Open year round. Choose between a beautiful chalet, a magical yurt, a tranquility dome, cozy lodge room, tipi, or a campsite. Cabot Shores is the perfect base camp to explore Cape Breton and the Cabot Trial. But first, explore our great packages.
See Whales by Sail along the coast of beautiful eastern Cape Breton
Incredible coastal vistas provide the backdrop to the abundant sea life found in the north Atlantic, featuring
whales, seals and many other possibilities. You never know what may come up ‘out of the blue’!
Sea Visions has been providing ‘Whales by Sail’ since 1992. Operated by the MacKinnon family, lifelong residents of Ingonish, the white schooner sails have become a fixture along this coast. The knowledgeable and competent staff will ensure your voyage of
exploration will be a safe and entertaining one.
Sail aboard the 73 foot square topsail schooner Avon Spirit, the largest whale watching vessel on Cape Breton Island, and explore this beautiful coast as our ancestors did in the early 1800s. We do motor out of Ingonish Harbour every tour (under full sail!), however as soon as we reach sufficient wind we turn off the motor and let nature provide the power for the remainder of the voyage.
• 3 tours daily at 10am, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm
• no noise
• no fumes
• Dept. of Transportation approved
• 2 1/2 hours of fun and excitement
• minimum 6 adults or $200
• Maximum 35 passengers (0-4 year olds count!)
• Weather permitting (yes, we go if it is raining but not if it is too rough out there!)
Sea Visions are located near the south end of the Ingonish just a few hundred yards south of our local ski hill, which is visible from most of the community.
Rates taxes included
Adults: $35 (taxes included)
Children: 5-11 $17.50 0-4 free, must be included in reservations
Family Rate: 4 or more of immediate family over 11 years: 15% discount
Group Rates: 6 people or more (5 years and older): 15% discount
• to July 7 $699
• July 8- August 23 $799
• August 24- late September $699