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.
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.
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 village 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.
Departures: 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Please 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.
- This is a private tour.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes.