Boating Adventures

Whales off Cabot Shores, Cape BretonIncredible coastal vistas provide the backdrop to the abundant sea life found in the north Atlantic. You never know what may come up ‘out of the blue’! Whales, dolphins, seals, tuna, halibut, the ebb and flow of thousands of mackerel coming with the tides. The sea life is as breathtaking as the scenery.

You get a hint as you cross over on the Englishtown Ferry and join the Atlantic side of Cape Breton.

For wanderers who want to get up close and personal with nature, here is some of what’s waiting for you at Cabot Shores:

Whale Watch Excursions

Captain Cyril Fraser will be your guide to watching Humpbacks, Minkes, maybe a Pilot whale or two play in the ocean. But keep an eye overhead for eagles.

Puffin and Bird Tours

Puffins on Bird Islands, Cabot ShoresStep aboard the Highland Lass and enjoy the 45-minute cruise to the Bird Islands. Be sure to bring binoculars, a good camera, and a sweater (it gets chilly on the water anytime of the year).

Lobster Adventures

The only thing that tastes better than fresh lobster is fresh lobster you pulled out of the trap. Discover the long history of lobster fishing in Cape Breton aboard a working fishing boat.

Deep Sea Fishing

Spend the day on the water jigging for mackerel and many other kinds of fish. For more information or to arrange a tour, please talk to Dr. Paul.

Yolo Boards, Kayaks, and Canoes

Do you enjoy hopping on a Yolo board (stand-up paddling) or jumping in a kayak or canoe on a whim? Then have at it. Cabot Shores has them all  Training is available, available at no extra cost.


  1. Sharon Serbin says

    I have a question. When using the kayaks and yolo boards in late Auguest, do you need a wet suit ? Does cabot Shores have them to use?

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