Adventures & Activities

 

Embarking on an adventure travel vacation to Mahone Bay will let you realize the distinct character of our "Magical Area" of Nova Scotia. Uncover our tight-knit community of local adventurers as you explore our fabulous hiking trails, kayaking, Oak Island Land or Ocean tour, bike rides, walking tours or whatever your heart desires!   After your exciting day, fuel up with some healthy local cuisine. After a long, active day of adventure, retire to our comfortable  B&B and recharge in a luxurious bed for the feats of the day ahead.

The South Shore of Nova Scotia has beautiful beaches, historic harbors, and lighthouses with countless stories to tell of  Canada’s seafaring past .  These  gems all await your curiosity. Don’t forget to make time for the pristine coastal national parks, world class whale watching and arguably the best lobster on Earth.

Please take a look at some of our favorites!

Salty Dog Sea Tours   

www.saltydogtours.com

This is by far one of our most favorite tours of all time!

Captain Tony  Sampson (a diver on the show) or a member of his fabulous crew will take you on an adventure as they explore by boat the mysteries of Oak Island and the magic of the greater Mahone Bay area. They have guided Sea Tours of Oak Island running daily.

Take a narrated trip by sea to view the key sites of the island as seen on  

"The Curse of Oak Island" TV show on the History Channel.

You will travel aboard one of their new tritoon boats, in comfort

and stability along the shorelines of the Mahone islands.  A must do!!

Sweet Ride Cycling  

www.sweetridecycling.com

Sweet Ride Cycling is a full service bike shop located in the heart of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia offering bicycle sales, repairs/service and rentals. They carry a wide variety of specialized brand bicycles from performance road and mountain bikes to hybrid, comfort and kid's bikes. Sweet Ride Cycling also has a full range of cycling clothing, shoes, helmets, parts and accessories – everything you need for cycling.  Their rental fleet includes road, hybrid, comfort and kid's bikes as well as trail-a-bikes and chariot brand child carriers. Half-day, day and multi-day rates are available, including helmets.

A unique feature of Sweet Ride is the selection of bulk and novelty candy to sweeten your visit. Fisherman's Daughter has teamed up with Sweet Ride to offer you an exclusive discount!

Pleasant Paddling  

www.pleasantpaddling.com

Offering sea kayak tours, rentals, and lessons in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia. They  are minutes from Mahone Bay, and in the best kayaking location in Nova Scotia. Come and experience the calm, protected, and beautiful water of Blue Rocks, which has more islands per paddle stroke than anywhere. Islands make paddling trips great and there are dozens of beautiful, uninhabited islands to explore.  An added bonus is around every corner there are things to see. There is a seal colony with grey and harbour seals, scores of birds, sea creatures and mammals hiding on the islands.  Blue Rocks is quintessentially Nova Scotian.

Whale Watching 

www.novascotiawhalewatching.com

Pack the binoculars and camera, bring plenty of film and prepare for an unparalleled ocean adventure off Nova Scotia's southern coast. Join Capt. Walter T. Flower Jr. for an exciting, three-hour, whale watching tour of the North Atlantic.

The whales are magnificent. Sometimes so close, you can touch them. There are fin, pilot, minke and the favoured humpback whales. They lunge and dive and blow. And there are dolphins, ocean sun fish, giant blue fin tuna and leatherback turtles; and birds - puffins, razorbills, terns, black guillemot, petrels, shearwaters and gannets. On our return trip a reef reveals a large population of seals basking in the sun.

Deep Sea Fishing  

www.lunenburgoceanadventures.com

Leave the scenic harbor of historic Lunenburg aboard the "Islander VI" bound for the pristine waters of the North Atlantic for a fun half-day of fishing. After sailing by the lighthouse at the entrance to Lunenburg you will then pass by the Ovens Caves.

Guests are then told to keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, and the occasional giant ocean sunfish, or Bluefin Tuna!  They will provide you with bait, rods and reels. Their fishing gear consists of Penn Pursuit rods with Penn 309 level wind reels loaded with 30lb test line. Avid anglers are welcome to bring their own tackle.
Also available are traditional handlines if you would like to try to fish the old fashioned way.  Fish caught are Cod, Mackerel, Dog Fish, Haddock, Halibut, Pollock or Wolf Fish.

Lunenburg Walking Tour

www.lunenburgwalkingtours.com

At Lunenburg Walking Tours, they will provide visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage Site town ~ (one of only two such urban sites in North America ), an educational and fun introduction to the history, architecture, and culture of this fascinating community.   They promise it will be a great foundation for the rest of your stay and, if you are like many others, you’ll be saying, “I wish we’d planned more time here.” They offer both daytime and evening tours, along with options to personalize your experience. 

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