When we went to pay for the booking we had to pay cash as they said they were waiting for their debit machine to be fixed. Come aboard the love boats with captain daniel bourgeois and captain jean chiasson. Facilities and services cape breton highlands national park. You may download the appchoices app at to opt out in. A popular area for lobster fishing boats, its also possible to see whales breaching here. Cape breton provides each person an uncompromised experience based on your own preference, so call today and let our friendly team help arrange your family vacation. When you take a whale watching tour from cape breton you will see curious dolphins leaping from the water and porpoises travelling in small communal pods. Whale cruisers cheticamp 2020 all you need to know before. Whale watching cape breton, nova scotia, canadacapt marks. Rivers in the park include the cheticamp river and the north aspy river. Cheticamp is a busy fishing village in cape breton, nova scotia. Located in cheticamp, cape breton island on the world famous cabot trail only minutes away from the cape breton highlands, beaches, golfing and whale watching. Captain zodiac whale cruise cb island cape breton island.
The headlands and cliffs of cape breton highlands tower over the rich, natural heritage that is all around. Cheticamp is famous for its stunning river views and scenic parks. Whale watching can be found throughout the province, but one of the best whale watching spots is along cape bretons world famous cabot trail. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Our property is situated on top of a hill, so we have a fantastic ocean, mountain and valley view from our full wraparound deck. Spacious waterfront luxury house booking for 2017 cheticamp. Cape breton nova scotia whale watching tours keltic. But for one week of the year, i want to make my home in cheticamp. Your support will go a long way in helping tour operators worldwide get back on their feet down the road. All rooms offer 4 piece bathroom, wifi, cable tv, radio, fridge and microwave with each unit equipped with air conditioning, electric heat and dedicated. It was one of the finest 2 hours i have ever had in my life. Book pilot whale chalets, cape breton island on tripadvisor. Comfortably nestled in a sheltered harbour on the west coast of cape breton island, this tiny town, population 4,000, lies at one entrance to the cape breton highlands. The story continued for the people of cheticamp when they bartered with their prison guards in the channel islands to be returned to their land for fifty years of indentured servitude.
Experience cheticamp, a cape breton island vacation destination. Cheticamp is a fishing village on the cabot trail on the west coast of cape breton island in. Cheticamp is a vacation destination located on cape breton island along the cabot trail in nova scotia, canada. Cape breton highlands national park is a canadian national park on northern cape breton. In local restaurants they can sample typical acadian food. The northern right whale is usually only seen in late summer to the fall. Cabot trail, cape breton, nova scotia whale watching the. As you drive in to the cape breton highlands national park, you will see the unparalleled beauty of the highlands. Cheticamp accommodations book your cheticamp nova scotia. Oceanfront camp sites, motorhome sites, electricity, lighthouse cabins and summer cottage with rooms for rent. The acadian motel consists of 15 immaculate, simple units in the heart of cheticamp, right on the cabot trail.
Go whale watching aboard either the 42foot cabincruiser the double hookup which hosts researchers from dalhousie university or aboard zodiac, a rib style boat known to having closeencounters. Experience a world renowned natural mosaic of ecosystems from the very doorstep of cape breton highlands. Times are tough for the travel community right now. Unless you can see the end of the trail from the road as you approach from the cheticamp side, it isnt clear. Captain zodiac was awesome, you get up real close to the whales on those zodiac boats. Bryan raymond macneil, 53 of the breton ability center, sydney and formerly of cheticamp, passed away july 2, 2016 at the cape breton regional hospital, sydney. Aug, 2019 cape breton island is the setting for longfellows compelling story, evangeline, about the deportation of the french acadians in the eighteenth century. And we saw whales from the coastline viewpoint and 2 moose as well. Come aboard one of the love boats in cheticamp for a breathtaking adventure as we sail out to observe whales, seals, eagles, seabirds and wildlife along the scenic coastline of the cape breton highlands national park. With a thriving acadian culture, visitors will often hear the lively sounds of acadian being spoken. Set off on a nova scotia hiking tour featuring cape bretons spectacular coastal scenery. Cheticamp harbour, cape breton, nova scotia cape breton. There are many options for accommodations in the village. This is the centre of rug hooking and many other fine crafts.
