Friday, July 1, 2011

The humpbacks are here!

Happy Canada Day! Cruises have been fabulous in the Bay of Fundy as we continue to sight different humpback whales everyday! We are so pleased to report that we have sighted 5 mother calf pair already and it's only July 1st!

WE also conducted a research cruise and documented 19 individual humpback whales with lots of activity to boot!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Sightings

The season has started very well with sightings of humpbacks on every cruise. We are still just running our Zodiac (tm) for the time being as the Mega Nova is getting ready for its commencement on June 18. So far we have sighted 6 different humpbacks, 3 of which have been identified as Luna, Littlespot and #0034. There have also been sightings of minke whales and fin whales. Prey species (herring and krill) has been abundant, enticing the seabirds and cetaceans into the Bay. Some of the birds that have been sighted are Sooty Shearwaters, Greater Shearwaters, Puffins, and Razorbills. There's lots to see in the Bay of Fundy!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Great Way to Start 2011!

Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy has begun and off to a great start. Our first cruise was on May 14, 2011. Captain Jamie headed out towards the ledges just off Brier Island in search of cetaceans. About 6 miles out, he spotted a large back roll in the water and as he approached he determined that it was a fin whale, the largest baleen whale that we see here in the Bay of Fundy. This species can reach lengths of 25 metres! As they watched this lone whale, it would roll on its side and rush at its prey of krill and herring with its huge mouth agape, capturing its prey. What an awesome sight!

The Bay of Fundy is a summer feeding ground for many species of cetaceans (Whales, dolphins and porpoises) and seabirds. The Bay's strong tides drives nutrients to the surface, which feed the plankton, whcih then attracts small schooling fish on which the cetaceans and birds feed upon.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Job Opportunity for 2011

Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises has positions available for whale watch guides for the 2011 season. Applicant must hold a Marine Emergency Duty A2 certificate as well as valid First Aid and CPR certificates. For more information or to apply send email with resume and references to