The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is a prime waterfront property giving direct access to the Bras d’Or Lakes, now a recognized UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. As a guest at the hotel you will be offered a 20% discount off the recreational rates when using our kayaks, stand-up paddle board, canoe, paddleboat and bicycles. Engage in some of our other packages and receive even greater discounts.
You can set out on the waterway for a paddle in protected bays and islands and watch for eagles and heron. Or fish from the fishing kayak and canoe. Set out on one of our bikes to explore St. Peter’s, the St. Peter’s Trail and the Battery Provincial Park on your own.
A credit card security deposit is required on all boat rentals. Clean boat policy – no charge. However, any damage or lost gear will be charged to the renter at retail price. Late returns will be charged a $10.00 hourly rate. A signed waiver is required for anyone using our rental equipment. Persons under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf. NO exceptions please. Rentals of kayaks are at the discretion of the operator (with consideration given to weather, experience and availability).
Walk In Rental Rates are as follows:
- One hour - $10 per person; double kayaks or two persons in a canoe - $15 per hour
- Half day - $25 per person; double kayaks or two persons in a canoe- $40 per half day
June is a great time to visit Cape Breton Island. There is always lots to see, hear and do. We believe The Bras d’Or Lakes Inn is the place to stay, play, dine and use as a home base while visiting this side of the island. Our Stay and Play page will provide you with an overview of what the area has to offer and our What’s Happening page will keep you current on the entertainment planned for the month.
Once you arrive and check in you may want to enjoy a refreshment in our lounge or stroll down to the dock, along the canal or along the St. Peter’s trail. Later join us for your dinner reservation in the main dining room overlooking the lake. Before retiring you may even choose to relax in our outdoor hot tub.
The morning starts with our continental breakfast. Afterwards you may want to set out on the water for a paddle in the protected bays and around Handleys Island while watching for eagles and heron. Or take out one of our bikes to explore St. Peter’s on your own.
Whatever you chose, we will do our best to make your stay a wonderful experience!!
This package includes per day:
√ One night’s accommodation
√ $30 dinner vouchers per guest which will cover table d’hôte dinner selections of appetizer, main course and dessert or may be put towards a la carte selections.
√ Continental breakfast
√ Free use of kayak, canoe or pedal boat for one hour, two people, based on availability
√ Access to hot tub 8 am to 10:00 pm
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Lobster, Lobster! – Stay, Dine and Play! If you’re one of those people who just can’t get enough Nova Scotia lobster or are looking for your first lobster experience, this package is for you. Book into your room and consider an afternoon on the water kayaking or biking the area. Then join us in the dining room overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes for a relaxing three course Lobster dinner with a choice of seafood chowder, one pound of mussels or a house salad; a steamed 1 ½ pound Cape Breton lobster, homemade biscuits, fresh oven baked banquettes and beautiful desserts. Maybe end your day with a spell in our hot tub! In the morning enjoy the continental breakfast.
√ Three course Lobster Dinner
√ One nights’ accommodation
√ Continental breakfast
√ Free one hour use of kayak, canoe, paddleboat or stand-up paddleboard for two; based on availability
Minimum two persons, double occupancy.
Check-in after 2 pm
Checkout before 11:00 am
Access to hot tub 8 am to 10:00 pm
Taxes and service extra. New bookings only. 7 day cancellation policy in effect
Extra person in Two Doubles room: $70 each for package, maximum 4 persons per double room.
Take an unforgettable day-long adventure on the pristine waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes central to Cape Breton Island and recently recognized by UNESCO as an official Biosphere Reserve. Board the Misty Cat just a few steps from the Inn. Meet your hospitable captain, Greg Silver, for a pre-departure briefing to discuss the day’s wind and weather forecast, then help chart a course, given your preferences for sightseeing and on-the-water activities. And then set sail.
Itinerary options include a transit through the historic St. Peter’s canal which since 1865 has linked the Atlantic Ocean to the Bras d’Or Lakes; a sailing tour of island-studded Lennox Passage and its modern-day mussel farms on the ocean side, or a gentle reach up the St. Peter’s Inlet and into the Bras d’Or Lakes. On a full day sail you’ll stop to anchor for a delicious lunch prepared by the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, and some swimming if you wish. Wherever you go, you’re bound to see bald eagles overhead, maybe some seals and pilot whales, herons along the shore, and stunning vistas of the coastline that you only get from a vantage point at sea.
Experienced sailors will enjoy the chance to command Misty Cat’s innovative wishbone rig. Or just relax aboard this surprisingly comfortable Nonsuch-class sailing yacht to enjoy the ride, the conversation and the scenery.
√ $30 dinner voucher – covers table d’hôte or apply against a la carte
√ One nights’ accommodation – double occupancy
√ Continental breakfast
√ Full day/half day sailing excursion (confirmation of availability required in advance)
√ Picnic lunch aboard on full day package
√ One hour use of kayak, […]