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Bird Island Boat Tour

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Big Bras d'Or, Canada
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About Bird Island Boat Tour
Loads of Puffins, plus seals and bald eagles - boat tours daily from early May until early Sept. Puffins guaranteed from early May until mid-late Aug. Over 45 years running. Our new tour boat, 'Puffin Express' was built in 2010. A coastal experience all in the family will love with lots of open windows for great photos and fresh sea air.
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Lorna S wrote a review Aug. 9
Antigonish, Canada5 contributions
Very informative tour and friendly knowledgeable tour guides. We got to see almost all the birds on the list.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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atukaj wrote a review Jul. 2022
Mount Rainier, Maryland32 contributions4 helpful votes
Went on the boat to Bird Island and it was amazing. Besides the obvious that we saw sooooo many puffins, the crew kept out safety and the wildlife’s safety in mind as they worked. They were also very knowledgeable about the history of the area and in helping us identify the various birds we saw. Great work.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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tvplano wrote a review Jul. 2022
Plano, Texas147 contributions125 helpful votes
This was our our first experience seeing puffins in their natural habitat. The biggest challenge was getting a rental car for our dates from Halifax., but it all worked out in the end. The Captain was a huge help via email, answering all my questions, months before we booked our flights. It was very easy to book our tour online. The boat was clean and comfortable. We visited mid-week, and we did the morning tour. We saw puffins, razor bills, guillemots, bald eagles, eider ducks and kittiwakes. The tour staff were diligent about keeping us informed about weather the day before the tour. The highlight of this tour was the fantastic narration by the captain. He could write a book about the birds of this area, he knows so much and he made it fun for the kids on the trip. Excellent tour, far better than other boat tours I've taken in Texas and Scotland!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Like2travel2015 wrote a review Jul. 2022
Nova Scotia, Canada15 contributions5 helpful votes
Enjoyed this comprehensive eco tour of the bird islands. The captain and crew shared their wealth of knowledge of the area, its lore, and the many birds and seals. Thank you to Captain Ian and Maddie for an afternoon well spent. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Elizabeth T wrote a review Jul. 2022
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Amazing and informative. So many species of birds. Beautiful scenery. 100 percent recommend this. Price is overly fair considering length of tour. Kids loved it!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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