Halifax Islands Glamping and Culinary Adventure

From $499.00 to $799.00 + taxAugust 3rd, 2018 to August 12th, 2018

Location

Adventures by KAYAK HALIFAX

Halifax, Halifax Metro

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Contact

T: 902-210-7728

E: info@kayakhalifax.com

Description

Available for a limited time, this exceptional 'glamping' adventure in the middle of Halifax Harbour features gourmet local cuisine, live music, and guided hiking and kayaking adventures of Georges Island National Historic Site and McNabs Island.

Explore the coastal beauty and history of the Halifax Harbour islands on this exceptional overnight 'glamping' adventure featuring gourmet local food, guided hikes, and outdoor adventures. Depart the vibrant Halifax waterfront by boat to Georges Island National Historic Site. You will have exclusive access to the island for the night for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime intimate small group experience! Your luxurious safari-style canvas glamping tent awaits within the walls of Fort Charlotte. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels beneath the fort on a private tour. As the sun begins to set over the Halifax skyline, you’ll take a seat at a beautifully-set table to enjoy a gourmet chef-prepared dinner, paired with award-winning Nova Scotia craft beer and wine.  After dinner, the fun continues, Nova Scotia-style, around a campfire, where you’ll listen to the tunes of local musicians and hear tales of the island's mysteries. 

Your experience includes:

  • Return boat transportation from the Halifax Waterfront to Georges Island
  • ​Exclusive private island experience limited to 18 guests - 2 per safari-style tent
  • Spectacular sunset over the Halifax Skyline & sunrise over the harbour & islands
  • ​Luxurious safari-style glamping tent accommodations within the walls of Fort Charlotte
  • Nova Scotia award-winning craft beer and signature fresh, crisp white Tidal Bay wine.
  • Live local entertainment – music & maritime tales by campfire
  • Guided tour of Fort Charlotte & labyrinth of tunnels|
  • Ice-wine infused marshmallows & s’mores
  • Chef-prepared breakfast
  • Coastal Hike(s)

Time: Begins at 4:00 pm and ends the following day at 10:00 am

2018 Dates: Offered daily from August 3 to August 12

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McNabs Island Adventure
Add $275/adult or $499/couple
Small Group Experience – Maximum 12 Guests

Your upgraded experience begins with an exclusive before-hours breakfast in the beautiful Small Craft Gallery of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, followed by a private tour of Titanic & Halifax Explosion Exhibits. Get a taste of the maritime life with Captain Jeff Farwell on an amazing adventure on his Beneteau sailing yacht. Arrive on McNabs Island with windswept hair & new esprit de vivre. Enjoy A delicious chef-prepared Oceanside picnic lunch overlooking a crescent beach & lighthouse. A guided hike exploring forest and coastal trails, forts, a lagoon, dunes & beaches awaits. Animal encounters may include marine life such as otters, seals, harbour porpoise & whales, seabirds such as endangered piping plovers, cormorants & ospreys as well as deer, fox, otters and snowshoe hare.

After a full day of adventure, we’ll travel by charter boat to an enchanting overnight on Georges Island. After some time to relax, we’ll embark on a tour of Georges island, Fort Charlotte & her labyrinth of tunnels. Wine/craft beer & food pairings are a prelude to an amazing sunset dinner overlooking the Halifax skyline. Enjoy ice-wine-infused s’mores & talented local musicians by campfire before retiring to your well-appointed safari-style glamping tent. Your morning includes an oceanfront breakfast, optional short invigorating hike and optional guided ocean kayak tour (See 2 Hour Harbour & Georges Island Exploratour for details). 

Upgraded Island Hopping Experience includes:

  • Exclusive before-hours breakfast in the Small Craft Gallery of The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Private guided tour of the Titanic & Halifax Explosion Exhibits
  • An unforgettable experience with JFarwell Sailing Tours
  • Guided coastal hiking tour on MacNabs Island
  • Chef-prepared picnic lunch on the beach
  • Boat charter to Georges Island

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Day 1

2018 Dates: Offered daily from August 3 to August 12

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Optional sea kayak exploratour:

After you’ve explored the island by foot, experience it from a new perspective during an easy paddle circumnavigating the island. We'll also paddle along the beautiful and vibrant Halifax Waterfront and discover marine life only accessible by sea kayak.  

Time: 10 am to 12 pm on Day 2

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McNabs Island Picnic Lunch Menu Options:

The East Coast Picnic

  • Seared fillet of salmon with dill and lemon sauce, or,
  • Chicken with mango avocado salsa
  • Grilled fresh asparagus
  • Marinated red potato salad with red and green peppers, fresh dill and parsley
  • Atlantic ice shrimp salad
  • Mesclun greens with grape tomatoes, cucumber and fresh herb dressing
  • Assorted cheese, grapes and crackers
  • House baked rolls and butter
  • Dessert from our daily selection
  • Unni’s Famous Florentines
  • Sparkling mineral water

Local Market Picnic Basket

  • Maple roasted squash and goat cheese salad
  • Fresh from the ocean seafood salad  (prawns, Digby scallops and lobster )
  • Fox Hill cheese platter and crackers
  • Oulton’s Farm glazed ham with Borealis Valley apple chutney
  • Salt pressed garden root vegetables with cider vinegar and dill
  • Economy blueberry lemon flan
  • Unni’s Famous Florentines
  • Sparkling mineral water

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Detailed Information

Conditions: This is an exclusive small group experience. Price is per person, based on double occupancy. All meals, snacks and water are included.