World famous Oak Island is less than 10 minutes away from RayPort. Friends of Oak Island Society operate the public tours of Oak Island. The legend of the “Money Pit” began in 1795, when three boys discovered unmistakable proof that someone had buried something deep in the ground. For centuries, seekers have tried find the buried mystery which, according to theories, could contain Captain Kidd’s treasure or connections to the Holy Grail. The Oak Island legend has recently experienced resurgence in popularity and is currently being filmed for the History Channel television series "Curse of Oak Island"!
Mahone Bay...voted as one of the best small town destinations in Canada. Now you've finally made port and it’s time to drop anchor! Mahone Bay is a tranquil destination with spectacular views of our scenic harbour, where sailboats gently bob and the sun sparkles like diamonds on the deep blue waters. As you walk through town, you’ll see vibrantly painted Victorian homes and shops, colourful heritage gardens, and our world-famous three churches, which sit at the water’s edge and form the iconic backdrop for one of Canada’s most picturesque towns.
Our UNESCO World Heritage Site designation confirms it – Lunenburg is authentic and unique. The designation by UNESCO is based upon Lunenburg’s status as “the best preserved North American example of an eighteenth century British colonial town plan.” When you visit Lunenburg, take the time to get to know her. With many wonderful places to lay your head at night and another great menu around every corner, the foundation is laid for a perfect vacation. Days of excitement and entertainment await you: tours by land and sea, galleries and shops galore, museums to delight you, music, plays, beaches, and more. There’s no need to rush off. Take your time. We’ve been planning your visit for over 260 years.
Bluenose IINova Scotia's Sailing Ambasador...Lunenburg is the home port of Bluenose IIand birthplace of the original Bluenose. It has a proud seafaring history that is still reflected today in its picturesque waterfront. More than 200 years in fishing, shipbuilding and marine related activities have established Lunenburg as a prominent maritime port.
Founded in 1759 by New England Planters, the village of Chester is noted for sailing, stately homes, magnificent gardens and a relaxed lifestyle where the scenic beauty will capture your heart.
Residents and guests alike continue to be attracted to the island picnics, summer yacht races during Chester Race Week, garden parties, band concerts, kayaking, the 18-hole golf course and tennis courts, as well as marvelous restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and craft shops.
Initially mapped and named by Samuel de Champlain in 1604, Cape le Heve was the first place he sighted in North America, and the first capital of New France from 1632-1636. Isaac de Razilly led an expedition to establish a permanent civilian colony in Acadia in 1632, after Acadia was returned to French control. He chose le Heve. Land was cleared, houses built, livestock imported, and settlers arrived in 1634. These French settlers at LeHave, Foreign Protestants at Lunenburg (1753) and subsequent British colonists have all influenced the development of the town.