Our Sailing Area
Dotted with hundreds of islands and sheltered anchorages, the unspoiled ocean playground that is Mahone Bay is widely known as a sailor’s paradise. With myriad natural habitats, the Bay is home to a vast diversity of wildlife. On a typical day we sail among seabirds, seals or dolphins and if we’re lucky, we might even see a whale.
All tours start from the Mahone Bay Civic Marina, in the town of Mahone Bay.
Oak Haven is an Island Packet 350, a full-keeled, cutter-rigged sail yacht, built with comfort and safety top of mind. She is equipped for your safety in accordance with Transport Canada requirements for passenger vessels.
Oak Haven has capacity for ten, but we provide a more personalized experience by limiting our tours to a maximum of six guests, only you and your guests.
Our captain and crew are fully certified and we have all the necessary safety equipment on board.
Our Captain and Crew
Born at the seaside in Holland, Captain Antoon was always interested in the water and sailing, and progressed naturally from sailing dinghies to cruising yachts and professional training. He is a Transport Canada licenced Captain and also holds an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certification. Following over 40 years experience sailing Canadian and European oceans and inland waters he settled with his family in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
Following a career in higher education, First Mate Robyn feels like she has come home to Atlantic Canada.
Tours are in English, but Robyn or Antoon also speak French, Dutch, and some German. Together they are eager to share with you their love of sailing and the wonders of Mahone Bay!