The Nature & History of Nova Scotia's Atlantic Coast
Peggy's Cove is Nova Scotia's most popular tourist attraction, but nearby coastal vistas and villages are equally attractive and rich in history. On this tour we take a leisurely route to Peggy's Cove, visiting less crowded corners of the Chebucto Peninsula. We visit quiet coastal villages where people still make their living from the sea. We see shipwreck memorials, fishing boats & lobster traps, ice age remnants and the notoriously rugged Atlantic coast. Nova Scotia is famous for its scenery and hospitality -- you'll get plenty of both on this itinerary.
THIS TOUR IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE TO SUIT YOUR INTERESTS; lunch stop options are available along the route at extra cost. Groups of up to six persons can be accommodated in minivan transportation
We will head onto the Chebucto Peninsula, en route to Peggy's Cove. THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR, AND FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE, SO LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE CHANGES OR ADDITIONS. Our exact route and itinerary will vary according to the weather and your interests, but our stops and/or points of interest typically include:
- Terence Bay, with its scenic lighthouse and a museum commemorating the 1873 sinking of the S. S. Atlantic;
- The villages of Prospect and West Dover, communities surrounded by the ocean and spectacular coastal barrens;
- the stunning glaciated landscape of the Peggy's Cove Preservation Area;
- Peggy's Cove, famous for its lighthouse, its village, its rock formations, and its folk art;
- picturesque coastal drive along St. Margaret's Bay
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location is flexible. If arriving by cruise ship, exit the terminal and cross the roadway where the tour buses are lined up. I will be waiting in the parking lot with a yellow "Coastline Custom Tours" sign. If you don't see me, look for a black minivan with the same sign in the front window.
Remember that all times quoted are Halifax local (Atlantic) time -- one hour earlier than Eastern time. If you are a group larger than a couple, please meet up on board your vessel and disembark together.
End location: You will be returned to the meeting location. An alternate drop-off point can also be arranged as per your request.
Duration: 5 hours
We recommend starting the tour within an hour of the ship's arrival.
My 2015 Town & Country minivan accommodates up to six passengers.
Transportation, commentary, bottled water, and the flexibility to alter the itinerary to suit your needs and preferences. Lunch is not included, but there is time in the itinerary if you wish to stop.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 CAD - For souvenirs or lunch (this is optional). There is a well stocked gift shop at Peggy's Cove.
You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature
I offer minivan transportation for up to six persons. Please note that I cannot accommodate larger groups.
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Jay might be the most knowledgeable tour guide I've ever had the pleasure of touring with. My family and I did the Secret Way to Peggy's Cove tour and yes Jay knew all about that. But he also was well versed in the history of Halifax and Nova Scotia and I particularly appreciated his stories and insights of the land and its peoples. Simply great, I wouldn't hesitate to book with him again!