Bird Island Boat Tour, Cape Breton Island

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  • The tour was much more than we expected, a full explanation of the wildlife; fish, foul and mammal. In addition, the history of the area, the economics of what's happening in the Cape Breton and some ...  more »
  • We took the Bird Island Boat Tour. I really wanted to see the Puffins but didn't know that they migrate around the end of July. Saw other species, bald eagles, cormorants, and mustn't forget those sea...  more »
  • I've always wanted to see a puffin, and we saw plenty. Captain Vince Van Schaick was very knowledgeable about wildlife and was able to identify and spot the many types of birds on the island.  more »
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  • Great tour. We enjoyed this 3 hour journey out to bird island. We saw a lot of birds including 13 bald eagles in one spot! The captain doesn't like bald eagles as they scare away the other birds but they are pretty cool to see. Lots of puffins everywhere and tons of razorbills (they look like little penguins). The captain and his son were amazing guides on our tour and were very informative. I recommend sitting at the back of the boat outside of the covered part. You might not see everything first but you can get the best pictures and your view isn't limited.
  • We had a wonderful tour. Saw many birds and seals and loved the Puffins.
  • We saw puffin, although only two... Be aware that they are gone from mid August! The tour is a 40 min boat ride each way to the bird islands, with about 1.5hours out at the islands. There are plenty of seals, bald headed eagles and other wildlife to see, but the tour seems too long to me. The enthusiasm of the captain and his son towards the birds is, ummm, unbridled. The boat is good - protected from the elements (unlike other boat tours we considered) and has a toilet on board too - good for a 2h45m tour.
  • Had a wonderful time. Great cottage, kitchen well stocked with a coffee maker, and a great view of the ocean from our kitchen table. Hosts with the most delightful people thank you for making our road trip the best one ever.
  • The campground and scenery was very beautiful. But they said there was a rocky beach to walk on. It was only about 30 feet long. Some cabins were nice but the one we stayed in was a build on to the back of the main cabin. VERY small and musty smelling. The also said cabins were air codition ed. Ours was not. We were there 2 days and they didn't change the bed and only fresh towels every three days. So 2 night stay we didn't get fresh towels. I will only rate thus as 2 stars. Not worth 74 a night
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