FAQs - Bird Island Boat Tours
See our species page for more details, but we do guarantee puffins on all of our tours. Species page (Opens in new tab).
The tour is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Photographer's Tours are slightly longer.
It is a 40 to 45 minute steam out to the islands, each way.
No, whales are not commonly sighted during our tours. This is not their feeding area. We recommend taking a whale watching tour if you wish to see whales.
Yes, our boat is equipped with a small washroom, toilet, (head).
Yes, we guarantee you will see puffins on any our tours from early May until late Aug.
Less than 1% get sick. We do have motion sickness bands available on board. We do not offer or sell sea sickness medication on-site.
No, there are no trespassing laws on both islands. In addition, most of the interesting birds nest on the cliff face which you can not see from above. Instead, we stay on the boat and closely circle the islands, giving you the best viewing position.
No, binoculars are not required to see the birds, including puffins, but they are recommended. We do have several pairs to rent in the office.
Yes, all ages. We have life jackets to fit all sizes.
No, we don’t sell anything onboard. We have a limited canteen in the office (ex: pop and chips).
Yes, you are free to bring any food and drink you want. Note, the tour is just under 3 hours long, a bottle of water is recommended.
No, due to members of our crew having severe allergies, we do not allow pets on board. Dog kennels are available in Sydney, about 35 minutes away.

For any other questions, please use our Contact Form or phone us at 1-800-661-6680

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