Package: 100 Wild Islands

100 Wild Islands

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Tue, Jul 5, 2016 to Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Posted in: Packages > Halifax > Tours & Cruises

Description:

Only an hour from Halifax, along Nova Scotia’s rugged Eastern Shore, lies a fascinating and undeveloped archipelago of islands, which feature white sand beaches, bogs, barrens and forest. These islands have retained their pristine nature and changed very little since well before Europeans arrived on these shores over 400 years ago. Recognizing the pristine nature of these islands, which are one of the last remaining intact and ecologically rich island groups of this size in North America, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust launched the 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign to preserve and protect these islands for future generations.

Lead by biologist and kayaking enthusiast, Dr. Scott Cunningham, our trip will journey among these exceptional islands, while you learn about their unique biology, geology and human history. We'll paddle past seabird colonies and seal rookeries, under exposed cliffs and dramatic windswept headlands, and into idyllic hidden coves of sparkling, turquoise waters--where few other vessels dare to venture. We will also uncover the vanishing signs of our own transient history when the early Europeans settled on these remote outposts.

This is a sea kayaking tour for both beginners and families, as well as the inquisitive expert.

Experience Includes:
• 3 days of guided sea kayaking, including all kayaking equipment
• 2 nights of remote island camping, with superb vistas
• All meals. We pride ourselves on our quality meals and specialize in seafood (e.g, lobster, scallops, fresh fish, smoked salmon, etc.). We can usually cater to specific dietary requirements (e.g, vegetarians, lactose intolerance, etc.) and ask that participants let us know well in advance of any food sensitivities or perferences.

Price :
• $595 per person (excludes camping equipment)
• $725 per person, includes tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad rental

Tour Offered: July 5-7; July 18-20; August 1-3; August 22-24

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Conditions: Minimum of four participants per tour. Advanced booking is required. A 30% deposit is paid at the time of booking. Tour balance is due 45 days before departure. Inquire about our early booking discount. Cancellation Policy: A refund (excepting $75 service charge) will be extended until 45 days prior to departure, after which a refund is available only if you can fill the vacancy. Tours are weather dependent. If we have to cancel a tour, there will be a complete refund. We use both single and double kayaks, depending upon the difficulty of the trip and the experience of the participants. We always bring at least one double as a "safety buffer" (e.g., in case someone gets sick, tired, nervous, etc.) and if no one wants/needs to be in the double then we all take turns. Participants are expected to help with camp chores.