Private Charter Sailing Tours

on Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Private Charter Sailing Tours

Explore nature, history, legends from the water

Experience sailing hands on

Open your senses to the sea

Explore Mahone Bay on private charter sailing tours with Captain. Experience sailing with your own group of up to six on a Full Day or Half Day sail or a Stay Package with overnight accommodations. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or propose onboard. Join us during the 2022 Season: June 15 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!

What our guests say

Christina VroomChristina Vroom
16:12 01 Sep 22
What a spectacular afternoon of sailing! Captain Antoon and First Mate Robyn are wonderful people and extremely knowledgeable sailors, and they took us out on their beautiful Oak Haven 35' sailboat for a fabulous tour of Mahone Bay and its islands.My family and I (4 adults and 2 kids aged 7 and 9) wanted to sail on the Atlantic while we were on Nova Scotia's South Shore, and from the moment we found Sail and See, and spoke with Robyn, I knew we were in for a great adventure. Warm and friendly, safety-conscious, great sense of humour, combined with drinks, snacks and wind in our sails -- it was the PERFECT sail! Thank you Robyn and Antoon for the highlight of our vacation in NS! We haven't stopped talking about our time with you (the kids want to buy a sailboat), and telling everyone we know to book a tour with you. Hope to see you both again next summer! Dank je, Robyn en Antoon!
Betty RooneyBetty Rooney
00:51 17 Aug 22
Our day tour was amazing! Robyn and Ton were wonderful hosts and great sailors! The weather was perfect, the scenery exceptional and the conversations entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely lunch on beautiful Griffin Island too. All of our group highly recommend this activity. We plan to do it again next year!
21:41 01 Aug 22
Robyn and Anton were just wonderful! Great sailing experience with my 18 month old granddaughter. Anton was very knowledgeable and we felt very safe. Robyn as a first mate and the hostess was very friendly, very kind and absolutely lovely. We will definitely be back. Thank you both!
Tracy HartnellTracy Hartnell
21:25 23 Jul 22
Amazing experience. It was a very low wind day for a good part of the trip. We toured around and saw the Blue Nose sailing as well!!Great hosts and I even helped out a bit, imagine!10/10 Must do!
Roy MacNeilRoy MacNeil
12:09 27 Jun 22
A trip to Mahone Bay is not complete until you Sail and See! Great sailing tour on an amazing boat, treat your self to an outing you will not soon forget!
Jacques GiardJacques Giard
14:17 22 Jun 22
Anton and Robyn are exceptional hosts and turned a wind-less day, which is unwelcome by sailors, into a beautiful sailing adventure. We will return.
Brian MayBrian May
13:55 21 Jun 22
Our time on Sail and See was very enjoyable and I highly recommend you choose the all-day sale cruise. I am not associated with the business at all, I just feel you get a better experience as you have time to really head out of the bay and experience the full experience. Tom and Robyn are great hosts, and I cannot express what a great time we had. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Michael HodgettMichael Hodgett
22:53 10 Oct 21
We were a group of five sailing with Antoon and Robyn on an early fall afternoon. We had a really great experience. They got the trip just right, helping us understand about sailing on Mahone Bay and even encouraging us to take the helm and work the sheets. Not only did we enjoy the sailing, but we learned a lot too. Their yacht, Oak Haven, smoothed out any swells so that we had a comfortable, but exhilarating trip. I can’t recommend Sail and See more highly. We’d love to go again!
Dean CroweDean Crowe
22:21 10 Oct 21
Think no more and book today. We had a fabulous time with Sail and See. Captain Ton and First and Best Mate Robyn are amazing. Very knowledgeable about sailing, fun, and great hosts. We learned, laughed, sang, and had delicious treats. They may add a lobster lunch/dinner on an island next year and that would be so much fun. From booking, to communication, to the sail --it was all a delight. We can't wait to go back and sail with them again. We think a sunset sail would be great, too. Obviously, we didn't want to get off the sailboat.
Paulo ChiarelliPaulo Chiarelli
13:40 04 Oct 21
Hello Robyn and Cap Antoon,We were all really happy with the experience on board.I especially would like to thank you for your responsiveness and for sharing so much knowledge about navigation and life at sea.Unfortunately, we will only be repeating this trip next summer.Good news is that my wife and daughter are expected to be together next time.Thank you and good winds.
Rudy ToeringRudy Toering
13:35 06 Sep 21
Thank you so much Robin and Ton for an amazing half-day sail on your beautiful boat. We chose to just be very appreciative passengers and the skill and expertise by you was a joy to experience. Loved every second of it and would highly recommend Sail and See to truly see the beauty of the Mahone Bay islands.
Enlightened ManagementEnlightened Management
11:17 16 Aug 21
Robyn and Ton were awesome. My wife and I had a fabulous day on the water. We chose to be ballast but were offered the chance to participate as well.Highly recommend if you want a relaxing day on the water!

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. We maintain safe 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