Sail and See
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Explore the breathtaking views of South Shore Nova Scotia on a full-day private sail tour of beautiful Mahone Bay. Book this exclusive charter for you and your group of up to 6 onboard Oak Haven, a 35-foot full-keeled, cutter-rigged sail yacht. Navigate local history and legendary mysteries with Captain and crew. See abundant wildlife, breathe in the natural environment and if you’re interested, learn about sailing too!
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Why book with Sail and See
  • Captain
  • 40 years sailing experience, RYA Yachtmaster and Transport Canada Licensed Captain
  • Dutch • French • German • English
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Lori B
Sudbury, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Totally enjoyed our sailing experience with Ton and Robyn as we went out around the islands of Mahone Bay. We learned a lot, laughed a lot and had an absolutely beautiful day.

If one of their goals was to share their passion of sailing to entice us to love it too, mission accomplished. What an amazing feeling to have the wind push us along.
Written July 6, 2023
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Christina V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
What a spectacular afternoon of sailing! Captain Antoon and First Mate Robyn are wonderful people and extremely knowledgeable sailors, and they took us out on their beautiful Oak Haven 35' sailboat for a fabulous tour of Mahone Bay and its islands.
My family and I (4 adults and 2 kids aged 7 and 9) wanted to sail on the Atlantic while we were on Nova Scotia's South Shore, and from the moment we found Sail and See, and spoke with Robyn, I knew we were in for a great adventure. Warm and friendly, safety-conscious, great sense of humour, combined with drinks, snacks and wind in our sails -- it was the PERFECT sail! Thank you Robyn and Antoon for the highlight of our vacation in NS! We haven't stopped talking about our time with you (the kids want to buy a sailboat), and telling everyone we know to book a tour with you. Hope to see you both again next summer! Dank je, Robyn en Antoon!
Written September 1, 2022
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GracieGirl
92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Think no more and book today. We had a fabulous time with Sail and See. Captain Ton and First & Best Mate Robyn are amazing. Very knowledgeable about sailing, fun, and great hosts. We learned, laughed, sang, and had delicious treats. They may add a lobster lunch/dinner on an island next year and that would be so much fun. From booking, to communication, to the sail --it was all a delight. We can't wait to go back and sail with them again. We think a sunset sail would be great, too. Obviously, we didn't want to get off the sailboat. Wish we were on there now. Happy sailing!
Written October 10, 2021
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It was wonderful to sail with y’all! Thanks for sharing laughter and song, and for these helpful hints and tips. We look forward to our next sail together.
Written October 18, 2021
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M_LP817
Dieppe, Canada41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
I got a half day tour as an anniversary gift for my husband, and he loved it. Robyn and Antoon were wonderful hosts, making sure we had the best time. My husband has been dreaming about learning to sail, and Antoon was very willing to share his knowledge and let him participate. We will not forget our experience, thank you Sail and See!
Written July 30, 2021
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You are most welcome. We loved being part of your special surprise gift and Mahone Bay delivered such a perfect day!
Written August 1, 2021
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isabelt72021
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
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Jul 2021 • Family
I wanted to surprise my dad with a sailing experience to see the beauty of Nova Scotia. I found “Sail and See” in Mahone Bay.
Once in a lifetime experience with the amazing Captain and crew Antoon and Robyn. Had the chance to learn all about sailing, and the Mahone Bay history as well as have a hands on experience!

Thank you both for helping my dad and I making wonderful memories. A lot of smiles, laughs and fun surrounded with beautiful scenery.
Written July 22, 2021
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It was such a pleasure to be part of your surprise and to meet and sail with you and your Dad.
Written August 1, 2021
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Peggymac1
Syracuse, Italy122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Can’t think of a more enjoyable way to spend a summer day than being out on the water. We’re avid kayakers but rarely do we get the opportunity to relax and enjoy the Mahone Islands under sail. Last summer we treated ourselves to just that. Setting sail on Oak Haven with Anton and Robyn into the Mahone Bay archipelago,
we heard anecdotes about local history and folklore, drank in spectacular views, and enjoyed a picnic stop at a MICA island. I’d say our kayak paddles probably enjoyed their day of rest too!
Written March 28, 2021
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Thank you Peggy. It was delightful to sail with you and Lloyd.
Written March 28, 2021
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Ross Mason
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My wife, Kathryn, and I had a fantastic visit to Nova Scotia, Canada in July, 2019. Leaving the 110 degree (44 C) heat in landlocked Arizona, it was literally a breath of fresh air to tour the Mahone Bay Area. The highlight for me was sailing with Antoon (I call him Ton...) around one of the best sailing areas on the Eastern Seaboard. Nice brisk winds and a huge variety of sights as well as some very informative hands-on sailing. We anchored off the famous Oak Island and had a great BBQ at our cabin at the Oak Island Resort. An excellent adventure, for sure. Thanks!
Written March 24, 2021
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It was an absolutely gorgeous day, complimented by your company! Hope to see you again.
Written March 25, 2021
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