Discover Our Unique and Treasured Island

Blackwood Tours has been in business on Cape Breton Island for the past 10 years. Today, we carry on the traditions built by former owner Don Blackwood and continue to provide some of the most interesting and thrilling tours on the island.

The Port of Sydney, also known as the ocean gateway to scenic Cape Breton Island, is now a selected destination for many prominent cruise lines. Visitors are eager to discover our unique and treasured island. With its gracious and proud people, rich Gaelic heritage and sweeping landscapes, a visit to the Port of Sydney and Cape Breton Island creates a spiritual awakening that is sure to captivate you and keep you longing to return.

Whether you’re driving along the world-famous Cabot Trail, taking a stroll through the year 1744 at the Fortress of Louisbourg, sailing on the placid water of the Bras d’Or Lakes, visiting the home of Alexander Graham Bell, or taking in a traditional Ceilidh at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion…just at your doorstep…the Port of Sydney presents an opportunity for rewarding and diverse experiences.

5-Star Reviews for Blackwood Tours

Cabot Trail and a great lunch.

This was a great private tour. Pick up on time, great views, an extra drive by, and back to the port in plenty of time. Blackwood’s guide was friendly and informative. All four of us enjoyed the trip. Beautiful scenery and an excellent and reasonable lunch. Would highly recommend them.

– sk20314, TripAdvisor
Cancelled trip, refunded promptly

On the date the cruise ship was to stop in Sydney, it was too windy and the ship was unable to dock. Robert had witnessed the ship turning around and sail away. He promptly returned the deposit and prepaid tour amount to my credit card. We were disappointed not to tour this area but were pleased with the ease of scheduling the tour and the no-hassle refund.

– katherineg251, TripAdvisor
Beautiful Cabot Trail & Baddeck

There were 11 of us on the minibus quite a pleasant change from the mega-buses that the cruise ship tours use. Our guide assured us that she would make up for the late start & boy, did she. Our tour ended up being almost 8 hours. Our tour guide made stops at some beautiful lookouts along the Cabot Trail. The pictures I took was like looking at a postcard just stunning.

– Cathy M, TripAdvisor
Great tour of Cabot Trail

We had a small group of 8 people and what a great tour we had. The small group made the difference from cruise ship excursions. We were able to customize the day to our liking. One of the couples had been to a particular spot that they wanted to visit again. The driver was most accommodating and got us up to Neil's Harbor which was absolutely lovely.

– sharonsumy, TripAdvisor
Made Our Day

Despite calling only the day before, we were able to book a tour for five hours and we specifically asked them to take us along the Eastern Cabot Trail (some of the most dramatic views are on this side) all the way to Ingonish and the Keltic Lodge. Our driver was punctual, accommodating, and patient. The drive was spectacular as are our photographs if I do say so.

– CDWBridgehampton, TripAdvisor