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Simon Leblanc offers a great and sincere tour of the traditional Acadian lobster fishery at great... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2023
Bruce J
What a great little tour with local history!

We went on a great little tour of the Tusket Island group by Simon, a local who grew up living on... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2023
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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a must activity is you are visiting the Yarmouth area. The Tusket Islands are not only remarkable but full of history. Lucien was the most amazing host ever. I really enjoyed all the stories he told us about lobster fishing..the acadian history..the tales of the fisherman at sea..and so much more. The seafood chowder was so delicious and you have to try Chad's Captains special while you listen to some great live music. I cannot believe I only paid $80 either!
Thank you so so much Lucien and Chad for being such heart felt hosts and such a fun great day. Def one of my favorite excursions for sure.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Tusket Island Tours does a great job of sharing the history of lobstering and the Tusket Islands in an entertaining and personal way. The chowder was some of the best we've had and the musical entertainment for the trip back was awesome. A must do sightseeing trip.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a must see!!! A real slice of the local life in Nova Scotia through the eyes of a lobster fisherman. You gain a huge appreciation for the hard work, dedication and danger the lobster fishermen have to endur, and a must see if you want to know all about where your lobster dinner comes really from. If you don't already know, it's not that little tank in the restaurant.

In addition to a tour and history of the lobster industry, which is reason alone to go on this tour, the scenery along the way, and especially at Big Tusket Island, is stunningly beautiful.

And if that is not enough, you are entertained on the way back by Simon, whose salty repertoire of Nova Scotia ditties will delight you all the way.

Loved it...you will too.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

A must do for travellers to the Yarmouth area. We were treated to a wonderful time by a local family who was very proud and excited to share their heritage with us. The tour departs from Wedgeport on a lobster boat (off season for lobster fishing in the area). We were given the history of the industry in the area and got to see how lobster traps work. The tour takes you to Big Tusket Island where the operator's family has a shanty and are provided a lunch of seafood chowder freshly made using a family recipe. For those with an allergy to seafood or who are not fond of seafood, hot dogs were also offered along with rolls, crackers and beverages. Our captain for the day was Jamie and our guide was Simon, who is a music and math teacher during the school year. Simon provided a great live music performance on the return trip to Wedgeport which included traditional east coast music as well as requests. A most enjoyable day which was not hampered in any way by the fog. Thanks Jamie and Simon for a wonderful time.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

We spent a beautiful day on their fantastic boat.. The tour was informative, entertaining and fun. The chowder was delicious. It is a great way to get out on the water and learn about this part of Nova Scotia.

Date of experience: July 2016
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