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Blackwood Tours

New Waterford, Canada
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About Blackwood Tours
Blackwood Tours has been in business on Cape Breton Island for the past 10 years. Located in Sydney, Nova Scotia and touring to the amazing landscapes of the Cabot Trail and Cape Smokey, the historic site of Louisbourg, the charming waterfront of Baddeck - and many more locations of your choosing. Our passengers seek to relax, soak in nature and learn the stories of our island! We've got comfortable vans that can accommodate 6 passengers as well as a 13 passenger mini bus with individual captain seats, along with a friendly, knowledgeable driver and guide. Call or email to book your group!
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Marie R wrote a review Oct 2019
Coronado, California2 contributions
My husband and I had a marvelous tour with Bob of the Cabot Trail. We would both highly recommend the tour group and the driver
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dienna G wrote a review Oct 2019
Elk River32 contributions8 helpful votes
This tour was well put together and had some interesting stops- the small ferry, a last minute hat shop Elton John visited, beautiful scenery. We were underwhelmed with the Keltic Lodge. A bit disappointing. The day we went was foggy for the first part and little sun so the Cabot Trail was not as beautiful as expected. Our tour guide, Gaston, did a good job of telling us about the history of the area and threw in some personal stories that we enjoyed. If I had to do it over again, I might have chosen a different tour- not company or tour driver- they were great- but a tour to a different location.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jan M wrote a review Oct 2019
Oliver, Canada59 contributions32 helpful votes
A group of us arrived in Sydney on a cruise ship in early October. We had booked the Highland Village, Baddeck & Bell Museum tour with this highly rated company. We really enjoyed the beautiful Bras d'Or/Cape Breton countryside. The Alexander Graham Bell Museum was very well laid out and educational. Had a very nice lunch in Baddeck which is a charming little place. That being said our guide tried to discourage us from visiting the Highland Village. The weather was overcast and he claimed the paths would be muddy and slippery. We insisted that we stop there and he reluctantly did. The paths were mostly gravel so there was no problem walking around. We didn't have enough time there but at least got a feeling for the place We also didn't get to stop at the Christmas Island post office which was disappointing. We got the feeling our guide just wanted to get us back to the ship. Before writing this I read some of the other reviews so think this was just an off day for the company. All in all we enjoyed the day and will certainly return to the area in the future.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Paul H wrote a review Oct 2019
81 contributions7 helpful votes
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We booked this trip with Blackwood Tours to take advantage of our Sydney stop whilst cruising on Celebrity Summit. My wife and I shared a car with another couple and our excellent driver, Francie, treated us to a lovely scenic tour of the Bras d’Or/Cape Breton area of Nova Scotia. Whilst the Highland Village Museum and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site were the highlights, we also enjoyed the stop at the Christmas Island post office, taking the very quick ferry at Little Narrows, lunch at Baddeck and the outstanding views of the enormous Bras d’Or lake itself. Francie looked after us well, providing great local insight whilst giving us the freedom to explore places on our own at our own pace. Having checked when we needed to be back at the ship she threw in some extra time too, just so we could see as much of the scenery as possible. A great experience and one I would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Lisa wrote a review Oct 2019
Minnesota32 contributions7 helpful votes
We were traveling on a Holland American cruise. We booked this tour to avoid the big tour buses the ship offered. It was a great decision! Our group of 6 had great tour! When trying to arrange the tour, Robert was very helpful and quick to respond to my emails. We were met right outside the ship in a large Van/ small bus. They were happy to accommodate the scooter my father-in-law required. Our guide (Bob, I think) was very entertaining and knowledgeable. He took us to places where we were away from crowds. I highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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