500 Wild Horses; Sable Island Adventure
Only a few seats remain for the 2022 Sable Island excursion packages through Fox Harb’r Resort. The remote 35 km sandbar off the coast of Nova Scotia gets only 400 visitors annually. That’s fewer than the 500 wild horses that have called the island home for 250 years. Curated by an expert guide, the trip to Sable Island-now a National Park Reserve-begins with a helicopter flight from the resort to the island. 75 minutes later, the white sand crescent rising from the middle of the ocean comes into view. The 8 passengers often spot whales and some of the 18 species of sharks that call the waters around the island home. Even before landing, passengers see horses gathered around watering holes and groups of seals along the shores. A colony of some 350,000 grey seals call the island home, especially when mamma seals give birth to their pups. It’s the largest colony in the world.
Scientist Zoe Lucas greets visitors. She’s been conducting research and living part time on the island for 50 years and knows it like the back of her hand. She leads visitors on treks through the dunes, along the beaches to the shore, telling stories and providing tons of fascinating scientific information. She and Parks Canada interpreters will add to Fox Harb’r’s interpretive guide’s discussions of the abundant and sometimes unusual wildlife on and around the island. Back at the helicopter pad, the day’s adventures is toasted with champagne before re-boarding for the return flight.
Back at the Fox Harb’r Resort, those who buy package deals get three night’s accommodations, so there’s lots of time to play a round of golf, relax into a massage and indulge in some very fine dining. I went for the wagyu steak dinner. Sound tempting? As of today, here are the remaining dates with available seats on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
July 20th – July 23rd 2022
- July 20th Check in – activity selection & dinner
- July 21st Sable Island Tour
- July 22nd at leisure or back up rain day for Sable Island
- July 23rd Check out
August 15th – August 18th 2022 – Sold out
- August 15th Check in – activity selection & dinner
- August 16th Sable Island Tour
- August 17th at leisure or back up rain day for Sable Island
- August 18th Check out
August 25th – August 28th 2022 – 1 Seat remaining
- August 25th Check in – activity selection & dinner
- August 26th Sable Island Tour
- August 27th at leisure or back up rain day for Sable Island
- August 28th Check out
Head to the Fox Harb’r website to see updated availability.