I'm pretty sure that if you go anywhere near Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Maine, you are required to go on a whale watch. That's OK, as I had never watched a whale.
Mom and I decided on Captain Zodiac Whale Cruises out of Cheticamp. We saw both Minke whales and pilot whales on our trip.
Upper right is a Minke whale tail. These whales are pretty quick and don't stay at the surface for very long. I am not very quick, so only caught the tail in a picture.
Later in the cruise, our captain found a whole pod of pilot whales. We could see 5 of them at once. Sometimes it seemed like they were almost close enough to reach out and touch them.
I mentioned earlier that whale watching appears to be a required tourist activity. To be honest, I often run from such things. In this case, I would definitely go on another one. Especially on a Zodiac, where you can pretend you're bombing around with Jacques Cousteau!