Embark on an unforgettable two-and-a-half-hour cruise from Halifax Harbour aboard the Kawartha Spirit. Your destination is Chebucto Head at the mouth of the harbour where you may see a variety of marine wildlife and bird species. Experienced naturalists will be on hand to enlighten you on the wildlife you may see as well as the region’s history and geography. Wildlife you may be lucky enough to see includes minke or fin whales, dolphins and seals.
Departs Saturday and Sunday 16-30 May; daily departures 01 Jun-30 Sep
Combine an introductory tour of the city of St John's with a visit to the easternmost point in North America. Travel southwards from St John's towards the beautiful Cape Spear; if you face east from this spot at the very edge of Canada, there's nothing but ocean between you and the west coast of Ireland. See the oldest standing lighthouse in North America, explore ruined gun battery from World War II and walk the path that follows the cape's coastline. Later, return to St John's where you'll take in the views from the top of Signal Hill, explore the fishing village of Quidi Vidi and stop at the Government House and the Roman Catholic cathedral.
Departs daily 01 May-31 Oct
Experience the highs and lows of the Bay of Fundy on this full day tour. Throughout the day you'll visit the beautiful Hopewell Rocks at both high and low tide as well as seeing highlights of the province's coastline between the two extremes.
Departs daily from 01 May-31 Oct from Delta Beausejour Hotel.
The town of Lunenburg is one of the most charming in Nova Scotia. And that's saying something in a place where characterful settlements sit side by side. You'll be joined by a knowledgable guide as you explore the South Shore region which has a rich heritage of fishing, boat building, pirates and rum running. You'll continue on to Lunenburg itself for a walking tour or a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. En route back to Halifax, stop in Mahone Bay which is best known for its shoreside churches.
Departs Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between 01 Jun-15 Oct; the tour will not operate on certain dates, please call for details.
Home to one of the most photographed lighthouses on the Atlantic Coast, if not the world, the pretty village of Peggy’s Cove is the perfect destination to visit during a stay in Halifax. Depart from the city and travel south west along Prospect Road to this charming rural community. Witness the beautifully-rugged coastline as you follow the water-side trails, visit the lighthouse and spend a little time exploring the village itself and shopping for some souvenirs in the local gift shops.
Daily departures 01 Jul-30 Sep
St John's, Newfoundland has its fair share of natural attractions and wildlife species. On this two-hour trip on the MV Cetacean Quest you'll sail through The Narrows – the entrance to St John's Harbour – and out into the North Atlantic in search of whales and towering ice burgs. These waters are home to a high concentration of humpback whales meaning your chances of seeing one of these majestic creatures is high (sightings not guaranteed) and you may also see vast nests of puffins along the rocky coastline.
Departs at least twice daily from 01 Jun-30 Sep