COASTAL ADVENTURES will introduce you to the untapped wilderness of the 100 Wild Islands off the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. During these half day and day long sea kayaking trips our friendly and experienced guides will help you to discover the unique biology, geology and human history of this pristine wilderness far from the summer bustle.

From our base in Tangier, along the province's rugged Eastern Shore, we will instruct you in choosing the right type of kayak for you. Several different models, both singles and doubles, will be available. Instruction will be given in the basic paddling strokes and the fundamentals of a safe and enjoyable sea kayaking trip. During our journey we will explore the sheltered offshore islets and islands, and a fascinating world where the land meets the sea.

Beginners are welcome and no prior experience is needed.

Dates Anytime with a minimum of two [reservation is required]
2021 Fees

Full Day: $125 CDN [$150/person with only two]
              (picnic lunch extra $15 - not available during Covid)
Half Day: $85 CDN [$95/person with only two]
Location Coastal Exploration Centre
84 Mason's Point Road
Tangier, N.S.
(85 km/50 miles from Halifax)
Duration Full Day: 9:30 AM - 4:30/5:00 PM
Half Day: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM; or 1:30 - 5:00 PM
Suggested Clothing

Non-slip footwear (which will get wet)
Towel, bathing suit
Sun hat & glasses
Short pants, long pants
T-shirt, sweater
Anorak / rain jacket
Extra clothing / footwear
Supplied Equipment

Sea kayaks (singles, doubles)
Paddles, spray skirts
Wet suits, boots, gloves (spring clinics)
Life vests
Maps, compass
Water bottles
First Aid and Safety kits
Dry bags
Paddling Jackets

This narrow band of isolated outposts stretches the entire length of the coastline. There are litterally hundreds, some so tiny that they scarcely breath air at high water; others cover hundreds of acres. Some are carpeted with dense coastal spruce, many are barren, but all have a character and a story of their own.

When the Europeans first came to our shores in search of our once abundant cod, they settled along the coast and in many cases on the offshore islands.Although these early settlers have long since departed to the comforts of the mainland, scattered remnants of this other era remain. You will find mostly solitude, though, in a rugged and pristine wilderness far from any crowds, where a winding journey will take you to remote sea bird colonies, over thick kelp beds and into idyllic coves where few other vessels dare to venture. Recently, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust initiated a campaign to preserve this unique archipelago for future generations.

Regardless of the weather conditions you can find a sheltered route and an idyllic lunch spot with a juxtaposition of natural and human history, past and present, that creates a compelling mix of experiences

Photo opportunities abound. To view some of the scenes that you might encounter during our paddling journey along our shores, Click here:



These specialty tours were designed for those who have already paddled Tangier Harbour, either on one of our regular Coastal Adventures day trips or on their own and with their own kayaking gear, and are interested in a guided journey along a different area of the Eastern Shore. Our destinations were chosen for their unique nature. Some have a special biological or geological significance, others illustrate the early history of the shore [lighthouses, settlement, etc], and still others attracted us due to the challenge of their remote nature and are out of reach for those with limited kayaking experience.

Coastal Adventures
84 Mason's Point Road
Tangier, Nova Scotia


Destination Paddles

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

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Contact us at:

P.O. Box 77
Tangier, Nova Scotia B0J 3H0
Toll Free: (877)404-2774
Tel./Fax: (902)772-2774