About Amoeba Sailing


MAY, SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER: 11:00AM, 2:00PM, & 4:30PM

JUNE – AUGUST: 11:00AM, 2:00PM, 4:30PM, & 6:30PM



Please note that poor weather conditions may affect our operations, but frequent weather monitoring is part of our daily conduct, with guest comfort and safety our top considerations. In the event of suspected poor weather conditions, please call.

Private departures and group bookings are frequent with our operations. Our signage and information booklet is kept updated at the wharf and we do encourage reservations for large groups. Small parties and duos are encouraged to consult on location, rather than reserve weeks/months in advance. We will accommodate and be flexible wherever possible so you can enjoy being under sail.

please note:

In high season (July & August) and on picturesque days we are often at capacity

In shoulder season (May, late-September and October) tours are less frequent

In the event of private bookings, when often accommodate caravan tours and cruise ships to our island may have impacts to our daily departure time



Adults - $30.00  tax inc

Children (5-14) - $15.00  tax inc

One child under five is free, the other children would be $15,00  tax inc

Please speak to the captain for a group rate of parties 10 adults or more

Amoeba Sailing Tours, Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Amoeba passengers sail the Bra d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton and see the Alexander Graham Bell mansion, bald eagles, and the Baddeck shore line.



Please note that it is quite common that we may have a private tour, especially during our busy season July & August. We respectfully ask that you are aware that on these days we may shift our departure times by an hour either side. We will still be able to accommodate you for a tour! For more information on booking the Amoeba privately for you and your friends, please visit the “PRIVATE BOOKINGS” page.



Kindly note that we do not have an office. We therefore are not able to issue physical tickets or confirmation numbers. You may make a reservation or ask us for with us in two ways:



At the end of the wharf we have a small kiosk/stand with a sign, seats and a reservation book. This reservation book is constantly kept up to date and is how we prefer you to reserve with us. All that we ask is for you to leave your first & last name, and the number of people in your party. Our reservation book is updated several days in advance so it is perfectly acceptable for you to sign up for a tour in a few days time, but walk-ons and same day sign-ups are alright with us too! You can also find out if we have any upcoming private tours or adjusted departure times by checking the book or by reading the sign.



You may also phone us at 1 (902) 295-7780 during our business hours 9:00AM – 6:00PM Atlantic Time Zone (UTC-04:00). Please note this is a cell phone so when you call, you may be catching the Captain and crew while they are out for a sail!



Please arrive no earlier than ten minutes before your scheduled departure. We ask that you congregate with our other passengers at the end of the wharf, either by the sign or by the benches. It might just be the nicest “waiting room” you’ve ever been to!

We are quite often sailing back-to-back so the Captain and crew will be occupied escorting the other passengers off the boat and preparing for your arrival. Please do not board without being invited aboard.

When it is time to board, one of our crew will gather you together and provide a short safety briefing and demonstrate how to wear the lifejackets.

We conduct a role call by last name/party in the order by which you reserved. We go through the list numerically, and will call out standbys at the end if there is availability.

We depart promptly at our scheduled time, but don’t hesitate to give us a call if you are running late!



If a tour is sold out, we encourage you to sign up as a stand-by and arrive 10-15 minutes before the departure. Please speak to one of the crew upon arrival. We will allow for standbys if we have the capacity.



You are free to move around, stand and switch seats! 



Please note we have a fully licensed bar on board, with ice-cold beer, wine, and spirits as well as soft drinks. We permit you to bring your own food on board, within reason. Bringing your own alcohol is strictly forbidden.



Your safety while on board with us is incredibly important. We are inspected and licensed by the coast guard each year before we go in the water, and we abide by their stringent safety regulations, including wearing a lifejacket. Before you board you will receive a short safety briefing, and before we get well underway the captain will introduce himself, the crew and provide another short message for your safety. The lifejacket is not bulky and cumbersome.