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Isle Madame Boat Club

Located In Arichat
Where To Find Us
Arichat, NS B0E 1A0
Areas Served Richmond County
Phone 902-226-0773 Boat Club 
902 631-3785 Sailing School (after 5 & weekends) or  
Contact Robert Martel; Phone: 902-300-1364; Email:
Alternate Contact Cites Babin; Phone: 902-226-0226
Mailing Address c/o Isle Madame Boat Club 
PO Box 186 
Arichat, NS B0E 1A0
Description & Services

Isle Madame Boat Club is a non profit boat club and marina owned and operated by its members. Guest berths are available for boats less than 45 feet in length with a draft of less than 7 feet and less than 12 tones displacement. The marina is a safe space tucked into the south side of Arichat Harbour on historic Isle Madame offering power, water and club house facilities. The safe harbour, Arichat is one of the oldest communities in Nova Scotia and a port of call whose appeal dates back to the early 1700’s.

The area served as an ancient summer encampment for the Mi’kmaq, a summer fishing location for the Basques dating back to the 16th century and later a settlement for Acadians, Huguenots and Irish, the area remains populated with many different ethnic groups. Arichat Harbour achieved international stature in the early 1800’s as one of the largest ports of registry primarily due to it being one of the three deepest natural harbours on the eastern seaboard of the North America.

Located some 10 nautical miles from the port of Canso, 20 nautical miles from the Canso Causeway and some 20 nautical miles from the Saint Peters Canal, it is a logical stop-over point for sailors and boaters traversing Chedabucto Bay or on their way to Halifax, or the Bras D’or Lakes.

Isle Madame Boat Club Sailing School

Our sailing program is taught by certified instructors. We have a new school building & equipment, new Optimist Sailboats, new 420 Sailboats. Our program costs $130.00/week or $300.00/3 weeks. Ages 9 to 14.

Dates May 15 - October 15
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
Tags Cape Breton Connect ; Classes/courses ; Marinas / Wharfs ; Recreation Categories ; Volunteer Opportunity