Brier Island Whale and Seabird Tours
Briar Island is a smallish basalt island off the coast of southwest Nova Scotia, only 7.5 km long and 2.5 km wide. The economy runs on fishing and seasonally on ecotourism-mainly whale and bird watching tours.In fact, some lobster fishermen set their traps from the last Monday in November and pull them for the season on May 31st,clean the boat,then captain these ecotours during the summer season.
Whale season runs from about mid June to Mid October. Then they all stream back to the Caribbean and its warm waters for the winter months. Humpbacks are preceded to the Bay of Fundy by Finback Whales, Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoises. Right Whales return in July. In fact, as many as 12 different species of whale make the Bay of Fundy their summer home,feasting on the squid, krill and fish.
Whales usually have their babies here and return seasonally for years with growing youngun’ in tow.
( Whale babies can gain 100 per day!)