We get asked a lot of questions about our boating experiences and the Wild Islands! We will attempt to answer as many as possible but basically, we offer something for everyone.
YES you can bring your own boat. Murphy’s Camping does have a marina area where you can launch your own kayak, paddle board or dinghy. Please call in advance to discuss if launching a motorized boat and remember to check the weather, particularly the wind before heading out for the day!
NO you don’t have to camp with us in order to use our boat launch. We do charge a small fee to launch and park. You will need to call ahead to ensure we can accommodate you and always check in at the office upon arrival.
YES we have rental equipment. Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean has leisure kayaks and a canoe for rent. We don’t book this equipment, its rented on a first come first serve basis. Paddles, life jackets and safety kits are provided but we suggest bringing your own life jackets for your children whenever possible.
YES we can get you out to an island! Our current fleet consists of The Legacy, captained by Brian Murphy and the Sea Warrior, captained by Ryan Murphy.
Murphy’s Legacy offers both tours and private charters. These trips are roughly 2 hours in length and tour guests around the islands adjacent to the campground. The largest and most well known Island is Borgle’s . Passengers are often encouraged to drop a line or go for a swim.
Sea Warrior offers Charter experiences:
100 Islands in 100 minutes provides guests with a more extensive private tour of the Islands;
Island Day Trips , guests are dropped on an island for a day of enjoyment on their own;
Island Camping Trips, guests are taken to one of the islands in the area to camp as explorers might have.
These Island Drop Offs are wilderness experiences and not part of the campground. There are no facilities or water so you must be prepared to bring everything you will need for your adventure. This is a fabulous way to experience the area. Remember that limiting your impact will help maintain the beauty of this area for those who follow.
The Wild Islands archipelago stretches over 30 km along the coast. The majority of this area of untouched white sand beaches and idyllic sheltered coves, dramatic, windswept headlands and rugged rocky shorelines is now protected by The Nova Scotia Nature Trust.
|“Myself and my husband just came back from camping on Little Charles island ….. our experience was, I’m not sure there’s words to describe our experience ! From the white sand beaches, coves to the clear as can be turquoise water. This was much more then what we had bargained for. This was definitely the best get away after 6 years of always being with the kids ! Thank you so much Ryan for the nice drop off greatly appreciated, we will see you again next year when you deliver use to Wolfes Island”. Crystal & Bob (Aug 2021)|
For additional information and to see the rates for our Ocean Experiences click the button below.
There are a lot of resources that can help when planning a trip. Here are just a few of interest.
|Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas. |
You can get a closer look at the islands, their names and relative distance from one to another.
|Who is Leave No Trace Canada?|
Leave No Trace Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation.
|The Windy App is a very useful tool.|
Weather radar, wind and waves forecast for kiters, surfers, paragliders, pilots, sailors and anyone else. Worldwide animated weather map.
|A handy checklist for camping.|
Don’t forget your food.
Making a meal plan and freezing foods is an efficient way to pack and reduce waste.