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Harbour Cruises

Please note: Bluenose II is unable to take passengers for the 2020 sailing season. The crew will embark on a Sail Past Summer tour, sailing by communities around Nova Scotia, as well as parts of New Brunswick and PEI. Follow us on social media (@sailbluenoseii) for specific dates and locations. We hope to welcome you aboard next year for the 100th anniversary of Bluenose.

Visitors can join us for a harbour cruise in our home port of Lunenburg or in one of the other ports on our schedule.

Cruise days are marked on our 2020 sailing schedule. We offer 2 cruises a day, one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Each cruise lasts for two hours.

You can book a cruise online or by calling 1-855-640-3177.


  • Adults (12 and up): $68 (tax and service fee included)
  • Youth (3-12): $36 (tax and service fee included)
  • Infants (2 and under): $3 (service fee only)

Unfortunately we don’t offer senior discounts.

Cancellations and waiting list

You’ll receive a full refund if you cancel your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

Each cruise can accommodate up to 65 passengers. If a cruise is full, we’ll offer a waiting list. The list opens at 8 a.m. for morning cruises and noon for afternoon cruises. Visit the company store or tent to add your name to the list. If any booked passengers don’t show up, we can accommodate people on the waiting list on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Checking in

Please arrive 45 minutes to an hour before your scheduled cruise time so you can find parking and check in. To check in, bring your confirmation email with your booking number to the Bluenose II Company Store (in Lunenburg) or the Bluenose II tent (beside the ship in other ports). Your confirmation email is not your boarding pass.

The Bluenose II crew will give passengers a safety briefing a half hour before the cruise. This is a federal safety requirement to be allowed to board the ship.

During the cruise

When they’re not busy, the Bluenose II crew welcomes your questions and discussions.

The crew will raise up to 4 sails: the main sail, fore sail, jumbo and jib. Passengers are not permitted to steer the ship.

What to bring

We suggest you bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. Since weather can quickly change and is usually cooler along the coast, you should also bring a sweater or jacket.

Food, alcohol and drinks (other than water bottles) are not allowed on board. Pets are not permitted, but service dogs are welcome.


In case of heavy fog, heavy rain or high winds, the captain may decide that it isn’t safe to take passengers out. If we have to cancel a cruise, you’ll receive a full refund.


The Bluenose II can accommodate passengers who use wheelchairs. Please let us know ahead of time so we can advise the crew.

There is a restroom on the ship. However, it is reached by going backwards down a ladder and may not be accessible to all passengers.