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Next to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, right off the Cabot Trail. Near Cape North and Dingwall on the Shore Rd, in South Harbour. Our Ad​dress is:

 299 Shore Rd South Harbour, Nova Scotia, B0C 1G0, Canada

Look for the big Red kayak at the head of the road 

Please contact us

Driving Times

40 min North of Ingonish, just before the turn to Dingwall

30 min East of Pleasant Bay, just past Cape North and Dingwall

70min Past (North East) of Cheticamp, just past Dingwall

2 hours North of Baddeck

6 hours North of Halifax

About Us

Cabot Trail Adventures is Cape Breton owned, and sources local guides. Located in northern Nova Scotia, the area is home to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The beauty of the mountains and the ocean is unrivaled in the province. Whatever your outdoor adventure preferences are; kayaking, hiking or cycling; we want to help you experience the best of the region. At Cabot Trail Adventures, we strive to help you get to know the natural history, the culture and the real hidden gems here in the Highlands. Meet the family, explore the region, and leave your heart behind.

Sea Kayaking Oatcakes

2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

6 cups oats (New Found Oats from Speerville are the VERY best)

pinch of salt,

pinch of cinnamon,

Melt the butter, mix the dry, then mix them together. Press into 2 greased 10x13in pans and bake at 350 F for 15-20 min, or until edges are lightly browned. Important: cut the cakes into bars while hot, and then cool mostly before removing. You can recut the lines to help remove them. OR use Parchment Paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cancellation Policy?

 A 30 % deposit is necessary to hold your spot on the tour/rental upon registration. Billing in full will occur the day of the tour/rental.

 There will be a full refund of your deposit for tours cancelled by your guide due to weather conditions or other safety concerns.

Payment Types Accepted?  We accept MasterCard, Visa, Debit, Cash.

What should I wear? Synthetic/athletic style clothing is best; shoes that will get wet (kayaking), sun protection, an extra layer in case the day turns cool, rain jackets and reusable water bottles.

Are supplies available locally? Yes, there are great local grocery stores and shops

Where should I stay in the area? There is a great local website with a full list of options, try the Markland Coastal Beach Cottages, the Channel Breeze B&B, Hideaway Campground and Maple Ridge Cabins.

How young a child can go kayaking? With our stable doubles no age is too young for a rental. Parents can team up to paddle young children around and we have a great selection of lifejackets for young paddlers. For the tours; kayaking-ages 12 and up; cycling 13 and up (at the very youngest, must be very comfortable riding on road in traffic)

Can someone with mobility issues or broken arms go paddling? Yes, in our stable double kayaks, with a strong paddler in the back

I have a small dog, can fluffy go out on a canoe rental? Yes, your smallish dog is very welcome to paddle with you on a rental. We can not allow pets on our tours however.

Can I leave my dog in the car at your shop while I go paddling? No, I am sorry we cannot allow this, please leave your pet at your accommodations or make a safer plan. Please no dogs tied up and left at the shop either. It is not safe for your pet or fair to them or other customers.

Is the cycling on road? Yes, the riding up here is mostly on road (Cabot Trail Hwy and coastal side roads). If you have your own mountain bikes the national park allows cycling on three trails.

Do you offer bike repair? We try and stock supplies to get you back on the road, and there are larger bike shops in Sydney and Cheticamp.

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