There are many things to see on a Lunenburg Whale Watching Tour, from rugged coastline, colourful lighthouses and the historic harbour of Lunenburg, to a host of whale species and other marine life. For many visitors to the province, Lunenburg Whale Watching Tours offers a rare opportunity to observe Atlantic marine wildlife in their natural habitat.

In an effort to provide information, about what one might expect on a typical whale watching adventure, Lunenburg Whale Watching Tours has compiled a list of numerous species of whales, fish, shore birds and other marine life observed and recorded by our staff over the past 13 years. If you have any comments or would like to contribute a photo to this section of our website please contact us at the e-mail address above.

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Species Viewing Season(s) Frequency
Blue Whale Spring/Summer/Fall Rare
Sei Whale Spring/Summer/Fall Rare
Minke Whale Spring/Summer/Fall Very Common
Pilot Whale Spring/Summer Very Common
Finback Whale Spring/Summer/Fall Common
Humpback Whale Summer/Fall Common
Right Whale Fall Rare
Killer Whale Fall Rare
Harbour Porpoise Spring/Fall Very Common
White Sided Dolphin Spring/Summer/Fall Very Common
Blue Fin Tuna Summer/Fall Very Common
Harbour Seal All Seasons Very Common
Basking Shark Summer Rare
Ocean Sun Fish Summer Common
Leatherback Turtle Summer Common

Species Viewing Season(s) Frequency
Atlantic Puffin Summer Very Common
Razorbill Summer Very Common
Northern Gannet Summer Very Common
Shearwaters* Summer Very Common
Petrels Summer Very Common
Phalaropes Late Summer Very Common

*Cory's, Greater, Sooty and Manx Shearwaters