Cute/calm sailng community Chester, Magnificent Mahone Bay, Lure of Lunenburg
A very scenic small town tour with numerous photo and coastal viewing opportunities, you will soon see why this area is well known with summer vacation residents and those who live here "really" just could not stay away.
Our first stop will be Chester, a sailing community that has the east coasts largest sailing regatta each year and is home to prominent residents.
Next we follow the coastal road talking about the famous Oak Is and to Mahone Bay where the only sky scrapers are the three waterfront churches.
We drive on to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Town which is home port to several tall ships and work is underway to revitalize the historic working waterfront from the days of sail. Wooden boats are still being built and designed in town, we might be lucky enough to meet a craftsman or a tall ship sailor if they are not sailing.
We tour the town and can visit the popular Fisheries Museum and learn of the fisheries or Rum Running or perhaps join Lunenburg Walking Tours for an in-depth tour of the town
The delightful Village of Chester, settled Untied Empire Loyalists,
The beautiful town of Mahone Bay, where the sky scrapers are the church steeples that grace the towns waterfront.
Some of the 365 islands of Mahone Bay, including (viewing from a distance) Oak Is made famous by the legend of Captain Kids Treasure.
The UNESCO town of Lunenburg was settled by foreign protestants I 1753, the historic working waterfront, Ironworks Distillery (voted worlds best dark rum). Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg (additional fee will apply), Tall Ships (when in Port) including the famous Bluenose.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Halifax, pretty much anywhere at your accommodation or residence, Hotel, Cruise Ship or anywhere along the route
End location: Typically from where we started out unless another location is requested
Duration: 7 hours
Tour will be in a a/c minivan, which can take up to 5 people comfortably (6 people if we squeeze 3 in back row).
Comfortable van to travel in with a knowledgeable courteous driver/guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 CAD - Shopping, entry fees if desired, a meal
Food & Drinks, Souvenirs, Museum Entrance fee
My van can fit 5 people comfortably (or 6 with 3 in the back row). Please contact me for a quote if you have a group larger than 5.
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Greg did an outstanding job. He quickly understood our interested and limitations. He provided a tour above and beyond what was represented on paper. Job well done.
S Jay Yost