Savour & Sail – Catered Charter

Crab Cakes from the Freight Shed restaurant in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, served aboard the Cape Bretoner 1 catamaran


Set sail on a culinary adventure aboard a luxurious catamaran with your very own chef and captain. Relax on deck savouring Cape Breton seafood, local flavours, and the breathtaking coastline. Swim, paddle board, and explore a secluded cove of Canada’s largest inland, saltwater sea, the Bras d’Or Lake.

Experience Includes:

  • Exclusive guided sailing tour: Depart charming Baddeck for a half-day adventure on the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with Sailing CBI
  • Savour locally smoked salmon
  • Chef-hosted 5 course meal featuring fresh Cape Breton seafood, paired with Nova Scotia wine and beer
  • Fun on the water: In a hidden cove, enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, swim, or relax on deck
  • Try sailing: Take the wheel with expert tips from your captain
  • Live music can be provided onboard for an additional cost. Please ask for details when booking.

2023 Dates:

First Sunday of the month June, July, August, September and October – June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, 2023


$467.50 per person

Tax (HST), Cleaning fee and gratuities extra
Minimum number of four guests
Maximum eight guests for this Savour & Sail Charter

Good to Know:

  • The 24’ wide vessel is so stable on the water no one has to worry about sea sickness
  • 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
  • Costs covered include fuel, water, and pump-out
  • Cost not covered $165 fee for cleaning
  • 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

Savour-and-Sail Specific Conditions:

  • Minimum number of four guests required for the tour to be offered, maximum of eight
  • Advance booking required with 30% deposit at time of booking
  • Full payment is due 30 days prior to charter date
  • Tax (HST), plus $165 cleaning fee and gratuities not included
  • Refunds can be applied pending government guidelines (during the COVID pandemic)
  • If the Savour & Sail package is cancelled by the Captain, due to weather conditions, it will be offered the following day
  • The two catamaran pontoons each have full washrooms with showers
  • Sailing CBI provides a safety orientation prior to boarding, including how COVID-19 regulations will be managed, masks can be provided on request.

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