Turn left at margaree forks and follow on the cabot trail to ingonish. Sep 15, 2012 sep 15, 2012 cheticamp harbour, cape breton, nova scotia stay safe and healthy. Love boat whale cruises whale cruises in cheticamp, cape. All i can say, if its the first visit at cape breton, make sure you dont go back without this hike. Captain cox and his crew first photo identified and named the pilot whale hook, whose life size model is on display in the whale. Is cheticamp or ingonish the better place to stay we only want to drive part of the cabot trail, as we will be doing a ton of driving on our trip overall we are interested in hiking in national. All summer long, pleasant bay is a feeding ground for many different whales including pilot, fin, minke, and humpback whales. Cheticamp island cottages on cape breton island is nestled on 5 acres with a. Sep 15, 2012 cheticamp harbour, cape breton, nova scotia. Camping, rv sites, cabins at hideaway campground in scenic south harbour cape breton along the cabot trail.
Jul 04, 2010 acadian culture in the cheticamp area welcome to the section on acadian culture. Captain marks whale watching pleasant bay, nova scotia. Baleen whales our 3 most common baleen whales are finback whales, humpback whales and minke whales. It is really hard to imagine that we can come so close to these gigantic animals. Humpback whales are always a favorite amongst whale watchers,the giant tail seen just feet in front of our zodiacs for awesome photos is hard to top,and then of course theres the chance. This trip has many options depending on your interests, including whale. Pleasant bay whale watching on the cabot trail, cape breton. Corney brook campground cape breton highlands national park 4. Directions whale cove is located 3km 2 mi off the cabot trail on the scenic ceilidh trail. Whale watching is an incredibly popular tourist attraction for visitors to the area, and its easy to see why this once in a lifetime opportunity draws such a crowd.
Witnessing whales, dolphins and other creatures of the sea is a once in a lifetime opportunity that. Information, area attractions, rates, and contact details. Feb 22, 2017 throwback to when i went whale watching in nova scotia. Our property is situated on top of a hill, so we have a fantastic ocean, mountain and valley view from read more. Also available at the harbour restaurant in cheticamp. Welcome to cheticamp, a traditional acadian fishing village situated along the picturesque cabot trail, nestled between the majestic highlands of cape breton island and the waters of the gulf of st. When you stay with us, a whole new world opens up for you to explore and delight in. The technique is referred to as a softinwater encounter, the only type of inwater interacti cape breton whale watching,nova scotia whale watching,zodiac whale watching,cheticamp whale watching,humpback whales,fin whales snorkel with whales. Cheticamp outfitters inn is located just outside cheticamp in point cross on cape breton island.
Cheticamp is a busy fishing village with a thriving acadian culture. Eventually, cheticamp would become a well known fishing spot, as many acadians began to funnel to the area in the years following the great expulsion. Snorkel with whales during a softinwater encounter. Follow route 19 until you join up with the cabot trail at margaree forks. You will enjoy lunch in ingonish before continuing your journey back along the cabot trail to cheticamp. Guided tours with licensed captains and experienced interpreters. Cheticamp cape breton highlands and lunch hurtigruten. Throwback to when i went whale watching in nova scotia. The park offers many accessible treasures and experiences remarkable in their diversity, beauty, and wonder. Mark has been offering whale watching tours off the coast of cape breton, nova scotia since 1994. Take the scenic route 19 along the coast to dunvegan, and then follow route 219 until you reach us just before margaree harbour. Pleasant bay whale watching on the cabot trail, cape. The bay of fundy and northern cape breton are the best places to see whales in.
The 10 best things to do in cheticamp 2020 with photos. Cape breton island tourism cape breton island hotels. Captain zodiac whale cruise is located in the scenic fishing village of cheticamp, at the base of the cape breton highlands national park. Cape breton, nova scotia whale watching welcome to keltic express zodiac adventures keza, an adventure tour found on the world famous cabot trail at ingonish, cape breton, nova scotia, canada. Experience cheticamp, a cape breton island vacation. Longfinned pilot whales spyhopping off cape breton. Our 58 site campground includes 5 electricwatersewer sites, 10 electricwater sites, 36 unserviced sites and 7 camping cabins including one lighthouse replica cabin. I was especially impressed to learn that the northern right whale, the most endangered whale, visits our shores. We only want to drive part of the cabot trail, as we will be doing a ton of driving on our trip overall. Whether youre looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, cheticamp is a great place to get out in nature. Captain marks whale and seal cruise in pleasant bay, nova scotia captain marks offers some of the best whale watching on the cabot trail. Cape breton whale watching cabot trail, pleasant bay, nova scotia.
