Tusket Island Tours
Tusket Island Tours
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Join us on a culturally rich and historical tour of the famous Tusket Islands. Enjoy tales of the lobster and tuna fishing industry, shipwrecks, world war 2 spies and how one island delcared war on the USSR! Haul a real lobster traps and experience how lobster fishing is really done. Stop on Big Tusket Island for fresh local seafood chowder and experience live musical entertainment by the crew!
Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Bruce J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Simon Leblanc offers a great and sincere tour of the traditional Acadian lobster fishery at great Tusket Island. His approach is honest, warm and humorous. Four hour round trip tour to the island, topped by Simon’ live acoustic singing and his homemade chowder ( fresh fish, scallops, lobster, etc.) that he cooks while retuning his guitar. No faux tourist-trap stuff here. Highly recommended, super value for price. Will tell my fiends.
Written September 4, 2023
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MKJLR
Canada133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We went on a great little tour of the Tusket Island group by Simon, a local who grew up living on the islands like generations before him. This group of islands has very few homes but Simon’s extended family own a little part of it and now cottage there. He took us to his cottage where his niece’s bouncy castle was the highlight of the trip for the kids 😆.

He served us AMAZING homemade seafood chowder, played some awesome Acadian style music on his guitar & sang for us and toured us around his cottage which used to be a homestead for 9 lobster fishermen and his grandma was the hired cook. A great little tour of local living history.

We absolutely love explored low-key local culture and really getting a taste for the places we are visiting and this tour was perfect!

Simon - our only suggestion is to grab some lobster fishing tools to show on your tour! We had a wonderful time. Thank you!

Written August 19, 2023
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Allyson M
Warwick, RI6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Simone was an amazing host. We went with our parents. My dad was a retired fisherman/lobsterman from the states. Simone pulled him right into the tour explaining how things were done in NS then compare with my dad. It was a lovely boat ride, delicious lunch then even some singing. We could not thank Simone and Andre enough! I would go again!
Written August 13, 2023
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Annie
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Fantastic tour. Simon is a true storyteller who educated and entertained our group. Chowder was incredible, filled with fresh seafood. A wonderful experience we highly recommend!
Written August 2, 2023
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JAB
North Haven, CT8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We went undeterred on a foggy day and it did not disappoint. Personal, friendly and knowledgeable with great food too. I was hoping we were going to be able to actually pull up lobster traps. but apparently that can only be done during lobster season which is November through April.
Written July 24, 2023
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Heather M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
What an adventure and learning experience about lobster fishing and how the villages began this tradition and billion dollar industry. A really rich experienced enjoyed by the whole family!!
Written July 9, 2023
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Nicky C
Chalfont, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
We booked a large group for the tour based only on online reviews. It was everything we expected and more! All of the staff were amazingly helpful. The guided tour was very informative. We were so lucky that the weather was very warm and no rain. Most on the tour had never been to Nova Scotia. What a way to experience the province!!! Thank you Tusket Island Tours!
Written October 6, 2022
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Lara T
Welwyn Garden City, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Absolutely amazing experience. My family and I went on a fishing trip with Calvin. Trip out to the fishing location skimming across the beautiful bay is a treat in itself. Calvin was so enthusiastic and helpful. He got us all (10 year old, 13 year old plus my husband and I) up and running in no time. None of us had deep sea fished before but he showed us all what to do, no judging, and everyone was successful! We did the "catch clean cook experience" so were taken to Tusket Island on the way back and met Lucien who runs the company and cooked the fish at his beautiful house as well as his wonderful family. Tusket Island is beautiful and with the lobster wharfs and shanties a bit like stepping back in time. Sitting in the sunshine eating our freshly caught, freshly fried fish is an experience to remember always.
Written August 26, 2022
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S G
Plymouth, MA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
One of the most earnest tours I have ever done, Simon relays a way of life not a canned script. The scenery, the knowledge, the music, and the food were all amazing.
Written August 22, 2022
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Randy T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The host was very entertaining and the seafood chowder was excellent.
The ship was modern and clean.
Written August 20, 2022
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