Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Minke Whales

As the whale watch season approaches, it is time to reacquaint ourselves with whales that are commonly sighted in the Bay of Fundy. Typically, we see minke whales arrive in the Bay of Fundy first. I am hearing reports from various sources that this species has already made some appearances to the lobster fishermen.
Minke whales are the smallest species of baleen whales that are seen in the Bay of Fundy. They can reach lengths of 10 metres and weigh as much as 10 tonnes. Being a baleen whale, they tend to travel alone. These whales are unique in their physical appearance as they have pointed snouts and white bands or "mittens" on their pectoral flippers.
They are known to be curious of boats and and will approach whale watching boats on occasion. This is when we wonder who is watching whom?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

First Cetacean Sighting of the Season!

Greetings Everyone!

While out on a jaunt in our new Zodiac, we spotted our first cetacean of the season, a Harbor Porpoise! It was travelling quite close to the Long Island Shore. We have had reports of numerous porpoises out there in the Bay of Fundy as well as minke whales. Also sighted Black Gullimots and Common Eiders. Can't wait until our first whale watch on May 15th in our boat that we have named the Cetacean Adventure!
Not to worry for those of you who want to watch whales in the Mega Nova. Those cruises will start shortly after, on June 5th!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The New Boat is here!!

The new season is fast approaching and we are so looking forward to it with the new addition to our whale watch. The new addition is a 24 foot Zodiac SRMN 730 (Sea RIB Marine and Navy) powered by a single 200 HP Yamaha engine. Because of the ability to reach speeds of 35 knots, we can reach the whales in less time allowing for more time spent observing them. Each cruise is 2 to 2.5 hours in duration and there are up to 5 departures daily on the Zodiac. They are at 800 am, 1030am, 100 pm, 330 pm and 600 pm. These cruises will commence on May 15, 2010. Please see our website for more details or call us at 1-800-656-3660.

MV Mega Nova

For those who wish to see the whales on our tour boat, the Mega Nova, there are 3 departures daily starting in early June. They are at 930am, 130pm, and 530 pm.