Lobster Boat Tour Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia
Two Hour Tour Depart 2pm on below dates
July 12 . -August 13th 2017 Daily departurea at 2pm
After August 13th we are available for group charters only .
Adults $42.00 plus tax
Children Under 12 $30.00 plus tax
The Lobster, The People, The Story, 2pm Departure
Departing from the wharf in the center of Port Hood (see google map) this tour will be highlighted by actually catching a live lobster but also includes much more .
After reviewing the important saftey procedures and features you will leave the wharf in Port Hod and at once will feel a sense of adventure surrounded by the the Cape Breton Seacoast and Port Hood Island. As you make your way out to haul a lobster trap you find out about the fishery and it’s importance to the local economy, why fishing "gets in the blood".
After the trap is hauled and Danny shows how the lobster is actually caught you hear about the characteristics of the lobster. The opportunity hold a live lobster is there for those who want to “go for it”. Time for pictures with the Captain and the catch is always available. After that lobster is hauled you will then continue out behind Port Hood Island, hearing about the history of this island that in now only inhabited by seasonal residents. Watch for seals as we pass behind the island. You may also see some local birds including bald eagles. Emerging from behind the island you will then travel north parallel with the Inverness County coastline and heading towards West Mabou. Soak in some stunning vistas and hear about the people of the region including historical settlement patterns and contemporary life along this coastline. Listen to some local fiddle music,a Gaelic song along with some insightful commentary on why Inverness County poses some unique characteristics when compared to anywhere on the planet . Turning South we start to make our way back to the wharf. But first a last stop for some more fishing. Fishing rods are available for hose who want to try to “jig” some mackerel. After a couple of relaxing hours on the ocean you arrive back at Port Hood wharf, all filled up with information and visuals that you will no doubt be recalling as you continue your Inverness County, Cape Breton experience.