Water Activities

Water Activities

Blessed with a pristine beach stretching over three kilometres (two miles), an ocean with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, and nearby lakes and rivers like the awe-inspiring Bras d’Or Lake and Margaree River, Inverness is as renowned for its variety of adventures on the water as it is for the golf at Cabot Links. So, in between tee times, make a splash with these local water activities and see why Nova Scotia is “Canada’s Ocean Playground”. And discover why this stunning geography is, in large part, the reason many of our guests return again and again. For more information or assistance booking your next excursion, please reach out to our Reservations Team.

Inverness Beach

When we’re not on Cabot’s courses, we love nothing more than heading down to Inverness Beach and enjoying Cape Breton’s beautiful summer weather. If you’d like to hit the beach, we’d be happy to help with transportation and activities, or whip up a delicious picnic of your choice. Good friends, good food, good times: the best way to spend a day…other than on the golf course.


Travel time: 3 minutes

Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

A great way to spend some leisurely time on the water, enjoy a unique perspective of the spectacular coastline in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard. The calm, warm waters and beautiful sunsets will be a highlight of your trip to Inverness. Excursions depart from McIsaac’s pond in Inverness.


Travel time: 2 minutes

Margaree River
Guided Tour

Spend the morning or afternoon with an unforgettable experience on the Margaree River with a guided paddle board or kayak tour. Wave to the anglers as you paddle with the gentle flow of the river through salmon pools, past the Gaspereau traps, and along lush farmlands en-route to Margaree Forks. An experienced, knowledgeable guide will help you along the way while giving you a brief history of the area we love so much


Travel time: 25 minutes; duration: 2 – 3 hours.


Take a break from the links and relax on the world-famous Margaree River. Let the currents take you downstream, as you kick back and dip your toes in the river. Keep your eyes peeled for salmon, eagles, and the occasional otter.


Travel time: 30 minutes; duration: 2.5 – 3 hours

“Once your booking is finalized, you will then have until 72 hours prior to the scheduled activity to cancel or modify without penalty. Any cancellations within 72 hours of the booking will have a fee charged to your guest account at 50% of the full rate. Any bookings canceled within the 24-hour period will be charged to your guest account at full rate.”

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