Province/Territory: New Brunswick

Discover the stunning Bay of Fundy, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

  • 270 km long stretch of shoreline makes up the Bay of Fundy
  • 12 species of whales make the Bay of Fundy their home
  • 16m high tides - the highest in the world

The Whales by Zodiac™ tour takes you into the whale feeding grounds, to bring you face-to-face with the wild. As you cruise, playful porpoises and curious harbour seals might circle the boat, while bald eagles and puffins soar overhead. The real excitement hits when a 20-metre finback whale sends a ten-metre-high spout of salty water into the air and the wind tosses it right back into the Zodiac™. That’s what the old salts call a “Fundy facial”!

Why you should visit
  • The bio-diversity of the Bay of Fundy and area is phenomenal because of its geological formations, terrestrial and marine ecosystems and cultural heritage.
  • In addition to meeting the greatest diversity of marine mammals, fish and birds you could imagine, your tour will include opportunities to see the people whose lives depend on the wildlife.
  • Watching lobster fishermen and salmon farmers at work will show you how the riches of the sea are harvested, giving you a great appreciation – and a huge appetite – for the fresh caught meals you’ll enjoy across New Brunswick.
  • Take photos as the Zodiac slows or stops by wildlife and ask questions from your guide.
  • Get splashed, laugh out loud.

Weather

  • The average temperatures in January through March are between -3°C and -6°C, while the average temperatures in July through August are in the range of 13°C and 19°C. Spring temeratures from April through June are 5°C to 15°C and in fall, from September to November, the range is between 5°C and 14°C.
  • Discover local weather information.  Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Visitor information
  • Hours & Admission Prices.
  • Tours leave four times daily during the months of June-September; in May and October, this may be reduced to two trips/day.
  • Tours are 2 hours long.
  • A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 people can be accommodated at one time.
  • Reservations are required and guests must arrive 45 minutes prior to departure.
When to go
  • Tours are offered from May through October, weather permitting. Call ahead to determine availability.
  • July and August are the best time for whale-watching, but wildlife is nearly always on view.
Need to know
  • Flotation / safety suits are provided free of charge.
  • Complimentary refreshments are served in the Whale Lounge following the tour.
  • There are no toilet facilities on board.
  • Because temperatures can be cool in the morning but warm up quickly during the day, it is wisest to dress in layers.
  • Expect to get splashed - it's all part of the fun.
Getting Here