Bay of Fundy – St Andrews, New Brunswick – This is one of the world’s best whale watching regions because the massive tides of the Bay of Fundy have created such nutrient rich environment. As many as 15 species frequent the Bay. On a tour lasting several hours you might see minke, humpback and finback whales.
If you’re very lucky you might spot a right whale. It’s one of the rarest whales in the world, only abut 400 exist. An average adult right whale is 17 m.
The Bay of Fundy touches the state of Maine and then stretches for 270 km (170 miles) up between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. St. Andrews N.B is a charming resort town with sea kayaking and boat tours. The city of Saint John sits half-way up the coast on the New Brunswick side of the Bay, and as you continue north to Hopewell, you’ll pass through the 206 sq km Fundy National Park. Migratory birdwatching is very popular along the coast.
Quick Tip: The tides increase by 20 percent during new and full moons.
St Andrews, Charlotte County New Brunswick (across the bay from Nova Scotia)