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Association of Eastern Canadian Sea Kayaking Outfitters

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
Tourism Award

"We enjoyed yet another wonderful tour with Coastal Adventures. The Southwest Coast was spectacular!! The guides were great and the food was delicious - as usual. You run a great operation. Bravo!"

Cathy & Bruce
Montreal, PQ

COURSE Schedule

TOUR Calendar
COURSE Calendar


Coastal Adventures is Atlantic Canada’s foremost sea kayaking operation and 2015 is our 34th year of offering coastal paddling excursions. We have something for every interest and skill level, whether you are a beginner or an expert. We offer Day Trips from our centre in Tangier, and Extended Tours throughout the region and Instruction at our kayak school. We can also Rent equipment for those who wish to do it on their own and can welcome you in our Paddler’s Retreat B&B. Check out what we have to offer through the descriptions, photographs, and articles on our web site and find the sea kayaking adventure for you.

[Southwest Coast]

August 12-19

On this 8 day journey we will discover the deep fjords, sheer cliffs, and a ragged interior of glacial ponds and granite domes of this remote coastline. We will als visit some of the last remaining Newfoundland outports, clinging tenaciously to the exposed bedrock - and to a vanishing way of life.

100 Wild Islands

August 9-11, 2015

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has launched a campaign to preserve a fascinating and largely forgotten archipelago of wilderness islands. During our 3 day/2 night exploratory trip we will journey among this exceptional island group as we discover it’s unique biology, geology and human history.

Cape Breton

August 23-25, 2015 August 23-27, 2015

Once again we are running several tours during the summer to this world class paddling destination. Join us as we enjoy warm ocean waters and cool waterfalls, high cliffs and sand beaches, diverse marine life, and some amazing campsites.



Paddle Canada Introduction to Sea Kayaking
August 2

Introductory SK Course
[PC Level 1]

August 22/23

Comprehensive SK Course
[PC Level 2/3]

June 16-20


Cape Chignecto
[Bay of Fundy]
July 25-28

Atlantic Coastal Islands
August 9-11


August 12-19
Cape Breton Highlands
3 Day: Aug 1-3; 23-25
5 Day: Aug 1-5; 25-27

Day-long & Half-day
Anytime with
minimum of two

Inn to Inn
August 1-3

Your Tour Directors:

DR. SCOTT CUNNINGHAM, biologist and writer (author: Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia) and numerous magazine Articles, has paddled coastal waters extensively and circumnavigated Nova Scotia in 1980. He has also kayaked in Europe, and is a BCU Coach 4 (Sea) and a Paddle Canada Senior Instructor Trainer.

GAYLE WILSON has a degree in Fine Arts and has worked at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She is an experienced sea kayaker and both a BCU Instructor and a Paddle Canada Instructor Trainer.

If you would like to register for one of Coastal Adventure's tours or courses, here is our registration form in ADOBE PDF format.

84 Mason's Point Road
Tangier, Nova Scotia B0J 3H0
Toll Free: (877)404-2774
Tel./Fax: (902)772-2774

All photographs copyright Scott Cunningham, unless otherwise noted.

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Chester Basin, NS

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