Sable Island Expedition
Halifax, Halifax Metro
Discover stunning, ever-changing sand dunes, hundreds of wild horses and the largest grey seal colony in the world, on this trip of a lifetime to Sable Island National Park Reserve!
Our expedition starts as we board our aircraft and fly 300km over the Atlantic Ocean. Landing on the beach at Sable Island, we’ll be welcomed by Parks Canada staff for a brief orientation on how to experience the island. Your Kattuk Expeditions guide will then lead you along the dunes to see the island's wild horses, unique bird species, and the largest colony of grey seals in North America! Following a gourmet picnic lunch, featuring organic, locally-sourced ingredients, you’ll also have a chance to explore the island on your own—soaking in the awe of this magical place.
- Welcome orientation of Sable Island with Parks Canada staff
- 6-8 hours of guided walking and exploration with Kattuk Expeditions. All guides have Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification
- Gourmet picnic lunch, provided by renowned local chef, Dennis Johnston – instrumental in Nova Scotia’s slow-food movement
- Return transportation to Halifax Stanfield International Airport with Sable Aviation (airplane) or Vision Air Services (helicopter) (about 1.25 hours each way)
- Meet Zoe Lucas from the Sable Island Institute. A portion of the experience cost will be donated to the Sable Island Institute.
- All park fees
- August 3/4 (airplane)
- September 7/8 (helicopter)
- September 14/15 (airplane)
- October 6/7 (helicopter)
Price: $2,250 (airplane); $3,150 (helicopter), plus tax per person
Conditions: Advance booking required. A minimum of four guests required to offer this tour. A credit card is required to hold your reservation and full payment is due 7 days prior to departure. Please note that when booking this excursion, you must ensure that you are available for the day following the tour date as well. This 2-day travel window is due to island weather and landing conditions and is offered to us by Parks Canada. All guests are expected to be available for either day. Cancellation must be made 14 days prior, otherwise full payment is required. Weather conditions may prevent our charter flight from taking off. If the tour is cancelled, a 100% refund will be issued. Participants must be in great physical shape, as the experience includes a full day of hiking in sand. Participants must not have any prior medical conditions that could affect their involvement (ie. heart conditions, breathing difficulties, mobility issues, pregnancy, etc.). If you are on any medications, you must bring at least a week’s worth (or more if it is serious), in the unlikely event we are unable to leave the island. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know. If the weather cooperates for our flight, we still must prepare for unpredictable weather on the remote island, and everyone must dress appropriately. Full details and trip planning suggestions will be provided at the time of booking.
Your flight to and from Sable Island National Park Reserve aboard a BN-2A Britten Normal Islander aircraft, properly equipped Kattuk Expeditions guide from beginning to end, a gourmet, organic, locally sourced picnic lunch, champagne on the beach, all park and landing fees, an experience like no other in the world.
What's not included.
Transportation to Gateway terminal Halifax, travel insurance, gratuities, items of a personal nature and any incurred cost related to weather (it is very rare, but possible to be stuck on the island due to weather and, cost for accommodation my be applied by Parks Canada).
Payment, cancellation policy.
A credit card is required to hold your reservation and full payment is due 7 days prior to departure. Please note that when booking this excursion, you must ensure that you are available for the day following the tour date as well. This 2-day travel window is due to island weather and landing conditions and is offered to us by Parks Canada. All guests are expected to be available for either day. Cancellation must be made 14 days prior, otherwise full payment is required.