NOTE: Due to COID-19 the Visitor Centre was closed for 2022. This is largely due to the over abundance of caution to keep everyone safe. For the 2023 season, the owners of the island don't generally make an announcement until sometime in March. As soon as we know more we will post a note on our website.
A 227 year old mystery ... Oak Island is a privately owned island on the south shore of Nova Scotia and is best known for various theories about possible buried treasure or historical artifacts and the many associated explorations that have taken place there since the 1850s.
Your tour begins from Halifax with some narrative history as we head directly towards The Famous Oak Island. Could it Be ? Yes ! It is a real place ! Driving will mix highway & coastal making our way to/from the Famous Oak Island, location for the popular TV series, 'The Curse of Oak Island'.
We will cross the narrow causeway to the island & you will be able explore the Interpretation Center which house a vast amount of information and history of the dig along with many artifacts from the exploration.
The island is an active site with digs & filming throughout the season and we can not be held responsible for the island being closed unannounced. Thank you. **
For lunch you can enjoy lobster, fish & chips and other local favorites (an additional cost) at The Mug & Anchor (Mahone Bay) or other based on timing and availability.
Max seating is six guests based on typical sized adults/children. The number of passengers would be reduced for over-sized/taller passengers to ensure comfort & accessibility. See FAQ for more details.
Meal stops with various options are available along the route at an extra cost.
Your private day trip from Halifax with your knowledgeable guide will have some narrative history as we head directly towards The Famous Oak Island. Plenty of time to discuss theories of the treasure hunt ! Coastal sites, small towns & many photo opportunities.
- P/U from your location
- Local History & "Theory Discussions"
- Highway & coastal to Oak Island (appr. 1 hr)
- Cross the causeway to the mystery
- Oak Island Interpretation Centre
- Mahone Bay
- Lunch Mug & Anchor at Madders Wharf or other based on availability
- Highway & coastal return to Halifax
Additional options for tour stops may include the Titanic Graveyard, the Acadian Maple Shop and Citadel Hill depending on time availability.
As with all of my tours, it can be customized to suit your interests.
*Oak Island is privately owned & can only be visited when the Interpretation Centre open to the public.
*This tour does not include a tour of the island as those private tours are separate. Please visit https://www.oakislandtours.ca/ for details.
*The Interpretation Centre remained closed for the 2022 season. For the 2023 season, the owners of the island don't generally make an announcement until sometime in March. As soon as we know more we will post a note on our website.*
Tour is 6 hours ($600 CND; approx. $445 USD, includes local Tax 15%) Note: All pricing is in Canadian Funds. Gratuities are not included and are never expected but always appreciated.
All tours are PRIVATE which means we do not fill seats. No other group/persons will be joining your tour.
Please note that this may or may not be suitable/possible for guests arriving on cruise ships due to time constraints of ship being in port, time of private walking tour and travel times. Contact me directly to discuss.
Another option to see Oak Island is by boat, Salty Dog Sea Tours, contact me for details.