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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