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  • Location:Halifax, Canada
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

Best Halifax Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise 2-Day Trip to Oak Island

Before or after your cruise from Halifax, take a 2-day shore excursion to visit famous Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted as one of the New World's best-preserved colonial settlements. Stay overnight at a hotel overlooking Oak Island and learn about its fascinating legends – known for more than 200 years as the ‘Money Pit,’ there are supposedly buried treasures here! This trip lets you experience the culture, history and beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia's South Shore.


  • 2-day shore excursion to Oak Island from Halifax before or after your cruise
  • Experience the highlights of Nova Scotia’s South Shore
  • Enjoy breakfast in Peggy's Cove, a rustic fishing village
  • Take a walking tour of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town known for its shipping fleets
  • Walk through the postcard-worthy town of Mahone Bay
  • Stay overnight at a hotel overlooking Oak Island and learn about its fascinating treasure-hunting history
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Best Halifax Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise 2-Day Trip to Oak Island

Peggy's Cove

Day 1: Halifax Oak Island (B, D)
You’ll be picked up in Halifax for a drive to Peggy’s Cove, a charming, rustic fishing village on St Margarets Bay. Enjoy breakfast here before continuing along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town renowned for its fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners.

On your guided walking tour, you'll fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements of the New World. Learn about the town’s renowned fishing heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (admission included) and have free time for lunch (own expense) before continuing your journey to Mahone Bay.

In this postcard-worthy town, known for its history of wooden boat building, you'll have free time to stroll around and chat with locals, who have been known to share legends, stories and superstitions about the town's bootlegging days.

After your time in Mahone Bay, you'll be taken south past Western Shore and across the water to Oak Island. Your guide will tell you about the fascinating legends of this renowned island, noted as the location of the ‘Money Pit’ -- the site of supposed treasures! Several excavations over the last 200 years have reported buried man-made artifacts.

Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay at a peaceful seaside resort offering serene views.

Overnight: Atlantica Hotel & Marina overlooking Oak Island

Day 2: Oak Island – Halifax (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, bid farewell to Nova Scotia’s South Shore as you head back to Halifax. Your tour concludes at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport for your onward journey.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
Your tour departs from the Cambridge Suites Hotel in Halifax, an approximate 15-minute walk from the port. We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Halifax port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

From USD $ 342.18

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