Gillis Lobster Boat Tours and Charter
Departing from Port Hood Wharf- Weather Permitting


Danny Gillis is the  Captain .
Danny is a 38 year veteran of working on the ocean off western Cape Breton. nnnn
A lobster fisherman for all of those years he also has experience in fishing for other species including tuna , mackerel .

Danny is  lifelong resident of Judique , a small town located 20 minutes north of the Canso Causeway. He comes from a family that has fished these water since the 1950's.

As an experienced seaman you will be treated to some insight and stories about the sea and Inverness County that only a Captain with  Danny’s background can speak about.

Join Captain Danny Gillis as he takes you on a most enjoyable two hour cruise around Port Hood Island and along the western coast. On the way you’ll actually see a lobster being caught and hauled from the water. Continue down the coast and hear about local history, stop and fish for mackerel, and enjoy mesmerizing scenery on the west coast of Cape Breton.(See complete  description of tour iin two hour tour section.)

Your “Experience”  Vessel  - The Getaway
Your time on the ocean  will be on board the 44 foot boat, the Getaway. This boat is the vessel that Danny actually uses for his lobster fishing in May and June of the year .

The Getaway is a Hutt fiberglass boat that is equipped with all required safety , communication equipment to ensure your comfort and peace of mind from the time you leave the dock.

After lobster season is completed Danny’s modifies the vessel fitting it with a  canopy that covers 2/3 of the deck area there by allowing for passengers to choose to be in a shaded protected area or  to enjoy the sun. Transparent durable plastic sides can quickly be installed in the protected shaded  area if weather conditions dictate thereby allowing maximum comfort in all conditions.

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