Option 3- Canal plus an Ocean Sail  is a motorized tour through the St. Peter's Canal and then a sail on the Ocean.  This is a totally different experience than on the lake.  It is wide open and a great opportunity to fly the Gennaker downwind.  For a full day adventure we suggest docking at the Lennox Passage Yacht Club and taking a stroll to the Groundswell pub for lunch.
Option 1- Can$50 each - History and Operation of the St. Peter's Canal is a motorized tour through the St. Peter's Canal which takes about  1 1/2 hours. You will learn about the history of the canal and it's operation. You will experience the swing bridge, the swing swimmers, a unique double door tidal lock system and learn about the history of the canal. We are partners with Parks Canada at the St. Peter's Canal National Historic Site.

Experience Includes:

  • Guided sailing tour of the Bras d’Or Lake UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with a local biologist, Gordon Kerr
  • Brief sailing instruction with the opportunity to try it yourself
  • Picnic lunch (full day tour only) from Bras d'Or Lake Inn 
  • Swimming and Snorkeling (snorkel sets provided)
  • Ecological insights on some scientific sampling being done in the Bras d'Or Lake, with an opportunity to take part
  • Free kayak rental (double or single)


Confirmation/Cancellation:  Reservations are confirmed by a 50% deposit .

Your deposit will be refunded to you, as long as you contact us within 24 hours of your reserved charter time. The balance of payment is due on the departure date. Cash payments can be made upon departure.
Weather Policy:  If, on the day of your charter it is, by the judgement of the Captain, unsuitable for sailing you may reschedule your charter or we will provide a refund of your deposit! 

Option 2 - Half day C$100ea. - Full day C$175 ea. includes gourmet lunch
Venture into the UNESCO Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve is a sail in St. Peter's Inlet and out to the Bras d'Or Lake. The Lake received the UNESCO designation as a Biosphere Reserve in June 2011 and this is your opportunity to experience first-hand the majesty of this Inland Sea. This can be a half day (about 3 hours) or a full day sail with lunch provided.  This unique, once in a lifetime adventure deserves time on the water!  Your Captain can discuss time requirements with you, based on your preferences, to determine what works best for you. The Bras d'Or Lake is a magnificent body of water and to truly experience the protected coves, have lunch and/or have a secluded swim you will require more time at sea. The tides, wind, and sea conditions will affect the nature and experience of our trip so come prepared for the conditions of the day.
Sailing on "Cu Na Mara" is an experience you will not soon forget. We offer three options for your sailing vacations and departure times are as flexible as bookings will allow, in order to match your itinerary. ​

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