Summer Packages

Click to view one couple's summer packageWe offer standard packages made up of day tours (see  Day Tour page) that expose participants to the beauty of northern Cape Breton through a variety of activities.  We tailor these activities to your party’s level of fitness so that everyone is able to enjoy the beauty that surrounds them without “stressing” about “keeping up”.

While these packages are “standard”, there’s nothing “routine” about them.  The activities have been chosen because they’re favorites of both our staff and our guests.  And we've chosen our accommodations partners based upon the quality of their properties.  We offer our packages either with or without Bed and Breakfast or oceanside chalet accommodations.  For family groups especially, the oceanside chalets offer good value by featuring "cook in" facilities, with breakfasts included. 

While our activitiy packages may be booked without an accommodations component, we strongly suggest that package participants base themselves at the northern tip of the island to minimize travel time and to take advantage of the spectacular surroundings the region offers.

Finally, all our package prices are based upon a minimum of two adults participating in the package.  Solo guests may launch a package by paying an “independent traveler surcharge, however such independent travelers will be added to existing packages wherever possible to avoid the surcharge.

Listed below are our 2013 touring packages. These pre-constructed packages, based upon shoreline B&B or shoreline cottage accommodations, may be booked directly with Sea Spray, or may be used as examples of how to use our  Day Tour page to develop a custom package of your own that can be emailed to us for pricing and availability.  All package enquiries eventually result in us sending you a customized per-person package quote.

Longer Packages:

Hike, Paddle and Whale Watch Northern Cape Breton

  • Guided, all day coastal hiking tour to former "summer fishing villages" where you will learn the history of the Highlands Scots' move down to their summer fishing sites
  • Guided 1/2 day introductory kayak tour in one of our large sheltered harbours, paddling past seabird rookeries, along mussel and oyster grounds and beneath bald eagles
  • Guided 1/2 day whale watching tour off our northern tip. Study and observe seals, birds, dolphins and various species of whales in sight of one of North America's most magnificent shore lines
  • Maps for self-guided exploration of secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • Pottery gift from Arts North (www.arts-north.com) where 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • Memory photo file
  • 3 nights accommodations a local shoreline Bed and Breakfast or at local shoreline self-contained cottages

Bike, Hike, Paddle Northern Cape Breton:

  • a guided all day coastal hiking tour to former "summer fishing villages" where you will learn the history of the Highlands Scots' move down to their summer fishing sites
  • a guided 1/2 day introductory kayak tour in one of our harbours, paddling past seabird rookeries, along mussel and oyster grounds and beneath bald eagles
  • a guided 1/2 day "Atlantic Fisheries" bicycle tour where you will visit wharfs, fishing boats, lobster and crab traps and learn about our seasons, harbours, and history
  • maps for self-guided exploration of secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • a gift from Arts North (www.arts-north.com) where 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints, all celebrating the beauty of the island
  • Memory photo file
  • 3 nights at a local shoreline B&B or at local shoreline self-contained cottages.

Bike the Best of the Cabot Trail, plus Hiking and Kayaking tours

  • Three self-guided cycling day trips on the northern half of the Cabot Trail
  • Maps and one-way shuttles where required
  • Guided half day introductory kayak tour in one of our large harbours, paddling past seabird rookeries, along mussel and oyster grounds and beneath bald eagles
  • Guided all day Coastal Hiking Tour to former "summer fishing villages". Learn the history of the Highlands Scots' move down to their summer fishing sites. Rental bikes and all necessary equipment
  • Gift from Arts North (www.arts-north.com). 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints here, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • Maps for self-guided exploration. Secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • Memory photo file
  • Five nights at a shoreline Bed and Breakfast or at local shoreline self-contained cottages.

Somewhat Shorter Packages

Visit two Northern Cape Breton Lighthouses. Hike to one, bike to another.

  • a guided all day hike (or bike/hike) to the site of Nova Scotia's northernmost lighthouse. Vast coastal meadows surround Nova Scotia's northernmost lighthouse, accessible only on foot down a 1,200 foot descent;
  • transportation to the trailhead
  • on tour snacks and water
  • self-guided day long bike tour to Nova Scotia's "almost northernmost" lighthouse
  • 24 hour bicycle rental
  • maps for self-guided exploration to secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • a gift from Arts North (www.arts-north.com) where 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • Memory photo file
  • two nights' in Bed and Breakfast accommodations or at local shoreline self-contained cottages

 

Cabot Trail's Best Biking Package

  • 3 self-guided cycling day trips on the northern half of the Cabot Trail, from a central base at the Top of the Island
  • Bicycle rental for 3 days
  • One way interpretive van shuttle on the longest ride
  • All necessary equipment including auto rack
  • Gift of stoneware pottery inspired by the same environment from Arts North gallery www.arts-north.com. Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fibre, prints and quilts, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • 3 nights' shoreline B&B or local shoreline self-contained cottage accommodations, withbreakfast, in a Top of the Island fishing village
  • Maps and advice for self-guided exploration. Secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • Memory photo file
  • Optional whale cruise as part of Day 3 trip

Two Days of Gentle, Spectacular Hiking and Kayaking Northern Cape Breton

  • A guided half day clifftop hike through moose country, looking down at whales. Follow a trail cut by man and maintained by moose to an overlook carved by nature
  • Guided half day introductory kayak tour in one of our large harbours, paddling past seabird rookeries, along mussel and oyster grounds and beneath bald eagles
  • Maps for self-guided exploration. Secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... they're all here if you know where to look
  • Pottery gift from Arts North (www.arts-north.com). 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints here, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • Two nights' accommodations at a local shoreline Bed and Breakfast or at local shoreline self-contained cottages (breakfast included)
  • Memory photo file

Since we work closely with our gallery partner, Arts North, we have developed some shorter "Arts North" packages that highlight the beauty of northern Cape Breton and the beauty of the work of Cape Breton artists inspired by this region. Now that we've seen the potential for variety and the popularity of such packages, we're sorry we didn't do this long ago... 

