Set sail on the Bay of Fundy with a marine biologist for an unforgettable whale and wildlife watching expedition. After a scenic, commentated drive to St. Andrews, a charming resort town, board a 55-foot power catamaran to journey among islands and passages where tidal currents are strong. Watch for eagles, seabirds, seals and porpoise, who take advantage of these rich feeding areas. Then, enter the open Bay of Fundy to watch for whales. Over the last 18 seasons, this tour has averaged between a 97 and 100 percent sighting success rate. The huge finback and smaller minke whales are the most common from late June to October, with Humpbacks generally arriving late summer. Following your expedition, explore St. Andrews with its quaint shops and restaurants before returning to Saint John. What’s more, for every whale-watching excursion, Royal Caribbean adopts a Bay of Fundy right whale through the North Atlantic Right Whale Adoption Program. With a population of about 400, the North Atlantic right whale is one of the world’s most endangered large whale. Adoption fees help support right whale research, conservation and education programs. Plus guests receive a certificate including the name of their adopted whale.
• Expedition in the Bay of Fundy: Discover the marine life found among the world’s highest tides.
• High sighting success rate: Chances are great you’ll see huge finbacks or smaller minke whales; humpbacks arrive in late summer.
• North Atlantic Right Whale Adoption Program: For every whale-watching excursion, Royal Caribbean adopts a Bay of Fundy right whale.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Layered clothing
• Wind/water resistant jacket
• Warm clothes
• Comfortable walking shoes
• There are approximately 50 steps on a floating ramp to access the whale-watching vessel.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible or appropriate for guests with limited mobility.
• Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
• Guests should dress in layers, as there can be a significant temperature drop in the open waters of the Bay of Fundy.
• While there is a high success rate of sighting whales, sightings cannot be guaranteed.