100 Wild Islands Boat Tours
Along our coastline lies a little known, yet incredible, natural treasure. It’s a vast and beautiful archipelago of over 100 Wild Islands. Considered to be “The most valuable islands you’ve never heard of”, the archipelago is one of the last remaining intact and ecologically rich island groups of its size in North America, the rugged beauty simply can’t be put into words. Join captain Brian Murphy, owner and operator of Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean, for an interactive scenic boat tour to experience the tranquility and breathtaking views for yourself.
The Tour Boat
Our tour boat, “Murphy’s Legacy”, is the last traditional Cape Island style boat built by the late Norm Hutt, a famous local boat builder from Owl’s Head, which lies just 4 kilometres west of the campground. You can learn more about Norm Hutt and his traditional boat building skills by visiting his boat shop, which has been relocated from Owl’s Head to Memory Lane Heritage Village.
Scenic Boat Tours
During a 1.5 hour tour, you will travel approximately 5 km around the coastal islands enjoying breathtaking views of cliffs, beaches, coves, and sea shanties. You will experience marine life such as osprey, eagles, seals, porpoise, and sometimes even whales!
Brian will often stop the boat for a few minutes and passengers can try their hand at fishing. Young passengers will be offered the chance to ‘captain’ the boat.
Typical tours will depart at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm, but will vary based on availability, demand, and weather. Check in with the office to obtain accurate departure times. Each tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to sign up.
Guests must sign up and provide payment in advance to reserve a spot on the boat.
You may consider chartering the boat if you are looking for an: extended tour, private tour, adventure tour, and/or fishing tour.
Charters must be booked in advance, and will depend on availability and weather.
We perform mussel tours throughout the summer. The times will vary based on weather, tides, availability, and demand. We need 8-10 participants to sign up in advance before it can happen.
Mussel tours take about 3 hours in total. An hour to get to the location, an hour of picking mussels, and an hour to return to the campground.
Picking mussels is like picking blueberries…except you will be up to your knees in water!
Boat Tour Rates
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* – Tax included
** – No Tax