Halifax Islands Glamping and Culinary Adventure

From $500.00

2018 Dates: Offered daily from August 3rd to 12th

Available for a limited time, this exceptional 'glamping' adventure in the middle of Halifax Harbour features gourmet local cuisine, live music, and guided hiking and kayaking adventures of Georges Island National Historic Site and McNabs Island.

Explore the coastal beauty and history of two Halifax Harbour islands on this exceptional overnight 'glamping' adventure featuring gourmet local food, guided hikes, and outdoor adventures. Depart the vibrant Halifax waterfront by boat to Georges Island National Historic Site. You will have exclusive access to the island for the night for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime intimate small group experience! Your luxurious safari-style canvas glamping tent awaits within the walls of Fort Charlotte. Explore the labyrinth of tunnels beneath Fort Charlotte on a private tour. As the sun begins to set over the Halifax skyline, you’ll take a seat at a beautifully-set table to enjoy a gourmet chef-prepared dinner, paired with award-winning Nova Scotia craft beer and wine.  After dinner, the fun continues, Nova Scotia-style, around a campfire, where you’ll listen to the tunes of local musicians and hear tales of the island's mysteries. 

Your Experience Includes:

  • Return boat transportation from Halifax Waterfront to Georges Island National Historic Site
  • Guided tour of Georges Island National Historic Site, including the tunnels beneath Fort Charlotte
  • ​Exclusive chef-prepared dinner on Georges Island, featuring Nova Scotia award-winning craft beer & signature fresh, crisp white Tidal Bay wine.
  • Live music by local musician(s) around a campfire
  • Nova Scotia ice-wine infused marshmallows and s'mores
  • Luxurious safari-style canvas glamping tent within the walls of Fort Charlotte
  • Chef-prepared breakfast

Time: Begins at 4:30 and ends the following day at 10 am

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Optional McNabs Island Experience includes:

  • Breakfast & exclusive private before-hours tour in the Small Craft Gallery at The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Guided hiking tour of MacNabs Island, including the beaches, lagoon, lighthouse and historic fortifications including Fort McNab National Historic Site
  • Chef-prepared lunch

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Optional Kayak Harbour Tour:

After you’ve explored the island by , experience it from a new perspective during an easy paddle circumnavigating the island, with the beautiful and vibrant Halifax Waterfront, harbour islands & open Atlantic as your backdrop. 

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

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McNabs Island Picnic Lunch Menu Options:

The East Coast Picnic

Seared fillet of salmon with dill and lemon sauce, or,

Chicken with mango avocado salsa

Grilled fresh asparagus

Marinated red potato salad with red and green peppers, fresh dill and parsley

Atlantic ice shrimp salad

Mesclun greens with grape tomatoes, cucumber and fresh herb dressing

Assorted cheese, grapes and crackers

House baked rolls and butter

Dessert from our daily selection

Unni’s Famous Florentines

Sparkling mineral water

Local Market Picnic Basket

Maple roasted squash and goat cheese salad

Fresh from the ocean seafood salad  (prawns, Digby scallops and lobster )

Fox hill cheese platter and crackers

Oulton’s Farm glazed ham with Borealis Valley apple chutney

Salt pressed garden root vegetables with cider vinegar and dill

Economy blueberry lemon flan

Unni’s Famous Florentines

Sparkling mineral water

From $500.00 - $750.00

Package conditions

Price is per person, based on double occupancy. All meals, snacks and water are included. This is an exclusive small group experience limited to 18 guests.