Coastal Adventures

Leave your footprints on our shores…
They will be welcomed by gentle waters and rolling surf.
Anticipate larger than life encounters.

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Whale Watching

The shores hugging the Cabot Trail are teeming with sea life and present one of the best locations in Nova Scotia to experience a close encounter. Cape Breton’s whale watching captains bring you in close so you can say hello to the Atlantic Ocean’s gentle giants: pods of friendly Pilot and Minke whales, great Humpbacks and Finbacks, as well as dolphins, porpoises, seals and many other marine wildlife.

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Kayaking

Cape Breton has some of the best coastline in the world and a great way to explore it is by canoe or kayak, allowing you to sit as close as one can to the water, giving you an intimate and engaging experience with your surroundings. Our tour operators offer guided excursions, lessons and rentals in several locations across the island.

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Boat Tours

From relaxing sailing tours on the Bras d’Or Lake, to adventurous zodiac whale cruises on the open Atlantic or lobster dinners out on the water, Cape Breton offers a wide range of boat tours and charter activities. Incredible coastal vistas provide the backdrop to the abundant sea life found in the North Atlantic, featuring whales, seals and many seabirds and fish.

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Beaches

Take a dip in the western shores of Cape Breton where you can swim in the warm, salty waters of the Gulf, beachcomb, and enjoy a front row seat to some of the most picturesque sunsets. Local favorites include Port Hood Beach, Inverness Beach, West Mabou Beach, and Chimney Corner Beach. On the south coast, Point Michaud Beach is a renowned beach ideal for surfing.

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Cabot Trail Adventures

Cabot Trail Adventures

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Dingwall

Your outdoor adventure specialists in Northern Cape Breton.Sea kayak tours and rentals, paddle boards, bicycle rentals, shuttles and guided tours. Guided coastal hikes to the best “locals know” destinations...

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Bird Island Boat Tours

Bird Island Boat Tours

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: Big Bras d'Or

Daily tours to see puffins, other seabirds, seals and bald eagles. Educational, uniquely narrated 2 3/4 hour tours. Rain or shine in our covered boat, with most windows removable for glass-free photography. Puf...

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Amoeba Sailing Tours

Amoeba Sailing Tours

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Baddeck

Step aboard the Amoeba for a sailing experience as unique and unforgettable as Cape Breton's Bras d'Or Lake. Observe the majestic bald eagles as they circle the boat. See Alexander Graham Bell's mansion Beinn B...

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“When traveling around the Cabot Trail, you must get out on the water. North River Kayak Tours is an excellent stop for all levels of kayaking. Expect to see several bald eagles flying overhead. We even saw a nest with babies sticking their heads out, waiting for mom to arrive. This was one of the most pleasant kayaking excursions we’ve ever had. It was a relaxed, easy going half day excursion that offered beautiful views and great conversation.”

Debra Corbeil and Dave Bouskill
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