As you amble onto Government Wharf across from Eglise St.Pierre you sense a new dawn is beginning to unfold for you to experience. The gentle cadence of the lapping of the water against the timber of the wharf transcends you into a time when the appeal of the sea was hypnotic and an adventure. No wonder the poets were so enthralled with the lure of the sea.
A friendly and well informed crew help you aboard 'Whale Cruiser's' deck and point out the safety features of the vessels and enumerate the species of whales to be on the look-out for on our travels. You become immersed in the gentle rocking of the boat and the music of the sea. Don't forget to bring a warm coat or sweater since it gets chilly on the water, as well as lots of film and binoculars to see the distant whales and bird-life we are to view. Also, bring a sense of adventure and a jolly mood to enliven your spirits and others on the journey.
The first few minutes your fellow travellers and yourself glide gracefully through the harbour enjoying a spectacular view of the boardwalk, Eglise St.Pierre and the Acadian village of Cheticamp. As you leave the protection of the harbour and view Cheticamp Island as a dot in the horizon the cruisers gather speed and head into the open waters of the Gulf of St.Lawrence and an unforgettable experience.
If no sightings are made within the seven miles, then Captain Cal sets course for deeper water. No, you're not on the S.S.Minnow and you're not going to receive the same fate as Gilligan. Be assured, you are in capable hands, so sit back, view and enjoy.