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Coastal Adventure

Chart your own course for adventure. Sail the fog-free waters of the Cape Breton’s inland sea. Marina hop from port to port along the Island’s exquisite coast. Catch your own lobster dinner on a charter. Through straits and passages, coastal communities and canals, get to know our corner of the Atlantic.

  • Marinas, Yacht Clubs & Ports

    Marinas, Yacht Clubs & Ports

    Twelve well-appointed marinas and yacht clubs offer everything you need to launch, dock, haul-out, and store for the season. Moor in one of our many ports and discover some of the community clubs, centres, and harbours that make Cape Breton Island a mariner’s paradise.

  • A tall ship sails through the ocean

    Boat Tours & Charters

    From a relaxing sail on the Bras d’Or Lake to a humbling humpback whale sighting, our little Island offers a big selection of boat tours and charter activities. Set against a backdrop of rugged coastlines, you’ll encounter abundant sea life including whales, seabirds, and more.

  • A pod of whales show their fins

    Whale Watching

    Our salty shores and biodiverse waters teem with local marine life and seasonal visitors. Come say hello to the gentle giants of the North Atlantic: pods of pilot, minke, humpback and finback whales.

  • A couple enjoys fly fishing in the woods

    Fishing

    Cast for wild Atlantic salmon. Trawl for fresh lobster. Hook the catch of the day. Experience the lure of our unique waterways between fly fishing expeditions and deep-sea charters.

  • A woman walks barefoot along the beach

    Beaches

    Take a dip in the warm, salty waters of the Gulf. Catch a wave on our South Coast—renowned for its surf. Grab a front row seat to our picturesque sunsets and striking shorelines.

Illustrated map of Cape Breton Island

Easy to Find. Hard to Leave.

There are direct flights to Sydney from Toronto and Montreal and from other North American and European cities via Halifax. If traveling by ground, the Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.

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Experience Celtic Colours

Destination Cape Breton will be live streaming from Celtic Colours. Experience the music, energy and excitement as people come from far and wide to celebrate Celtic culture.

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