Goat Island & Highland Village

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


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6 hours


Up to 24 passengers




Please bring water for the trip
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Goat Island Tour - Blackwood Tours
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Join us at Goat Island & Highland Village

Join Blackwood Tours at the Port of Sydney, Cape Breton for a scenic journey to Goat Island. Eskasoni and the Highland Village, Nova Scotia!

Our Blackwood Tours guide will be waiting for you at the Port of Sydney NS. Make sure you book your ship and time. Your guide will be wearing Red shirt and jacket and holding a Blackwood Tours sign. You have 1/2 hour to get to your guide who will be right there on the dock to your left after you pass through the security gate.




  • Join in the Unique Mi’kmaq cultural experience and walk at Goat Island.
  • Witness life as it was for the early Scottish settlers at The Highland Village.
  • Explore the beautiful scenery on your travels to and from Cultural Journey.


Full description


Blackwood Tours will pick you up at the port of Sydney, you will have 1/2 hour to get to your guide who will be waiting for you. Upon leaving the dock you will travel along the winding country roads of Cape Breton through Boisdale and Christmas Island with the Bras d ‘Or lakes in sight.
We will then come to the Highland Village, which is a live working village of the early 1700″s. Immerse yourself in the rich Gaelic culture with their costumed animators explaining and showing the way of life back then, in their native tongue, Gaelic. From there you will be taken to Goat Island.
Nestled alongside the beautiful Bras d”Or Lake ,the Eskasoni First Nation is the largest Mi’kmaq community in the world. Get an insiders look at this exceptional world with a Mi’kmaq cultural interpreter , who will take you to visit several villages along the 1.5 mile route, each one offering a unique experience.
Along the way, you’ll stop and experience aboriginal traditions such as smudging, a hunting and fishing interpretation, basket making, bread making, dancing, storytelling, and more.




Make sure you book the right tour from your ship, timing is everything! Taxes and entrance fees, plus a meal are included in the price. You will be transported to the Highland Village Interpretative experience and Goat Island First Nation Cultural Journey and interpretative village.

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring water. You may want to purchase some gifts so bring a form of money with you, no bitcoin. At Goat Island a meal will be provided with the price of the tour. Note: Any gifts that you decide to purchase are not included in the price of this tour.


If you have any questions please contact Blackwood Tours at  blackwoodtours@gmail.com or phone 902-549-3405!

Additional Information

Special Instructions

Please disembark your ship as soon as possible after docking. Your guide will be waiting for you
Please bring money/credit card for lunch and beverages. We will incorporate a stop, but the cost of food and beverages is not included in the price of the tour
You may also want to have cash/credit cards for souvenirs. Some of the museums have gift shops
The order of this itinerary may change
Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Meeting Location

Your guide will meet you at the dock as soon as you pass through the security gate on the dock. Just go to your left, and they will be wearing a red shirt and holding a Blackwood Tours sign. You will have 30 minutes to find your guide. We ask that you exit the ship as soon as you can so nobody is waiting too long to start their tour.

If your ship time changes your tour time will change accordingly.







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