Halifax & McNabs Island
Start your day in Halifax with freshly baked pastries, coffee and tea aboard Little Duck. After a safety equipment and procedures demonstration, we'll discuss the day's route on the chart.
Untie the lines and depart for a sail past Canada's Navy Fleet wharves, Dartmouth's waterfront, and across to George's Island in the centre of Halifax Harbour. A dramatic glacial island steeped in military history and home to Fort Charlotte.
Passing the George's Island lighthouse, we'll steer SE for Point Pleasant Park and round it for an afternoon drifting up the Northwest Arm past Halifax's urban parks, historic homes and the Sir Sanford Fleming Memorial Tower, erected to commemorate Nova Scotia's representative government in 1758.
In the calm waters of the Northwest Arm, we'll drop anchor for a locally catered lunch.
Anchor up, we'll steer northeast for McNabs Island.
Tying to the Garrison Pier, you'll step ashore for an evening of independent beach exploration, while we set up your camp and prepare a fresh dinner with local seasonal ingredients. A Lobster boil with all the sides is an option.
The Skipper is always available on cellular or the handheld VHF radio provided. Little Duck will depart from the pier to anchor nearby. After deciding on your wake up call, you'll have the sunset to yourselves and a quiet island camp under the stars.
Wake to the smell of fresh coffee brewing on the camp wood stove. A hearty brunch with local ingredients will start the day right. After breaking camp, you'll have the day to explore McNabs Island.
While on the hike, we'll pack camp for you and load Little Duck at the Pier. Your tour ends with a leisurely sail back to the Halifax waterfront.