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Ingonish Lobster Tales and Scales

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Friendliest tour on the Trail!

We decided to do this tour on a whim and are so glad we did. Even though we were last minute, they... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jaquelyn814
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London, Canada
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Exceeded Expectations

Highly recommend this tour if you’re visiting the Ingonish Beach area. Shannon Sr, Shannon Jr and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MafaldaHalligan
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New York City, New York
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Come aboard Eaton's Doll, a 35 foot Cape Islander Lobster Fishing Boat and experience lobster fishing first hand. Jog for mackerel and take home your catch. Marine sightings. Learn about the Fishing Industry and Ingonish Island.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Wharf Rd | Ingonish Wharf, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
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+1 902-285-0225
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to do this tour on a whim and are so glad we did. Even though we were last minute, they got back to us right away and arranged a time. They took us out on the water, pulled up traps and taught us...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour if you’re visiting the Ingonish Beach area. Shannon Sr, Shannon Jr and Jamie were very knowledgeable,friendly, ad exceeded our expectations. The tour started with background about their industry, showing us and our two young boys (8 and 6) different lobster traps...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just took the "Tales and Scales" tour this morning with our 7 year old boy. Shannon Sr., Shannon Jr. and Jamie were very informative, as they described the Nova Scotia fishing industry, its history and its ongoing recovery. A couple of different lobster traps were...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We took this lobster boat tour with Shannon & Co. and had a great time. The trip was very informative and we learned a lot about many aspects of catching lobster and other creatures of the sea. My wife caught probably 20 mackerel fish on...More

Thank Segar925
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This tour has been, by far, the highlight of our East Coast Family Road Trip! It was an incredible opportunity to chat with super friendly and knowledgeable locals and to learn about the local area, wildlife, and fishing/lobster industry. Not only that, but they helped...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Thank- you to Shannon Sr. , Shannon Jr. and Jamie for a great time this morning on the boat. We all enjoyed the info on the fishing industry in Ingonish and the kids enjoyed the hands on with the lobster. The end of the fishing...More

Thank Formyhound
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My family and I decided to take this lobster/fishing tour as soon as we came to Ingonish because my son was itching to do a little fishing. I was thinking of staying back at the cottage as I wasn't particularly interested in learning about lobster...More

Thank juliadonovan03
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Shannon Sr, Shannon Jr and Jamie educated all aboard in what is involved in catching lobsters including the limited season and restrictions on how many lobsters can be captured. Also learned how lobsters have 2 types of claws and why some are missing claws. Fished...More

Thank CJTandem
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Great for all ages - we had kids from 7-12 along with grandparents and it was highly recommended by all. Knowledgeable, amazing crew provided hands on fishing experience with lobsters and mackerel jigging. Also a wonderful way to be on the Atlantic Ocean. Thank you...More

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 5 February 2018

As I sit here in a February blizzard in Ottawa, I reminisce about the fabulous experience my family, friends and I had on our Ingonish boat tour, and look forward to returning in August. Whether you are 4 or 54, there is something exhilarating, memorable...More

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