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"

½ -day and 1-day Gabarus Bay Explorer

Our ‘quick trip’ guests in Gabarus Bay have seen eagles, seals, whales, porpoises, sea ducks and the remains of the abandoned fishing village of Gull Cove.  These trips are a great way to ‘get your feet wet’ in paddling and your exploration of coastal Cape Breton Island.

Half-day guided paddling trips by sea kayak or stand-up paddleboard in beautiful Gabarus Bay can be reserved any day, May-October, with tasty snacks and basic instruction provided.

Price: $65/person
Dates: By reservation, May-October

Day-long guided kayaking trips can be reserved, with a standard 9:00 am departure. Snacks, instruction and specially-made lunch on the beach are included in this guided experience.

Price: $105/person
Dates: By reservation, May-October


Fortress of Louisbourg “Paddle Through Time”

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Our guests paddle with us from the waterfront in the town of Louisbourg, transitioning through time past the first established lighthouse in Canada and on to the gates of the reconstructed 18th century French fortress. After our landing at the original harbour site we then have a guided walking tour of the National Historic Site’s grounds and buildings and we indulge in lunch at the traditional lower class restaurant of the Fortress.

Our day ends with a paddle along the rest of the harbour with stories of the sieges, naval battles and shipwrecks of the area.  This package includes admission to the Fortress and lunch at the working man’s restaurant on the grounds.

More information about the national treasure that is the Fortress of Louisbourg may be found at www.fortressoflouisbourg.ca and about the 300th anniversaryof its founding.

Price: $135/person 
Dates: By reservation, May-October

1-Day Mira River Explorer

Full-day guided paddling trips may be arranged for groups interested in paddling the sheltered nooks of the Mira River, estuary home to many species birds from ducks to eagles, a lovely provincial park and a pirate hideaway!  Contact us to discuss your group’s needs and we will look after the rest!  We can also arrange a variety of packages with accommodations in the Mira area.

Price: $105/person 
Dates: By reservation, May-October

The Family-Friendly Mira River

2 Day Trips – Gabarus Bay, Louisbourg, Isle Madame, West Bras d’Or Lakes or Main-a-Dieu

Enjoy a short, overnight paddling trip in Gabarus Bay, Louisbourg, Isle Madame, the western Bras d’Or Lakes or Main-a-Dieu, perfect for those who are short on time or experience and would like to try our hospitality on a quick camping trip on our Island.  Ask us about local accommodations and other packages in these areas. These trips may be available on short notice and we provide all kayaking and camping equipment, a trained sea kayak guide and tasty meals made from fresh and local ingredients.

Price: $440/person

Gabarus Bay Getaway: By Reservation, May-October.

Isle Madame Escapade: By Reservation, May-October.

Bras d’Or Break :By Reservation, May-October.

Main-a-Dieu Adieu:By Reservation, May-October.

Getting Away from it All

Kayak and Yoga Packages

Join us on an exploration of balance – in your kayak, in your mind and in nature.  These one- and two-day outings incorporate yoga for relaxation and flexibility and paddling to out-of-the-way beaches to explore mindfulness and connection with our world.

We provide kayaks, meals and camping equipment.

One-day Kayak and Yoga
Price: $135/person
Dates: TBA

Two-day Kayak  and Yoga
Price: $375/ person
Dates:  TBA

Yoga on the Beach – The Very Definition of Sublime

Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rental or Trips

SUP rental is $20 for an hour and $10 for each additional hour (eg. 4 hours would be $50).

Board rental includes SUP with leash, PFD and paddle, and can be in Gabarus Harbour or Gabarus Lake, transportation included.

A 2.5-hour lesson and guided outing by SUP is also available, $65/person..

Dates: By Reservation, May-October.

What's SUP?

Looking for sea kayak coaching / instruction?  Check our education page!

Rising Tide Expeditions

Cape Breton Island's Sea Kayaking Company

Phone: 902-884-2884 or 1-877-884-2884