Main Marina Operation Opens for the Season on May 1st, 2014!
Marina Operating Dates: May 1st to Oct 31st, 2014
Location: N45° 58′ 54.42″, W60° 25′ 53.04
Manager: Byron McVicar
Club / Marina Phone Number: 902-828-1099
Byron’s Mobile: 902-322-3845
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Eoin Yacht Club Manager: email@example.com
Ben Eoin Yacht Club:
Ben Eoin Yacht Club has 75 berths (68 slips and 7 visitors berths), making it the largest marina on the Bras d’Or Lakes. The new Ben Eoin Yacht Club & Marina is located on the south shore of the East Bay of the Bras d’Or Lakes, a 25 minute drive from downtown Sydney, Cape Breton Island. Guests can relax in our clubhouse, sit on the deck overlooking the marina and lakefront or watch TV, check their email or surf the web in the clubhouse lounge. You can even book a round of golf at the neighbouring 18 hole championship golf course, The Lakes Golf Club, one of Graham Cooke’s world class designs featuring stunning views of the Bras d’Or Lakes.
The Bras d’Or Lakes:
Known as the “great inland sea,” the Bras d’Or Lakes cover 450 square miles, making it the largest inland salt water lake in the world. The Bras d’Or Lakes has a reputation as being one of the greatest sailing destinations in the world. Either as a must stop over enroute to ports beyond or as a destination to spend several weeks cruising the lakes, the Bras d’Or Lakes enjoy the pleasure of welcoming many sailing vessels each year.
The renowned Cruising Club of America was first formed on the Bras d’Or Lakes in Maskell’s Harbour. They continue to host regular flotilla’s travelling from a variety of ports throughout North America making their way up the coast to cruise the Bras d’Or’s.
The Lakes generally offer friendly SW prevailing winds with a mild saltwater spray off your bow. The deep, soft bottom coves and harbours are endless for safe overnight anchorage. Land is always in sight in these fog free waters. There are several marinas and related ports situated around the Lakes where all your provision and boating needs can be met. For more information about the Lakes “Cruising Cape Breton” is a must read.
Cape Breton Island is renowned for it’s hospitality, music, food, and cultural experiences. The Island also has world class recreation facilities, most notably the famous Highland Links Golf course on the Cabot Trail and the Margaree River for the salmon fisherman.
While much has been written about our Island and we encourage you to take a moment to connect to some of the links on the contact page, in simplest terms our Cape Breton was best described by one of our most famous residents, Alexander Graham Bell when he was quoted as saying:
“I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”