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Kayak Cape Breton, Kayak or Two Cottages
Hidden on the same property where we live, you can also rent our spacious boathouse cottage, equally well equipped and located right on the sheltered inlet of the Bras d'Or Lake, and with a dock to launch a kayak or canoe and a beach to swim close by. (See picture).
You can explore the various waterways and islands by kayak or canoe (we have a wide selection of kayaks & canoes, and we offer lessons and tours). You can also rent a bicycle, or hike in the woods and watch birds and pick berries or mushrooms. Our area offers many other activities like golfing at the nearby Dundee Resort, diving, sailing or horseback riding. And the magnificent long sandy beach of Point Michaud or the French speaking fishing community of Isle Madame can be reached in 45 minute by car. Plan for a full day excursion to see the famous Cabot Trail and the historic Fortress of Louisbourg. The picturesque Town of St. Peters is just a 15 minutes drive away where you can do all your errands, visit museums or go hiking in the Provincial Battery Park which also features a campground right on the Ocean.
Introduction to Kayaking
Starting from our wharf on a sheltered inlet, you will feel safe as you practice and learn the basic paddling strokes; and you will soon get familiar with our sleek and maneuverable craft. You might bring your own lunch for a picnic, as you can venture out on the majestic Bras d'Or Lake to spend the afternoon exploring a nearby island or river estuary.
From May to October, tours and lessons usually start in the morning, weather and circumstances permitting. Call for registration. Group rates are available, and tours can be custom designed to various locations.
Kayak & Canoe Rentals
We offer a large variety of stable sea, touring, and fun kayaks for rent, singles and doubles, as well as canoes. And you are outfitted with the necesssary equipment of the best quality. You may launch your boat right from our wharf and feel safe on our sheltered inlet, becoming familiar with your craft before you venture out on the magnificent Bras d'Or Lake. For a deposit, you can also cart away a rented boat to your favorite place.
Call for details on rates and times.
Sunrise and Sunset Paddles: Gently glide into the morning and towards the sun with your kayak or say good bye to the setting sun.
Moonlight Paddle: Experience the magic of sound , silence and sparkling lights.
Kayak Rescues: We'll teach you wet exits, self rescues, assisted rescues and have fun with some games.
Eskimo Rolling: This is for competent kayakers who want to expand their paddling skills or those who need tips to perfect the roll.
Surf and Fun: With special surf or fun kayaks we'll introduce you to the thrill of riding down a wave in the surf zone of a sandy beach.
Zen Kayaking: Finding your rhythm, being effortless, playful, opening your senses, feeling whole.
Private Lesson: if you can't or don't want to join a group, we can teach you the skills you want to improve.
River Kayaking: In spring or autumn, when there are sufficient water levels, we can guide you down some of the local rivers.
Paddle and Pick Up: You paddle to your point of interest and we pick you up from there by car.
Kayak Cape Breton
RR2, West Bay, Roberta
Canada B0E 3K0
8 miles East from Dundee Resort on the way to St. Peter's
Phone/Fax (902) 535-3060
Map: Where is West Bay, Nova Scotia?
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