The Atlantic tide varies between 1.5 and 2 meters (4 to 6 feet). The ocean temperature ranges between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and falls to between 0.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius (33 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter. The ocean moderates temperatures on land year round.
The shape of the ocean floor and the numerous ocean currents facilitates a rich diversity of marine life along the Atlantic coastline. The Labrador Current flowing south from the Arctic cools the ocean during the summer months. Offshore, the Gulf Stream, travelling northwest from the Caribbean to the northern Europe warms the ocean waters. The confluence of currents off Nova Scotia brings unusual Arctic and tropical species to St. Margaret's Bay. Marine life includes:
- Atlantic Fish: Great fishing for Lobster, Crab, Pollock, Cod and Flounder
- Atlantic Dolphins: White-Sided and White-Beaked Dolphins
- Atlantic Birds: Puffins and many other bird species
- Atlantic Seals: Pinnipeds and other seals
- Atlantic Turtles:: Endangered Atlantic Leatherback Sea Turtles
- Atlantic Whales: Endangered Right Whales and many other species are found in the waters.
- Sightseeing & Marine Life Tour
- Puffin, Bird & Seal Tour
- Lobster Dinner Cruise
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Photographer's Tour
- Lobster Dinner Cruise and Puffin, Bird & Seal Tour
- Atlantic Fish:
Whatever your touring needs are, we are always happy to accommodate you! Please contact us for more information.