Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

Thanks for getting in touch!

90 Bells Cove Road
LaHave, NS, B0R 1C0
Canada

(902) 693-2023

Sea kayaking and stand up paddling (SUP) adventures in Nova Scotia and Canada’s North Atlantic Coast. We offer guided day tours in the renowned LaHave Island Archipelago and the Mahone Bay Islands on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. For those who prefer a self guided tour, we also rent kayaks, paddleboards and canoes. We also offer multi-day expeditions in superb locations across Atlantic Canada, as well as outdoor education, yoga, paddling instruction and other custom group programs and tours. Everyone is welcome, no experience is needed!

Blog

Paddling Nova Scotia and the North Atlantic Blog

Filtering by Tag: nova scotia sea kayaking

2017 on the East Coast... that's a wrap!

Sarah Hrdlicka

It's time. We're rising off salty gear one last time and packing up for the winter.

It's hard to pick out just a few highlights from what was an action packed 2017 season, but a few epic 'firsts' come to mind:

  • We were happy to host SUP River and Tour Instructor Training with Mark Scriver, the first time these courses have been offered in Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for River and Touring skills courses in the future!
  • We led 8 incredible days of kayaking and camping in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland after the pack ice was too thick in the Bay of Exploits. Luckily Scott knows ice after 5 years of working in Antarctica! We're excited to return to Newfoundland again in 2018.
  • We led a 6 day tour from the LaHave Islands to Mahone Bay with stops in Blue Rocks and Stonehurst. It was so epic, we've added it as a new regular offering for 2018!
  • The South Shore School Board brought 70 grade 8 students sea kayaking for the first time ever, giving local youth a great day on the water in their incredible back yard.

Our regular offerings were busier than ever this season, including our shoreline clean up events that we partnered on as part of World Ocean Day. Our yoga day tour and multi-day escapes in the LaHave Islands also continued to be in demand, with their unique blend of adventure and relaxation, and interest in Stand-up Paddleboarding continued to grow.

We are so grateful for our talented guides. We also want to give a huge thanks to all who came out to paddle with us this year! We are convinced that we have the best jobs in the world, jobs which wouldn't exist without your sense of adventure and love for wild, salty places. As we wrap up our paddling season in Nova Scotia, we are filled with gratitude for your enthusiasm and continued support.

Stay in touch and stay tuned for winter updates...tales from Antarctica, South Shore winter surfing, dogsledding and whatever else our guides get up to. Plus we'll keep you updated about our 2018 offerings. We've got some exciting things in store for you. Don't worry, it won't be long before the Dublin Shore seals are calling to you to come back for a 2018 paddle adventure. 

Happy Fall,

Sarah, Scotty and the Cape LaHave Adventures crew

The Cape LaHave Adventures Crew

Sarah Hrdlicka

The Cape LaHave Adventures team has grown! It’s our fourth season now on the South Shore, and we are so psyched that our little-paddling-business-that-could has such incredible people backing it up these days! 

Scott and I have taken up a lot of air time so far, as the owners of Cape LaHave Adventures. We thought you should hear about some of the other people responsible for making the magic happen too. We certainly could not do it without them.

This year we have former guides returning: Paul with his patient coaching and unbeatable seal spotting record (I hear he has some kind of in with the head seal), Logan with his local lore and boundless enthusiasm for all things salty (I dare you to try to not get excited chatting about life on the water with him!). Robert and Marlene are travelling this season, but we’re eager to welcome them back for next year. Matt is busy running his own paddling business in his new home of Shelburne these days, but we are happy to root him on, and collaborations are in the works for future Paddle Canada trainings.

You won't find Logan sitting around in his spare time... via Gordon Prince YouTube Capture

New to the scene - You may have already had the pleasure of meeting Duff, our resident karate expert who juggles phone calls, bookings and rentals from our Shop in Mahone Bay, all while remaining genuinely friendly and cool. We've also welcomed some new guides to the team. There’s Kyle who brings years of school teaching, surfing, and meditation training to the water, to make for a tour that is both educational and intuitively the right vibe. We scored Gavin off of a Tall Ship this summer - he's a lyrical spirit, with all the guiding skills in droves. There’s also Jill, who brings years of outdoor experiential education experience and mad group facilitation skills. We are also lucky to lure Crystal back into the guiding world from nursing. She brings great guiding experience from BC, as well as a background in training Wilderness First Responders. We are also excited to work with Andrew this year, who is a personal trainer & ran his own Wilderness SUP touring company in Scotland before making South Shore Nova Scotia his new home.

What incredible talent helping us out this year! And these are just the front-line folks! You often hear about how it takes a village to raise a child. Well, apparently the same is true for a small business. 

If you haven’t had a chance to meet our growing team, I’m sorry, but you are missing out. They are an exceptional cast of characters! Often our guests want to know our guides' personal stories. Who becomes a guide and why? Looking at our team - it’s a diverse group, but there are common threads - our guides are people who love helping people have fun on the water. They have in-depth knowledge of the areas we operate, top notch paddling and leadership skills, and enthusiasm in droves. What a crew to surround ourselves with! If one of us isn't on the water with you personally, we know you’re in incredibly capable hands, and we also know you’ll have a blast! 

Enjoy your time on the water this season! From our growing family to yours,

Sarah, Scott & The Cape LaHave Adventures Crew

World Ocean Week Events

Sarah Hrdlicka

We're excited to be teaming up with The Bluenose Coastal Action Centre and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg on two shoreline clean up events this June - one in Mahone Bay and one in the LaHave Islands!

Here's are the details:

Mahone Bay Shoreline Clean Up

  • June 8th, 2017, 10am. Meet at the Mahone Bay Marina. 

LaHave Islands After-Work Community Paddle & Island Clean Up

  • June 16, 2017, 6:30pm - Sunset • Meet at the far end of Crescent Beach, Crescent Beach. Weather permitting.

Come join us as we paddle to islands in this beautiful archipelago and collect any trash we come across along the way. Boat support will be provided to help transport collected garbage.

We welcome you to bring your own kayak or canoe, and join us free of charge. We will also be offering sea kayak rentals at discounted rates of $25/person, tax included. 

Please allow time for gearing up so we can depart at 6:30 pm. To register call 530-3285 or online at www.modl.ca 

To reserve a kayak rental, contact Cape LaHave Adventures, info@capelahaveadventures.ca, 902-693-2023.

We hosted a clean up in the LaHave Islands with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg last June, 2016.  It was a blast AND we collected a whole fishing boat full of garbage. 

I hope you can join us this year at either or both of these events! 

Sarah & Scotty

Chignecto and the Bay of Fun-dy!

Sarah Hrdlicka

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of guiding a three day multi-day trip in the Bay of Fundy, along the shoreline of Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. This seldom visited coastline features the highest cliffs on the mainland of Nova Scotia, impressive sea stacks and rock spires, sea caves, and of course the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy. In addition to the unique geology, the coastline has a rich history. From our camp at Refugee Cove where we found evidence of an old mill, we hiked up to French Lookout, where the Acadians kept a watchful eye out for British ships. All in all, a fascinating coastline to explore. Many thanks to all of those who joined us for a great adventure!