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Lobster being handled by Nova Scotia fisherman

Lobster Fisherman for a Day

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A full day of Nova Scotia lobster fishing aboard a working Northumberland Strait fishing boat, and tasty lobsters to take home!

Before sunrise, you’ll meet your captain and his crew at the wharf to board a working Northumberland Strait lobster fishing boat.   


As the crew busy themselves preparing for an exciting day on the water, your captain will provide a safety briefing and tour of the vessel.  You'll also try on a survival suit, ensuring you're well-prepared for any safety considerations during the experience.


As you sail away from the wharf to your captain's fishing grounds, you will witness a sunrise like no other over the Nova Scotia's Northumberland Strait.

You'll observe the captain and his crew pushing traps up the washboard, measuring and picking lobsters, baiting traps, and banding lobster. You'll learn about generations of fishing on the Northumberland Strait and about conservation efforts to protect this treasured way of life.

After a full day of fishing, you'll head back to shore and witness daily life on the wharf with local fishermen selling their catch to buyers and getting ready for the next day of lobstering.

You won’t leave this experience empty handed or empty hearted. Your captain will send you home with two live tasty Northumberland Strait lobsters, and a deep understanding of their culture and traditions.

What to bring - warm clothing, rain coat, boots with rubber souls, lunch and beverages. 

Lobster Fisherman for a Day

$350 pp

Lobster Fisherman for a day experiences  are offered May and June during the commercial lobster fishing season on the Northumberland Strait.

You must be on time and be prepared to be on the water for a full day of fishing. Length of time will vary depending on your captain, but typically the boat will leave the wharf between 3:30 am and 4:30 am and return by early to mid-afternoon.  

Your captain will contact you before your day of fishing to  provide you an orientation and firm departure time. The boat will only return to shore if there is an emergency.

If the date you are looking to book is not available online, please Contact Us.

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