Experience Ingonish

Back to list

Ingonish Whale Watching Tours

If you are visiting Ingonish or the surrounding area, pack your camera and binoculars and get ready for the experience of a lifetime off of the coast of Cape Breton. Join Captain Chester Whitty aboard the Joan Malachi, a 45 ft (13.7 m) fishing/touring vessel, for a thrilling 2 hour tour of the North Atlantic off of the coast of Smokey Mountain. 
The Joan Malachi runs on a wet exhaust system which allows for a quiet and fume free ride. The large deck space provides ample room and has seating that will accommodate large groups.  You will get to share the waters with the magnificent giants of the sea and experience the beauty of the Cabot Trail and it's beautiful coastline. 
Captain Chester Whitty is a life long resident of Ingonish and a seasoned veteran of the sea. Chester has made his living fishing lobster and snow crab for more than 30 years. He enjoys sharing his experiences with travelers and will demonstrate how lobsters are trapped.  Common sightings include: Minke Whales, Pilot Whales, Fin Whales, Humpback Whales, White-Sided Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Blue Fin Tuna, Sea Turtles, Seals, Bald Eagles, and many species of seabirds.
Departure Times:

June 1 - July 15 - 1pm, 4 pm
July 16 - October 23 - 10am, 1pm, 4pm
*6:30 pm departures and private tours available upon request


Dates of Operation June 1 to October 23
Rates Joan Malachi: $40 per adult, Zodiac $45 per adult. All tours are half price for children under 12 and free for 2 and under. **HST not included.
Methods of Payment
Debit/Interac & Cash


We are located on Harbour Drive in Ingonish Beach. Harbour Drive is the first right on Beach Crossing Road. Follow the Ingonish Whale Watching Signs.

Contact Information:

Ingonish Whale Watching Tours
103 Harbour Dirve, P.O. Box 145, Ingonish Beach,
NS, Canada B0C1L0

Phone: (902) 285-1053
Mobile: (902) 285-4186

Email: ingonishwhalewatch@live.com
Website: http://ingonishwhalewatching.com/
Facebook: Go to Facebook Page
Other: instagram:ingonishwhalewatchingtours