McNabs Island Guided Tours will be held on Sundays in July and August in 2024.

Tours begin with a 30-minute boat ride aboard A&M Sea Charters’ Captain’s Pride out of Fisherman’s Cove

Eastern Passage and docking at Garrison Pier on McNabs Island.

Tickets go on sale via Eventbrite April 15, 2024.

Hike through Canadian history on a McNabs Island Heritage Tour!

  • Learn why the Island was important to the Mi’kmaw First Nations, the early French settlers,
    and the British, who built several forts on the island to protect the Port of Halifax.
  • Admire the panoramic view from Fort McNab National Historic Site and learn more about
    the endangered barn swallows that live in the fort.
  • Discover where Midway King, Bill Lynch, got his start in the fairground business.
  • Learn the tragic story of the SS England, quarantined with cholera off McNabs Island in
  • Visit the English Gardens, the ruins of the A. J. Davis Bottling Plant, and stop by the
    Teahouse Outdoor Education Centre to learn more about McNabs Island.
  • At the end of the day, stroll along Maughers Beach and watch the tide roll in.

Hike along the changing coastline of McNabs Island on a Shoreline Tour!

  • Visit the newly restored Teahouse Outdoor Education Centre for an island orientation.
  • Learn about the changing shape of the island as beaches and coves come and go.
  • As sea levels rise, and more storms batter the coastline, more changes to the island are in
  • Stroll along sandy Maughers Beach, which didn’t exist 80 years ago.
  • Walk around peaceful McNabs Pond, which has changed from a cove to a tidal inlet, then
    to a freshwater pond and now back to a tidal inlet again.
  • Visit Fort McNab and learn how this historic hilltop with its panoramic view was created.
  • Turn to the south and the Atlantic Ocean and see if you can spot disappearing Little
  • At the end of the day, dip your toes in the cool waters of Halifax Harbour.

Guided Tours are scheduled for July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 11, 18 and 25.

Departure for our Summer Tours is with A&M Sea Charters, 87 Government Wharf Rd in
Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage.

Space is limited to 26 people per trip. Get your tickets early!

Times: 9:30-3:30

Note: an additional tour from 10:30 -4:30 will be added if there is a demand.

Cost of Tickets:
$40 per Adult (non-members),
$30 per Adult for Friends of McNabs Island Society members,
$20 for children/youth 16 and under,
Babies and toddlers 3 years old and younger are Free courtesy of the Friends of McNabs Island
but still need a ticket.

For Tickets link to Eventbrite:
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Private Guided Tours for schools, conferences, businesses and networking groups:

If your school, group, business or organization is interested in a Guided Heritage or Nature or
Shoreline Tour our island interpreters and guides are available to assist you in planning your
guided tour of McNabs Island.

Learn more about the early history of Canada and our Maritime coastal environment on a field
trip to McNabs Island. Your group will cover the cost of transportation for your group and our
guides. A donation to the Friends of McNabs Island to help with our island projects would be
greatly appreciated.

Contact us for more details.