Guided paddle around Shelburne waterfront
Join local guides on this leisurely paddle to the beautiful, historic Shelburne waterfront. Bring your camera as the view from a kayak of the waterfront is super! Also paddle around the "islands" of Islands Park and check out the yachts at the yacht club and the working wharf of Shelburne.
Meet and Greet Bring your own meat (or veggies) social BBQ
Guided paddle to Shelburne Farmers Market
Want to stock up on some great local produce and crafts? Join us for a quick paddle over to the farmers market for coffee, veggies and other local treasures! Don't forget your wallet!
Full day guided paddle to Mcnutt's Island - OFF SITE
Join guides to paddle to one of Nova Scotia's largest offshore islands. Spend the day paddling the coastline, and then explore on foot across the island to the gorgeous white sand beaches, rock cliffs, the remains of a second world war coastal battery, all serve as testaments to the island's diverse natural and cultural histories. Also hiking to the amazing Cape Roseway Lighthouse at the end of the island, along with friendly "wild" sheep, one of the oldest birch trees in Nova Scotia and plenty of seabirds and wildlife to keep you company. This is a short open water crossing in exposed seas, so sea kayaks (boats with at least two sealed bulkheads, at least 14/15ft in length, either a skeg or rudder, dry, covered hatches, and cockpits fitted with a spray skirt) will be necessary for this tour. Please bring your own water and snacks. Suggested items to bring along include sunscreen, a dry change of clothing in a dry bag or plastic bag, mandatory transport Canada items (PFD, bilge pump, paddle, whistle, 15m tow line, a light), a light rain jacket (in case of rain or spray), a hat, sunglasses, etc
Half day Guided paddle around Lockeport harbour - OFF SITE
Join owner of Candlebox Kayaking, Matt Delong on this exciting half day paddle in and around Lockeport Harbour. We will leave Islands Park convoy style at 9am Saturday (meet at the park entrance). In Lockeport, we'll meet at "Freddie's Beach" (corner of South and John St.) at 9:30am. Our goal is to be on the water at 10am. We'll tour Cranberry Island, then cross Lockeport Harbour to Gooseberry Island and tour the surrounding Islets. Depending on the pace of the group and the conditions, we'll paddle to Black Point before returning to Freddie's Beach. Please bring your own water and snacks. Please note that paddlers should have a "sit in" sea worthy sea kayak 14-18ft in length, with bow and stern bulkheads, static deck lines, and a rudder or skeg for tracking. Suggested items to bring along include sunscreen, a dry change of clothing in a dry bag or plastic bag, mandatory transport Canada items (PFD, bilge pump, paddle, whistle, 15m tow line), a light rain jacket (in case of rain or spray), a hat, sunglasses, etc. We will be back at Freddies Beach at 12:30pm. If you're participating in the surf session that afternoon at Lockeport Beach, please come to the meeting area at Islands Park at 9am prepared for both the tour and the surf session in the afternoon.
Food, music and fun @ Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club
Practice your skills TREASURE hunt and poker rally! - on water
Join local paddlers Sheila and Emily for a fun treasure hunt around Shelburne harbour where you will get to practice your paddling skills, collect cards at checkpoints/treasure spots along the way, and marvel in the beauty of Shelburne harbour. And there will be prizes!