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Sailing in Nova Scotia

Sailing Nova Scotia’s Ocean Coast

From behind the helm or as a passenger on a tall ship, Nova Scotia has over 7600 kilometres of coastline, and hundreds of coastal islands to discover and explore. From the 365 islands of Mahone Bay on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, to the shimmering waters of Cape Breton’s Bras d’Or Lakes and countless bays and inlets, the Atlantic coast will soothe your soul and lift your spirit.

Venture aboard one of our sailing charters that would love to show you our stunning coastline. With a little guidance from the crew, passengers will be hoisting the sails and taking the helm. 

Nova Scotia Boating Guide

Produced by Waterfront Development, this e-booklet introduces the province and includes key details to help sailors make the most of their visit to Nova Scotia.

View the Nova Scotia Sailing Guide


Sailing Festivals

Experience the excitement of mid-summer special events, like Chester Race Week, Mahone Bay Classic Boat FestivalRoute Halifax Saint-Pierre, Marblehead Halifax Ocean Race and the Tall Ships Festival which ventures into our harbours every two to three years.

Marinas, Yacht Clubs in Nova Scotia

If you’ve sailed here from ‘away’, we have dozens of marinas and yacht clubs where you can find moorings, supplies, fuel, or grab a hot shower. Then enjoy a sail to one of dockside restaurants where you can tie up and feast on local seafood. 

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