Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one sailing tour experience for two adults from Amoeba Sailing Tours in Baddeck (a $50 value). Tours embark four times a day July 1–August 31, and three times a day September 1–October 16.
Celebrating 20 years on the waters of the Bras d’Or Lake, Amoeba Sailing Tours affords the landlocked the rare chance to experience the waters near Baddeck from aboard the storied 67-foot ebony-hulled schooner known as the Amoeba. On each 90- to 120-minute tour, Captain John Bryson guides the Amoeba and its five sails from the Baddeck wharf in search of majestic sights and maritime screenplay ideas. From the comfort of the deck, passengers enjoy a panoramic view of the Baddeck shores, where the vistas frame memorable points of interest like Bell Bay Golf Club, Boularderie Island, and the former estate of Alexander Graham Bell. Guests can log some digital-camera mileage trying to capture the picturesque shores of Kidston Island and the striking aura that emanates from the Baddeck lighthouse. Amoeba tour-goers may also sight the stately bald eagles of Cape Breton, who often leave their nests to fly near the boat during tour voyages, further increasing the likelihood of memorable photos and beak-snatched toupees.
Sea-legged staff recommend that tourists bring along sunscreen, a hat, and a camera. In the event of light rain or drizzle, the Amoeba crew will distribute yellow slickers and the lyrics to the Gilligan's Island theme song.
Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0