Chart your course for one of the world's most spectacular coastlines. Make us your next port of call.
Nova Scotia’s magnificent coastline, dotted with endless inlets, coves, and harbours, stretches over 7,000 kilometres (more than 4,300 miles). Offering a collection of incredible boating opportunities and ports of call around the province, with rich cultural, adventure and culinary tourism experiences in both rural and urban settings, and marine-related supply and service businesses with proven expertise.
Situated as a gateway to the pristine waters of Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia is a strategic destination for expeditions exploring the North including Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Passage and Greenland. We are also a strategic location for passages to and from Europe and a natural extension of the Northeast Seaboard that has established yacht itineraries for cruising New England and Maine.
Develop Nova Scotia Marine Services offers high quality, safe berths in historic downtown Halifax and Bedford and in Lunenburg, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free daytime berthing is available with overnight berthing at competitive rates.
In Lunenburg, 300 feet of floating docks are available for vessels up to 140 feet with fixed wharf space and a dinghy dock also available. While here, take in the numerous sights and sounds on this working waterfront, from wooden schooners in mid-build at the Dory Shop or vessels under repair to fresh seafood catches being unloaded at the wharves.
Cycling, golfing, sightseeing, boating, festivals and entertainment are just some of Lunenburg’s attractions. The Lunenburg waterfront is a gateway to delicious food in award-winning restaurants, galleries and shops featuring fine art and craftwork, and events celebrating local talent and traditions.
Dine on a patio, uncover seaside treasures and watch local boat builders at work, all along the beautiful Lunenburg waterfront. Catch the sunset with the best view dockside.
Stroll the streets lined with charming 18th and 19th century architecture and experience the authenticity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the ships that call Lunenburg home: the three-masted barque Picton Castle and the iconic schooner Bluenose II, Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador.
Whether you visit by power or sail, for recreation or work, we have a berth for you. We also support local and international regattas, host visiting yachts and Tall Ships. All major credit cards are accepted and we are a member of the US Superyacht Association. For more sailing adventures and ideas across Nova Scotia, visit novascotia.com/boating.