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Donelda's Bird Island Puffin Tours

1099 Highway 312


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Please note: Donelda’s Bird Island Puffin Tours will not operate in 2021. See you in 2022!

  • Enjoy your voyage within a partially enclosed 45-foot vessel, with removable windows for glass-free photography.
  • See a variety of birds, such as bald eagles, Arctic terns, belted kingfishers, great blue herons, Atlantic puffins, razorbills, and more.
  • Watch for grey seals on the islands from mid-June to late October.
  • Learn about the birds you see and their habitat from the tour guide on board.
  • Overview

    Located just 20 minutes east of the seaside village of Baddeck, Donelda’s Puffin Boat Tours take you to the nesting grounds of the adorable black, white, and orange-beaked Atlantic Puffin. Sightings are guaranteed on this two-and-a-half hour bird watching experience aboard Donelda’s covered boat with removable windows for capturing photos. Washroom is available on board.

    You’ll also likely see Kittiwakes, Razorbills, and even Bald Eagles. Watching grey seals basking on the rocks is also a probability. The Bird Islands are an official bird sanctuary located one mile off Cape Dauphin. Call 1-877-2PUFFIN to book a tour! Reservations are recommended.


    • Adults: $52 (Card) $48 (Cash)
    • Seniors: $50 (Card) $46 (Cash)
    • Youth 7-12 $22 (Card) $19 (Cash)
    • Ages six and under Free

    CAA/AAA discounts available. Giftshop available onsite.

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