Common Sightings on our Whale Watching Tours
Throughout the spring and summer a variety of mammals thrive on the abundance of marine life near the coastlines of Cape Breton Island. These particular areas are exceptionally rich in nutrients that attract a variety of whales, fish and other marine wildlife.
Common sightings during our whale watching tours include:
- Minke Whales that are fast and often curious around boats
- Humpback Whales over fifty feet long breaching and rolling in the ocean
- Fin Whales often travelling in pods and are the second largest whale on the planet
- Dolphins that tend to be very curious and like to breach the water
- Pilot Whales commonly travelling in large pods
- Harbor Porpoises travelling in small pods (they are quite shy)
- Blue Fin Tuna that can be quite large; some are over 1000 pounds!
- Sun Fish that are prehistoric looking and enjoy basking in the summer sun
- Leatherback and Loggerhead Sea Turtles dining on jellyfish
A variety of birds can also be seen throughout the tour such as Bald Eagles
, Northern Gannets
and sometimes even Puffins