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Sailing CBI has a number of available catamaran charter options ranging from 2-hour cruises to sailing vacations of up to seven days. The inland waters of the Bras d’Or lake are ideal for hosting a variety of sailing experiences; from a safe and relaxing family gathering, or a couple’s romantic luxury sailing getaway.

6 Hour Daytime Charter

6-Hour – 11 am – 5 pm


Discover a love of sailing as you breathe fresh salt air and glide through the pristine waters of Canada’s largest inland saltwater sea on a luxurious catamaran! Marvel at Cape Breton’s scenic landscape from the water, on this customized charter, featuring hidden gems of the Bras d’Or Lake, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Take in views of Baddeck and the picturesque coastline, swim and paddle board in a sheltered cove while observing nature including a bald eagle nest, and relax onboard savouring local flavours.

Experience Includes:

  • Guided sailing charter of the Bras d’Or Lake UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, featuring over 1,250 km (790 miles) of coastline
    • 4-hour charter includes one hour in a sheltered cove to swim and paddle board
    • 6-hour charter provides more time for sailing and exploring the coastline, as well as ample time to swim and paddle board our pristine waters
  • Hands-on sailing: Take the wheel, assist with mooring, or turn off the engines to experience the tranquility of travelling by wind
  • Local captain as your guide with over 45 years boating experience and a wealth of local knowledge, who takes pride in sharing the Bras d’Or Lake and local stories with guests
  • Swim or paddle board in one of the many sheltered coves
  • Charcuterie board, featuring local flavours, prepared by Sailing CBI
  • Optional meal arrangements can be made at time of booking. Choose from a delicious locally catered meal or make use of the modern galley kitchen, which is well-equipped with fridges, freezer, and cooking stove.
  • Live music can be provided onboard for an additional cost. Please ask for details when booking.

2024 Dates:

Charter Duration: 4 – 6-hour options available

Dates Offered: May 15 – October 30, 2024, depending on availability of vessel


For the 4 Hour

Starting at $1,100/-

  • Up to 6 Guests: $1,100 (plus tax)
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Additional Guests: $45 each
  • Maximum Capacity: 12 Guests
For the 6 Hour

Starting at $1,350/-

  • Up to 6 Guests: $1,350 (plus tax)
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Additional Guests: $45 each
  • Maximum Capacity: 12 Guests

Good to Know:

  • Recommend wearing layered clothing and light-soled footwear
  • Located at the Baddeck Community Wharf, in the heart of the village just behind the Freight Shed Waterside Bistro – a great spot for pre or post charter dinner and take out
  • The boat is fully provisioned for each sailing charter other than food & beverage, which must be covered by the party chartering the vessel
  • Costs covered include fuel, water, and pump-out
  • Cleaning fee’s come at an additional cost
  • The village of Baddeck is a gateway to the world-famous Cabot Trail
  • From your charter, you will always have great visibility of the surrounding landscape and beautiful views that can only be experienced from the water
  • Cape Bretoner 1 is a 42’ x 24’ Alpha catamaran with a fully equipped kitchen, two dining areas, three private berths, and two full washrooms. There are two Queen suites and one three/quarter bed berth available for overnight charter bookings
  • After July 15, water temperatures reach over 21°C (70°F) to a high of 25°C (78°F) in August and September
  • The Bras d’Or Lake is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, featuring over 1,250 km (790 miles) of coastline
  • The waters of the inland saltwater sea are brackish—the closer you are to the ocean, the saltier the water
  • The lake is renowned for great sailing conditions, with little fog, good prevailing winds and over 966 km (600 miles) of inland sailing. The water is very deep in channels and sheltered mooring areas have 12-15 feet of water
  • Multi-day charters are also available
  • Sailing CBI takes precautions for COVID-19 to ensure a safe environment aboard

4-6 Hour Daytime Charter CONDITIONS

  • Advance booking required
  • Day time charters are available for 1-12 people
  • Sailing CBI provides a safety orientation prior to boarding
  • Advance booking required with 30% deposit at time of booking
  • Full payment is due 30 days prior to charter date

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