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"Once Upon A Tide"

St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia - Kayaking & Hiking Tour


Brace yourself for a day full of adventure. On this expedition you get to experience Nova Scotia by land and by sea. We spend the first half of the day on the waters of the beautiful St Margaret's Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. Kayaking along the coast we will explore many coves and islands and maybe even get the chance to encounter some playful whales or curious seals. The second half of our adventure takes place hiking in the coastal barrens near Polly's Cove where we get a 360 degree panoramic view of Peggy's Cove and the surrounding area.


Tour Details:

Tour Highlights:

Length: 6.0 km

* Polly's Cove

* Kayaking along the coast
* Island exploration

* Marine life sightings

Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 8 hours
Price: $150.00/person (+Tax)*
Special Rates:

* Children (under 13): 25% off
* Students: Tax free
* Seniors (60+): Tax free

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*Price above includes: Transportation, lunch, tour guide, and kayak rental. We accept CASH only for all of our half-day and full-day tours. These tours can be paid for on the day of the tour. This tour starts and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We provide door-to-door transportation within downtown Halifax.

Lunch includes: Various fruits, vegetables, breads, cheese, dips, pepperoni and smoked salmon (vegetarian & vegan friendly).


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About St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia


St Margaret’s Bay contains numerous islands, particularly along its eastern shores. These islands were historically used by the Mi'kmaq Nation and some contain burial sites. Today the St Margaret’s Bay is a popular destination for sailing yachts and exploring the many sheltered islands by way of kayak. 

The coastal barren’s of the “Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area” were created between 10,000 and 13,000 years ago during the last ice age. This unique barren landscape now contains hundreds of erratic boulders which have been deposited across the barrens and some rest gracefully on smaller rocks. Some interesting flora can be found in the barrens which include Wild Rhodora, Pitcher Plants, Sundew, Crowberries, Juniper Bush, Fiddle Head Ferns, Lady’s Slippers and Dragon’s Mouth.