Humpback Whale tail, Brier Island, Digby Neck, NS

Prices and SchedulesTourists Watching Whales off Brier Island, Digby Neck


Under the guidance of Public Health and Transport Canada, we are taking reservations for the 2023 season. We are also taking special reservations for our 2023 – 37th Anniversary Special. Click here for details

Scroll down for prices, what to bring, and important cruise information.


2023 Prices & Schedule



Children (Ages 4 to 14)$28.00
Children (3 & under)FREE

Mega Nova Available June 10 to October 8, 2023 STC


PRICES (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats)

Children (Ages 8 to 14)$45.00

Cetacean Defender  is available July 1st, 2023 STC
Cetacean Adventures is available June 3rd, 2023 STC


9:30 am* 1.30pm * 5:30 pm*


Cruises are 3 to 5 hours in Duration
*Subject to minimum passenger requirement of 15 and weather permitting.


10:30 am*1 pm*3:30 pm*
11.30 am*2.30 pm*6 pm*

Cruises are 2 to 2.5 hours in Duration. Cetacean Defender times are on the first row and the Cetacean Defender is available on July 1st

*Subject to minimum passenger requirement and weather permitting.

Harmonized tax of 15% is not included in the posted prices. Prices are in Canadian Funds and departures are Atlantic Time.  Discounts rates cannot be combined.  *Sunset cruises (5:30 pm and 6:00 pm) run in peak season only (From July 8, 2023  to September 3, 2023.)

Cruise Information

Mega Nova Whale Watching Tours in Nova Scotia

Mega Nova Cruises

Cruise is fully narrated by our naturalists and researchers.

Each cruise is 3 to 5 hours in duration.

Mega Nova Cruises are from early June until mid October.

A minimum of 15 people are required for the Mega Nova to depart.

All children up to the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Please note: Washroom available on the Mega Nova

Children 3 & under are welcome on the Mega Nova, parental supervision required.

Zodiac Whale Watching Tour in Nova Scotia

Cetacean Adventure/Cetacean Defender Zodiac™ Cruises

Cruises are partially narrated by our Captains who are very happy to answer any questions you may have.

Additional cruises may be available as required. Each cruise is 2 to 2 ½ hours in duration.

Zodiac™ cruises are scheduled from June until mid October.

A minimum of 8 people are required for the Zodiac™ to depart.

Zodiac™ may not be suitable for children 7 and under, expectant mothers or those with spinal ailments

Please be advised that taking a Zodiac ™ cruise is at your own risk. There are no toilet facilities on the Zodiac™.

Anyone over 90 pounds will be provided with a full length flotation suit. You must be able to wear one of our flotation suits before you can go on the zodiac.

Children are provided with rain gear and a Department of Transport approved personal flotation device and please dress warmly.



Please arrive for check in 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure.

Departures are in Atlantic Time.

All prices DO NOT include 15% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax).

All prices are in Canadian Funds.

A portion of fare is contributed to our ongoing research projects.

All children up to the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Sunset cruises (5:30 pm and 6:00 pm on Mega Nova) run in peak season only (July 8 to September 3, 2023.)

Please note that schedule is subject to change.

Sightings are guaranteed; free passes will be issued at Captain’s discretion if no whales are sighted.

We request prepayment to hold and confirm your reservation either with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.  Prepayment can also be e-transferred to Cash is accepted upon ticket purchase before trip purchase. Prepayments are not transacted until 24 hours before trip departure.  Cancellations not received within 24 hours of trip departure will be billed accordingly.  If the cruise departs and you’re not on it, there is no refund.

Whale breaching the bay of Fundy on a whale watch tour near Brier Island
What to Bring: Warm clothes (very important) Rain gear (in case of damp weather) Sunglasses Binoculars (especially for close view of birds) Food (snack or picnic lunch)

Celebrating our 37th year!

brier island whale watch37years

We are also taking reservations for our 2023 Anniversary Special at the price of $35 (Tax not included) for the MEGA NOVA ONLY on these dates: July 15, 2023, July 30, 2023, August 15, 2023, August 30, 2023 and September 9, 2023. (Prices are for those dates on the MEGA NOVA ONLY are $35 tax not included per adult, senior and student and cannot be combined with any other offer)