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One Hundred Islands, One Hundred Minutes

boat ride

One Hundred Islands, One Hundred Minutes

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Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
boat ride

One Hundred Islands, One Hundred Minutes

boat ride

One Hundred Islands, One Hundred Minutes

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Lets Go! 100 Wild Islands in 100 Minutes! Discover the natural beauty of a little known expanse of protected islands on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. Only an hour from Halifax, the Wild Islands archipelago, (actually 750+ islands) stretches for over 100 kilometers and offers you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vast natural settings that are (mostly) as Samuel de Champlain found them when charting these islands in 1607. This ecologically rich expanse of islands include rain forests, bogs, barrens, white sand beaches, sheltered coves and windswept headlands as well as a rich diversity of wildlife. Join me aboard the 'Sea Warrior' and we will pack in as many sights, sounds and islands as we can in a stunning 2 hours excursion. We will discuss the history and topography of the area, perhaps jump off for a walk on the beach and try to view some of the birds and animals that find refuge on these islands. The wind and waves of the day may affect our exact route, but sites may include; Ship Rock Island, named after a sheer rock cliff that resembles the sail of a schooner, rumoured to have been used for cannon target practice by French and British soldiers in the 19th and 20th centuries; and Borgles Island known for its double crescent white sand beaches. The Wild Islands are an outdoor adventurers dream! See the notes on how to book for groups larger than 2 people.

Ryan's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Your host

Learn more about Ryan

Ryan

I'm the 7th generation of Murphy to live and work in Murphy Cove. This Nova Scotia coastal community has a history of fishing, boat building, blacksmithing and rum running. I spent years exploring, hiking, camping, fishing and swimming in and around the incredible archipelago now known as the 100 Wild Islands. I am an active participant in the stewardship to conserve this unique and pristine area, acting as a property guardian for a few of the Wild Islands and I am the Chairperson for the Wild Islands Tourism Advancement Partnership, which is a community led group looking to develop the Wild Islands Coast into a world class, internationally recognized, sustainable tourism destination. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world and introducing them to the natural wonders of the Wild Islands Coast.

What's included

Transport
Up to 6 people can join this tour for the same price as for 2 people. If your group has more than 2 people, just book the…
Equipment
Life jackets/PFDs will be provided

Where you'll be

We will meet at Murphy's Camping on the Ocean and head out on our quest to see 100 islands in 100 minutes, (realistically 2 hours). We will look at the unique topography of the area and discuss the history of fishing, boat building and farming. As well, we will discuss current efforts underway to protect this area. Our trip may vary depending on weather and your particular interests. Dress for all weather!

Availability

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 2 and up can attend. Guests must be able to descend/ascend a maximum of 8 feet (2.4 meters) down and up a ladder, depending on tide height at the time of the tour.

What to bring

Layered clothing for all weather conditions, wind breaker jacket

More tips

Up to 6 people can join this tour for the same price as for 2 people. If your group has more than 2 people, just book the tour for 2 people and you're all set. Please include in the notes how many people you'll actually be bringing so I can prepare accordingly.

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Ryan
One Hundred Islands, One Hundred Minutes
New experience
From £77/person
New experience
From £77/person