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"Sea & Do" Lobster Road Trip

Intro

If you haven’t eaten lobster in Nova Scotia, then you haven’t truly eaten lobster. This quintessential Nova Scotia seafood is still the lifeblood of our many working fishing communities. Whether you prefer it with a little mayo or melted butter or whipped up into a fancy dish, you are sure to discover a delicious new way to enjoy lobster while in Nova Scotia.

From lobster boat and lobster pound tours to traditional lobster dinners and beachside lobster boils, we’ve pulled together a road trip that features ways for lobster lovers to experience lobster in Nova Scotia.

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Haul traps and eat lobster with Peggy's Cove Boat Tours

South Shore

Experience how lobster fishermen and fisherwomen work their traps and get in on the action as you help haul traps, measure lobsters, band and release OR dine on lobster during their various boat tours. You will also be treated to marine life sightings, local points of interest, and folklore provided by our experienced crew in a relaxed, entertaining environment aboard the boat.

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Experience the traditional lobster supper at the Shore Club

South Shore

The Shore Club, located in Hubbards on the South Shore and known as the last of Nova Scotia’s great dance halls, has proudly served over 1 million guests since 1936, including Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1983. Discover he Shore Club’s famous Nova Scotian lobster supper which has earned the eatery a spot on Readers’ Digest’s 10 Must-try Canadian Restaurants.

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Experience lobster dinners on the water with Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours

South Shore

Feast on more than the spectacular scenery of the historic Shelburne waterfront while on a guided tour aboard MV Brown Eyed Girl. Watch as Captain Ken hauls a lobster trap, then enjoy a hearty lobster dinner while you cruise Shelburne Harbour. All the fresh salt air and seafood is sure to leave you feeling satisfied.

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Lobster Bay Culinary Adventures at Ye Olde Argyler Lodge 

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Head down to the beach with Chef Jonathan and help build your own wood fire and boil your lobster dinner then sit back and enjoy the fruits-de-mer of your labour as you dine on freshly boiled lobster on the beach. Whether this is your first lobster or your 50th, you won't soon forget this incredible seaside culinary experience!

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'Land the Lobster' with Fundy Adventures

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

The sea air, gentle breezes and delicious Nova Scotia lobster are waiting for you along the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Learn lobster fishing techniques, such as measuring and claw banding, then try them for yourself. Your experience includes lobster fishing techniques and instruction, hands-on activities, and a beach-side lobster boil where you can master the art of cracking open your very own lobster.

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Pick your lobster at Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Hall’s Harbour, a small fishing village dating back to 1779, is home to a working lobster pound and adjoining restaurant. Choose your own lobster from the tanks for your lobster lunch while having all of your questions answered about lobster, the Bay of Fundy tides and the local fishing industry.

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Adopt a lobster at Northumberland Fisheries Museum

Northumberland Shore

The Pictou Lobster Hatchery is a part of the Northumberland Fisheries Museum and is the only operational lobster hatchery in Canada that is accessible to the public. Come & visit to see Stage I - Stage IV lobster larvae – and be sure to adopt a baby lobster through the Adopt-a-Lobster program!

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Experience Cape Breton hospitality at Baddeck Lobster Suppers

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

Experience friendly and relaxed Cape Breton hospitality at its finest as you dine overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake at the Baddeck Lobster Suppers. In operation for over 100 years and specializing in hot Atlantic lobster fresh from the pot, diners won’t leave hungry with items such as Cape Breton mussels and seafood chowder on the expansive menu.

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