Come spend some time with us for a taste of the sport everyone is raving about here on the East Coast! After an introduction to basic paddling techniques and on the water safety instruction, we will paddle off into relatively protected waters to practice your skills and explore the untouched beauty of our Cape Breton sea coast. On a secluded granite stone beach we stop and prepare a light lunch which includes home made bread, a pot of tea & home made rhubarb jam.If you do our full day guided tour you carry on to visit a favorite beach of ours and prepare a delicious lunch for you of Home made baked beans and fish cakes, home made bread, a pot of tea, rhubarb  strawberry jam and if lobsters are in season……one never knows!

We often see eagles nests, a sea cave and a lighthouse and maybe it’s charming owners. There are interesting granite formations, along with an impressive amount of plant and animal diversity awaiting discovery. Watch for inquisitive harbor mink, arctic terns, bald eagles and great blue herons to name a few of the more common sightings. A leisurely return paddle will confirm the ease, comfort and beauty of sea kayaking in Cape Breton Island.

Our Trips

1/2 Day Guided Tour

This is our most popular tour ~ Here we learn the basics of paddling on dry land before heading out to paddle through the St. Ann’s Bay region.

$89 + tax Adult
$84 + tax Children 12 and under

Sea Kayak Skills Level 1 -
Introductory Sea Kayak Skills Weekend

June 22-23rd 2024, July 13-14 2024, August 10-11 2024

The 2-day Introductory Sea Kayak Skills Weekend offers intensive practical and theoretical skills training

$349 + tax per person

Full Day Guided Tour

If you can afford the time for a Full Day Guided Tour then you should. This tour Includes guide, equipment, instruction and a freshly cooked lunch on the beach of fish cakes, home made baked beans, homemade bread and tea.

$149 + tax per Adult
$139 + tax per Children 12 and under

Wilderness & Remote First Aid

June 14-16th 2024

3 Day (20 hours) Wilderness First Aid intended for individuals who participate in life outside the immediate access of EMS

$349 per person

Stay & Play Package

Looking for a mini adventure? Let River Nest Wilderness Cabins do the planning for you. Picture yourself gliding down the river in your kayak with eagles soaring high above.


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