Seal Cove 2 Day Adventure
Seal Cove 2 Day Adventure
Seal Cove Adventure Departures
Mid-June to mid-September from Advocate Harbour. You can pick your own dates as long as they are still available (check our overnight tours calendar at the bottom of this page).
Minimum number is 4, max. 6. Please inquire about smaller or larger groups.
We depart from our office in Advocate Harbour at 9 am on day one and get back in the early afternoon on day two. 1 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast and 1 x snack are included. You can leave all gear with your guide after the tour and do not have to return to Advocate Harbour.
Paddling time to Seal Cove
About 2.5 hrs (6 km or 4 mi) to get to Seal Cove in stable yet sporty double sea kayaks. Additional paddling time in the afternoon if you wish.
Who is this for?
This adventure is suitable for fit & confident beginners and more experienced kayakers alike, and it is a lot of fun for families who are used to being active on the water. We paddle at a relaxed pace, and once we get to Seal Cove, more paddling that day is optional. The ocean conditions typically include moderate chop and wind. This is an exposed coast. The minimum age is 10, the recommended age is 12 and up – as long as everyone is confident in an ocean environment.
Adults – $490 CA + 15 % tax
Children up to 16 – $390 CA + 15 % tax
Seal Cove Itinerary
The Seal Cove Adventure takes you into Cape Chignecto Park, a very scenic place to paddle and camp. Launching from the red sands at Spicer’s Cove, the cliffs become increasingly dramatic as we paddle along the park’s shoreline.
We explore the park’s stunning rock features for 2-3 hrs until we reach the secluded Seal Cove. Here, we’ll relax on the beach, have lunch, and set up camp. In the afternoon, you have the option of hiking up the escarpment to Green Point (1 h return) for magnificent vistas back to the Three Sisters and across the Bay to Fundy National Park, or you could go out kayaking again with your guide and explore more of the magnificent coastline. You land again for dinner on the beach facing west – perfect for the sunset.
The next morning, you will have breakfast at leisure, pack up camp, paddle along the beautiful coastline once more, and get back to the launch spot in the early afternoon.
Stay overnight at Seal Cove and marvel at the tides
The tides change the scenery dramatically, and it is great to spend a whole tide cycle by the Bay – have the water almost lapping at your tent’s doorstep and wake up to a huge beach with quite a walk to the water’s edge.
Meals – all included
We provide healthy, tasty & carefully prepared meals. Most ingredients are either home-grown in our own garden, home-baked, or provided by the local fishermen. We strive to be sustainable, say no to single-use plastic and bake and cook with organic ingredients. We cater to all dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance.
“We had a very memorable time on our Seal Cove Adventure. The scenery was beautiful, the food scrumptious and your services at NovaShores Adventures were everything we had hoped for.”
Terri and Wayne Baker
Good to know
The usual group size is 4 to 6. For a larger party or private tours, please contact us directly.
We provide double kayaks as the conditions on the Bay can change quickly, and the immense tides can create some extra challenges. The doubles are stable yet sporty, long sea kayaks that leave each paddler enough space to paddle even if they shouldn’t be in sync.
We provide all gear but sleeping bags. Guests can bring their own sleeping bag or rent one from us for a laundry fee of CA$ 20. We use the most comfortable sleeping pad on the market that still packs small enough to fit in a kayak, the award-winning NeoAir® Topo™ Luxe Sleeping Pad in size large (for adults). We also provide 2 medium sized dry bags for your personal gear and will provide a packing list. The tents can accommodate 2 persons comfortably, or a family of 3 with a smaller child. Single participants get their private tent, of course, and even when booking together you can ask for your own private tent, if you wish – based upon availability.
The difference between high and low tide in the Bay of Fundy can be up to 52 vertical feet. Beaches that were covered by water at high tide get uncovered at low tide and become vast expanses of gravel. Depending on the point in the tidal cycle at which we launch and land our kayaks, the distance to the water’s edge or to our camp site at the top of the beach can be quite a hike. Expect to walk up to 1 km with your gear from your kayak to the camp site and vice versa, depending on the tides. The kayaks will have to be secured on top of the beach as well. To sum up, on this adventure, you will have to carry your gear longer distances than on a regular kayaking outing were no tides are present.
Payment & Cancellation policy
Full payment is due upon booking. For cancellations of up to 30 days before tour start, a refund of 90 % of the tour price after tax will be issued. For cancellations of 30 days or less, there will be no refund. We recommend taking out a travel cancellation insurance. If NovaShores has to cancel, there will be a full refund.
While seal sightings occasionally occur, they are never guaranteed – despite the name of this cove. This tour is not primarily about observing seals, even though we happily embrace every encounter.
How to use this calendar
This calendar gives you an idea of which overnight tours are running when. You can book onto an existing trip if there are enough spaces left for your party. You can also fill in the calendar gaps, which means you can choose your own dates as long as no other trip is interfering with those dates. We are usually not able to run parallel or overlapping trips, but it won't hurt checking with us. If certain dates are not available for online booking, please contact us per email, chat or phone.