The tour to Margaree Island is a two-hour journey, alighting from the main harbour in Inverness. After a short steam to the island in a local fishing boat, you can view the amazing creatures found here, including up close and personal whale sightings. Sea Wolf Island National Wildlife Area (NWA), locally referred to as Margaree Island, is located 4 km off the coast of Cape Breton. Prominently in view from both Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, Margaree Island and its surrounding waters support a wealth of wildlife and migratory birds. Over forty species of birds and seventy plant species have been recorded on the island.
In addition, you will see the largest colony of Grey seals found anywhere along the shores of Sea Wolf Island. Also learn about the history of Sea Wolf Island and hear the family stories of early lighthouse keepers. Other frequent sightings include Dolphin and Harbour Porpoises, Giant Bluefin Tuna, Leatherback Turtles, Ocean Sunfish, Black Back Gulls, Herring Gulls, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles as well as an eagle’s nest on the rocky sandstone cliff.
Travel time: 5 minutes; duration: 3 hours