Multi-day Kayak Tour of the Rackets
Experience the full scope of this amazing coastal area with our multi-day kayak tour. Kayak past dozens of islands in calm waters, skirt picturesque fishing villages, and pass a seal rookery before stopping at an isolated island for the night or two. The return paddle is just as beautiful as it snakes through the unique Back Passage and Tanner’s Pass before returning to Blue Rocks. This overnight kayaking tour is a must for those who want to get to know the edge of Nova Scotia.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||245 The Point Road, Blue Rocks|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 9:30 AM for a prompt start time of 10am.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 1:00 PM on the last day.|
|WEAR||Water friendly clothing including footwear, hat, jacket, sunscreen. Change of clothes.|
Two Day Tour – $535 per person
What to expect on a one night tour –
We meet from our office at the end of The Point Road in Blue Rocks at 10 am. After greetings and paperwork we’ll review the kayak and then do our safety talks. Next we’ll load up the kayaks and start off. Because of the dozens of islands there are many routes to take but, rest assured, we’ll find a nice beach for lunch before heading for The Rackets. Along the way we’ll pass both Stonehurst communities and swing by Heckmans Island and Hells Rackets to visit the grey and harbour seals.
The Rackets are made up of almost a dozen islands, most of which are in the public trust or are crown land. The local conservation group, MICA (Mahone Bay Island Conversation Association), has been behind many of the island purchases. The result is that these islands are free from human habitation and will continue to be. We’ll set up camp on the island that best suits our group. Regardless of where we camp we’ll be on the outskirts of our world. Once ensconced on the island, a shore dinner will be presented to you by your guide.
After a delicious breakfast the camp is broken down we are back in the kayaks. Heading toward Mahone Bay we’ll enter the Back Harbour of Lunenburg and then round Heckmans Island. As we enter the Back Passage and Tanner’s Pass the waterway narrows. This is one of the most protected and scenic kayak routes in Nova Scotia. Once through we’ll paddle back though familiar waters to our office in Blue Rocks. There we’ll wish you more happy adventures.
Two Day Tours – The extra day allows to immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings. The guides will account for wind and waves and take you to amazing paddling that surround this area.