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Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours

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Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours is one of the 100 Must-See Destinations in Unforgettable Atlantic Canada! On the 2 1/2 - 3 hour boat tour you'll be amazed at the beautiful rock formations on the way to the Islands , a stop to look at an old sea cave as...more
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1099 Highway 312, Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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All reviews her husband sea birds bald eagles bird island lobster great tour cape breton on the rocks local wildlife highlight of our trip saw seals telephoto lens nova scotia captain john picture taking highly recommend this tour great photo ops
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Thank goodness we drove from Ingonish to take Donelda’s tour. Even if we did not see a single Puffin this trip would have been worth it (regardless, we saw about 20-30 as single birds and a few flights of a few puffins). We set off...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Very nice puffin tour. Donelda was extremely informative and interesting. We saw quite a few puffins, many seals, and "her" bald Eagles (you can take great photos of them grabbing fish out of the water.) Overall, a very pleasant trip.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Highlight was definitely donelda feeding the eagles 🦅 She throughs fish overboard for the local eagles that know her and are waiting to be fed. She’s very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife. Tour doesn’t feel rushed, they real try to find all the wildlife...More

Thank 752snailm
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The boat tour to the islands was great. We saw oodles of puffins and bald eagles. We thoroughly enjoyed that part of the trip. Her talk about the Nova Scotia lobster industry was interesting. It is clear she has some strong feelings about the Maine...More

Thank MissyScarborough_Me
Donelda M, Owner at Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

I'm glad that you enjoyed the birds and the tour . I'm also glad that you enjoyed hearing about how our lobster industry is doing in Nova Scotia . I'm sorry if my answer to Maine's decreased lobster catches upset you . I have read...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

The operators were knowledgeable, congenial, and accommodating. Several bald eagles flew in to catch the fish the guide tossed. It was the last week before the puffins leave the area, but we did see a few, on the water and in flight. Also, many curious...More

Thank mkbNewJersey
Donelda M, Owner at Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your compliments about us and our tour . We're happy that you enjoyed it and would recommend it to others .

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Highly recommend this boat tour! Donelda is an excellent, charming tour guide and her husband is the captain of the boat! As Cape Breton lobster fishers and owners of a birding tour - it was lovely to witness they both love what they do! During...More

Thank Sheila C
Donelda M, Owner at Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words and praise of our tour .We truly enjoy sharing some of our world with so many wonderful people .

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour and the dedicated staff. The tour was complete with puffin birds, eagles and other birds. Very smooth ride and Donelda was very knowledgeable. It is a great experience and memorable. Highly recommend to anyone has an interest in nature.

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Donelda M, Owner at Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for coming to share some of your time with us . We are happy that you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We had a rainy day, and the puffins preferred water over land, but this was a highlight of our trip to the east coast. Saw a lot bald eagles, cormorants, puffins, great blue herons, and black-backed gulls among other birds. Donelda and John are fantastic...More

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Donelda M, Owner at Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

We are happy that our tour was the highlight of your trip to the east coast ! Thank you for recommendation !

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous tour!! We saw bald eagles, comorants, puffins, seals and many other sea birds. Donalda was quick to point out where to look for the different birds on the rocks. She was a fountain of information you could tell how much she &...More

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Donelda M, Owner at Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words about me and the tour . Glad that you felt that it was worthy of recommending to others .Thank you again !

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience. We saw thousands of Atlantic Puffins, a number of Black Guillemots and a smattering of razorbills. But timing is everything. The Puffins were in there last stages of caring for there fledglings. I recommend calling ahead and getting a report...More

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Donelda M, Owner at Donelda's Puffin Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for sharing your time with our tour . We are happy that you enjoyed the experience !

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FellowTraveler512388
22 September 2018|
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Response from DoneldaM6 | Property representative |
I'm sorry but we closed for the season on September 16. The Puffins went out to sea the latter part of August .
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Valerie P
15 August 2018|
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Response from DoneldaM6 | Property representative |
Hi, Coming from Baddeck you'll be coming east on the TCH 105 to exit 12 and I'm located just before the ferry , a 20 minute drive from Baddeck
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photobugger2015
23 July 2018|
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Response from DoneldaM6 | Property representative |
I have 2 prices, cash is $ 47.00 plus tax Credit cards are $50.00 plus tax .Seniors are $45.00 plus tax cash and $48.00 credit cards plus tax. US cash is $41.00 for adults .
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