Whale and boat tours in Northern Cape Breton

Pilot whales in pods up to one hundred feed on the mackeral off the Top of the Island | Photo by Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

The warm waters off the Top of the Island are the summering grounds of an impressive variety of whales. Minkes, pilot whales, fin whales, sei whales and humpbacks, as well as the occasional pod of belugas, all take their summer vacations off, and mostly in sight of

Two Cape Islander Motor Launches and one Schooner offer 3-4 hour tours daily into the whale summering grounds off the Top of the Island | Photo by Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

Whale tour operations at the Top of the Island include both sailing and motorized vessels. Their operators, skilled at finding the pods of whales, are also aware of the pristine coastal scenery along which they sail, and they include glimpses of hidden shoreline gems in their tours. Hidden coves, shoreline waterfalls and emerald meadows add unexpected beauty to the experience of viewing the world’s largest mammals. As one visitor recently stated: “The scenery was worth the cost of the trip. The whales were icing on the cake!”.

Early evening, late July, at the Top of the Island | Photo by Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

Visit our Gallery for examples of the scenery, both shoreline and offshore, experienced by whale watch participants.

Humpbacks are frequent visitors to the northern tip of Cape Breton Island | Photo by Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures

Cabot Trail Outdoor Adventures
Fax: 1-888-616-1689
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Year round guided experiences in the spectacular wilderness settings of Northern Nova Scotia. Hiking, paddling, cycling, snowshoeing and ski tours for all ages and abilities. Lets explore the Cabot Trail together.

Capt. Cox’s Whale and Bird Watch
Bay St Lawrence Wharf Cape Breton Island , Phone: 902 383 2981 Phone: 888 346 5556
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Most experienced whale captain in Cape Breton shows you a variety of whales also 250 million year old rock formations, lighthouses, seals, seabirds, bears and eagles.

Dixon’s Zodiac SeaFari
36 Lighthouse Road Neil's Harbour , NS Canada Phone: 1-855-259-4122
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Nestled in the northeast corner of Cape Breton Island lies the quaint fishing village of Neil’s Harbour. Just two minutes off of the Cabot Trail, let the lighthouse guide you to Dixon’s Zodiac Seafari. Come ride the hurricane on your Nova Scotia Vacation.

Oshan Whale Watch Contact: Captain Fraser
3384 Bay St. Lawrence Road Bay Saint Lawrence , Nova Scotia B0C 1G0 Phone: 1-902-383-2883 Phone: 1-877-383-2883
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Watch whales, seals and rare birds beneath the Highlands of Captain Fraser’s generational homestead. Locally owned & operated, we offer guaranteed whale sightings. More important, Oshan Whale Watch is a family business: we treat the whales and our customers like our family. Don’t believe us? Then check out our reviews on Trip Advisior or the Testimonial page on our website.

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