Featured in Canadian Geographic Travel May 2010 -

"Spectacular Kayaking on the East Coast"!


Explore Magazine July 2010 "The Summer List 2010 :

How to make this your best summer ever."


Explore Magazine May 2011 - "20 Best New Trips Coast to Coast to Coast"

Cape Breton is known around the world for its scenery, history and people.

Rising Tide Expeditions takes to you to the top paddling locations on Cape Breton Island, its wilderness areas and national parks.


Come to see why Fodor’s Travel,  GQ,  Conde Nast and  Travel + Leisure consistently rank our Island as a place not to be missed.

You’ll understand what centuries of visitors have found so compelling, so inviting.

Check our pages above for information on our 2012 Expeditions, Instruction Day and Weekend Trips and Cape Breton Island vacation packages!

Experience the rhythms of outdoor living

Ocean air in your lungs and the sun on your face. Seabirds, marine life and shoreline habitat are accessible to you in a whole new way.

Live memorable natural and cultural experiences

We have introduced people aged 2 to 87 years of age to kayaking – the young and the young-at-heart. No experience is necessary on most of our offerings, only your interest in the outdoors. Instruction is provided to you by your nationally-certified instructor-guides during your time with us.

Eat fresh hand-prepared foods on secluded beaches

With local seafood and other treats, you will be impressed by our creations from out of a kayak! Dietary needs can be accommodated.

Explore Cape Breton Island's historic coasts

From the Mi’kmaq to the Vikings, Basques, Portuguese, Acadiens, Spanish, British and Scots, this island has been traveled by many over untold thousands of years. It is one of the world’s top undiscovered sea kayaking destinations, offering amazing geology, wildlife, history and culture. Join us for an unforgettable outdoor experience. You will understand why they came – and you won’t want to leave!

We follow internationally-recognized

Leave No Trace wilderness ethics practices on all of our trips

Our guides instructors are nationally-certified

Paddle Canada Instructors and are trained through ongoing Paddle Canada courses and wilderness first aid.

Rising Tide Expeditions

Cape Breton Island's Sea Kayaking Company

Phone: 902-884-2884 or 1-877-884-2884