Want to experience Sydney? Then visit the Sydney Waterfront District! Home to over 200 distinctive businesses, including unique shops, cafes, salons a theater, and various services, Sydney Waterfront District is the heart of our craft, culture, business, and retail communities. Take a stroll in the fresh open air along Charlotte St and surrounding areas, and don’t forget our newly renovated waterfront boardwalk with a fabulous view that leads to our famous Big Fiddle at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion!
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.
To truly experience all that the Island has to discover, you have to take a shore excursion. Whether it’s driving around 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.
Sydney is also home to the FIDHEAL MHOR A’ CEILIDH©, also known as the World’s Largest Fiddle. Get your picture taken next to this giant icon, which is just a few feet from the ship, before you depart on your tour!