Private Charter Sailing Tours

on Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Private Charter Sailing Tours

Explore nature, history, legends

Experience sailing

Open your senses to the sea

Private charter with Captain full or half-day Sailing Tours, Sail and Stay Packages with overnight accommodations, Celebrations Onboard. Join us during the 2021 Season: June 1 to October 15. Check out our offerings:

About Us

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 porpoises 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.

Our Sailboat

Oak Haven is an Island Packet 350, a full-keeled, cutter-rigged sail yacht built with comfort and safety top of mind and equipped for your safety in accordance with Transport Canada requirements for passenger vessels. 

Oak Haven has capacity for ten but for a more personalized experience we limit 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. We participate in the Transport Canada Small Vessel Compliance Program.

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. A Transport Canada licenced Captain, Antoon also holds a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Offshore certification. With 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!

Guest Testimonials

Robyn and Antoon; Our group all agree that our sail with you was the best way to spend a hot summer afternoon and see some terrific scenery. It was great to have a chance to help out as well and learn a little more about sailing. We'd strongly recommend this tour to all. Thank you for a great time.
Norm, Margie, Errol and Neil
Boutiliers Point, Nova Scotia
My wife, Kathryn, and I had a fantastic visit to Nova Scotia, Canada last July. 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!
Ross Mason
Cave Creek, Arizona
Meine Freundin und ich haben unseren ersten Urlaub auf Gifford Island – Mahone Bay verbracht und eines unserer Highlights war der Segeltörn mir Ton und Robyn. Es ist kaum zu glauben, dass es ein soooo schönes Segelgebiet gibt, wo man sich nicht mit 25 anderen Schiffen um einen Ankerplatz streiten muss. Für uns waren es unvergessliche Stunden am Atlantik, die unberührte Natur, die vielen kleinen Inseln, ein absoluter Geheimtipp für Segler und Naturliebhaber. Wir werden nächsten Sommer wieder kommen, die Oak Haven mit Ton und Robyn sind für uns ein Pflichttermin 😊
Luki Reihs
Osterreich (Austria)

Contact Us

Request a Sail and Stay Package on the form below or Book Now for a Half-Day or Full-Day Sail Tour.

In 2020 we introduced COVID-19 pandemic protocols and made a few changes to our operations to make our guests’ sailing experience as safe as possible. For the 2021 season, we will maintain these practices and related protocols as we continue to be guided by Public Health.

SAIL AND SEE, a sailing experience

Mahone Bay Civic Marina, 683 Main Street, (Highway 3), Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia Canada B0J 2E0