Join us for a half day sea kayaking tour and explore the sheltered saltwater and open rugged coastlines that make up the Cape Breton coastline.
Our trained guides will take you on an adventure and exploration of the wonders of Cape Breton’s natural environment. Sea kayak along gypsum cliffs, and through pristine salt marshes.
Learn about the oyster aquaculture industry (oysters available for purchase just up the road at Hideaway Oyster cafe) and explore pristine sand barrier beaches.
The area is home to bald eagles, willets, plovers, terns and moose. Our tours take you through South Harbour and into the Atlantic Ocean.
Stop at the beach for a picnic of locally made Cape North style Oatcakes and our favourite herbal tea, complete with shipwreck stories from the very water you are paddling.
We offer easy instruction for beginners, with safe, sturdy sea kayaks. Single and double sea kayaks are used, the tandem kayaks are a great option for families.
After your sea kayak tour head down the road and visit a local potter at her studio. Middle Harbour Pottery Studio makes unique Cape Breton Inspired mugs, plates and bowls.
Visit at her Art's North Gallery and see the unique works of Cape Breton Artisans and take home a Cape Breton Inspired Moose Mug. From there head to the St Paul Island Lighthouse Museum,
to complete the local experience, see photos and artifacts from the shipwreck stories you heard on the beach and climb the historic lighthouse that once sat on the tip of St Paul.
Included in this experience is a half day guided sea kayak tour, a beautiful handcrafted and locally made moose mug and a tour of the lighthouse originally from St Paul Island.
Reservations required, no experience necessary. Sporty or synthetic clothing, reusable water bottles, sun protection and shoes that will get wet are required.
Price is $175 per person plus tax and includes your sea kayak tour, a handcrafted moose mug and visit to St Paul Island Museum.
Cabot Trail Adventures; Sea Kayak, Paddle Board, Cycle, "Sea It All" Package
Experience the North Eastern Coast of the Cabot Trail, from the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to the open waters of the Northern Atlantic. We provide quality sea kayaks, paddle boards and bicycles to get you up close and personal with the salt spray. Our half day guided tours share the history and culture of the region, while our easy rentals allow you to explore at your own pace.
This customizable package offers you the flexibly to take our guided half day sea kayak tour, exploring the coastlines of South Harbour and Aspy Bay, including instructions, barrier beaches and great stories combined with our half day Atlantic Fisheries cycling tour, which explore the local village, quarry, St Paul Island Lighthouse and Hideaway Oyster Farm and cafe (with the opportunity to sample their fresh local oysters). Your guides will also set you up for a Paddle Boarding lesson and experience. This package includes detailed recommendations for the best local hikes, both those found in the Highlands National Park and the special trails found north of the park.
A self guided option is also available for those who wish to explore on their own; including maps and detailed instructions guests can kayak, cycle and paddle board on their own.
Self guided packages $165 per person for three half day adventures and guided packages are $210 plus tax per person plus tax for three adventures.
The package can be combined with our local Airbnb accommodations.
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Base yourself in comfort on the northern coast of the Cape Breton Island and bike the best routes in the Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail. Spend three days cycling through quaint fishing communities, along rocky coastlines and through the national park forests. Let our guides help you choose the best routes for the day, with expert advice on how to get the most out of the Cape Breton weather. Bike Rentals, a one way shuttle for the longest day and all necessary equipment included.
Join our Atlantic Fisheries half day cycling tour for an informative and hands on look at our local fishing community; check out lobster traps, climb a lighthouse and try some fresh oysters on the half shell.
Join a guided half day sea kayak tour. The tour explores a pristine saltwater marsh and barrier beach. There are great birding opportunities; we learn about the endangered Piping Plover and how to share the beach with them. Mid tour there is a picnic of oatcakes and tea, complete with local shipwreck stories and legends. Single and double sea kayaks are available. The tours start with easy instruction for beginners.
Included in this Package:
Three self-guided cycling day trips on the northern half of the Cabot Trail. Rental bikes and all necessary equipment, maps and one-way shuttle across the island one day
Guided half day kayak tour
Guided half day cycling tour
A local's know guide with maps and advice for self-guided exploration, finding best beaches, moose hangouts, local seafood options and great photo ops.