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Richmond Adventure Planning

Sailing Tours in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Our Sailing Tours

At Richmond Adventure Planning, we offer tailored sailing tours around the St. Peter’s Inlet, Bras d’Or Lake, and St. Peter’s Historic Canal. Our guests love to sail with us because of our beautiful sailing destinations in Nova Scotia and friendliness of our captain and crew! Our captain is happy to show you the ropes when it comes to sailing, or you can just sit back and enjoy the views as you glide through the blue waters of St. Peter’s.

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We tailor our sailing tours to your preferences! Up to four passengers can come aboard.


Learn about the history of St. Peter’s, the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere, and culture of the Mi’kmaq First Nation during your sail.

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Our full-day sailing tours can be augmented with a tasty, wholesome lunch & snacks prepared by your captain or a local restaurant.

About Our Cape Breton Sailing Tours

We offer half-day, full-day, and historic canal sailing boat tours on the Bras d’Or Lake in St. Peter’s, with a new adventure on every tack in our 25-ft sailboat, Cu Na Mara.

We are ideally situated on the lake side of the canal in the midst of spectacular, rustic scenery. St. Peter’s, where the ocean meets the inland sea, provides options for adventure tours on both the ocean and the lake. The Bras d’Or Lake is one of the world’s premiere inland saltwater seas and the largest inland sea in Canada. The Bras d’Or Lake has a great reputation, known by sailors and boaters alike for being one of the greatest sailing destinations in the world.

Travel the lake or just the canal; the choice is yours, the pace is yours, and the experience is truly unforgettable. We provide a wonderful adventure trip for guests of all ages. Prior sailing experience is not required to have a good time on our tours. Relax on the deck or actively participate in sailing with our experienced captain!

See why our guests love sailing with us!

Accommodating & Beautiful

We found them to be very accommodating with our booking and gave us many options and plenty of time ahead of our date when there were changes to our booking. The sights from the boat were stunning and worth every penny. Highly recommend this activity!

– Leahys91, TripAdvisor
A Wonderful Day on Bras d'Or

We decided to add a little adventure to our vacation beyond hiking and golf and Richmond Adventure Planning provided it. It was an intimate experience with my wife, Captain Gordon, mate Larry and myself so we had a good deal of "hands on" experience. The inland sea is beautiful and large and both Gordon and Larry were able to share many stories about the past and present and the importance of being a UNESCO biosphere site.

– Harry M., TripAdvisor
Great Trip on Bras d'Or lake

The lake is amazingly beautiful, and Gordon a friendly and knowledgeable host about the lake and the surrounding area. He gently introduced us to the art of sailing and manning the tiller, pointed out sites, offered us oranges and homemade pickles and salsa, and extended our time on the water when the wind did not cooperate so he could show us a particular island. We had a great time and learned a bunch.

– Beth296, TripAdvisor
Awesome Adventure with Captain Kerr!

e booked this in advance to explore the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake and I'm very glad we did! We learned a lot from Gordon about the land surrounding us and its history and had lots of photo opportunities. Great experience for anyone who hasn't been on boats much (like my family) because Gordon is very patient with us.

– Shyana S., TripAdvisor
The Most Natural Way to See the Bras d'Or Lake

We spent the whole afternoon on the water and the trip seemed over in the blink of an eye, which seemed unusual for this Seadoo owner who is used to more speed but I have never experienced the serenity and peacefulness that sailing offers. I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to connect with the Bras d'Or lake and it's UNESCO designated nature habitat.

– Ted S., TripAdvisor