Bird Island Boat Tours
1672 Old Route 5
Big Bras d’Or
Bras d’Or Lakes Scenic Drive
Rates & Dates
May 7 - September 15
DescriptionDaily tours to see puffins, other seabirds, seals & eagles. Educational, uniquely narrated 2 3/4 hr tours (1 1/2 hours at the nesting grounds). Rain or shine in new covered boat; most windows removable for glass-free photography. Puffins guaranteed until mid-Aug, seals until mid-Sep. We are the longest running boat tour in Cape Breton. With over 40 years operating and over 100,000 satisfied customers, including the Princess of Japan, you are guaranteed to enjoy your adventure. Our boat tour travels the shortest distance to Bird Islands. It is an ecologically sensitive nature tour that will be enjoyed by young and old. Due to her 15 ft width, our boat, the "Puffin Express", is very stable and yet so maneuverable we can get as close as possible to the Islands and the birds. We have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Our family-run tour boat's current Captain van Schaick is Coast Guard trained. We are now training our 3rd generation Captain Van Schaick. You will have easy walk-on access to our boat, only five steps down. We have optimized our seating plan for easiest interaction with captain and crew. Binoculars are available for rent, also, but not required. Reservations recommended 1-2 days ahead, discounts offered.
Facilities / ServicesLimited accessibility
Detailed InformationThis property accepts American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.
Activities: Birding & wildlife, Sailing, Photography & landscape painting, Sightseeing tour
Directions: PHwy 105, Exit 14, 6 km.
Off-season rates available
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