Nova Scotia Wildlife Viewing and Nature Tours
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Nova Scotia Nature Tours

Nature / Photo Tours

Whale Watching

Bird Watching


Nova Scotia's finest wildlife viewing and nature photo tours are waiting...

Nova Scotia's outfitters offer a full program of outdoor adventure, wildlife viewing, photography, art, culture, and eco-tours throughout Nova Scotia. From day tripping to expedition-style cruising and small-group active holidays you can discover Nova Scotia and its' maritime heritage like you've never seen it before.

You can observe and photograph hundreds of bird species in Nova Scotia. Take a journey through a province that is abundant with flora, fauna, and wildlife. Wild places of unusual beauty and rich maritime history.

You can learn more about our nature, photo tours and wildlife viewing by selecting a Canadian province or territory below.
From day tripping to expedition-style trips you can discover Nova Scotia like never before..

You can learn more about nature tours by clicking on the individual outfitter "name links" below for details and rates info.

The location of each outfitter is shown for your convenience.

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Mariner Cruises
Whale watching and sea bird tours of the Bay of Fundy from Westport, Brier Island, the 'Whale Watching Capital of Nova Scotia'.  Group or corporate discounts available; tours offered from early June to late October every year. Join Penny and Roy Graham for an adventure of a lifetime aboard 'The Chad and Sisters Two'.  All cruises are narrated by local naturalists, who are well-versed in the dozens of mammals and bird species that visit this important ecological region.

Enquiry about our new 'Big Savings for Two' travel adventure package. The package for two adults includes all taxes, one night's accommodation at the Bay of Fundy Inn (on Brier Island), continental breakfast and a whale watching tour (for two) from Marnier Cruises.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

light house Motel
The Lighthouse Motel is only minutes for the town of Bridgewater and the historic towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (a UNESCO world heritage site). Stay for a night, a week or more and see all that southern Nova Scotia and the famous Lighthouse Route has to offer close to sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, museums, world class restaurants, hiking trails and more. Open from May thru October each year, our established motel is on the LaHave River - 14 rooms available, including three waterfront rentals.

Guests of the motel have access to picnic tables overlooking the river, floating docks, a boat launch, a private beach and children's playground. The spacious and picturesque location is ideal for wedding parties, family reunions and other special occasions. Book now for best availability.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

light house MotelJoin Capt. Walter Flower Jr. for a whale watching adventure and harbour tour aboard the 45 foot, Eastern Points. Explore the historic port of Lunenburg (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the unusual sea caves of Ovens Natural Park, see numerous species of shore birds and marine life and above all, observe a variety of whale species including Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales and others. Bring your camera there are dozens of photo opportunities.
Tours offered four times a day (May through October each year), from the historic waterfront at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Book early for best availability especially during the peak summer months. See our website for all the details, including our booking form and a list of what you could see on a Lunenburg Whale Watching Tour of Southern Nova Scotia.

North Shore - Nova Scotia

Rossignol Surf Shop
Stonehame Lodge and Chalets would like to introduce your family and business colleagues to one of the fastest growing recreational activities in North America. Geocaching is fun, team oriented and educational. Come find treasure on Fitzpatrick Mountain, Pictou County or discover the dozens of other caches in and around Central Nova Scotia. Combine your searching with a stay at Stonehame and you have a great vacation activity the whole family will enjoy!

Stonehame also offers customized geocaching events for family reunions, weddings, corporate team building activities or other special functions. The staff at Stonehame offer GPS instruction and rentals and helpful advice on local geocaching locations. Visit our new website to learn more about Geocaching at Stonehame!

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Great Earth Expeditions
Great Earth Expeditions has catalogued some of the best hiking and walking trails in Nova Scotia. Choose from one of seven popular tours or consider a custom tour for your next group or corporate function. Each tour includes a souvenir t-shirt, lunch, drinks and transportation to and from your motel or

 Planning to be in Halifax on a business trip or family outing? Ask about our 'Glimpse Back in Time' tour of McNabs Island. This half day guided adventure to the mouth of Halifax Harbour is as informative as it is exciting. The island has a vast history that includes ghosts, treasure and sea serpents. Call Ryan for more information or book your tour online.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Rossignol Surf Shop
Surfing Tours, guided sea kayaking tours, kayak, wetsuit and surfboards sales and rentals, surfing apparel and more, Rossignol Surf Shop has everything you need to conquer those big waves this summer. And the staff at Rossignol are experienced in every aspect of the sport. They can offer helpful advice and information on surfboard purchases, surfing accessories and local surfing destinations.