Paddling and Pottery

  • a guided half day introductory kayak tour in one of our large harbours, past seabird rookeries, along mussel and oyster grounds and beneath bald eagles. Paddle through Northern Cape Breton's magnificent environment with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures
  • gift from Nova Scotia's northernmost craft gallery, Arts North (www.arts-north.com). Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints and quilts, all celebrating the beauty of our island.
  • all necessary paddling equipment, water and on-tour snacks;
  • maps and advice for self-guided exploration of secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • a complimentary "memory file" of on-tour photos.

Half Day Hiking and Pottery

  • a guided half day level cliff top hike through moose country, looking down for whales, with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures. Following a level trail cut by man and maintained by moose, you'll arrive at an overlook carved by nature in one of North America's most spectacular environments
  • a gift of Cape Breton-made stoneware pottery inspired by the same magnificent environment from Arts North gallery (www.arts-north.com). Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints and quilts, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • all necessary equipment, water and on-tour snacks;
  • maps and advice for self-guided exploration of secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • a complimentary "memory file" of on-tour photos

All Day Hiking and Pottery

  • Guided all day Coastal Hiking Tour to former "summer fishing villages" sites with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures. Learn the history of the Highlands Scots' and their annual migrations down to their summer fishing villages. Visit the remains of these villages in northern Cape Breton's spectacular coastal environment
  • Pottery gift, inspired by the same spectacular environment, from Arts North (www.arts-north.com). Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints and quilts, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • All necessary equipment, water and on-tour snacks
  • Maps and advice for self-guided exploration. Secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • Complimentary "memory file" of on-tour photos

Cape Breton Cycling and Pottery

  • a guided half day "Learn About The Atlantic Fishery" cycling tour with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures. Visit wharves, beaches, fishing boats and lobster traps. Experience some of the fishing industry in the magnificent northern Cape Breton environment
  • a gift of Cape Breton-made stoneware pottery inspired by the same magnificent environment from Arts North gallery (www.arts-north.com). Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fiber, prints and quilts, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • Rental bikes and all necessary cycling equipment, water and on-tour snacks
  • Maps and advice for self-guided exploration of secret beaches, moose hangouts, seafood off the boat, great photo ops... it's all here if you know where to look
  • a complimentary "memory file" of on-tour photos.

Experience Cape Breton Artists' Inspiration

  • Choose from three guided half day hiking tours in northern Cape Breton's magnificent coastal environment with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures. Choose from visits the site of a former center of commerce during the heyday of the sailing schooner, the interior highland plateau, or cliff top moose country.
  • Half day whale watching tour off our northern tip. Watch seals, birds, dolphins and whales along eastern North America's most spectacular shoreline
  • Gift of stoneware pottery inspired by the same environment from Arts North gallery www.arts-north.com. Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fibre, prints and quilts, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • All necessary equipment, water and on-tour snacks and a complimentary "memory file" of on-tour photos

Couples-Only Packages:

These are exclusive tours limited to two persons, accompanied by a guide!

Hike, Paddle and Pottery Package Exclusively for Two

  • Guided all day coastal hiking tour with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures. Follow the footsteps of Highland Scots in their annual move to magnificent shoreline fishing sites
  • Guided half day introductory harbour kayak tour with Sea Spray, paddling past seabird rookeries, along mussel and oyster beds and beneath bald eagles, in the shadow of northern Cape Breton's spectacular mountains
  • Gift of stoneware pottery inspired by the same environment from Arts North gallery www.arts-north.com. Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fibre, prints and quilts, all celebrating the beauty of our island
  • All necessary equipment, water and on-tour snacks
  • Maps and advice for self-guided exploration to secret beaches
  • Memory file of on-tour photos
  • Two nights' stay at a shoreline Bed and Breakfast or a kitchen-equipped shoreline cottage

 

Whales by Hike, by Boat and on Pottery Exclusively for Two

  • Guided half-day cliff top hike through moose country, looking down for whales, with Sea Spray Outdoor Adventures. Follow a level trail cut by man and maintained by moose to an overlook carved by nature in a spectacular environment
  • Guided half day whale watching tour off our northern tip. Watch seals, birds, and dolphins along eastern North America's most magnificent shoreline
  • A piece of pottery inspired by the same environment from Arts North gallery (www.arts-north.com). Here, 24 juried Cape Breton artists retail their local pottery, jewellery, wood, fibre, prints and quilts, celebrating the beauty of our island
  • All necessary equipment, water and on-tour snacks
  • Maps and advice for self-guided walks to secret beaches
  • Memory file of on-tour photos

For an example of one couple's experience with our summer packages, click here.

 

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