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Whale watching

Moorefield, ON
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Whale watching

Heading to Nova Scotia in August; where is the best place to see whales? Bay of Fundy or Cape Breton Island? Going both places but only want to go whale watching once..(from a boat).

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without a doubt Bay of Fundy, Digby Neck area ..

Burlington, Canada
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I totally agree with the above post. My wife and I went in mid-August 2 summers ago and had a "whale" of a time! I would highly recommend going to Brier Island and staying at the Brier Island Lodge.

You will drive south from Digby, down to the end of the Digby neck where you will take a ferry to Long Island and then another ferry to Brier. It sounds like a lot of work to get there but it's not at all. From Digby you're looking at about 90 minutes until you reach Brier Island. Half the fun was getting there.

The island is small, quaint, quiet and a nature lover's paradise. Tons of birds, seals and wildlife abound. On the island you'll find lots of outfitters for whale watching but I'd go with Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises. They were excellent. I would also HIGHLY recommend taking your tour on a Zodiac. It will zip you out there fast to where all the action is and you'll only have a handful of people on board as opposed to the slow-moving, crowded larger vessel they use. Going with the Zodiac is only about $11 more expensive and is well worth the extra charge. It was a wonderful experience.

We spent 2 weeks in Nova Scotia and Brier Island was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The Lodge also serves up really great food in their dining room. The rooms are motel style but very large and it's clean. If you have kids they'll love the chickens, rabbits, horses, sheep and goats roaming the property. A unique experience to say the least. A good tip is to ask for an ocean view room. Some rooms are not ocean view and it's worth trying to get one of those.

Check out the 2 links below for the Lodge and for the whale watching tour.

http://www.brierisland.com/

http://www.brierislandwhalewatch.com/

Edited: 06 April 2012, 14:16
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