Petit Passage

Whale Watching

Our Vessel

The Passage Provider 04 is a fibreglass Cape Island style boat. Launched in the spring of 2004, this blue and white vessel is 50 feet long and 17 feet wide.

The Passage Provider, a whale watching boat operated by Petite Passage Whale Watch in East Ferry on Digby Neck prepares to pickup passengers for a day’s outing

A permanent roof that covers half of the deck allows passengers to get out of the sun and wind. There is comfortable padded seating for 45 people and a washroom on board for your convenience.
A ramp and three steps makes loading from the ferry slip easy for even the most timid. Charts and books for species identification, and maps of the Bay of Fundy are available on board. Our knowledgeable crew is ready to answer any questions you may have. The Passage Provider 04 has a D-12 Volvo engine. With 650HP it is capable of reaching speeds of 20 knots. Normal cruising speed, while searching for whales, is 13 to 15 knot.
The vessel is equipped with the latest in computerized navigation and communication technology. A fly bridge steering station mounted on the top level of the cabin allows the captain to get a bird’s eye view when searching for whales. Passengers are encouraged to walk about the deck of the vessel and help with the sighting of the whales. You’re also encouraged to visit the captain in the wheelhouse and see the latest technology, for example the sounder (depth recorder) can show you the bottom of the Bay of Fundy. Some spots are over 800 ft deep. The Passage Provider is also used in the winter to lobster in the local waters, St. Mary’s Bay and the Bay of Fundy.

Your Trip

Sometimes the whales are close to shore, one or two miles off, sometimes it may be fifteen. There are specific feeding grounds where we search to see if the whales are present. The Bay of Fundy is a large area and the whales can be just about anywhere, but they like us are a creature of habit and they are always looking for food. If we can find the food then usually there are whales around… READ MORE

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Petit Passage Whale Watch and Cafe will be opening our 2020 season on July 6th with COVID-19 procedures in place for your safety.

Upon arrival, there will be a hand sanitizing station and directional arrows will assist you through the Cafe/Office to purchase tickets or order food for take-out. Please send only one member from your party inside to purchase tickets.

There are a limited number of tables inside and on the deck that will be available by reservation only.

Social Distancing will be in place in the Cafe and on the Boat. Face coverings are encouraged when a mandatory 2 meter distance is not able to be maintained.

Frequent cleaning and sanitizing will be maintained in all areas both in the cafe and on the vessel.

For the purpose of "contact tracing" we will be asking for your information (name, address and contact phone number) to keep on file in case there is a positive test in our area.

Everyone's safety is our greatest concern.

Contact us at 1-902-834-2226 if you need any additional information.


Petit Passage Whale Watch will be closing out their whale watch season on September 13-2020.

 The Captain and Staff would like to thank everyone who came whale watching to support the industry during this trying year.

 Please watch our website and Facebook page for updates for next year.

 Please stay safe and we hope to see you again in the future.

 Captain Craig Theriault