The sea has always been a deep and generative source of narrative inspiration, and nowhere is that clearer than in Nova Scotia. Over the course of six days, we’ll wade through the mythos, mysteries, and oral histories spun along these shores, hearing from various local voices and perspectives. From a poetry reading in Halifax to an exploration of precolonial history—and perhaps even a shoreside sea shanty or two—travelers will cast an ear to the pulsing maritime melodies, history, and lore that flow through the veins of this lively coastal province. Bring an appetite for stories, and more generally, an appetite, as we’ll be sampling some exceptional seafood along the way.
The total cost of this trip is $2,825. For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $275. Please contact us to request a single room.
Our trip begins with an afternoon welcome drink in Halifax. We recommend you arrive in Halifax by 1 p.m. on Day 1 so you can settle into your accommodations and meet our guides and group in time for a drink, followed by a poetry reading and dinner. Our trip concludes the morning of Day 6, and we can provide transportation back to the Halifax airport and city center that day. You'll be back in Halifax around 11 a.m.; if departing by air on this day, we recommend booking flights departing after 2 p.m. If you'd like to extend your trip, we’d be happy to provide suggestions for places to stay and things to do in the area on your own.
Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, spending time in nature, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain. Since this is a maritime trip, you should also be comfortable on and around water.
August in Nova Scotia is usually the most pleasant month for sailing. Daytime temperatures can reach up to around 75°F, dropping to the high 50s in the evenings, while humidity can reach 75 percent. You can expect some rain during the week.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you. Note that this itinerary includes a lot of fish and seafood.
By participating in this trip, you're supporting a seasonal tourism industry that many local independent restaurateurs, hospitality organizations, and members of fishing sectors rely on year-round. You'll also be connecting with often underrepresented members of a diverse society whose stories deserve to be heard and recognized beyond the maritime province's borders.