Sea Watch Tours
(established 1969, Canadian Coast Guard approved)
Whale Watching Tours
What could be more enjoyable than the smell of salt air, sunshine and
losing track of the number of whales you've seen. New Brunswick has "more
whales, more often" and we don't want you to be disappointed! We
specialize in a relaxed atmosphere aboard our vessel, with lots of one-to-one contact between our customers, Captain Wilcox and Mate Durlan. We'll
provide you with interesting information and courteous service and be
prepared to answer all your questions.
As we leave the dock and head for the prime whale watching grounds, we'll
travel out among the inner islands, beyond White Head Island to open water. This is the area where our trained eyes will begin looking for the
familiar flocks of seabirds and blows of humpback and finback whales.
The sea birds, humpback and finback whales share a food source - herring. For the birdwatcher, we'll chum for seabirds. (Chum is a term for the chopped herring we use to attract the birds so you'll get a good close look as they approach our vessel). We're sure you will be adding to your bird list as we point out shearwaters, petrels, razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes, phalaropes, jeagers, gannets, murres or puffins! The birds sighted will, of course, depend on that particular species migration habits.
As we continue our charted course, we'll expect to see the endangered
North Atlantic right whale, the most numerous whale in the area. Perhaps
you will be the one to spot the first whale! You'll need lots of time to
take in all you'll see, so we allow plenty of time with the whales. The
variety of sightings will depend on the abundance and location of feed and
the ebb and flow of the tides and we'll be careful to follow the guidelines set out in the "Whale watching code of ethics".
After close to 30 years of successful tours, our knowledge of the area and
the whales habits leave little doubt that someone will be saying, "'Thar she
blows!" Is it a humpback, finback, minke, northern right, porpose or
dolphin? Perhaps a basking shark or some tuna will also join us. Captain
Wilcox and Mate Durlan will take great pleasure in identifying them for you
and ensuring that your tour makes memories to last a lifetime. If you would like more information on Bay of Fundy Whales, check out the Fundy Whales site!
For more information, contact us at;
Sea Watch Tours
P.O. Box 505, Seal Cove
Grand Manan, NB, Canada
Tel: 506-662-8552 * Fax: 506-662-1081
or E-mail us:
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Revised Dec 1, 1999