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Coastal Adventure

Chart your own course for adventure. Sail the fog-free waters of the Bras d’Or, 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.

  • Kayaking

    Find hidden coves tucked away into the rugged coastline as you paddle along some of the most beautiful coastlines in North America.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UNESCO Biosphere

    Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2011, tthe Bras d’Or Lake and its watershed area are recognized as a place where residents live in harmony with nature and work to promote a healthy environment, economy, and culture.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Locals Know Blogs

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.

Getting Here and Around