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

Sea Kayaking

Spend a leisurely day on the water in a sea kayak, and enjoy a unique perspective of the spectacular coastline. The calm, warm waters and beautiful sunsets will be a highlight of your trip to Inverness. And if you’re heading out solo and would like to take a guide, our Reservations Team can make the arrangements. Travel time: 5 minutes

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

An excellent combination of exercise and fun, stand-up paddle boarding offers fresh perspectives of the water and the myriad of sights above and below the surface. Catch the action at Cabot Links, as you paddle along the shoreline at nearby MacIsaacs Pond. Travel time: 5 minutes

Another unforgettable experience can be found on the Margaree River, with a guided paddle board tour. Wave to the anglers as you paddle by, while taking in breathtaking scenery and watching salmon swim underneath your board. Travel time: 30 minutes; duration: 2.5 – 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

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