Whales are highly intelligent creatures, as is evidenced by their advanced communication skills and incessant quoting of Kant at backyard barbecues. Mingle among big-brained breachers with today’s Groupon to Wesley’s Whale Watching in Pleasant Bay at Cape Breton Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one admission to a two-hour whale-watch tour (a $28.75 value, including HST).
- For $40, you get a family pass for a two-hour whale-watch tour for two adults and two children ages 6–16 (an $85.10 value, including HST).
The erudite tour guides and experienced captains of Wesley’s Whale Watch host landlubbers on two-hour nautical odysseys aboard a double-decker passenger boat. Tourists introduce themselves to a variety of curious cetaceans, from pilot, humpback, and minke whales to dolphins and wolves in dolphins’ clothing. Snap impressive photos of grinning marine mammals from the covered main level, or retreat to the open-air upper level to feed hungry eyes with satisfying panoramic vistas. Subaqueous whale sounds travel through the boat’s hydrophone to the surface, providing passengers with the rare chance to hear every note. An ample supply of rain gear and padded seats facilitate comfortable cruising. Tours set sail five times a day, seven days a week, depending on the weather and the whales' workout schedules.