Frequent sightings of:
Greater Black Back Gull
Occasional sightings of:
Wilson’s Storm Petrels
Because our whale watching region is focused between Cape St. Lawrence and Cape North, we often see pelagic and accidental seabirds, as well as bald eagles.
The nature of ocean currents surrounding both of these Capes, and the great depth of the water next to shore, means that though we whale tour close to land, we are equally as close to the open ocean waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Cabot Strait. In addition, St. Paul Island, 13 nm north of Bay St. Lawrence, is a pelagic bird haven. The close proximity of this island results in some pelagic birds being sighted close to land.
Oshan Whale Watch
3347 Bay St. Lawrence Road, Bay St. Lawrence, Cabot Trail North, Victoria County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. B0C 1R0
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Spectacular and Somber Sightings, August 2022
Spectacular and Somber Sightings, August 2022 August whale watching sightings returned to form and were fantastic as the pilot whales showed up in their traditional numbers. Why? To put it simply, in July we didn’t get the weather for whale watching, but in August we...
The Coastline in July 2022
Lack of whales in July 2022, but the Highland Coastline is inspiring.
2021 Whale Watching: What a Great Run!
Oshan Whale Watch has finished the 2021 whale watching season. We had a great time whale watching and met lots of people who we hope to see again. It was fabulous to see returning customers some who come back every year, and some who came back for the first time in a...
2021 Season Opener
The 2021 Oshan Whale Watch Test Run.
2020 Whale Watching Season Finale
Oshan Whale Watch’s 2020 pandemic experience: whale watching, but with less people!
Whale Watching During a Pandemic
Oshan Whale Watch, located at the top of Cape Breton Nova Scotia, is making safety a top priority during the pandemic.