Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Approximately 5 Hours
The scenery along the Trans-Canada Highway leading to Bras d'Or includes stunning panoramic views.
At the entrance to the great Bras d'Or Channel, you will discover the beautiful Bird Islands. Rising from the sea like rocky pillars, these islands are the nesting grounds for thousands of seabirds -- razorbills, kittiwakes, bald eagles, and more than 300 pairs of Atlantic puffins.
Board a 37-foot-long Cape Islander boat for a 2.5-hour educational, interactive and narrated cruise. You can capture the changing seasons and ever-busy wildlife with your camera as you learn about the nesting habits of seabirds, the life of the grey seal, sea caves and other local folklore on this informative half-day excursion. Although wildlife varies with the seasons, there is always something to see.
A boxed lunch is served to enjoy on board.
Travel time from the port of Sydney to Baddeck is approximately an hour each way. Wear warm layered clothing; bring a windproof jacket, a hat and gloves. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Atlantic puffins migrate away around August 21.
The birds listed below are best seen in the following seasons:
Atlantic Puffin May 25 - Late Aug
Razorbill May 25 - Mid Aug
Black Guillemot May 25 - Early Sept
Bald Eagle May 25 - Late Sept
Great Black-backed Gull May 25 - Mid Aug
Herring Gull May 25 - Late Sept
Black-legged Kittiwake May 25 - Late July
Double Crested Cormorant May 25 - Late Sept
Great Cormorant May 25 - Early Sept
Northern Gannet Frequently sighted
Grey Seal May 25 - Late Sept