Package: 100 Wild Islands
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 to Mon, Aug 22, 2016
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.
• 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.
• $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