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. 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.
√ Two $30 dinner vouchers – covers table d’hôte selection selections
√ One nights’ accommodation (Queen)
√ Two hot and cold buffet breakfast vouchers
√ Full day/half day sailing excursion (advance booking required)
√ Delicious picnic lunch for two aboard the sailboat