Sable Island horses

Winter on Sable Island

Witness one of 🇨🇦's greatest winter wildlife spectacles in winter of 2025.


  • The largest colony of grey seals in the world gather here
  • Wild horses of Sable Island in their shaggy winter attire
  • Our small group of 6-7 guests has the island to ourselves
  • A package of 50+ images to download from the adventure
  • Incredible aerial views of coastal NS & Sable Island
  • Welcome & tour of Sable Island with Parks Canada staff
  • Your guide is a local with a family history of the island
  • Learn how the island’s resilient wildlife endure winter
  • Winter photo tips & insights for all skill levels
  • 6 hours minimum on Sable Island
  • Survival suits for the helicopter rides are included
  • Airport transfers from downtown Halifax

About this Tour

SOLD OUT FOR 2024 – Thank you everyone!

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The most spectacular winter wildlife event in Eastern Canada is on Sable Island when over 300,000+ grey seals arrive to battle, breed and birth. Almost 100,000 pups will be born before most parents head back to the sea and it’s a fascinating few weeks of the year with sights and sounds found nowhere else on earth.

Amidst this winter backdrop, the 450 wild horses are dressed in their woolly winter coats. The horses often spend less time eating and more time playing and napping in the harsher season. We’ll learn how the horses survive the winter, their rhythm of life, and their origins.


CBC – Winter Brings A Stark Beauty To Canada’s Remote Sable Island | Wild Canadian Year


It takes only 1 hour and 20 minutes to fly by helicopter to Sable Island where winter offers visitors a completely unique adventure in a stark environment with little snow that is often warmer than Halifax – an island where you can have all 4 seasons overlap in one day.

With over 7 years of leading groups to Sable, we will have all the details covered to get you ready to enjoy the day. As a bonus, we’ll be taking professional photos of our day from arrival to departure and sharing those images with you after the journey to remember the images to remember and share this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!


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.


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