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.
Professional instructor Meals
Secluded Island Camp All kayaking equipment
Instructor gratuity

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.

Multi-day kayak tour guided Nova Scotia on south shore near Lunenburg

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 21, 2015

My husband, teenage daughter and I did an overnight kayak trip at the end of August 2015. Our experience was great starting from our initial inquiry. Our guide made an effort to make sure he understood what type of experiene we were looking for, what equipment we would have with us (since we were traveling from Western Canada), what our paddling experience level was and if there were any dietary restrictions.

We spent two amazing days exploring the islands between Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Our guide’s knowledge of the area and fun loving personality, first rate equipment and fantastic food made for an experience we will all remember for years to come.

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