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PRIVATE TOUR - THE FAMOUS AND FABULOUS CABOT TRAIL RIDE

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person price) $711 USD
Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person price) $719 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person price) $746 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person price) $760 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person price) $766 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person price) $1451 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person price) $1492 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person price) $1959 USD
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PRIVATE TOUR - THE FAMOUS AND FABULOUS CABOT TRAIL RIDE

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View the gorgeous views of mountains and sea as you traverse Cape Breton's Cabot Trail.

Upon leaving the Sydney metropolitan area, we’ll travel to the peaceful Cape Breton countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic. Along the way, we’ll cross the little Bras d’ Or, where you'll see many small pleasure boats on the glistening lake.

At Kelly’s Mountain, we’ll stop at two stunning look-outs--the Bras d ‘Or and Saint Ann’s Bay. From the spectacular Saint Ann's look-out, enjoy scenic views of Saint Ann's Bay before we proceed to cross Saint Ann's Bay via the Englishtown Ferry and tour through the beautiful Cape Breton Highlands along the Cabot Trail. Driving further north, we’ll arrive at the working fishing village of Neil's Harbour, which was originally settled by Newfoundland fishermen. This pleasant little town illustrates what it’s like to live in a typical Nova Scotia fishing village. The scenery is outstanding, so there will be plenty of time for photos as lobster and snow crab pots abound and make for a great background.

We'll pass through sparsely populated communities where the residents make a living from the sea as fishermen or in the forest as loggers and pulp-cutters. Touring through communities with names such as South Gut Saint Ann's, North Gut Saint Ann's, North River Bridge, Tarbotvale, Breton Cove, Skir Dhu, French River, and Wreck Cove, named for the tremendous amount of ships that went aground in the area.

Explore the magnificent Cape Smokey (it is very, very steep, but the scenery is unsurpassed) before arriving in the Ingonish area, home to the upscale Keltic Lodge at Middlehead and Highland Links Golf Course, which has been ranked many times over as the number one golf course in Canada.

As you drive alongside mountains, you might be lucky enough to see a moose or two!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Kelly's Mountain
  • Bras d ‘Or lookout
  • Time for lunch (not included in tour cost)
  • Saint Ann’s Bay lookout
  • The Cabot Trail

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Departures (local time)

  • 5 hrs - Tour will begin within 30 minutes of your arrival. Tour duration is approximate.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Your tour will begin within 30 minutes of your ship's arrival. Please disembark your ship is a timely fashion. Your guide will be waiting for you.
• Bring money/credit card for lunch and beverages. We will incorporate a stop, but the cost of food and beverages is not included in the price of the tour.
• You may also want to have cash/credit cards for souvenirs. Some of the museums have gift shops.
• The order of this itinerary may change.
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes.