Sailing on the Bras d'Or Lake, Baddeck & Lunch

6 hours | Sydney | Y Q Y - 6 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Bras d'Or Lake
  • Baddeck
Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Board your transportation at the dock and set out on a six hour excursion to the picturesque resort village of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island. En route are the spectacular sights of rugged rock formations, rolling green hills reminiscent of Scotland, and the shimmering waters of the Bras d'Or Lakes. You'll continue on past Boularderie Island and Seal Island Bridge which connects the island to Cape Breton. Heavily forested Kelly's Mountain, situated on St. Ann's Bay, rises 1,000 feet. If you look closely you may be able to spot a bald eagle or two flying overhead.

Once you arrive at Baddeck, you'll board the "Amoeba," a 67-foot schooner that is a reminder of earlier days when sails were large and masts were tall. You'll then embark on a leisurely 90-minute sail around the Bras d'Or Lakes. Sit back, relax and as you sail the azure blue waters be sure to keep your camera handy since the area is known for bald eagles. In fact, Cape Breton has the largest population of bald eagles on the East Coast and several eagle's nests can be viewed from the boat. Sometimes they will circle overhead because they know that the crew will throw them a fish; as they dive into the water to retrieve the fish, it makes for incredible photo opportunities. As you continue to sail the lake, enjoy the wonderful views of the beautiful Baddeck shoreline and the lush trees and flowers, the Bell Museum, the Bell Bay Golf Course, Alexander Graham Bell's 137-room mansion Beinn Bhreagh (Gaelic for 'beautiful mountain'), Boularderie Island, and Spectacle Island, home to a bird and game sanctuary.

At the end of your cruise, you'll drive to the Inverary Resort in Baddeck for lunch. Originally built in 1850, the 11-acre resort offers outstanding views of the beautiful lake. Your buffet style lunch features soup of the day or clam chowder, Caesar salad, pasta salad, green salad, fresh fish, chicken or beef, potato or rice, steamed vegetables, rolls and dessert.
Another scenic drive takes you back through the Cape Breton to your ship at the pier.

Special Notes:

Warm clothing is highly recommended. Bring a jacket or wind breaker.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Ship on route to Baddeck, passing Boulandrie Island, Seal Island Bridge, Kelly's Mountain, St. Ann's Bay

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Arrive at Baddeck and board boat

Transport type:
Sailing Schooner
Transport Capacity:
38
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Sailing Bras d'Or Lakes

Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
90
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch/ Free Time in Baddeck

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
02:20
Free time at site:
140
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart for return trip to ship with a photo stop at Seal Island Lookout (weather permitting)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
42
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No