Rossignol's popular Learn to Surf Clinics are held from mid-May until October every year.  Advanced bookings are recommended. Just fill out the form on our 'surfing' page. The Surf Shop is now located at White Point Beach Resort, Hunts Point, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Join us for a summer (and fall) of fun and surfing in South Western Nova Scotia!

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Martin's Sissiboo Hideaways
Our beautifully crafted, waterfront cabin is the perfect getaway. High on the bank of the Sissiboo River, Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway offers everything you expect from a luxury vacation rental. Enjoy the open pit barbecue with family and friends, the serenity of an early morning paddle on the river or the complete relaxation found in a good book in front the beach-stone fireplace - it's all here for the taking! 

Open 12 months of the year our post and beam cottage is just a short drive from the Digby Ferry and about a two and half hour drive from Halifax. Martin's Sissiboo Hideaway, is surrounded by pristine woods, walking trails and lush hardwood growths. It is a great vacation destination and a convenient home base for the active outdoor enthusiast. Reservations are recommended. Book now for best availability.

Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Martin's Sissiboo Hideaways
Choose a vacation rental from one of three locations in the province. It's a convenient way to plan your Nova Scotia vacation. Private home rentals on the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast, including Admiralty House, on the waterfront in the historic town of Lunenburg. For additional information on each rental, including booking procedures and reservation form, and a list of things to see and do during your visit, click on the link above.

Tatamagouche - North Shore

Balmoral Farm Vacation
Offering the perfect Nova Scotia vacation Balmoral Farm is 250 acres of peaceful, pastoral Nova Scotia, countryside exclusively yours to enjoy.. It's ideal for a private Nova Scotia vacation, intimate honeymoon, anniversary or ecotourism adventure. The beautiful farm house is the centerpiece of your honeymoon. It is one of the nicest in Nova Scotia, fully reconditioned, tastefully furnished throughout and just minutes from the beautiful Northumberland beach area. The ideal central location for short day trips exploring Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Nova Scotia has abundant opportunites for nature study and enjoyment. Our pristine environment is ideal for family fun time learning about the environment. Balmoral Farm is a microcosm of Nova Scotia nature where you can experience endless hours of enjoyment. We are the perfect home-away-from-home for a nature vacation experience.

South Shore - Nova Scotia

Offering distinctive holiday homes and vacation rentals along Nova Scotia’s famous Lighthouse Route
known for its spectacular beaches, delicious seafood, friendly folk and lively festivals. Whether it's a beach house with an ocean view, a cozy cottage on a lake or a cabin in the woods, we can help you find the perfect cottage rental to fit your vacation needs.

From bird watching to beach combing; hiking to biking; sailing to kayaking; there are always things to do, festivals to attend, events to see. Spend an afternoon soaking up the sun on one of our many deserted white sandy beaches. Take in a round of golf. Learn to kayak in our sheltered bays and coastal inlets. Watch as bald eagles glide gracefully overhead. Discover the rich heritage of our maritime history - twelve Lighthouses dot the shoreline.

Eastern Shore - Nova Scotia

Welcome to historic DesBarres Manor Inn, your Nova Scotia luxury inn by the sea. Come learn about our Inn’s rich history, savour our fine dining, relax in luxurious guest accommodations. Our rich history and the uncompromising natural surroundings provide you with an extensive range of touring opportunities including historical tours, golf, sea kayaking, salmon and trout fishing, hiking, cycling, beachcombing and birding.

Only 20 minutes from DesBarres Manor Inn, the Canso Barrens extend northeastwards from New Harbour to Cape Canso. The area is composed of rounded bodies of white granite that appear as knolls in the landscape, rising up to 200 m above sea level. The Barrens are a breeding ground for gulls, cormorants, herons, terns and the Common Eider. A favourite spot for picking wild blueberries.

Explore back country trails, unspoiled wilderness, pristine lakes, and wide open spaces during your outdoor photo tour vacation in Nova Scotia. You will discover wildlife viewing and a photo opportunity around every bend.

Nova Scotia's natural beauty and wildlife abundance are province wide.

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