The Bay of Fundy Whales
A bucket list item?
Along with the other passengers we wondered if we were destined for a disappointing trip. But we were assured by the very friendly crew that sightings were to be had.
The Bay of Fundy is a gathering place for a number of species of whales. Humpbacks, Minke, Finbacks as well as Harbour Porpoises gather from late spring to early fall. The Bay offers great protection and abundant food, so it is a preferred birthing destination. Whale watching season runs from June to October, but August is the prime month for whale sightings.
We sailed for around one hour before reaching the whale gathering area. Within no time we saw a spout of water being expelled, followed by the back of a Humpback whale rising majestically alongside the boat.
We all know that whales are enormous creatures, but it's worth considering some interesting snippets of information to put in context just how large a creature we witnessed.
- A whale's skin can be up to 14 inches thick
- Their eyes can be the size of grapefruits
- The whale's heart can be the size of a car!