Bras d’Or Lake Bareboat Sailing Charter

The Cape Bretoner 1 catamaran sailing out of Baddeck Harbour with village of Baddeck in the background

Be your own captain! Spend up to a week at the helm of our luxury 42-foot catamaran – the Cape Bretoner 1 – and explore Canada’s largest inland saltwater sea; the Bras d’Or Lake (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve).

2021 Season: June 2 – October 21

4-7 Day Bareboat Sailing Charter


Book a private bareboat charter of the 42′ x 24’ Alpha catamaran Cape Bretoner 1.  Explore some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic scenery – the unforgettable Bras d’Or Lake; the central feature of Canada’s east-coast Cape Breton Island.

Once Sailing Cape Breton Island Inc. has reviewed your sailing experience in order to confirm the availability of a private bareboat charter, be assured the owner of Sailiing CBI will make route and anchoring recommendations. 

The crew will help stock your boat with provisions, and guide you when you need it, but give you the freedom to explore when you don’t require their assistance.  The British Virgin Islands is not the only place you can enjoy the comforts of your own private sailboat charter!

Illustrated Upper and Lower Deck Plans of the Cape Bretoner 1 catamaran
Image: Illustrated Upper and Lower Deck Plans of the Cape Bretoner 1 catamaran


2021 Bareboat Sailing Charter rate: starting from $5200 for 3 nights, up to $8700 for 6 nights (min. 2 people, max. 6 people). Price does not include gratuities, fees for additional host/crew, meals, or sales tax.

  • 5% deposit required for all bookings.
  • Payment in full is due 14-days prior to charter date.
  • COVID-19 refund Policy: Full refund will be provided in the event of cancellation due to tightened COVID-19 travel/sailing restrictions.


The charter Captain and First Mate will be required to show proof of sailing experience, qualifications, and must meet Canadian boating competency requirements as per Transport Canada. Minimum bareboat charter is 4-days (3 nights) – maximum is 7-days (6-nights). Sailing CBI crew will remain onboard the Cape Bretoner 1 for the first day of all bareboat charters to provide orientation and guidance.

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