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“pilot whales”(64 reviews)
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“captain fraser”(14 reviews)
3384 Bay St Lawrence Rd, Bay St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 877-383-2883
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All reviews pilot whales great trip captain fraser saw seals cape breton cabot trail bald eagles sea birds meat cove friendly crew great captain highlight of our trip an amazing experience free trip on the rocks whole family two hours
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Oshan was recommended to us by another whale watch company that had stopped running trips for the season. The captain was very personable and skilled. Unfortunately there were no whale sightings but we did see lots of seals playing in the water and on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A very nice and wonderful with day with the warm captain. Saw many pilot whales. The captain knew his stuff, well priced.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We fell in love last year with Bay St Lawrence and we came back for four days. We were not lucky with the weather and also the whales decided they wanted not to be disturbed so we saw only some seals, but I will repeat...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tardisgirly
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This time of year there is NO restroom facilities at Bay St Lawrence We were directed to the Co-Op where they refused us restroom use. Apparently This area is almost shut down in Sept I had to hike up a trail to use a bush...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wanderer24767
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Capt is one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and funny guys I’ve ever met. His daughter was a joy to have onboard as First Mate and we saw hundreds of whales The day before had been slow they warned us before we booked last minute...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ralouloo
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We considered a lot of whale watching companies before settling on Oshan. We definitely made the right decision. Although we did not see any whales the day we went out (a storm the day before had driven the whales out into the ocean), we did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lizzzz_43
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Within 15 minutes we saw at least 25 whales just off the coast of Bay St. Lawrence, NS. Captain Cyril an his daughter Cheryl were great and informative hosts. We also sailed up the coast and caught some beautiful mountain vistas, interesting rock formations along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The tour around St. Bay Lawrence (and out into the Atlantic), at the tip of Cape Breton Island, offers beautiful views of the island (coastal mountains of trees and big rock formations) and a chance to see Pilot Whales. We saw a big pod that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank George G
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

When the group of pilot whales was spotted, our captain turned off the motor of the boat and simply allowed us to drift with the whales, who seemed to be in no great hurry to go away. There were both adults and calves, surfacing gracefully...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Naomi R
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This was by far one of the best whale watching trips I've ever been on. Such a reasonable rate (they should charge more!) We saw 2 pods of whales, seals, eagles and the white rock. The captain and his first mate were so experienced at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carolyn K
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