The humpbacks dont start to arrive until june and by midjune that are very abundant. Sail with captain dennis cox, cape bretons most experienced whalewatch captain, who started whalewatching in northern cape breton. Activities for visitors include whale watching, hiking, swimming, cross country skiing, golfing, snowmobiling. Continue west to cheticamp, for scenic views of the st. This unique experience provides visitors with an opportunity to discover the beauty of northern cape breton and marine life near the coastlines. Home to the famous cabot trail, the land is blessed with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and a human history that stretches back to the last ice age. Cheticamp today is the entrance to the cape breton highlands national park and was initially a fishing station used during the summer by charles robin, a merchant of jersey island. We will be in cape breton for only three nights and want to stay in one place. Here are some of the areas noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles 48.
Search for humpback whales, sei whales, minke whales, pilot whales, dolphins and fin whales. Pilot whales friendliest cape breton residents dolphinsporpoises speedyacrobatic minke whales smallest baleen whales some rare recent sightings have included blue whales, sperm whales, killer whales and beluga whales. Cape breton whale watching,nova scotia whale watching,zodiac. Captain cox is a small craft master c1j4 with over 30 years experience at sea. For information regarding camping fees for cape breton highlands national park please see our fees page.
Boat tours whale cruises in cheticamp, cape breton, nova. As you tour the cabot trail on your visit through cape breton, in nova scotia, there are inns. The community has almost 4,000 residents, a large number of whom are acadians and speak french natively, as well as english. The keltic lodge, cabot trail, cape breton, nova scotia pin. Thousands of visitors and residents have been introduced to the wonderful world of whales. We search the waters off cape breton island for migratory whales returning to feed each season. Traveling from halifax, follow the trans canada 102 to truro trans canada 104 to cape breton and the canso causeway. Discover cape breton and plan a family experience this season that your future generations will. Corney brook or whale watching excursion at your own expense. Sail with captain dennis cox, cape bretons most experienced whale watch captain.
This spectacular, worldrenowned circuit of modern highway is named after john cabot, the great navigator and explorer who first sighted cape breton island in 1497. Directions heading north from the canso causeway via cheticamp. Wewill try togive you a glimpse of the way of life in the cheticamp area. Cape breton nova scotia whale watching tours keltic express. Cheticamp campground cape breton highlands national park.
Cheticamp, cape breton island, nova scotia dorothy had it right theres no place like home. Acadian culture in the cheticamp area welcome to the section on acadian culture. Pleasant bay is one of the best whale watching destinations in cape breton. Cheticamp is a vacation destination located on cape breton island along the. We are located at 15569 cabot trail, cheticamp, ns as you enter cape breton at port hastings it is a mere 150 km or 2. Well, the whales start to arrive in the spring and stay until late fall. Fin whales are an awesome sight,at 75 ft long, are massive next to our 28 ft long fibreglass hull zodiacs. The humpback whale measures 57 feet and weighs 90,000 lbs. If you turn your eyes towards the sea then you will see pilot, finback, minke and most famously of all, humpback whales in the water surrounding cape breton.
Whale cove is located 3km 2 mi off the cabot trail on the scenic ceilidh trail. Wifi hotspots are available within broad cove, cheticamp and ingonish beach campgrounds. Pleasant bay cabot trail a reallife encounter with whales is an unforgettable experience, and with more than 16 species roaming the waters get up close and personal with camera hogs like the humpback, known for launching its 36tonne body up and out of the water for playful breaching. Cheticamp, a cape breton island vacation destination. You will also be able to spot leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles dining on jellyfish. Cape breton whale watching,nova scotia whale watching. Humpback whales entertainers right whales rare species. Whale watching in cheticamp cape breton nova scotia youtube. Below the windswept headlands of cape breton island, the iconic cabot trail hugs the islands coast in a series.327 816 785 1513 110 394 330 1253 1312 1026 495 889 1324 1153 1299 169 944 1321 1129 1246 1167 463 20 1466 46 887 811 1001 1087 1473