This is our full day kayak adventure that gets to all the best places in the islands around Blue Rocks. We go to the seal colony where we see the seals playing in the water and we are serenaded by their calling. We have a delicious lunch on a secluded beach that highlights to local tastes. We will also visit the defunct island community of Eastern Point and paddle through passageways that only kayaks can navigate. This kayak adventure paddles by lighthouses, kayaks under bridges, sees wildlife, hears the groan of a whistle buoy, skirts dozens and dozens of islands, this tour has it all.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||245 The Point Road, Blue Rocks|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 915 AM for a prompt start time of 1030am.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 3:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Water friendly clothing including footwear, hat, jacket, sunscreen|
Children 12 years old and younger are half price and are required to be in a double kayak.
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the islands of Blue Rocks is one of the best sea kayaking destinations in Nova Scotia!
Launching from Blue Rocks, an authentic fishing village, we’ll paddle along the narrow passageways between the maze of rocky islands, which can only be explored by kayak. You’ll hear the swells rolling over rocks, the haunting sound of groaner buoys, and seals calling in the distance as you paddle through the beautiful islands and skirt picturesque fishing villages. Throughout the tour you’ll stop to learn about the flora and fauna – from the bright yellow seaweed and colourful shells to the blue and grey hues of the rocky landscape. The calm, clear waters offer many opportunities to see wildlife above and below the surface.
Halfway into the tour we’ll stop on an island for a beach break and enjoy a lunch. After our break we’ll paddle out to the Rackets where the seals live. This series of low-lying rocks provides a protected paddling environment, between the islands and the open Atlantic Ocean. The seals live on these rocks. Seals, especially the young pups, are curious and often enjoying swimming near visiting kayaks. We’ll take some time to allow them to approach the kayaks, and take some pictures without disturbing them. Next we head to the island of Eastern Point, a small island community steeped with history. These are the islands that have some of the best and most confusing paddling routes. We’ll weave around these islands taking in the beautiful scenery, calming ocean sounds and hopefully some wildlife before heading back to our office.
This 6 hour kayak tour is available by reservation only. It is great for paddlers of all ages and experience levels.