A wild horse in the marram grass on Sable Island, Nova Scotia - photo by Picture Perfect Tours and Geordie Mott

Sable Island Tour

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime day on Sable Island.

Highlights

LOCATION: SABLE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK RESERVE

DATES:  JUNE TO OCTOBER, 2024

DURATION: 1 DAY

LOCAL HOSTS: GEORDIE MOTT

ACTIVITIES: HIKING, HISTORY, PHOTOGRAPHY

PHYSICAL RATING: MEDIUM

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 7

TRANSPORT: HELICOPTER

COST: $3390 CAD + HST

About this Tour

Feel the thrill of exploring one of the most remote places on Earth. Expansive dunes, wild horses and the world’s largest grey seal colony await this once-in-a-lifetime experience on Sable Island National Park Reserve.

Get your camera ready for an exclusive one-day adventure to an island located 300 km offshore of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean. Landing on the island, we’ll be welcomed by Parks Canada staff for a brief orientation on how to keep safe on the island.

 

 


READ OUR 2024 GUIDE FOR VISITING SABLE ISLAND

 


 

We then guide your group between the sand dunes to discover wild horses, the world’s largest colony of grey seals, unique bird species, and archaeological treasures from centuries of habitation, that are revealed by the shifting dunes.

Before and during the trip our photo guide will provide photo tips and instructions to help you capture the wild horses and landscape of Sable Island. They will also be shooting photos of our experience from arrival to departure and we’ll have digital images for you to download after the journey to remember and share this once-in-a-lifetime memory!

 


 

2024 Tour Schedule by Helicopter:

June:

  • Thu June 20 Sold Out

July:

  • Thu July 4 Sold Out
  • Tue July 23

August:

  • Thu Aug 22
  • Tue Aug 27 Sold Out

September:

  • Tue Sept 10 Sold Out
  • Thu Sept 26 Sold Out

October:

  • Tue Oct 8
  • Thu Oct 17

 

Click here for full details on our Sable Island cancellation and refund policy.

 

 


 

 

Itinerary:

  • 07:00 – Downtown Halifax pickup for airport transfer
  • 07:30 – Arrive at the Halifax Stanfield Airport
  • 07:40 – Intros, weigh passengers & gear, load plane
  • 08:15 – Plane departs
  • 09:30 – Land on Sable Island near Main Station
  • 09:45 – Safety orientation with Parks Canada
  • 10:30 – Hike west towards West Light from Main Station
  • 12:00 – Turn east & hike along the South Beach
  • 13:30 – Arrive at Main Station for a snack & break
  • 14:30 – Hike east along the north beach
  • 16:00 – Head west back to Main Station through the dunes
  • 17:00 – Arrive at Main Station & drive back to the plane
  • 18:00 – Plane departs
  • 19:30 – Arrive at the airport
  • 20:00 – Unload plane & depart for Halifax

 

Highlights

  • Our small group of 6-7 guests has the island to ourselves
  • Welcome briefing on Sable Island with Parks Canada staff
  • Meet Zoe Lucas for a guided 1-hr intro hike (when available)
  • Your guide is a local professional photographer
  • Wildlife & landscape photo insights for all skill levels
  • 7-8 hours minimum spent on Sable Island
  • Airport transfers from downtown Halifax
  • Ask Sable residents about life on a remote island in the ocean
  • Return helicopter transportation with Vision Air
  • Custom gift pack of digital photos from Picture Perfect Tours
  • Repeat guests get a FREQUENT FLYER discount with us
  • Group discounts and private tours are available

 

 


 

 

Get To Know Geordie

Geordie Mott of Picture Perfect Tours on Sable Island, Nova Scotia

Geordie Mott is the owner and tour director for Picture Perfect Tours and has made numerous trips showcasing the beauty and history of Sable Island since 2017. His family were former superintendents of Sable Island during WWI and he has a unique connection to the island. Geordie has over 25 years of experience working in the hospitality and tourism sectors and is a graduate of NSCAD with degrees in photography and art history.

CTV - Exploring family ties to Sable Island

 

A guide with deep personal connections to Sable Island – tours the remote home of horses, seals and shipwrecks.

 

 

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