The Passage Provider is also used in the winter to lobster in the local waters, St. Mary’s Bay and the Bay of Fundy. The season in this district, District 35, begins the last Monday of November and is finished the 31st of May, giving the fishers a full six months to fish for lobster.

Each licence is allowed to fish 375 traps in the fall and after March 1, then the allowance is increased to 400. There are no limits on how many pounds each boat is allowed to catch but there is a size limit. Each lobster must be 82 millimetres from the tip of the nose to the end of the head section. Boats carry a steel measure aboard and when the Captain is unsure each lobster is measured individually.

Years ago each trap was fished with a line and buoy. Not so today. Traps are fished on a trawl, a long rope with a buoy on both ends. Traps are then hooked on this line by another rope so that they can touch the bottom.

Catches are usually highest at the beginning of the season and then the number fall from there.Yearly catches are usually between 30,000 and 50,000 pounds but in exceptional years can be as large as 80,000 pounds and up. The price is always set on the opening week of lobster season and depends on the amount and quality of the catch.

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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