The Bluenose Coast is one of the most beautiful drives in Nova Scotia in my opinion. The roads follow the coves and harbours and includes some of the most spectacular views I have ever seen. The only way better to view these magnificent waters is to explore them first hand, by boat! We are so fortunate to have wonderful boat tour operators in almost ever town along the Bluenose Coast.
Starting in Peggy’s Cove, with Peggy’s Cove Boat Tours, the Seadog IV can take 20 passengers on a tour of the water surrounding Peggy’s Cove. This boat tour even has a live underwater video camera that can show you the bottom of the ocean! They offer many types of tours which include: Sightseeing and Marine Life Tour, Lobster Dinner Cruise, Deep Sea Fishing, Puffin, Bird & Seal Tour, Photographer’s Tour and private Charters. Open from May-October, more information can be found at www.peggyscoveboattours.com.
St. Margarets water tours are also offered by Four Winds Charters. Ninety minute scenic cruises are offered along with a three hour nature cruise, four hour fishing trips and private charters. St. Margarets Bay provides a lovely area for hidden coves, marine birds and other marine species. More information can be found at http://www.fourwindscharters.com/index.html
The next location in Chester is Chester Boat Tours. Jim Barkhouse has offered these tours for 16 years and offers water tours for 1-6 people and these range from 1-3 hours. These tours include trips to Tancook Islands and even a water tour around Oak Island! To contact Jim you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Shore Boat Tours located in Mahone Bay offers 1.5 hour tours out of the Mahone Bay Civic Marina. The tours offered include nature tours and sunset cruises, an Oak Island tour, along with puffin tours and private charters. Mahone Bay consists of 365 islands and the captain Chris is very knowledgable about the waters of Mahone Bay and the local history. To learn more about South Shore Boat Tours visit southshoreboattours.com.
The town of Lunenburg is famous as being a UNESCO world heritage site, but also has some great waters to be explored as well. Star Charters offers 3 different types of tours which include tours on the Eastern Star, Sea ‘N Cruise Eco Tours and Heritage Fishing Tours. The Eastern Star is a 48′ classic sailboat with daily sailing tours, sunset tours and private charters. The Sea ‘N Cruise Eco Tour has a scientific and historical approach of Lunenburg harbour with custom harbour tours, scenic & coastline charters and is also wheelchair accessible. The Heritage Fishing Tours offer an enjoyable fishing experience in a 23′ lobster skiff. All the equipment is provided and will leave you with the idea of how a working waterfront is run. For more information visit SailLunenburg.com.
Another tour option in Lunenburg is upon the world famous Bluenose II! How cool would it be to cruise the harbour on such a classic icon of Nova Scotia! Visit https://bluenose.novascotia.ca for dates of when and where the Bluenose II will be.
Last but not least is Tillicum Adventure Tours along the beautiful LaHave River. Often over looked, the river offers beautiful photo opts. The tour options include weekday afternoon cruises from 2-6pm and weekend sunset cruises from 6-8:30pm. Special celebration events are also available. Visit www.tilicumadventuretours.com for more information.