Sailing on the Bras d'Or Lakes

Approximately 5 Hours
Moderate Activity 

Begin with a brief introduction to Sydney. Hear about the city's founders and the industries that developed in this area, and relax on a panoramic drive through the historic North End.

You’ll follow the Trans-Canada Highway to the picturesque resort village of Baddeck, situated on the shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes in the heart of Cape Breton Island. Along the way, enjoy stunning panoramic views of Boulanderie Island, the Seal Island Bridge and the Great Bras d'Or Channel as well as Kelly's Mountain and St Ann's Bay.

Join the captain and crew of the 67-foot staysail schooner Amoeba for a sailing experience as unique and unforgettable as the lakes themselves. These pristine waters boast the world's deepest channel (at more than 900 feet deep).

View Cape Breton from the deck of the Amoeba and see Alexander Graham Bell's stately summer mansion. Watch bald eagles wheeling in the sky above you as you take in the beauty of your natural surroundings. After your sailing experience, enjoy some free time for exploring the village of Baddeck.


Wear warm clothing; bring a jacket or windbreaker. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Travel time from the port of Sydney to Baddeck is 1¼ hours each way.


This excursion is led in English