Sails and Trails Staycation

Discover picturesque Mahone Bay by boat and bicycle on this two-night getaway at River Ridge Lodge. Take to the water with Sail and See on a half-day or full-day sailing tour of the Mahone Islands, anchoring mid-day on full-day sails for a locally sourced picnic. Relax in nature, head into town to shop and dine, or explore the Rum Runners Trail with complimentary bicycle rentals from River Ridge Lodge included in this package!

Package Includes:

  • Two-night stay at River Ridge Lodge in a Deluxe Queen, King or Two-bedroom Suite.
  • Half or full-day private sailing tour for two with Sail and See aboard the Oak Haven, a 35-foot Island Packet Sailboat to explore the Mahone Bay Islands.
    • Full-day sailing tours include a locally sourced picnic lunch and the option to anchor at one of the many Mahone Bay islands, visit Big Tancook Island, or sail past Oak Island, the site of the world’s longest-running treasure hunt.
  • Delicious, hearty breakfast for two each morning, prepared by your hosts and featuring locally sourced preserves and ingredients.
  • Bike or walk the Rum Runners Trail with complimentary bicycles, hiking maps, and trail insights. Explore coastal views and nearby communities of Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Chester—all accessible from the trail.  
Sails and Trails Package

Available: July 1 to October 9, 2023

Prices start at: 

  • $779 + HST for two people, including a half-day sailing tour
  • $1,255 + HST for two people, including a full-day sailing tour

**Custom pricing is available for solo travellers and groups of up to six guests.**

Want to stay longer? You can add additional bed and breakfast nights as follows:

Package including half-day sail:

  • Three-night package starts at $949 + HST
  • Four-night package starts at $1,115 + HST

Package including full-day sail:

  • Three-night package starts at $1,425 + HST
  • Four-night package starts at $1,595 + HST

Book Now: For more information or to book, please contact River Ridge Lodge at 902-531-2284 or

Good to Know:

  • Sailing tours depart from the Mahone Bay Civic Marina at 11:00 am or 3:00 pm for the half-day tour and 10:00 am for the full-day tour. Parking for the day at the Marina is included in the package price. Subject to availability.
  • Read about River Ridge Lodge’s enhanced cleaning policy and COVID-19 protocols HERE and about Sail and See’s HERE.


The package must be booked in advance and is based on availability. Cancellation Policy: Rest assured that we will be flexible if new Covid-19-related travel restrictions get introduced within the cancellation period. For stays from May 1 – October 15, 2022, if the booking is cancelled less than 10 days before arrival, then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made. From October 16 – April 30, 2023, if the booking is cancelled less than 5 days before arrival, then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made. In the event of a no-show or booking reduction (after arrival date), the booking’s full cost is charged. For multiple room bookings of three or more nights, a 12-day cancellation policy applies.

Half-Day Mahone Bay Private Sailing Tour

LOCATION: 28 Silver Point Road, Martin’s River, B0J 2E0 Get Directions

PRICE: $779.00 to $1255.00

Dates: July 01, 2023 – October 09, 2023

CONTACT: River Ridge Lodge


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