What if I said you didn’t have to fly out to the Mediterranean to experience a breathtaking boat tour? From east to west, Canada has astonishing boat tours that allow you to explore the beauty of our land! As Canadians, we’re so quick to leave the country to experience a vacation and I think it’s time we finally realize the wonders that are all around us! So, next time you’re planning a trip throughout Canada, make sure to check out these boat tours!
Thousands of people come out to this small Quebec town throughout the months of May and October to experience what is said to be the worlds best whale-watching location! This boat tour will take you through the waters of the St. Lawrence River as it inhabits a variety of whales such as blue whales, humpbacks, minke whales, belugas and fin whales. You can book this tour with Croisères AML or Otis Excursions! Oh, and don’t worry about getting wet, they’ll provide you with the proper suits for this experience!
Lake Minnewanka, Banff, Alberta
Experience the beautiful scenic views of Banff National Park with a boat cruise along Lake Minnewanka! During this tour you’ll see the Canadian Rockies that surround Banff’s largest blue water lake! There are many tour options to pick from at Banff Jasper Collection, and you can even enjoy some of the best local brews on the Beer Voyage cruise, nothing sounds better than that! Their tours run daily and at various times throughout May to early October!
The Thousand Islands, Ontario
In Brockville, Ontario, the 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises take voyagers down the city’s historic waterfront city! If you’re wanting to stay somewhat local, this boat tour is only 3 hours from Toronto and is a great excuse for a weekend getaway! They provide 3 different tours, the Sightseeing Cruise, which takes you through the St. Lawrence River and Canada’s oldest railway tunnel! The Dining Cruise, which hosts a delicious dinner or a Sunday afternoon or, the Special Event Cruise, which hosts major events such as Canada Day or celebrating Father’s Day!
Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador
The Twillingate Island Boat Tours is the best place to come and visit Canadian icebergs! You’ll pass the 10,000 year old glaciers that vary from snowy white, to aquamarine blue! Who would’ve thought you didn’t have to visit Antartica but only just travel to the east coast to see these icebergs! Humpback, minke and finback whales all visit this area, as well as Atlantic dolphins and friendly seals! Make sure you have your cameras in hand because this is truly a site to see!
Burntcoat, Nova Scotia
Burntcoat, Nova Scotia is home to the Bay of Fundy which has the world’s highest tides! The bay is located between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and the tidal range is 52ft; the average tidal range being about 3.3ft. About 160 billion tons of water flows through the bay, which is equivalent to all the freshwater rivers in the world! Blue Diamond Tours brings you through both the low and high tides at Halls Harbour to see all the drastic effects it has on the coastline and harbours! You can also rent a kayak and coast down the bay! If you’re interested in tides, comes visit Bay of Fundy!
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Archipelago Wildlife Cruises takes you through the Broken Group Islands to enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Vancouver Island! Within a few hours of the ride you’ll see all types of wildlife, from whales, harbor porpoises, black bears, two species of sea lion, harbor seals, sea otters, bald eagles, and a variety of sea birds! If you’re a lover for wildlife, book your tour soon!