whale Watching advise needed

Old Nov 7th, 2001, 05:55 PM
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whale Watching advise needed

I am planing a trip to Quebec and New Brunswick this summer. I really want to go whale watching. I am planning on going whale watching at at Digby neck & amd also considering going in St. John's or St Andrews but I also heard that the whale watching is really good in Tadossac, Quebec. I really want to see as many whales as I can. But can't do both Tadossac and St Andrews/St Johns. I need to pick one or the other. any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!
Old Nov 8th, 2001, 12:15 PM
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we went out of Tadossac in September of 96 and really enjoyed it ... the boats were small (15-20 people) and rubber so you could lean right up at the edge to see over if the whales passed nearby, also saw a seal-like thang ... don't know about the other destination
Old Nov 8th, 2001, 02:15 PM
Daniel Williams
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I have no comment on Digby or St. John's/St.Andrews because I've never been, but Tadoussac was a roaring success when I went with my family at the end of May in 1995 in terms of whales seen (we were far from the height of the season apparently, which is supposedly September). We came very close to a blue whale (first one the Famille Dufour said they saw that year), saw plenty of beluga (seal-like thang?) and fin-back whales (name? they're called rorquin bleu in French). Tadoussac is quite charming (although small) and has apparently folk festivals in the summer you may want to look into if you choose to go there.
Old Nov 9th, 2001, 09:22 AM
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A couple of pieces of advise if you want to go to the Digby neck to go whale watching: If you are interested in seeing Humpbacks, go later in the summer, no earlier than the first of July. End of July/early August is the best time as you will see lots of whales. If you are going to Digby area solely to whale watch, you may do better to not go out to Brier Island. Brier Island is very beautiful and offers great nature hikes to see lighthouses and seals but it's also very remote, takes a long time to get out there and is pretty limited for places to stay and eat.
Old Nov 12th, 2001, 12:51 PM
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Another vote here for Tadossac..saw dozens of whales on our trip in September...was the highlight of our trip to the east coast...

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