Located on Cape Breton Island just 20 minutes east of Baddeck, we are the Cabot Trail’s only Bird Island boat tour going to the nesting grounds of the Atlantic Puffin.

See bald eagles pick up next to our boat! Observe many varieties of seabirds and watch grey seals basking on the rocks.

The Bird Islands which are an official bird sanctuary located one mile off Cape Dauphin are two islands called Hertford and Ciboux and are home to a great number of sea birds each year. Donelda’s Puffin Boat Tours offers a full 2.5 hour bird watching experience where you can look along the rugged seacoast for species that do not nest at the Bird Islands and then be amazed with all the seabirds when we arrive at the Islands. Enjoy the views or take pictures from the comfort of your seat (all the windows are removable) or standing out at the stern in the railed area.

Birds usually seen on the way to and from the Islands: Bald Eagles, Artic Terns, Common Loons, Common Eiders, White-winged and Surf Scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers, Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Heron.

When you’re not busy viewing birds you’ll be capitivated with the spectacular rugged coastline and maybe even a whale!

2017 Schedule
Puffin Tours (and other sea birds)
May 6 to June 711:00 am
June 8 to June 3010:30 am1:30 pm
July 1 – July 1510:00 am1:00 pm
July 16 – August 259:30 am1:00 pm & 4:30 pm til August 20
Grey Seal & Eagle Tours
August 26 – September 2210:00 am