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Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruises | Whale & Dolphin Watching

Taking a Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruise is watching whales and seabirds - and much more. It is also joining a scientific survey studying an area teeming with marine life.

The cruises yield important information on endangered or rare species of whales like the Humpback, Finback and Right Whales, and on other species of Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and on seabirds.


May • June • July • August • September • October


Short (1-3 hours) • Half-day (3-6 hours)

Vessel types

Rigid inflatable • Small boat (0-50 passengers)

Times and prices

MV MEGA NOVA PRICES: Adults $49.00 Seniors/Students $41.00 Children 6-12 $27.00 Children 5 & under $21.00 Charter $1400.00 DEPARTURES: 9.30am 1.30pm 5.30pm Each cruise is 3-5 hrs in duration. Mega Nova Cruises are from early June until mid October. CETACEAN ADVENTURE (Zodiac SRMN 730) PRICES: Adults $55.00 Seniors/Students $50.00 Children (Ages 6 to 12) $45.00 Charter $550.00 DEPARTURES: 10.30am 1.00pm 3.30pm Additional cruises may be available as required. Each cruise is 2 to 2 ½ hours in duration. Zodiac cruises are scheduled from mid May until mid October.

About our skippers and naturalist guides

Each cruise benefits from experienced well trained and friendly personnel with Marine Emergency Duty and First Aid Certificates. The cruises are piloted by professional, licensed captains, including Harold Graham who has over 48 years experience navigating the Bay of Fundy and 26 years experience working with the whales. Professional guides and researchers make each cruise informative and educational. The cruises are fully narrated by experienced naturalists including Shelley Barnaby who has over 20 years experience researching whales. Also employed are a marine biologist and local naturalists. We also welcome volunteers from around the globe.


Scenic backdrop to encounters

We frequently

Watch whales and dolphins

Baleen Whales

Fin Whale • Humpback Whale • Minke Whale

Ocean Dolphins

Atlantic White-sided Dolphin


Harbour Porpoise

Other wildlife and points of interest

Basking Sharks, Harbour Seals, Schooling Herring, Bluefin Tuna, Ocean Sunfish, Sea Turtles, Gray Seals, Plankton, Swarms of Krill, Black Guillemots, Great Blue Herons, Petrels, Cormorants, Gulls, Phalaropes, Eagles, Jaegers, Puffins, Eider Ducks, Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Fulmars, Loons, Shearwaters, Gannets, Murres, Skuas, Grebes, Ospreys, Terns.

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Michael J Tetley
Good trip but obvious disturbance witnessed
Traveled: 2012-09-17, Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Safe approach to whales / dolphins
Valuable learning experience
Trip meets expectations
Minimal impact on the marine environment
Own research / support for conservation
This was in fact a good trip into a very famous area for whale species, in particular for humpbacks and right whales. The emphasis and knowledge of research conducted on humpbacks was very professional with the guides obviously well aware of photo-id and the animals we saw.

We had an encounter with a small group of around 5-8 humpbacks (including a calf), the start of which was very nice and chilled. However I was very disappointed to see that the encounter went on far far too long, around 1-1& 1/2 hours whereby we were following the animals over a large distance. Toward the second of this period obvious aggressive tail-lobbing of one animal, clearly a disturbance 'back-off' signal was observed. Instead of letting the passengers be aware of this behaviour, and drawing the encounter to a close, we were told 'look he's jumping for you!'.

So in conclusion I'll admit this is one of the better whale-watching trips I have been on, and the emphasis on research was very professional as we're the knowledge of the guides. I was just disappointed by the not so great behaviour around the animals which for me broke many of the codes of conduct we expect to see on respectable whale watch tours.
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