Pleasant Bay

Pleasant Bay & Area

Discover the Cabot Trail community of Pleasant Bay.

Pleasant Bay Locator MapIt's time to set sail! Cruise with the whales and discover the grandeur of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia's rugged coast from the ocean's perspective. Pleasant Bay is recognized as one of the premier whale watching areas on the Cabot Trail. The pilot, humpback, minke and finback are the whales most frequently sited off the coastline of the village and its neighbouring communities.

Pleasant Bay also offers visitors a unique introduction to the world of whales at The Whale Interpretive Centre. Nature's splendour and the tranquility of this seaside village made it a natural haven for visitors.

A gentle stroll around the harbour will reveal why this village was named Pleasant Bay. Soaring eagles, fishermen at work and the scent of clean salt air are snapshots of nature at its unspoiled best.

Your Halfway Destination on the Cabot Trail!