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2019 Wild Island Adventures

Wild Island Sail Adventures / Halifax / 100 Wild Islands

Little Duck X

Home Port - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Model - Contessa 26/Taylor 26

Built Toronto, CAN 1985

26 ft

5400 lb


Little Duck X complies with Transport Canada's small commercial vessel regulations for operation as a passenger carrying sailboat. 


The approach at Wild Island Adventures is low impact. We visit some of the last untouched islands on the East Coast of North America, and our goal is conservation tourism. As such, we operate a limited number of eco tours under sail. Get in touch with us to plan an itinerary that works for you. Pricing is determined using a simple day rate that includes sail transport and camping equipment rentals. 


Justin Davey - Transport Canada Licensed Master 

Lives in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Back in 2008, fresh out of school with a Fine Arts Degree, I purchased my first sailboat. It was a folkboat and that proved a good choice. I fell in love with sailing, got rid of everything, and moved aboard my tiny boat. After thousands of sea miles and seven other sailboats, I have come full circle. The Contessa 26 Little Duck X, is a design derivative of the original folkboat. It is a boat famous for setting round the world singlehanded records, most notably with Tania Aebi. Back in the late 80's, and prior to modern GPS, Tania become the youngest person ever to sail around the world. For the singlehander, a small, heavy and yet easily driven hull can provide comfort and safety at sea.

Little Duck X makes for an excellent day sailor and island gunkholer. With a sheltered cockpit, she is well equipped to deliver small groups and gear to the islands.