Cruising Resources

Cruising Cape Breton Resource
Cape Breton Island is the Ultimate Cruising Destination for many, and Cruising‑Cape‑ is your fact‑filled, #1 Info Site for essential, up‑to‑date information—whether you're a cruiser venturing to our island, or a new or experienced Cape Breton cruiser seeking new horizons. And, it's all FREE!
The URL is
n the Cruising Publications section there are a number of free downloads including

Volume I - Chedabucto Bay
Volume II - The Bras d'Or Lakes Sydtem
Volume III - St Anns Harbour
Volume IV - The Highlands Coast
Volume V - The Western Shore is in preparation and hopefully will be ready for the coming Summer.

Weather Information
Internet: Environment Canada Marine Forecast – Atlantic Coast

Halifax Harbour Buoy

Current NOAA Weather Information Buoys – North East USA and Gulf of Maine

Halifax Harbour Controlled Access Zones
Phone: Weather One-On-One: 1-900-565-5555Maritime Weather Center Marine Answering Service:  (902) 426-9600
Radio: Weather Radio 162.400 MHz on VHF/FM 
Canadian Coast Guard weather information on Ch. 21 VHF 161.65 MHz

Canadian Coast Guard

Boating Safety Infoline

Emergency – Marine/Air Search & Rescue

Phone: 1-800-565-1582 or 
Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax:  (902) 427-8200
Radio: Ch. 16 – 156.8 MHz, 2182 KHz

Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Maritime Region
Fisheries and Oceans
P.O. Box 1035
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 4T3 
Tel.: (902) 426-3550
Fax: (902) 426-5995

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Nova Scotia Customs District Office
1583 Hollis Street
P.O. Box 520
Halifax, NS   B3J 2R7
Fax: (902) 426-2129

Canadian Tide Tables

Collision Regulations

Other Resources

A knot-tying instructional video page:

A Boaters Safety Knowledge quiz with the help of Discover Boating and

A page on salmon conservation: 

A page on dealing with motion sickness: