"The Best Whale Watching" Digby by SassyCycler

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Whale Watching

One of the greatest life experiences was my whale watching trip. I went out with the Ocean Explorations outfit. There were 12 of us on the Zodiac, which is a hard bottom inflatable. This is a high end very stable inflatable with a center console and two large outboard motors. Tom, the owner and guide is very knowledge about whales. You are required to wear a jumpsuit that keeps you warm out on the waters of the Bay of Fundy and has mild floatation qualities. Within five minutes of entering the bay we saw a whale! (I spotted it!) All total we saw 8 humpback whales and countless Minke whales. Also many puffin and seals.

Another highlight was the shark right near us that was attacking dinner. We never did figure out what it was it was consuming.

You have to take a 5-minute ferry with your car that costs $4 CAD (R/T and payable upon crossing over) out to Long Island (not to be mistaken for Long Island, NY!). The Ocean Explorations outfit is right there when you arrive...bear left and it's on the right...about 100 yards. Park across the road in the public parking spaces.

Whale watching package was a fair price and better than on the USA side.


Ferry Crossing Over

The ferry runs every half hour on the hour and half-hour. It will run more frequently and off schedule if there's a lot of people. The day we were there it seemed to be running every 20-minutes. Line up on the right shoulder in the line to board your car. When they are finished deboarding, drive your car down and on to the ferry. Workers will guide you and tell you how to park. $4 CAD Round trip and payable on the first crossover. No money taken on the return.


After whale watching take a quick drive up to the lighthouse.

Or you can try and get something at the lunch shack while waiting for the ferry. It's not healthy food, so if you want something more healthy bring a bagged snack.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easy to get to. Ferry will run off schedule to get more people over when busy.
  • Cons:Only one small lunch shack to eat at.
  • Last visit to Digby: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2006
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