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Oh, Canada!

by Lori Eastes
Port of Call - Nova Scotia
Early morning at Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. Courtesy of Worth Avenue Yachts

Cruising in Nova Scotia presents an incomparable balance of urban landscapes and untamed wilderness. With over 8,300 miles of unspoiled coastline, you’ll find yourself with almost unlimited options for exploration around the large peninsula.

Lining the rocky shores are quaint port towns with lively harbors nestled between a multitude of coves and inlets. As you cruise along the coast, you’ll be surprised by the breathtaking landscapes that dramatically transform as you venture farther north; each changing landscape presents an enchanting new experience.

The northern climate of Nova Scotia means you’ll see an influx of travelers during the summer months, which is also the most favorable time of the year to visit, especially as the waters surrounding Nova Scotia flaunt incredible fishing during these months. Try your hand at catching succulent wild Atlantic salmon or mouthwatering giant tuna. If you savor a more luxurious freshly caught meal, throw out lobster pots and wait for the abundant lobster to make their way to you. Located at the southern tip of Nova Scotia is Barrington, a small town that proudly boasts the title of “Lobster Capital of Canada” and proves to be a great jumping off point for your journey as it is located just 30 miles away from your first port of call in Yarmouth. Here, you can enjoy fresh seafood at one of many restaurants, or take a tour to see how the lobsters are harvested before setting off.


Yarmouth is a yachting paradise for those looking for a unique experience. With its beautiful coastline, pristine waters, and abundance of wildlife, Yarmouth is the perfect place to explore. From the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Fundy to the rugged coastline of the Yarmouth Coast, there is something for everyone, whether you are looking to take in the sights of the Yarmouth Lighthouse or spying the native animals, which include a vast array of seabirds in the warmer summer months.


The seaside town of Shelbourne is a truly luxurious experience. With a variety of restaurants and bars, Shelbourne offers vibrant nightlife and plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind after a day on the water. The marinas in Shelbourne are well-equipped to handle yachts of all sizes, offering everything from mooring to repairs and maintenance.


Lunenburg is a great place to head ashore and explore the maritime history and culture of Nova Scotia. Take a stroll through the historic streets of the old town, wander through the colorful shops, or take a tour of the harbor to learn more about the town’s maritime past. There are also plenty of opportunities to experience some of the local culture, from festivals and live music to museums and art galleries.


The views of Halifax and the surrounding area from the sea are nothing short of spectacular. From the historic cityscape of downtown Halifax to the rugged cliffs of the Atlantic coast, there is no shortage of sights to take in while cruising the waters here. From the vibrant colors of the ocean to the peaceful serenity of the coast, yachting in Halifax is a traveler’s dream.

Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove is a small cove located on the eastern side of Nova Scotia. This picturesque spot is home to some of the most stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The cove is filled with lush greenery, rocky shorelines, and stunning wildlife. You can easily explore the area by foot or kayak and take in the beauty of the area.


Nestled in the eastern coast of Nova Scotia, Liscomb is a small but beautiful town with a lot to offer. From stunning beaches to vibrant forests, this unassuming gem of a place is the perfect place to escape and unwind. The beaches here are some of the most stunning in the region and offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Yankee Cove

End your epic adventure in Yankee Cove. Located in the heart of the Northumberland Strait, Yankee Cove is a delightful fishing village with a rich history and stunning scenery. Visitors can explore the quaint shops, enjoy the local seafood, and take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The village is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seals, whales, and bald eagles.

Port of Call Nova Scotia
Courtesy of Worth Avenue Yachts

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