Tusket Islands

Record #: ARG0047
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016
Last Full Update: 18 Aug 2014


Located In Tusket
Where To Find Us
Tusket Islands, NS
Areas Served Yarmouth County


E-Mail lleblanc@munargyle.com
Phone 902-648-3379
Contact Lucien LeBlanc, Municipality of the District of Argyle - Municipalité d'Argyle; Phone: 902-740-1131; Email: lleblanc@munargyle.com
Alternate Contact Natalie Surette d’Entremont, Active Living Coordinator, Municipality of the District of Argyle - Municipalité d'Argyle; Phone: 902-648-3379; Email: ndentremont@munargyle.com
Mailing Address c/o Municipality of the District of Argyle - Municipalité d'Argyle 
PO Box 10 
Tusket, NS B0W 3M0

Description & Services

Located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, the Tusket River basin measures a mere 32 km (20 mi) from Chebogue Point to Lower East Pubnico. However, between those two headlands lie 500 km (310 mi) of indented coastline with 365 islands and countless points, peninsulas, inlets and bays. 
The Tusket Islands’ natural environment and natural history make them a perfect destination for sea kayakers. Today’s Tusket Islands are also a clear reminder of this past. Tiny cottages, known locally as “shanties,” dot the islands, and private wharves are piled high with lobster traps. 
It’s an ideal situation for sea kayakers who like bird watching and island hopping. There are calm inlets and bays to explore, along with plenty of excitement navigating the constantly changing tidal currents in the passages between islands. 
So pack up your kayak and spend a beautiful day exploring with us… 
Available for download - Tusket River & Basin Information Package 
Many of the islands involved in the Tusket Islands group have a storied past.  
Only a few houses were ever built on the islands.  
The Islands include; Allen Island, Pease Island, Spectacle Island, Ellenwood Island, Murder Island, Harris Island, Holmes Island, Haymaker Island, Turpentine Island, Owls Head Island, Eagle Island, Marks Island, Candlebox Island, Tarpaulin Island, Dog and Calf Islands, Big Tusket Island, Green Island, Inner and Outer Bald Tusket Islands 
Or book a tour today!