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Scenic Tours and Land Adventures in Cape Breton

Sail and ride into a unique sightseeing adventure.

It’s no secret; Cape Breton boasts an incredible union of stunning scenery and magnificent waters.

Natural beauty follows you every step of the way. Succumb to the powerful lure of the Bras d’Or Lakes’ glistening waters and catch a glimpse of a humpback whale or discover the nesting grounds of the Atlantic Puffin on a boat cruise is the way to go.

For those who choose to remain with both feet planted firmly on land, ride through the woods on horseback and keep your eyes peeled for the Island’s famous bird: the bald eagle!

Boat Tours

Amoeba Sailing Tours

Just twenty minutes from Keltic Quay you’ll be able to set sail from the Baddeck Wharf for a sea adventure. See Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion Beinn Breagh, and learn about the majestic shorelines. This is a sailing experience that is as unique and unforgettable as the famous Bras d’Or Lakes.

North River Kayak

Baddeck, NS
(902) 929-2628 | Toll-Free 1-888-865-2925

We offer a variety of sea kayaking tours ad packages to suit everyone’s needs from beginner to advanced. Our fleet of kayaks are modern, stable, recreational boats which are easy to handle, allowing the paddler to enjoy the scenery and adventure. Both single and double equipped kayaks are available.

Donelda’s Puffin Boat Tours

Located 20 minutes east of Baddeck we are the Cabot Trail’s only Bird Island boat tour going to the nesting grounds of the Atlantic Puffin. Also see bald eagles, grey seals and other seabirds. Open from May 6 – October 18.

Englishtown, NS
(902) 929-2563 | Toll-Free 1-877-278-3346

Eagle North Kayak

Next to the Cape Breton Highlands National park is where you’ll find us. We offer over night tours, half & full day tours as well as easy kayak and canoe rentals. Paddle alongside the stunning highlands, explore estuaries, beaches and oyster beds. Watch for seals, seabirds, jelly fish and even moose!

Shore Rd., Dingwall, NS

Whale Tours

The Love Boat – Seaside Whale Cruises

Leaving Cheticamp Harbour, the air is filled with excitement and anticipation of seeing whales. Pilot whales, fins, minkes and humpbacks are common sightings. You will also see eagles, moose & other wildlife along the scenic coastline. The cruise is also a perfect excursion for both amateur or professional photography. Our experienced captains and tour guides will certainly make the trip more enjoyable and entertaining, as they will share their knowledge of whales, nature & history of the island. 2 – 2 1/2 hour sailings three times daily. Open June 15-October 15. Call ahead for sailing times and reservations.

80 Hache Rd., Cheticamp, NS
(902) 224-2400 | Toll-Free 1-800-959-4253

Wesley’s Whale Watch

Join us in Pleasant Bay for sightings of fin whales, pilot whales, humpback whales, minke whales, sei whales and dolphins. We provide close up encounters with the whales for awesome photo opportunities, knowledgeable tour guides, raingear and motion bracelets, hydrophone to hear the whales sing. We also a provide an underwater video camera so you are able to see what’s under the water. Tours run daily between May 15 and October 15.

Pleasant Bay, NS
Toll-Free 1-866-999-4253

Keltic Express Zodiac Adventures

The ride of your life begins four times daily in Ingonish. This unique experience provides visitors with an opportunity to discover the beauty of northern Cape Breton and marine life near the coast lines. Search for whales, dolphins, seals, leatherback turtles, puffins, eagles and more! 7 days a week, May through October.

101 Wharf Rd., Ingonish, NS
(902) 285-2858 | Toll-Free 1-866-688-2424

Captain Mark’s Whale & Seal Cruise

Pleasant Bay offers some of the best whale watching on the Cabot Trail. Join us for a whale watching cruise on board our 42-foot cabin cruiser or opt for one of our two zodiacs to take you. June 1 – October 30.

Pleasant Bay, NS
(902) 244-1316 | Toll-Free 1-888-754-5112

Fiddlin’ Whale Tours

Rain or shine, the courteous folks at Fiddlin’ Whale Tours have been extending a warm welcome to thousands of visitors over the years. Let our staff set the stage for your family with a phenomenal experience… a fun-filled whale watching tour that will be the highlight of your vacation. We offer stories, history, lifestyle, music and whales, fun for all ages. June through October.

Pleasant Bay, NS
(902) 383-2340 | Toll-Free 1-866-688-2424

Horseback Riding

Little Pond Stables

Enjoy Cape Breton on horseback in beautiful Cheticamp. Choose between a ½ hour Nova Scotia trail ride through the woods, a 11/2 hour picturesque beach ride, or for the more adventurous and experienced rider a 3 hour mountain ride.

103 LaPoint Rd., Petit Etang, NS
(902) 224-3858 | Toll-Free 1-888-250-6799

Rocking Horse Ranch

If you’re looking for things to do on your next vacation to Cape Breton, look no further. For a peaceful, relaxing from of recreation come horseback riding through our scenic trails in beautiful Baddeck.

Baddeck Forks, Baddeck, NS
(902) 295-2743

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Perfect Vacation Accommodations in Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Curious about what else your Cape Breton vacation could offer aside from touring the beautiful Cabot Trail?

Your cottage is not just the only 4.5 Star accommodation in Cape Breton, but also the perfect vacation accommodation to begin a great adventure ranging from whale tours to some of the best golf anywhere in the world.

In Cape Breton, just hours from your cottage you can also enjoy horseback riding, historical sites, fresh lobster and culture as rich as any place in Canada. Keltic Quay is absolutely one the best vacation options for a fabulous cottage stay in Cape Breton on the famous Bras D'or Lakes, book today and let your Cape Breton cottage dream begin.

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