Plan your visit

Sable Island National Park Reserve

Prepare for a unique wilderness experience! Sable Island is an extremely isolated island located at the edge of the Continental Shelf in the Atlantic Ocean, 290 km southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Visitor are welcomed in January and February and from June to October. Visitors must have Parks Canada permission in advance of their visit.

The island is accessible by air or by sea. Plan a trip with a Parks Canada licensed operator or by private vessel.

Services and information

How to get here

Sail by private vessel or book a flight or tour with a Parks Canada licensed operator.

View the visitor dates

Trip dates, contacts, methods of transportation, and guides.


Visitor fees, programs, landing support, emergency food rations, film permits.

Private vessel visitor request form

Complete this form to register if you plan to travel by private vessel.

Facilities and services

Restrooms and drinking water are available to visitors.

Passes and permits

Visitor request form. Film and photography permit.


Expect high winds, milder temperatures, and limited shelter.

Brochures and publications

Atlantic Region and Sable Island maps.

Google Street View

Check out Sable Island using Google Street View!

How to get here

How to get here


Sable Island National Park Reserve
Parks Canada

1869 Upper Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S9




By plane

Fully guided tours:

Kattuk Expeditions

Picture Perfect Tours

Partially guided experiences:

Sable Aviation

By helicopter

Fully guided tours:

Kattuk Expeditions

Picture Perfect Tours

Partially guided experiences:

Vision Air

By ship

Fully guided expedition cruises:

Hurtigruten Expeditions

Kattuk Expeditions

By private vessel

Request and register your trip

All visitors planning to arrive by sea in a private vessel must register in advance with Parks Canada by completing the online visitor request form.

Visitor requests are approved by Parks Canada on a first-come first-served basis.

Services and amenities

Beaches Beaches
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Interpretation Interpretation
Lookout Lookout
No dogs
Toilet Outhouses
Lookout Parks Canada red chairs
Picnic area Picnic area
Toilet Restrooms
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