Horseshoe Cove SUP

Horseshoe Cove SUP

Ideal conditions for your Nova Scotia paddle

This Nova Scotia paddle board tour is ideal for anyone who wants to stand-up paddle on the ocean as Horseshoe Cove is protected from the southwesterly summer winds. Yet there is always a very gentle ocean swell. Thus it provides perfect conditions for ocean lovers who would like to try out something new or practice this fun water sport in a real wilderness environment. At such, a seal might pop its head out of the water curiously, or majestic eagles and peregrine falcons soar above the rugged cliffs. To top this guided tour off, we will paddle through a natural arch and enjoy the serenity of this gorgeous cove. Read more…


Upon request, mid-May to mid-October from Advocate Harbour. 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.


2.5 hrs door to door from our office in Advocate (incl. approx. 20 min driving time in your own vehicle each way to and from the launch spot, instructions on the beach, and a small picnic afterwards on the beach). You do not have to return to our office after the tour.

Paddling time

About 1 hr (2.5 km, 1.5 mi) on stable, inflatable paddle boards.

Who is this for?

This experience is geared towards anyone who loves to be out on the ocean and feel the gentle swell underneath. Beginners, families, and also more seasoned paddlers will enjoy this tour as it can easily be tailor-made to suit individual abilities. In conclusion, it is perfect for anyone looking for a brief paddle on the beautiful Bay of Fundy. If you, on the other hand, are looking to see 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$ 69 + tax

Children up to 16 – CA$ 49 + tax

Horseshoe Cove Stand-up paddle

Sea kayaking tours in Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia

“We thoroughly enjoyed our SUP 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

Explore the serene Fundy cliffs on this Nova Scotia paddle!

Try out an exciting new way to be on 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, we will start the tour sitting or kneeling to get familiar with the paddle boards. Then we will try and stand up – with an experienced instructor right by our side. We can go back to a seated position any time. Families with younger kids (or anyone, really) can double up on their paddle boards.

The 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. While we stay mainly in Horseshoe Cove, if conditions allow – and paddlers are up for it – we can peek around the corner and see the operating Lighthouse on Cape d’Or from the water. 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 serve some refreshments on the beach.


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!

To make a reservation, please contact us.

Good to know


A light refreshment is included.

Beginners welcome! A certain level of fitness is required. You do not need to know how to swim.

Children: Minimum age 5.

Check-in & drive: After checking in at our office in Advocate Harbour (1 hr 20 min from Amherst, 40 min from Parrsboro, 3 hrs from Halifax, 2 hrs from Truro), you drive ca. 20 min in your own car to the launch spot at Cape d’Or where the guide will be waiting for you. Half of the drive is on gravel, which is suitable for all types of vehicles incl. RVs, but not for motorcycles. Please contact us well in advance in case you need a ride with us.

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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 only able
to answer phone calls from May to October.
Please reach us via email outside of those
months, or book directly on our website.