For yachts exploring or transiting through Eastern Canada, Cape Breton Island is an itinerary must. The island’s coastline reveals a rugged but approachable terrain, from towering highland cliffs to pristine beaches bathed in the warm waters of its western shores. Whether its quant fishing villages you seek, world-class golf courses, rich culture and storied history, the finest of all things seafood, or North America’s oldest single malt whiskey, there is a lengthy itinerary of things to do and explore on award winning Cape Breton Island.
Discover Cape Breton Island’s Bras d’Or Lake
At the heart of Cape Breton Island, you will find the Bras d’Or Lake, North America’s inland sea. The lake, a UNESCO designated biosphere, boast over 1000 km (600 miles) of pristine coastline with hundreds of coves, inlets, harbours and hidden anchorages.
Enter the gateway to the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake at St. Peter’s and through the historic St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Site (and eventually the Grand Narrows drawbridge).
This quaint yet bustling village is the largest community on Bras d’Or lake and the perfect central anchorage for exploring the island inland including the world renowned Cabot Trail.
The birthplace of the International Cruising Club of America organization, Maskells Harbour is a picturesque, secluded and protected anchorage about 8 nautical miles from Baddeck.
Anchor for your first night here and wake up to enjoy this area’s sandy beaches, hiking trails, a mountainside winery and beautiful vistas.
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Cape Breton Island has been rated the No. 1 island in North America in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the past two years, and the No. 1 island in Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best for three years running and most recently was included in CNN Travel’s Where to travel 2022: The best destinations to visit.