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Crew working on the Bluenose II


Bluenose II spends a lot of time in ports throughout Nova Scotia and beyond. A big part of the crew’s mission is to share Bluenose II with the public.

During daily visiting times, the deck is open for people to come on board and look around. Crew will answer questions and generally show off the vessel. People who have never seen a traditional wooden schooner like Bluenose II are often struck by its sheer size and beauty. On some occasions, Bluenose II might host special groups on board or offer day sails.

“You see the reaction of passengers when we take a day sail on a nice day. When the boat starts to lean over and you’re doing 15 knots with 75 passengers aboard, you get the reactions and the smiles. It’s a beautiful experience.”

Dale Robarts - Chief Cook


On Deck learning programs

School classes or youth groups can come aboard for a unique on deck learning experience hosted by the captain and crew. These fun, educational outings take place dockside on the Bluenose II. A series of learning stations give children the chance to try their hand at activities like hoisting a sail and throwing a line. Sessions typically accommodate 40 participants, split into smaller groups. Ages range from 8 to 12 years old.

Please note: On Deck learning programs will resume when Bluenose II returns to a regular schedule. Contact us to learn more about getting your group aboard.