|Record #: ARG0047||Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016||Last Full Update: 18 Aug 2014|
|Where To Find Us||
Tusket Islands, NS
|Areas Served||Yarmouth County|
|Contact||Lucien LeBlanc, Municipality of the District of Argyle - Municipalité d'Argyle; Phone: 902-740-1131; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Natalie Surette d’Entremont, Active Living Coordinator, Municipality of the District of Argyle - Municipalité d'Argyle; Phone: 902-648-3379; Email: email@example.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!
|Tags||Canoe/Kayak ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Special Interest|