Cape d’Or Stand-up Paddle

Cape d’Or Stand-up Paddle

Cape d’Or, Nova Scotia, is the perfect spot for anyone looking to stand-up paddle board on the magnificent Bay of Fundy. Surrounded by gorgeous cliffs, this spot on Cape d’Or offers stunning scenery and protects your paddle board adventure from the southwesterly summer winds. It provides perfect conditions to practice this fun water sport on the ocean. You will paddle through a natural arch and enjoy the serenity of this gorgeous cove. A gourmet picnic is provided while floating on the water. Read more…


Departures run on most days from late July to early October from Cape d’Or. As this tour is very tide-dependent, the start times vary widely from day to day, and can be anything from early morning to late afternoon. Minimum number of participants is 2. Meet right at Horseshoe Cove on Cape d’Or, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia.


About 2 hours start to finish including a picnic on the water. About 1 hour of paddling at Cape d’Or. 

Who is this for?

The Cape d’Or Stand-up Paddle is geared towards anyone who loves to be out on the ocean and feel the gentle swell underneath. Beginners and more seasoned paddlers alike will enjoy this tour at Cape d’Or as it can easily be tailor-made to suit individual abilities. It is perfect for anyone looking for a shorter paddle on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. If you, on the other hand, are looking to see the Fundy highlights such as sea stacks and other amazing rock formations, please consider taking the Three Sisters Day Tour. This is a gorgeous day tour featuring 3 hrs of kayaking broken up with a relaxing picnic on a beach.

Adults – CA$ 129 + tax | Teenagers 12-16 Years – CA$ 89 + tax

Minimum age: 12 years

Cape d'Or Stand-up paddle boarding

Paddling through an arch on Cape d’Or.

Paddling along cliffs at Cape d’Or.

Cape d'Or stand-up paddlers

Kneeling on the paddle boards is always an option.

Sea kayaking tours in Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia

“We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Great, knowledgeable, attentive and super friendly staff. Very organized and well run adventures company. Excellent guides and spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy. Highly recommend this tour!”


JC, Toronto

Cape d’Or provides ideal conditions for your stand-up paddle

Try out an exciting new way to experience the ocean – on a stand-up paddle board! It is so much fun to paddle as you can sit, kneel, stand or even lie down and chill on your paddle board. The inflatable boards are light and stable, and should you fall, quite bouncy and forgiving. Depending on your abilities, you can start the tour sitting or kneeling to get familiar with the paddle boards. Then you can try and stand up – with an experienced instructor right by your side. Kienan has been successfully running Sunset Paddle Tours in Mexico for several winters, and is now bringing his expertise and joy for stand-up paddle boarding to Cape d’Or, Nova Scotia – just for a few short summer weeks.

Cape d’Or sights

Highlights include paddling through an arch at the world’s highest tide and viewing the stunning Fundy cliffs. As we enjoy the serenity of this remote part of Nova Scotia, sometimes an eagle in flight blesses us, or a seal pops up.

 In 1604, French explorer Samuel Champlain mistook the glare in the cliffs at sunset for Gold and named them Cap d’Or – the Cape of Gold. Three centuries later, copper was mined here briefly. Today, beachcombers come here to look for agate, and you can do the same after we return to the beach.

Cape d’Or Location

Horseshoe Cove is a secluded cove located on Cape d’Or, a 20-min drive from our office in Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia. Its location shelters it from the summer winds that can make the waters choppy on our more exposed day tour.

Reserve your spot for this Cape d’Or paddle!

To make a reservation, please contact us. Available July 20th to early September 2024.

Start Times of the Cape d’Or Stand-up Paddle

To see start times, please select the dates you are interested in.

Two paddle boarders paddling through a cliff arch at cape d'Or

Paddling through an arch at Cape d’Or.

Good to know

A floating gourmet picnic is included.

Beginners welcome! A certain level of fitness is required. You need to know how to swim. The minimum age is 12.

Getting there: Your guide will meet you right at Horseshoe Cove on Cape d’Or, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia. Advocate Harbour is located 1 hr 20 min from Amherst, 40 min from Parrsboro, 3 hrs from Halifax, 2 hrs from Truro. In Advocate Harbour, follow the signs to the Cape d’Or Lighthouse. You will hit a gravel road that might be a bit washboarded on the way up to the Cape, especially on the first hill. The road is suitable for most types of vehicles incl. RVs, but not for motorcycles or sports cars with low clearance. Please contact us well in advance in case you need a ride with us from our office in Advocate Harbour. 

Paddling through a natural arch at high tide at Cape d’Or.

Kayak Nova Scotia


NovaShores Adventures
Anne Grabinsky
37 School Lane
Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia
B0M 1A0

1-902-392-2222 (local)*
1-866-638-4118 (toll free)*

Open Mon - Sun 8 am - 8 pm.

*Please note that our office is closed from early October to late May. Please reach us via email during those months, or book directly on our website.