Oak Island and South Shore Coastline Tour

NOTE: The Oak Island Visitor Centre will remain closed for 2023.  *Followers and Fans have likely noticed that during the last several years, the Oak Island Interpretive Centre has been repurposed to provide space for the Archaeology Team and, more recently, to house the fantastic new diagnostic equipment.

For these reasons, the Interpretive Centre has not been open to the public and therefore must remain closed during 2023.  For full details on this announcement by the owners of the island, please visit this link.

Due to the island being closed, our Oak Island Tour can be modified to explore the local areas of Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Chester. Additionally, we can arrange or recommend seeing Oak Island by boat.  Please contact us for more details.  Thank you for your understanding.

A 228 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 this link for more information.   

Tours are generally  6 hours ($660 CND; approx. $485 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 any private walking tour and travel times. Contact me directly to discuss.

Another option to see Oak Island is by boat, contact me for details.