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“Must do for the full Cabot Trail experience”
Review of Oshan Whale Watch

Oshan Whale Watch
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

This was an unforgettable experience with a wonderful crew - Captain Oshan and his assistant.
They were able to take us to a large pod of very inquisitive seals, then on to a pod of pilot whales. We spent quite some time admiring these creatures, including one mother with a calf.
We also had several dolphin join us for a while.
We found the captain to be very knowledgable and happy to answer lots of varied questions about the fishing industry as well as the mammals we had come to see
Well worth stepping off the main trail for a visit

Thank Mary Ann I
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was a great trip and the skipper really made the difference. He knows the area and was able to locate the whales - seals - and dolphins. Great value and a fun time.

Thank Colemans78
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

If you are looking for the ultimate and most pure sea adventure on the Bay of Saint Lawrence in Cape Breton, I highly suggest you look past many of the signs on the main roads and head straight to Oshan Whale Watching Tours. The man the locals refer to as Sisco, has been part of the sea and fishing industry for many years and will provide you with the an adventure worth more than any picture can retell. My friend and myself had been travelling all of Cape Breton, including the highlands for roughly two weeks and had been in search for an authentic whale watching tour that would provide successful filming of whales and other sea life on a budget. Not only will Sisco take you out in the boat and find whales, and plenty of them, but he will also show you the nooks and crannies of many towering rock faces and hidden beaches along the coastline. The scenery is breath taking as are many places surrounding the Highlands, but the whales, which Sisco will find in mere minutes from leaving the port, are an adventure in themselves. You will, without a doubt, find multiple different types of whales and other sea creatures and if you are lucky, Sisco will catch a few critters in only a few tugs of his own fishing line. This is the closest you will get to a sea adventure without buying your own boat and spending countless years at Sisco’s side.

Thank Ben P
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Just finished a trip with Oshan Whale Watch. The sea was angry that day, my friends ... well, a little windy anyway, but we went anyway, and enjoyed some waves along with seeing a large pod of pilot whales and a seal, along with some lovely scenery. Captain Cyril and his wife were extremely pleasant and welcoming, and of course he was able to find whales though it was late in the season. I have been on several other whale watching trips from Brier Island and Halifax, both with larger companies and on bigger boats, but this trip was at least as enjoyable and certainly more personable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who's doing the Cabot Trail. The price was also extremely reasonable.

Thank DaveT902
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We have been on several previous whale watching cruises in various locations (Alaska, Hawaii) and this was our best overall experience. We liked the open boat format and the ability to move around. The number of passengers was small enough that everyone could get a good view. We saw many, many whales (mostly pilot whales--but also up close and personal). We did a little shoreline excursion and spotted huge seals sunning on promontaries and rock outcroppings. The captain then went to a different area and set up to do a little fishing for mackerel. With several youngsters (and even more "young at heart") on board--this proved to be perhaps the most popular event. Each cast resulted in several mackerel taken aboard. Then perhaps the highlight of the cruise. While cruising back toward port, the captain began cleaning the mackerel and the youngsters we feeding the "remains" to a constantly burgeoning number of gannets and seagulls...and then...a bald eagle. The bald eagle joined the fray, timing his flight to compete for the cleanings tossed overboard. Needless-to-say...when the eagle committed to a fish...the gannets and gulls backed off (good plan!). The bald eagle was flying immediately over the top of the boat for about ten minutes and got several fish for his trouble. I know this does not happen on every cruise--or even often--but what a cruise it made!

Thank Rockytoo2
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