Whale Watching in Pleasant Bay

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Cape Breton, Canada

Whale Watching in Pleasant Bay Cape Breton Reviews

perfektewelle perfekte…
54 reviews
Aug 13, 2006
Breathtaking. Awe-inspiring. Majestic.

These are all words that come to mind when I think about my experience with Whale Watching in Pleasant Bay in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The day had been stormy, and the boats weren't even going out. We had driven all over Cape Breton... all of the whale watching places were closed.

Frustrated, and weary from driving, we pulled in to Pleasant Bay. Amazingly, as the weather cleared, they agreed to take us out.

We got a boat tour for just my family.

We saw 3 pods of Pilot Whales intersect.. there were 20 whales surrounding us, including newborns! We even got to hear their echolocation. My parents got sprayed with whale blowhole stuff..

And my brother and I got to drive the boat. I drove a boat in the Atlantic Ocean. Seriously.

These small fishing villages rely on tourists to survive. But the experience is absolutely mesmerising and magical.

I wish I could do it again... and again... and again...

tickets ran about $25 per person.

you could also opt to take the Zodiac which is a high speed boat closer to the water, though I think you miss out on the relaxation factor with that. I would go with a traditional tour boat.
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