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Pictou Island Sea & Sand
Boat Tour       

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A favourite summer-time tradition on Nova Scotia's Northumberland Shore. 


Hop on board a Northumberland Strait lobster fishing boat  for Sea & Sand adventure to Pictou Island - a Nova Scotia treasure loved by locals.  

Approximately 4 nautical miles off the coast of Pictou, Nova Scotia lies a small, picturesque island with stunning coastlines, hidden gems and islanders who beat to their own drum.  


  • Your Pictou Island Sea & Sand experience begins as soon as you arrive at Caribou Fisherman's Wharf. Take in the sights and sounds as you stroll down the dock to meet your captain on their Northumberland Strait fishing boat.

  • Before leaving the dock, your captain will provide a tour of their boat, a safety briefing, and description of your itinerary.  

  • Sit back and take in the salty air of the Northumberland Strait as you cruise to Pictou Island. 

  • Once you arrive, you'll have time to take in a couple of favourite Pictou Island activities: 

    • Drop anchor off one of Pictou Island's secluded sandy beaches. Paddle board, swim or snorkel from the boat. 

    • Explore an expansive stretch of serene sandy shoreline. Hunt for sea glass, sand dollars and sea shells. 

    • Dock alongside fishing and pleasure boats at the Pictou Island Wharf and explore nearby island features by foot or rent a bike!

    • Learn to Mackerel fish! The Mackerel run all summer long, so grab a fishing rod already onboard and catch yourself some keepers.

  • Add an additional activity by making your 3 hour tour a 4 hour tour!

  • Guests are welcome to pack their own snacks and beverages.

Pictou Island
SEA & Sand Tours

3 hours

$135 pp

Three hour Pictou Island Sea & Sand  tours are offered  afternoon and evening throughout the summer.

Cruising course and available activities may depend on wind and weather.


Passenger capacity varies depending on captain and boat with a maximum capacity of 10. 


Add an additional hour to your tour for $40 pp.

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

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