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Nova Scotia's Spectacular Seafood Road Trip

Intro

A trip to Nova Scotia would not be complete without enjoying some of our fresh seafood. For the adventurous traveller - why purchase seafood when you can meet local fisherman, try your hand at harvesting, and learn the art of cooking it to perfection?

From hauling a lobster trap on a lobster fishing boat to learning to shuck oysters, here are some hands-on seafood experiences to whet your appetite.

 

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Blueberries of the Sea - Musseling Adventure

Eastern Shore

Enjoy breathtaking views of the rugged Eastern Shore coastline as Captain Murphy of Murphy’s Scenic Boat Tours takes you by boat to the mussel grounds. There, you’ll try your hand at harvesting, and then tasting the mussels. Seafood doesn’t get any fresher than this!

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Fresh Lobster Supper Cruise

South Shore

Hop aboard Shelburne Harbour Boat Tour’s MV Brown Eyed Girl and learn all about lobster fishing in Canada’s Lobster Capital. Try your hand at hauling up a lobster trap with Captain Ken and celebrate your catch with a lobster dinner on-board while cruising the harbour overlooking the historic Shelburne waterfront.

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Lobster Bay Culinary Adventures at Ye Olde Argyler Lodge

Yarmouth & Acadian Shore

Chef Jonathan and the talented culinary team at Ye Olde Argyler Lodge will help you gather the ingredients to prepare a feast over a wood fire in a gorgeous seaside setting and will show you how to perfectly boil and enjoy your freshly caught lobster.

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Eel Lake Oyster Farm

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Hop aboard a working fishing boat and you’ll tour Eel Lake Oyster Farm, a family-operated oyster farm, and learn how the Ruisseau oyster is grown. Back at the dock, learn to shuck and taste this local delicacy. Choose between a single sampling or the all-you-can-eat oyster experience, Oyster Lover’s Afternoon Escape.

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Lobster Lifestyle with Tusket Island Tours

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Home to one of Nova Scotia’s most vibrant lobster fishing grounds, the Tusket Islands are only accessible by water. Join brothers, Lucien and Simon LeBlanc of Tusket Island Tours, for a four hour boat tour of their family’s fishing grounds. Along the way you’ll hear family stories and music, haul a lobster trap, and stop at Big Tusket Island for some homemade seafood chowder.

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Yarmouth’s “à la kayak” Harbour Tour

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Following a morning of exploring the Yarmouth waterfront with your guide with The Song of the Paddle, paddle up dockside and watch as your lunch is delivered to you - right into your kayak. Sit back and enjoy your meal of fresh fish and chips, clams and chips or one of the Red Shed’s award winning burgers - in undoubtedly the best seat in the restaurant!

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Yarmouth's Living Wharves

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Yarmouth is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Canada with over 40 species of fish being caught off these shores. Living Wharves allows you to take part in daily demonstrations by real fishermen who will tell a few tales while helping you try your hand at fishing, splicing rope for lobster traps and more.

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Nova Scotia Seafood Cooking School

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Chefs Charles L. Leary and Vaughn J. Perret will teach you that lobster can be served more ways than simply dipped in butter. This culinary adventure offered at Trout Point Lodge will teach you the basics of French cooking, from creating the perfect roux, to selecting and cooking the best seafood.

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9

Clam Digging Adventure on the Bay of Fundy

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Set out on the Bay of Fundy at low tide with your Fundy Adventures’ guide to learn about the clam industry, the Bay of Fundy tides and how they shape the life of the people in the communities along the Bay while you dig in the sand in search of the hearty mollusks. After collecting your fill, head up to the beach for a steamed clam treat.

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Dulsing We Will Go!

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Royal

Learn how to add a sea-inspired salad to your menu by going dulsing with Fundy Adventures. Walk the Bay of Fundy’s ocean floor at low tide and learn about picking and - best of all - eating local dulse. Wanda may even share the secrets behind her famous DLT sandwich over a cup of dulse tea.

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Oystering on the Bay

Northumberland Shore

Step into the boots of a Nova Scotia sea farmer with the Purdy family of Bay Enterprises Ltd. In Malagash and try your hand at oyster tonging. You’ll learn about oyster farming and how this small family business processes and ships them around the world, while collecting, cleaning, shucking and, of course, tasting.

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