We arrived and so did the fog. High winds prevented two scheduled whale excursions. However, we keep busy searching the shores at low tide (awesome to see). Saw seals on rocks during low tide. Quaint village. Really something to experience. Food at lodge is plentiful and good. Laid back atmosphere. Now the whales. Captain Roy took us out on a very nice vessel. Saw one Minke whale. Saw three seals. Humpbacks were plentiful. Saw mum and baby and watched an "escort" (adult male) join them. Watched one humper right beside another boat. Unbelievable! Capt. Roy did not stop there. We went out to see what we were hearing (shut motor off and listen for whales to blow) and came across at least six Humpers in the fog. Out over three hours. Highlight of the trip!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brier Island Lodge offers 40 clean, comfortable rooms, most with an ocean/lighthouse view, along with a unique Nova Scotia regional dining experience and whale watching boat tours. Brier Island is famous for some of the best whale watching in the world, miles of coastal hiking trails, exceptional birdwatching, seal spotting, rock hounding, sand beach, traditional fishing village and three working lighthouses. A true maritime ecological paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brier Island Hotel Westport
- Brier Island Motel