Join us on the ultimate treasure hunt! Hunt for Nova Scotia's provincial gemstone and have one of your finds made into a one of a kind piece of jewelry. Design your special piece with your guide while enjoying a three course meal at the Port Pub.
Fundy Treasure Hunt- Uncover the Jewels of the Bay:
We arrive at Scots Bay Beach in the beautiful Annapolis Valley for the this extra-ordinary experience!
You will be greeted and given abundant information about the geology of the Bay of Fundy, from your local guide Brian Hebert and will be shown samples of various types Nova Scotia's Provincial gemstone and learn how to identify the different types of stone you will find. Brian has over 25 years experience with the geology of the Bay of Fundy. You will see his passion for geology and local history come through in stories and experiences he has had.
Then the treasure hunt begins! You and a small group of guests will walk on the ocean floor as the tides recede. You will take part in collecting Bay of Fundy minerals with the assistance of Brian. The Bay of Fundy is a world renowned mineral location. People from around the world travel here to try their luck at finding beautiful minerals to add to their own collections.
After approximately 90 minutes your treasure hunt will wrap up and you will be given the opportunity to share your finds and ask any additional questions you may have. After your beach tour has wrapped up you will transition into the next part of your experience.
Dine and Design at the Port Pub:
Travel back to Port Williams to the Port Pub, an official Taste of Nova Scotia restaurant where you will be escorted to a private dining room. You will be served a three course meal specifically selected for this experience and prepared by Chef Charlie Burtt. Before and after your meal, you will have a one on one sit down with Brian to discuss your stones and design your own unique piece of jewelry. You will be given a list of options to help you narrow down the look of your piece. You will have the opportunity to design a necklace, ring or a pair of earrings. Your piece will be designed on the day of your experience and then shipped to you upon completion.
Your experience includes:
- 1 1/2 hour guided tour of Scots Bay Beach where you will find your own special stones.
- Information about the history of the local geology of Nova Scotia with a focus on the Bay of Fundy.
- A beautiful 3 course meal at the Port Pub, a Taste of Nova Scotia Select restaurant.
- Designing your own piece of Bay of Fundy jewelry set in sterling silver to serve as a memory of your special day.
Due to the limited availability of the experience, we require a cancellation notice of 10 days prior to the experience.
The weather in the Bay of Fundy can change quickly. We watch the weather forecast for the upcoming dates of an experience. If there is light rain or drizzle on the experience day the tour will take place as scheduled.
If the forecast shows severe weather on the way the guests will be notified and the experience will be canceled. If we cancel due to weather, there will be no charge to guests, and an additional date will be considered based on the tides.
Arrive at least 5 minutes before your tour begins.
Please bring suitable footwear for a rocky beach. You can also bring a back pack or strapped bag to hold you finds or just keep them in your pocket.
The nearest restroom from the beach tour is 3.5 km away in the Cape Split parking lot. *In the event that a high tide impedes access to Scots Bay Beach during one of our tours we will be re-routing the beach tour to Blomidon Provincial Beach. All guests will be made aware of this well before the date of the tour. Please bring your camera and or cell phone to capture some memories of your day. We will be taking pictures as well and will share them with everyone.
The Port Pub- a Taste of Nova Scotia Select restaurant.
Dates and Times:
Sunday June 18th- 12pm- meet at Scots Bay Beach at 11:50am
Saturday July 22nd- 2:30pm- meet at Scots Bay Beach at 2:20pm
Sunday August 27th- 11am- meet at Scots Bay Beach at 10:50am
Sunday September 17th- 1pm- meet at Scots Bay Beach at 12:50pm
Sunday October 1st- 1pm- meet at Scots Bay Beach at 12:50am
Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! With only 12 people per tour, the capacity is very limited!