Wild Islands to Highlands

Experience the spectacular scenery of the Wild Islands of the Eastern Shore and the Cabot Trail of Cape Breton Island.

We visit beaches, lighthouses, and coastal headlands; take a boat tour of the Sugar Islands with its’ eagles, seabirds, and seals; encounter the wonders of coastal ecology; and explore the night sky by telescope. We also listen to community storytellers, savour local culinary delights, and stay at charming accommodations by the sea.

This is a tour that embraces Nova Scotia’s wildlife, scenery, and traditional cultures. From wild isles and whisky to Highland charms and history, this tour is one you will always remember.

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Fundy Whales to Peggy’s Cove

Experience whales, great birding, and Mi’kmaw culture, and visit some of Nova Scotia’s most famous landmarks.

On this tour, we walk on the ocean floor, encounter the whimsical movements of thousands of shorebirds and seabirds, meet humpback whales at sea, embrace Mi’kmaw culture, and take in the sights and sounds of Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg World Heritage Site.

This is a tour of some of the most iconic sights, sounds, and tastes that Nova Scotia has to offer. From whales and wine to scenes and sails, this tour will become a lifetime memory.

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Customized Tours

Explore Nova Scotia or Atlantic Canada the way you wish – We customize tours for small groups.

Are you interested in birds, whales, and other wildlife? Do you wish to see coastal communities and the amazing seascapes of Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador? Are you interested in our cultures and history? No doubt, you have many interests.

Let’s discuss your wish list, develop some options, and refine a tour that is tailored for your group of two to five people (prices vary with group size). Our Lead Guide is very knowledgeable of the Atlantic Provinces, having lived and worked in many national parks and communities throughout the region. Contact Stephen for ideas and plan the trip of a lifetime!


Nova Scotia Tours

We offer outstanding adventure tours of Nova Scotia. You can choose from one of our two standing offers or consult with us to customize a Nova Scotia or an Atlantic Canada tour exclusively for your group.

Our adventures are for 2-5 participants, guided by well-known Nova Scotia naturalist, Dr. Stephen Flemming. We take the time to experience and to gain a sense of place. At each stop, we will have a unique encounter with nature or culture. As participants you may create their own unique memory journal; and will be mentored and encouraged to record your experiences in prose, poetry, sketching, and/or water-colour painting. We explore beaches; inter-tidal life; and observe extraordinary birds, marine mammals, and life on the ocean floor. We also meet local storytellers, experience Mi’kmaw culture, enjoy local music and cuisine, take in the stars of the night sky, and stay at amazing accommodations. Expect to have much to chronicle in your trip journal.

All tours include pick-up and return from downtown Halifax hotels with travel in a comfortable passenger van with a driver/guide. Tours begin on a Monday at 9 AM from downtown Halifax hotels (pick-up arranged) and return to downtown at 5 PM on Friday. All meals and relaxing accommodations are included as part of your five-day tour. A boat tour is also scheduled in our packages (Tor Bay or Bay of Fundy, depending on package – weather dependent). Snacks and art supplies are supplied as well. A professional naturalist guide and driver will escort you through your adventure (van travel, hikes, boat tour, and many wonderful experiences).

Our tours are designed with safety and security top of mind. Your driver/guide has an impecable safe driving record and is security-cleared. Additionally, the van and all accommodations will be sanitized following current health protocols.

Meals: Breakfasts at hotel, Lunches are bagged or picnic style, Dinners are at local restaurants ($40 max/person).

Bring good footwear (sneakers are fine), layers of clothing, rain coat, rubber boots (if you have them), and an inquisitive mind. Now you’re ready – choose your tour or work with us to create your own!

Fees for Nova Scotia Tours

  • Adult (16+): $2750 (Includes 4 nights of accommodation, 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners, van travel and guide)
  • Children under 16: $1925 (As above, but with shared accommodation with guardians – two double beds)

Great discounts are available for bookings of multiple people at checkout.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if you cancel at least five days (120 hours) before tour start time. Non-refundable after that deadline. If NovaNature is forced to cancel due to extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified as early as possible, and fully refunded.

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