy by the time the pancakes were eaten, the gear gathered and loaded, and everyone on board the fundy cruiser, we cast off at least an hour later than our planned 9. Liz gill goes whale watching in new brunswicks bay of fundy where the nutrient rich atlantic waters attract more than 15 species from june to. Bay of fundy st andrews, new brunswick this is one of the worlds best whale watching regions because the massive tides of the bay of fundy have created such nutrient rich environment. Its waters are populated with up to 12 species of whales, an abundance of dolphins, porpoises, fish, seals, seabirds and more. The scenic lighthousedotted coastline, whaleinhabited waters, and quaint fishing villages add to the bays appeal.
Bay of fundy is a very natural, unspoilt location for whale watching. Pilot whales in the waters off cheticamp, nova scotia. Departure from saint john departure from saint john after breakfast, a complimentary group transfer is provided to the saint john airport ysj, arriving to the airport by 10. Whale watching st andrews the ultimate guide the boutique. Most common species seen are the minke, humpback and fin whales. In june 1983, the government of canada established the bay of fundy traffic separation scheme tss following 1982 adoption by the international maritime. Liz gill goes whale watching in new brunswicks bay of fundy where the nutrientrich atlantic waters attract more. This site designed by just that communications ltd. Bay of fundy whale watching ysj shore excursions carnival. Whales of the bay of fundy selfdrive canada wildlife holiday. Although the bay of fundy whale watching season runs from june to october, the best month to see whales and other wildlife is august. Ive been whale watching on the bay of fundy every summer for 30 years and i promise you wont be disappointed. Changing marine policy to protect right whales canadian whale.
We like history, culture, different experience, hiking and nature. Meet the whales of the bay of fundy tourism new brunswick. Apr 11, 2008 come and explore all of what new brunswick bay of fundy has to offer, from the worlds highest tides experience to whale watching off the coast. Fundy national park camping guide back road ramblers. Park, there are lots of attractions along the way and great places to camp in both places.
Nov 27, 2008 whale watching in bay of fundy, new brunswick. All our whale watch companies follow a strict code of ethics to ensure safe and non invasive whale watching with visitors. Any recommendations as whether it is better to go near digbybrier island area or to go off cape. Bay of fundy whale watching tours are run out of st. On this page you can download all sorts of different wav. Welcome to the bay of fundy ecosystem partnership the bay of fundy ecosystem partnership is a virtual institute, open to both individuals and groups who are interested in the well being of the bay of fundy.
Whale watchers in bay of fundy get inches away from. Whale watching on the bay of fundy its a whale of time in the bay of fundy. This slow giant used to be plentiful in the atlantic ocean, but was over hunted in the 19th century. Aug 15, 2016 a right whale that was entangled was freed after a longrunning, fivehour rescue on saturday in the bay of fundy.
Its home to the highest tides in the world, beautiful rugged shorelines, and a wonderfully diverse group of whales. Whales breached out of the water, flipped their fins and tails and swam up and under our boat. Minke whales are the most commonly sighted whales on bay of fundy whale. Its a free download called whale alert that works in both canadian and u. App, shipping lane changes keep right whales safe in bay of fundy. All our whale watch companies follow a strict code of ethics to ensure safe and noninvasive whale watching with visitors. Our family of 4 will be camping at fundy national park august 1215 and during this time we would like to go whale watching and kayaking. This is from a trip to nova scotia we took and specifically a whale watching cruise in the bay of fundy. Andrews, a charming resort town on the bay of fundy, and home to the largest population of whale species. Kanada spezialist sk touristik bay of fundy whale cruise. This puts wildlife at risk, drawn to the bay for its rich upwelling zones, including the endangered north atlantic right whale, and the millions of shorebirds that flock to the salt marshes and mudflats on the bay of fundy each year on their annual migrations. What types of whales will i see in the bay of fundy new brunswick. 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 right whale gets its name because according to hunters it was the right whale to. Choose a tall ship, whaling vessel, catamaran or speedy zodiac. Jul 08, 2016 this is from a trip to nova scotia we took and specifically a whale watching cruise in the bay of fundy. The fundy aquarium ecozone is situated where the mouth of the bay of fundy meets the gulf of maine in the atlantic ocean. Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and dolphins cetaceans in their natural. The campobello island whale rescue team disentangles whales caught in fishermens gear and nets around the bay of fundy off the east coast of canada. Come and explore all of what new brunswick bay of fundy has to offer, from the worlds highest tides experience to whalewatching off the coast.
Entangled right whale in bay of fundy proving elusive for. We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from the whale watching capital of nova scotia. Andrews, grand manan and campobello island in new brunswick and out of various harbours near digby, nova scotia. Liz gill goes whale watching in new brunswicks bay of fundy where the nutrientrich atlantic waters attract more than 15 species from june to november. 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. North atlantic right whales rebound in bay of fundy cbc news. Whale watchers in bay of fundy get inches away from humpback scientists are saying they expect to document over 100 right whales in the bay of fundy this year, a welcome sign after several years. The bay of fundy is known for having the highest tide changes in the world and is a rich feeding ground for many sea creatures. In some areas, when conditions align, there can be a vertical change of 16 metres 53 feet. Ideas, opinions, and discussions relating to concerns about the bay of fundy. Laurie has been gathering data on the marine mammals and birds of the bay of fundy for over 30 years. Situated on canadas east coast, the bay of fundy is known for its extreme tides. Kingsbrae arms is situated just up king street from the harbor where the excursions begin. The bay of fundy is an equally important feeding ground for large baleen whales and dozens of other.
Humpback adoption program brier island whale watch. Some 350 million years ago, it was not glooscap, but rather the sun and moon who conspired to create this awe. Aug 18, 2017 fundy tide runners 16 king street, st. Set sail on the bay of fundy with a marine biologist for an unforgettable whale and wildlife watching expedition. Best time to visit bay of fundy in august nova scotia. Finback whales, minke whales and harbour porpoises are the first to. It is more than 200 miles 320 km long, and there are lots and lots of natural areas, provincial parks, and geological wonders to explore.
Although both take some time to get to from fundy natl. You can sail from the mainland of either province, or you may choose to embark from one of the spectacular islands in the bay of fundy. Where we are bay of fundy located between maine and nova scotia, the bay of fundy has the highest tides in the world. The bay of fundy has a diverse ecosystem and a marine biodiversity comparable to the amazon rainforest.537 1167 1582 996 1252 81 1042 165 358 1374 1054 1417 454 642 631 528 144 162 103 775 480 652 1681 592 338 1096 1056 491 1333 1681 1534 1074 889 1560 439 1397 852 1176 598 152 1302 665 744 295 622 342